Through COVID and Beyond!

Updated August 18, 2021

With much-appreciated support from you, our treasured clients and friends, we’re still here and celebrating renewed hope.  We are as excited as you are to be gearing up for an amazing 2021-2022 season!

To protect your health and that of other travelers and our staff, a negative Covid test is required within 3 days of your meeting or course with us.  Our guides are also tested before each trip. We strongly recommend getting vaccinated before traveling. Thank you!

Sea Kayak Baja facilitates your pre-departure Covid testing by stopping by the testing center on the drive back from your trip, en route to your hotel, for clients on multi-day trips. For tourists leaving Loreto for the US, results are ready in 2 hours. The US test costs $1300MXN (about $86USD) and can be paid in USD, pesos or by credit card.

Still valid in July 2021, the test for Canada takes more time, requiring processing in La Paz. Results are ready 2 days after your test, from 7am. This means that Canadians would need to stay 2 nights in Loreto after their trip comes off the water. The Canada test costs $4500MXN (about $284CAD) and can be paid in USD, pesos or by credit card.

Tests are given by Medelab Loreto at their clinic on Calle Auyntamiento
For reservations call +52 613 109 4984. For registered clients of Sea Kayak Baja Mexico, we can help you out with this if you’d like.

Link to CDC’s international travel recommendations.

Day trips * Instruction * Rentals * Private guided trips * Custom water adventures!

In Loreto

  • Our local services are available until August 1, resuming October 1.
  • Masks are required in our store
  • Sanitary Alert Level 3 out of 6 for Loreto, with cases very low and still declining

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation. Please check this page for our updates, the Covid web page for official government information, or email us.

Prevention and Mitigation Measures

Participant Screening
SKBM requires a complete course of the Covid vaccine prior to leaving your country.


  • Taxis run with reduced capacity and are sanitized between each use
  • Driver and passengers wear masks during transport

Personal contact items

  • After washing, tents hang in sunlight for a full day and night, turned inside out and right side out
  • Sleeping bags are washed in a steam washer and dried in the sun
  • Guest drybags, skirts, life jackets, chairs and mattresses are washed with soap and hung to sanitize in the Baja sun for a day and a night
  • Hydrator and snorkel mouthpieces are soaked in a bleach solution, air dried in the sun, and plastic-wrapped, by workers with clean hands and face masks


  • Surfaces and foods are sanitized before preparing
  • When preparing meals, guides wash their hands frequently and wear masks. Participants no longer participate in food prep
  • Plates are served and presented to participants instead of a buffet-style serving line
  • Guides hold food-health certificates
  • Clean-up follows a standard 3-sink wash-rinse-sanitize procedure


  • Held outdoors when possible, with appropriate distancing, or masks if indoors
  • Pre-organized and orchestrated distribution of gear minimize contact
  • Hand sanitizer available


  • Distance and/or masks, appropriate to the situation


  • Wear masks when gathering to assist in moving laden kayaks or assist in entry or exit


  • We do not recommend wearing masks while paddling

Response and Care

  • Anyone showing symptoms will be removed from the trip to quarantine in Loreto and assisted in connecting with a local doctor

Guides and Staff

  • SKBM maintains a daily log of employee health and temporarily replaces employees who might pose a health risk

Small Group Trips

Our Getaway trips are affordable and ideal for family or small groups who want to keep it private.

Credit, Rescheduling & Insurance

If it is not prudent for you to come on your trip, you can reschedule to another trip within 12 months with a full credit. Please let us know at least 30 days before.

Applying Your Credit
For those who couldn’t make their trips due to Covid and took the credit option, here are 2 things to keep in mind:
1. No matter what expiration date your credit has, we will honor it through the end of 2022.
2. We will also extend our 10% repeat client discount in the coming season and on all your future trips.

If you’d like to reserve your spot on a scheduled trip, please register on the Waitlist. We will contact you within a few days to proceed. Your credit will be your deposit. We have a list of credits given, but hang onto your copy as well.

If you are not able to paddle with us in the foreseeable future, please consider donating your credit. It is a gesture we deeply appreciate and it will help very much!

Insuring Your Trip (just do it!)
What is the difference between Trip Cancellation Insurance and Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) Insurance?
Here are some informative resources:
Travel Insurance Review
Forbes CFAR article

GEOS Medivac membership not only covers evacuations, it will provide repatriation coordination to travelers with Covid-19. This may be your only ticket home if you are infected abroad.

We are being as flexible and generous as we can while still hoping to remain in business. We are a small, homegrown company and simply do not have the financial reserves to act as an insurance company ourselves, so please insure your trip.

Balance and Vision

We are thrilled to have survived the Covid challenge with your generous support, and look forward to continuing to build the vision.

Thank you for your confidence in us!
As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or comments.


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