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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

Kayak Camping and Whale Watching in Baja: Put This On Your Bucket List

Traveling Jackie August, 2017

If you have the opportunity to take a quick trip somewhere, ideally in February or March, and would love a peaceful, life-enriching experience, consider doing this exact trip. It is offered every whale season. It is fully catered and all gear is provided, all you have to do is show up (with plenty of sunscreen).

Sea-kayaking through the Sea of Cortez in Baja, Mexico

Evening Standard June, 2017

"If it wasn’t a school of manta rays jumping, it was a sea lion popping up to say hello, or perhaps the impressive rock formations, that provided a reason to slow our stroke and breathe in our surroundings. Sea kayaking in Mexico under the clear blue skies and in the crystal clear waters of the Sea of Cortez is an incredible escape. Looking to try my Devon-honed kayaking skills in a new landscape, I went on the Isla Espiritu Santo kayak and yoga trip with Sea Kayak Adventures in April."

Yoga-Infused All-Inclusive Vacations That Add Relaxation to Adventure

Frommer's February, 2017

"Start your day with a serene yoga class on a sandy beach before kayaking and snorkeling around Isla Espiritu Santo, off the coast of La Paz in Baja, where sea lions and plankton-eating whale sharks play. End the day with a restorative yoga class to soothe the muscles and mind before waking up the next morning refreshed and ready to do it all again."

Cuba on the Cusp of Change

Huffington Post October, 2016

"I was in Cuba for ROW Adventure’s seven-day people-to-people kayaking trip, one of the first trips of its kind since President Obama re-established diplomatic relations with Cuba last year....On our first day, we paddled for a couple of hours around the shallow bay in the late afternoon. There was nobody else on the water. Not a boat or kayak other than our own, just the birds and the wind."

What it's Like to Kayak with Orcas

Vogue August, 2016

"Time stops in British Columbia’s Inside Passage: Stretching from the northwestern edge of Washington State and extending into southeast Alaska, this coastal route weaves through thick wilderness where a day at sea includes roaming free with humpback whales and orcas. Towering trees stand erect against the haze of ambient cloud streams, and you can feel a steady, internal shift accruing, cementing a lineal connection to nature this landscape provides."

Orca Basecamp Kayak Tour & God's Pocket Wilderness Resort Kayaking Tour

The Orca Alternative: Kayaking in Search of Killer Whales in the Wild

The Chicago Tribune June, 2016

"There are easier whales to see. The humpback, for example, puts on acrobatic displays annually in Maui. Along their 6,000-mile migration between Mexico and Alaska, gray whales can be spotted from shore. Curious sperm whales in the Caribbean have been known to approach whale-watching boats. Orcas, it turns out, are much less predictable quarry..."