Sea kayaking trips and courses in the Gulf of California

Sea Kayak Journey

(formerly ‘Builder”)

Around an island, down a coastline… Paddle tribe goes horizon!

With skills and stamina we can get beyond where most outfitters and casual tourists go. The Journey (formerly “Builder”) is for paddlers with strong personal paddling skills and a willing group attitude. The rewards for going further are many, including a rugged exposure that answers that wild call inside! Find more remote beaches. Take learning to the next level. Join us for a Journey if you’re ready for that satisfied buzz of coming in at the end of a day having expanded your comfort zone. Even though we get out and do some real paddling, there is still plenty of time for snorkeling, hiking, relaxing, and personal interests.

December through February are typically windier months. Expect the Journey challenge to come in the form of rougher conditions. During the calmer months of October, November, March, April, and May, the challenge may come in the form of longer days.

Journeys

DANZANTE COAST JOURNEY
Dynamic duo: National Park island and spectacular mountainous coast.
Six days.


SEA PADDLER JOURNEY 6
Improve your skills in the context of a journey.
Six days.


DESERT & SEA PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNEY
See the world through a new lens!
Six days.



CARMEN ISLAND JOURNEY
Gem of the Loreto National Park.
Ten days.


LORETO TO LA PAZ JOURNEY
The jagged spine of Baja’s Giganta mountain range follows this coast, and so do we.
Ten days.


SEA PADDLER JOURNEY 10
Improve your skills while paddling somewhere exciting.
Ten days.


MAG BAY WAVES & WILDLIFE JOURNEY
Where ocean currents meet and whales are born.
Motor support.
Ten days.


THREE ISLAND JOURNEY
Adventure’s calling. Pick up!
Twelve days.



CUSTOM JOURNEYS
What’s your dream? Let’s make it happen!
Any length.


Equipment and Prerequisites

Intermediate kayaking experience is required on Journeys. This includes a calm capsize, wet exit (flip over and get out), and assisted deep water re-entry. You will need stamina to paddle strongly for 2 hours at time, and up to 5 hours in a day. Experience paddling in whitecaps is essential. Journeys are ideal for building intermediate skills. Please be sure you are ready for this level of learning. Sea Kayak Explore and Sea Paddler Trainings are perfect for developing the foundation to enjoy a Journey.

The level of physical effort on a Journey can be challenging. Have good fitness for full-day hike in hilly terrain.

Our Journeys are self-supported camping trips in single kayaks (except Mag Bay which has motor support). Doubles are available to pairs of paddlers by request.

Journey Conditions

Average Daily Distance: 8-12nm (3-4 hours of paddling)
Max Daily Distance: 15nm
Wind: calm to 16kts; force 4; prevalent whitecaps
Seas: up to 4′
Crossings: up to 7nm
Surf Landings: up to 3′
Rescue Skills: learning to assist others
British Canoeing standard: Sea Kayak
American Canoe Association standard: Level 3

Please ask us if you have questions about the conditions and how you can prepare if you’d like to train up for the trip.

Paddlers and scenery between Loreto and La Paz

Along the Sierra la Giganta Coast towards La Paz

Calendar List of Trips

Questions? Please

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