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KAYAK MULEGE TO LORETO 10 DAY -EXPEDITION STYLE

A Sea Kayak Expedition in Baja California Sur with Hiking and Snorkeling

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ADVENTURE TYPE

ExpeditionKayak

EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Beginner

AGE MINIMUM

16

DESTINATION/LOCATION

Mulege, Loreto, Baja Mexico

Trip Dates

Oct 17 - Oct 26, 2022
April 10-19, 2023

Duration

10 days

Cost

$1,795

Highlights

  • 70-80 miles of coastal wilderness
  • Long-distance adventure for intermediate-experienced kayakers
  • Opportunities for snorkeling and hiking
  • Local guides with long-standing connections in area
  • Pristine campsites along a rugged and mountainous coastline
  • Remote and seldom-visited fish camps and villages

A BAJA CLASSIC SEA KAYAK ADVENTURE

The sea kayak route from Mulege to Loreto is one of the more remote routes along the Sea of Cortez. Starting near Mulege, a small oasis town to the north of Loreto, we take our kayaks past Conception Bay and down the eastern coast of the Baja Peninsula.

We’ll be spending approximately 4-6 hours per day paddling, so you should consider this trip if you have some previous kayaking experience. If this will be your first time on a sea kayak, consider trying one of our Coasts & Islands or Classic Islands trips first.

Once we push out into the water, we’ll be on our own. Your guides will have a basic plan to get you to Loreto in the next 10 days, and you should have plenty of time to explore the interesting areas you come across. There is no support craft making for a quiet, self-sufficient expedition with travel distance flexibility each day. Depending on your guide and the makeup of your trip, your itinerary may look like this:

ITINERARY

Your adventure begins with a pre-trip orientation with your guides in the afternoon before launch day. We will communicate and coordinate in advance with all guests the time and location for a comfortable outside meeting at a convenient location in town. At this orientation session, our guides will explain the trip logistics in more detail and answer any questions you may have. Afterward, you are free to explore Loreto’s 300+ year old history and enjoy the charming shops and rich selection of restaurants.

Our trip starts on or near Conception Bay, a large inlet of water south of Mulege. There are several popular coastal campgrounds in the area. If the weather permits, we’ll cross the water and make our first camp on the more remote and unpopulated eastern edge of the bay.

Conception Bay works as a natural buffer against encroaching civilization, keeping us separated from the towns and noise that tend to develop around the federal highways. In fact, the protruding finger of land that forms the eastern coast of the bay is rugged and remote with plenty of opportunity for exploration.

The Sea of Cortez is famous for its rich fishing grounds and as we continue down the remote eastern coast of Baja California, you will encounter rugged artisanal fishing camps that are rarely visited. While we do catch our own fresh fish along the way, we may often trade with these locals as well for the daily catch!.

Our guides have been taking kayak trips down the coast for many years, and in that time they have built strong connections with local villages and communities. You may have the opportunity to visit a fishing village and learn about the local way of living.

Our guides have been taking kayak trips down the coast for many years, and in that time they have built strong connections with local villages and communities. You may have the opportunity to visit a fishing village and learn about the local way of living.

If the conditions and time permit, we like to include a stop at the fishing village of San Nicolas. From here you can hike to the nearby summit of Punta Púlpito for a glimpse of the protected yacht harbor of San Basilio Bay, dotted with small islands that make for picturesque campsites.  

The rugged and remote territory we’ve been paddling through gradually gives way to expansive beaches, but there are still few signs of people or civilization. Some of the most isolated kayak trips you can take in Baja are between Mulege and Loreto.

Part of the reason for this isolation is the challenge. Along with the bay crossing on Day 1, there are several points in this expedition that may test your skills in a kayak. Fortunately, you are rewarded for your work with access to colorful, beautiful beaches that are perfect for camping.

Our last full paddle day takes us on another crossing, this time to nearby Isla Coronado where we make our final camp. Created by prehistoric volcanoes, this island is surrounded by beautiful white beaches and is close enough to Loreto that you can see its lights at night.

We paddle to Loreto in the morning, crossing back to the coast and hopefully getting to the take-out before noon. Once the equipment is loaded, it’s back to the hotel for a shower and rest, followed by a farewell dinner that night.

You have the day to yourself to explore the cobbled streets of Loreto, or to simply relax by the pool. We can arrange transportation to the airport, and the front desk will help you determine the best time. You bid goodbye to Loreto, richer for the experiences you’ve had and the memories you’ve created.

Destination

This trip begins at Loreto, then proceeds to Mulege for the put-in. Mulege is a small oasis town in the middle of a desert, with a population of less than 4,000.

While many people with the time and patience enjoy driving into Loreto from San Diego via Federal Highway 1, the easiest way is to fly into the nearby international airport. Alaska Air/Horizon flies directly to Loreto from Los Angeles, and AereoCalafia offers direct flights into Loreto from Tijuana. You can also try reaching the town by flying to La Paz or Cabo, and getting a connecting flight or other form of transportation from there. Contact us for more information on traveling to Loreto.

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Accommodations

Hotel accommodations are not included in the trip package. Book accommodations for at least the night before the first day of the trip and for the night of the last day of the trip. For our confirmed clients, we are pleased to offer the services of our preferred travel planners to assist with all your flight and hotel needs. Although limited in number, visitors to Loreto have lodging choices that range from luxury to budget. Our travel planner will assist you in determining lodging that fits your preferences. Our travel planners are seasoned Baja veterans and will help you find the best flight arrangements as so that your trip planning is smooth and efficient.

Packing List

We will provide an official detailed packing list upon your reservation, but you may wish to keep the following list in mind while you prepare:

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Terms and Conditions

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JOIN THE ADVENTURE

Covid Vaccination required of all Baja Trip participants.

Ages 14 years old and up. Please call for questions about kids under 14 years old.

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READ SOME OF OUR REVIEWS

Barbara Maher
Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Barbara Maher

Three friends and I were dazzled by this group of professional, safety minded people. Advice is freely given by all and it is good advice. Amazing food – think fish caught and made into scrumptious meals like clams on the half shell and ceviche. Star gazing with stories about the constellations, going to sleep with the sounds of blue whales, jumping into the boats and racing to get in the middle of a school of dolphins who played in the wake. Kayak trips at different levels for those of us who are not as skilled but still want the adventure. It was all fabulous. I would recommend this trip to anyone who enjoys paddling, sleeping on the beach, and good company. As a group of over sixties, we felt well taken care of and safe. Keep up the good work, Sea Trek. You are a jewel.

/5stars

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Lisa W
Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Lisa W

Words cannot express how wonderful this experience was. I went on the paddleboarding excursion with a friend in November. The weather was perfect! The paddling was amazing. The guides were helpful, knowledgeable professional and made sure that every camper got what they were expecting from the trip. We camped on the most beautiful beaches, snorkeled some beautiful spots, went fishing and diving and hiking. Such a full featured experience. I am changed forever. Can’t wIt to go back and do it again!!! Worth every penny!!!!

/5stars

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Curiosity60282304734
Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Curiosity60282304734

Our kayaking camping trip from Loreto Mexico was an amazing nature experience. Sea Trek did a great job with answering all the pre-trip questions from my wife and I. The trip itself from Loreto to the islands of Danzante and Carmen was rich in marine and bird life and seeing the blue whales (again and again!) was life altering. The guides were truly experts and a pleasure to be with whether in the water or on a day hike. The meals were yummy, often including a fresh catch of the day. And then there is that celestial night sky…..We want to go back!

/5stars

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Mark S
Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Mark S

This was my 3rd trip with Sea Trek in Baja. My wife and I have gone twice and I went once by myself. I love this place. Beautiful water, desert mountains, cool wildlife and it is in Mexico, a warm and charming culture. Steve, the Baja Big Cheese, has a knack for picking awesome staff. These are the kind of people I wish I had here at home to hang out with. My only complaint is that the trip is too short.

/5stars

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Gringa D
Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Gringa D

Sea Trek makes you feel welcomed and cared for as soon as you arrive in Loretto. Actually, as soon as you call them months in advance to ask about trip details. The kayaking is beautiful, the sea life swimming beside and below you – whales, dolphins, eels…. The food fresh and tasty, changing each day. An incredible, experience; easy to make the trip what you want… adventurous or relaxing, you choose… they make it happen.

/5stars

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bill3west
Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

bill3west

We took the SUP option for paddling out to and around these beautiful islands in the Sea of Cortez. I was very glad we did, as SUPing is what we’re used to when paddling at home, and it provides a great vantage down through the clear water, a full-body workout, and for me more comfort than sitting. We definitely weren’t slowing down the group, and several others wanted to try it out from camp. It was easy to hop on the SUPs just to get a little morning exercise, to find the best snorkeling, and for an absolutely amazing Bioluminescence paddle.
This was a wonderful trip. And a side benefit was how pretty, friendly and easy Loreto is.

/5stars

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hhlleeo23
Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

hhlleeo23

Excellent food, excellent guides, excellent experience, excellent gear, excellent camping, excellent snorkeling, excellent camaraderie — everything was wonderful!
I had a great time! I feel like a new person! The whale watching was great, we also saw dolphins, pelicans and a variety of other animals. I highly recommend Sea Trek Baja trips for solo, couples and families — you will be thrilled that you did it.

/5stars

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RudiDundas
Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

RudiDundas

Seatrek provided a memorable experience! Joey Heusler, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable about whales and with the Seatrek staff, took us to Magdalena Bay, where we had two trips out to see the Gray whales with their calves, and then on to the Sea of Cortez for a four day kayaking and camping trip on the islands. We saw eight Blue Whales, including one passing right by our island camp! A first time for most of us. The food prepared by the staff was wonderful and everything was done for our safety and comfort. Could not recommend this trip more highly!

/5stars

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Greg
Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Greg

The Classic Island and Whale Watch tour was an incredible experience. The guides were pleasant, organized, knowledgeable, accommodating, and excellent chefs! Each individual in our group was asked what they were most interested in doing/seeing during the tour and our guides delivered. We have already recommended Sea Trek to friends and family.

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Leeanne Ford
Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Leeanne Ford

I did a sea trek meditation retreat in Baja this season. From the very start all communication was timely, friendly and organised. Once I arrived in Loreto they were very accommodating. The kayaks were good kayaks and the guides incomparable. Cannot recommend Sea Trek and Baja enough. Thank you for helping making this experience the trip of a life time for me.

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Suzy W
Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Suzy W

The guides were amazing; the scenery breathtaking; the food outstanding. Can’t say enough good things – I HIGHLY recommend it!!

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