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Sea Kayak Builder

With expedition skills and stamina we can get beyond where most outfitters and casual tourists go. Our Builders are self-supported trips in single kayaks. December through February (typically windier months) we offer the Loreto Islands Builder, and the Island and Coast Builder. In the calmer months of October, November, March, and April we venture further for the Carmen Island Builder,
the Isla San Jose Builder, and the classic Loreto to La Paz Builder.

The rewards for going further are many, including a rugged exposure that answers that wild call inside.

The Builder is for paddlers with strong personal paddling skills and a willing group attitude. Prerequisites include a calm wet exit and assisted deep water re-entry; stamina to paddle strongly for 2 hours at time, and up to 5 hours in a day; and experience paddling in whitecaps. Builders are ideal for building intermediate skills. Please be sure you are ready for this level of learning. Sea Kayak Primers and Sea Paddler Trainings are perfect for developing the foundation to enjoy a Builder trip.

We cultivate efficient bands of sea paddlers and, with them, go really interesting places. Punta Lobos with its sea lion colony and subtle currents. Around the weather end of Carmen Island where sea and cliff meet in a restless standoff. Down the mountainous coast where long headlands invite the waves to play.

Even though we get out and do some real paddling, there is still time for snorkeling, hiking, improving skills, relaxing, and pursuing personal interests.

Paddlers and scenery between Loreto and La Paz

Along the Sierra la Giganta Coast towards La Paz

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