Sea kayaking trips and courses in the Gulf of California
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Trip & Packing List

Sea Kayak Expeditions

If you’re paddling a single kayak, the hatch openings you’ll be packing into are 10″ and 8″ across. These are performance kayaks, designed for the joy of paddling. Your joy in packing will be proportional to how “minimalist” you can pack.

Remember that all the food, water, and kitchen equipment also need to fit into the kayaks. Please plan on fitting your personal equipment into 1 or 2 hatches (there are 3: front hatch, day hatch, and rear hatch).

We do have camping items for rent (see below).

Baggage Limits. Just like the airlines.

  1. Sleeping pads: diameter 6″ length 20″
  2. Tent: total diameter 8″ length 20″
  3. Sleeping bag: diameter 9″ length 11″

If you’re renting kayaks, please see the Rental page for what’s included in your level of service.

Printable packing list


  • 2 liters of water in bottle(s) and/or hydration system
  • Sunscreen and lip protection
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Strap for regular glasses
  • Hat for sun
  • Non-cotton long-sleeve shirt for paddling
  • Quick-dry shorts/pants
  • Water shoes or sandals with heel strap


  • Passport
  • Toothpaste & toothbrush
  • Sunscreen, Reef-safe please!
  • Camera
  • Spare batteries for everything
  • Any clothes you’d like in town
  • A few Ziplock bags of various sizes
  • Medications (2 sets; leave one in hotel luggage)
  • Personal first aid, OTC meds you might want
  • * Print-out of medical history and list of medications
  • * Copy of health insurance card, travel insurance contacts, passport, emergency contacts
  • Ziplock the above * items and keep them with you
  • Sense of adventure!


  • Towel
  • Bathing suit
  • Camp T-shirt (s)
  • Warm camp shirt
  • Windbreaker jacket
  • Long warm pants
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Warm hat for evening
  • Beach / light hiking shoes
  • PJs
  • Head lamp
  • Bug repellent
  • Tent (rentalbe; included in some packages)
  • Camping mattress (rentable; included in some packages)
  • Sleeping bag (rentable; included in some packages)


  • Comb or brush
  • Binoculars
  • Solar lantern
  • Sarong or wrap
  • Journal, book
  • Shampoo, soap (NOT Dr Bronners soap! It doesn’t work in salt water. Trust us.)
  • Handi-wipes and a ziplock to responsibly manage the used ones
  • Fishin’ stuff & lots o’luck (pre-purchase your fishing license online)
  • Paddling gloves
  • Compact beach chair (rentable)
  • Lifejacket-mounted hydration system (rentable)
  • Camping gear: tent, mattress, sleeping bag (rentable)
  • Paddle jacket (rentable)
  • Wetsuit (2mm shorty & neoprene top rentalbe)
  • Mask, fins, snorkel (rentable)
  • Your own paddling gear if preferred: Life jacket, paddle, spray skirt (bring skirt to meeting to test fit on our kayaks)
  • Duffel for carrying everything between kayak & camp
  • VHF radio/ satellite messenger
  • SMALL extra drybags 10L or less
  • Bug head net
  • 15-20% gratuity for guides

Available to Rent

Item Description Per Trip
MSR Hubba Tent 1-person, 2-person, 3-person $45
Ground Sheet Sleep out no tent! $20
Sleeping Bag Regular or Long $35
Sleeping Pad Therm-a-Rest / Paco Pad $35
Expedition Camp Chair Helinox Chair One $25
Mask, Fins & Snorkel $20
Mask & Snorkel Only $15
Fins Only $10
Mask Only $10
Shortie Wetsuit 2-mil farmer John/Jane $30
Shortie & Neoprene Top 2-mil long sleeve $35
Paddle Jacket NRS $10
Kokatat Tributary PFD-mounted hydration $25
Kayak Sail Instruction during trip $100
Luggage Storage Per item $25


  • Kayak
  • PFD (life jacket)
  • Paddle
  • Spray skirt
  • 4-5 dry bags of varying sizes
  • All kitchenware
  • Healthy camping meals
  • Purified drinking water
  • Sanitation system, TP
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sand anchors & instruction
  • Library of field guides, kayak books
  • Compasses, charts


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