Celebrate life by having a feast amidst the native flora and fauna of Espiritu Santo Island, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. This aquatic adventure will be packed with a hearty variety of water sports. Enjoy the rocky reefs around Espiritu Santo and Cerralvo Island, and get ready for a close encounter with their spectacular aquatic wildlife – sea lions, tons of fish, invertebrates and, in season, if we are lucky enough, hammer head sharks and giant mantas! We will spend our days diving the beautiful waters off Espiritu Santo Island, while at the time, attempting to circumnavigate the island by sea kayak. At this time of the year, the water should still be warm, and the island still green from the hurricanes, so it is a wonderful time to visit.
Avid sea kayakers, hop into a kayak and enjoy paddling in beautiful protected coves and colorful reefs. Feel like walking? We can hike the desert trails with their unique protected animals and plants. Feel like relaxing for a bit? Sit on the beach and admire the sunset while you drink a refreshing margarita, all of this enlivened by amazing Mexican meals to pair with the local Baja California wine selection.
Our days will take on a predictable rhythm at our base camp. Base camp consists of safari-style tents, with comfortable cots and pillows to sleep on, where we serve warm meals. It will be your home away from home. Every day, we rise with the Sun for some coffee and some quiet time before breakfast. Then we head off to the adventure of the day – swimming with whale sharks or sea lions; diving the reefs, wrecks and deep blue sea; or kayaking along the turquoise blue waters. We usually take a lunch along, and only return to camp after wrapping up for the day. At camp, there are Sun showers so you can take a warm rinse, followed by a happy hour (typically consisting of something like margaritas and ceviche, or piña colada and pop corn). After a warm dinner, we are off to bed early, to repeat it all the next day.
13 days on the island allows for a wonderfully thorough and leisurely exploration of all Espíritu Santo Island has to offer. She will not disappoint. As the days go by, you´ll realize Baja has become part of you.