Sea kayaking trips and courses in the Gulf of California
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  • Jano and the Chuckwalla study each other
  • Isla Monserrate's long north beach
  • Sally lightfoot crab holds tight for the coming wave
  • Pelicans nest on Isla Monserrate
  • Ten miles from the coast, Isla Monserrate has a few endemic species.
  • The Monserrate Whiptail is endemic to the island.
  • Blue-gray gnatcatcher sings in the thorny palo Adan bushes
  • Home for the night
  • Worlds biggest cactus species, Cardon, blooms in spring
  • The top of the island has a marine terrace and a great view!
  • Can we ever know the thoughts of the chuckwalla?
  • Lone cardon stands guard over one of Monserrate's richest fossil beds
  • Monserrate collected shells of the ancient proto-gulf
  • Sea turtle nest and tracks

Baja for the Curious

Let nature delight and surprise you!


Amazing fact: the islands in the Gulf of California have greater plant diversity than any other World Heritage islands on the planet! Plus unnamed species in the sea. Yup, Mexico does Megadiverse! Let your curiosity blossom.

Sure you’ve seen a flower before, but in the desert? Baja for the Curious is a special trip combining the enjoyment of paddling with a curiosity for nature.

Nine nautical miles from the nearest coast or significant island, Isla Monserrate is 11nm around, with a pair of islands 2nm offshore.

Being curious is personally satisfying, but it also does something bigger. By uploading our photos of the plants and animals we see on we will be contributing to the body of scientific knowledge about this unique place. UNESCO calls this the richest and most varied of any island-sea property on the World Heritage list.

We will ride a motorboat to the island, then be self-sufficient. We offer this trip only in the April, when the weather is more settled.  The warmth also inspires the footlong chuckwalla, the endemic Monserrate whiptail and other lizards to be more active. A surprising variety of birds lives here as well, often nesting in springtime. Sea turtles nest on the island too!

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