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Whale breeding grounds thrill visitors at Baja’s Magdalena Bay

San Diego Tribune April, 2020

"In less than half an hour from the harbor, we spot our first whales spouting maybe 50 yards away. Our main guide, Mario Escalera, who has a master’s degree in marine biology and knows these whales intimately, advises us that our boat will stay far enough from the whales to avoid stressing them, but it will be OK if whales approach us on their own. Several of us have heard stories and seen videos about whales coming so close to boats that the passengers can touch them, and we’re hoping to experience that phenomenon, too." - Doug Hansen

This Eco-Ranch in Baja Is an Adventure Oasis

Outside Online March, 2020

"No trip to Baja is complete without time on the water. Since Rancho Cacachilas has no coastline access, it partners with local sustainability-minded companies like Sea Kayak Adventures to offer guests kayaking and whale-watching outings." - Outside Online

Where to go on spring break, whether you’re traveling with family, friends or your favorite plus one

Chicago Tribune February, 2020

"head to Mexico’s Baja Peninsula to explore the Sea of Cortez by land and water. Rancho Cacachilas, a nearly 35,000-acre solar-powered ranch with 37 miles of hiking and biking trails, has partnered with Sea Kayak Adventures to offer an eight-day trip. Half of it is spent kayaking from Isla Espiritu Santo, where guests will glamp — or camp in fully furnished tents — between excursions to view whales and sea lions (from $2,040 per person)." - Elaine Glusac 

turquoise waters around Isla Espiritu Santo

A Review of Isla Espiritu Santo in Baja Mexico

The Los Angeles Times February, 2020

ISLA ESPÍRITU SANTO, Mexico —  I’d just snorkeled into a sea cave. Before I could see much of anything, a sea lion pup burst in front of me and nuzzled my hand with a whiskered snout. It tickled. Then came another pup, and another, all eager to play. - Christopher Reynolds

sea kayaks in the sea of cortez near LaPaz

The Ultimate Baja, Mexico Travel Guide

Outside Magazine January, 2020

"Sea Kayak Adventures offers one-to-ten-day journeys from La Paz up to Loreto and over to the Pacific Ocean’s Magdalena Bay. Trips include everything from kayaking to whale-watching to hiking." - Stephanie Pearson

Whale Tales

Gary Luhm Photography December, 2019

"I first kayaked Johnstone Strait, on the north coast of Vancouver Island, BC, in 1994. In 2008 and recently in August, 2019, my wife and I paddled there with Sea Kayak Adventures. I’m shocked at the changes. One thing hasn’t changed, though: Johnstone Strait is the best place in the world to see orca (killer whales)." - Gary Luhm

baja gray whale watching

This Family Whale Watching Trip to Baja Was Life Changing, In All The Best Ways

Momfluential October, 2019

"Sometimes, when traveling, you wake up in the middle of the night and aren’t sure where you are. When you wake up  to the splashes and explosive exhalation of massive gray whales cavorting in the shimmering moonlight, a few meters from your tent,  you aren’t sure you are awake."

Magdalena Mexico Whale Watching From a Baja Island Camp

Perceptive Travel August, 2019

"Waking up to see gray whales swimming by is magical enough, but watching mamas and babies cavort just a few feet away on the water is an experience unique to the Baja Peninsula." - Tim Leffel

Coeur d’Alene-based company continues to take travelers to Cuba despite Trump’s newest ‘crackdown’

Spokesman Review April, 2019

"PLAYA LARGA, CUBA – The 2020 U.S. presidential elections seem impossibly remote as nine Americans weave their kayaks through a thick red mangrove forest on Cuba’s southern coast.

They navigate the tight pathways made by these saline-loving trees, admiring long-legged flamingos and pelicans, alongside the nearly 300 other bird species found in this area.

The Americans are here with ROW Adventures, a Coeur d’ Alene-based outdoor adventure company, on a seven-day kayaking trip. It’s a trip that weaves culture, music, art, history, politics and, yes, kayaking into one itinerary." - Spokesman Review