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Espiritu Santo Island Hiking Excursion

Price: Starting at $16,623 MXN ($811 USD)

Price per group, up to 4 guests 

$2,173 MXN ($106 USD) additional guest

Max: 12 guests

Trip type: Private

Duration: 6 to 8 hours

Available: October to May

Departure: 9:00 am from Muelle Fiscal

(We offer departures from Todos Santos and Los Cabos, inquire for details)

Trip overview

Spend the day exploring the Espíritu Santo Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to numerous marine, aviary and terrestrial species. We'll set out by boat in the morning, and along the way your bilingual naturalist guide will brief you on the island's natural history. Arriving at the island after roughly 1.5 hours, we'll explore one of the island's 6 marked nature trails that offer a wide variety of length, difficulty and vertical gain.  The trails range from the light but scenic Cascada Seca at Playa Candelero (40 minutes, 0.5 miles, 100 feet) to Ensenada Grande (3 hours, 2.1 miles, 524 feet) which rises through the canyon towards the water's edge, at the end offering a spectacular view of the Gulf of California. Pick one of these or a trail that's somewhere in between, or plan two hikes for the same day, and we'll take care of the rest. Throughout the day your naturalist guide will interpret the natural history of the island and will help you spot some of the endemic plant and animal species. You'll have time to enjoy lunch, snorkel in the crystal waters, and observe the sea lion colony. Let us know your interests and we'll plan the outing accordingly.

Included

  • Marine transportation

  • Bilingual naturalist guide

  • Lunch and drinks (including 2 beers per person)

  • Towels

  • Snorkeling gear (including wetsuit) 

  • Park entrance fee

  • Taxes and insurance

Not included

  • Gratuities

  • Services not described

Available at additional cost

  • Ground transportation

  • Private photographer

  • GoPro underwater camera

What to bring?

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Waterproof and biodegradable sunscreen

  • Swimwear

  • Long-sleeved shirt for sun protection

  • Water bottle

  • pants and shorts

  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking and water friendly sandals

  • A windbreaker or warm layer

Trip details

  • Marine transportation: Outboard watercraft with full shade, cushions, dry storage, marine toilet and swim ladder.

  • Activity level: Low to medium including sailing, snorkeling (optional) and hiking.

  • Minimum age: 5 years.

  • Beginner/first time snorkelers are welcome, but must be able to swim to participate in the snorkeling portion of the trip. Snorkeling in sea lion rookery is prohibited June - August.

  • All trips are staffed by bilingual naturalist guides with certifications and a licensed captain.

  • Upon payment, RED Travel México will request specific guests information and will provide departure specific information.

Notes

  • On itinerary: We will make all efforts to adhere to the itinerary described above, but we may modify the itinerary due to wind, weather, and other factors. The safety and enjoyment of our travelers are our top priorities. Please see our terms and conditions for more information. We do not guarantee wildlife sightings, interaction or behavior. All travelers must comply with communicated protocols and regulations regarding activities within natural protected areas and interactions with wildlife.

  • On trip insurance: All of our experiences are covered by  an Emergency Medical Expenses insurance. In order to obtain coverage, each guest MUST SIGN A LIABILITY WAIVER BEFORE DEPARTURE. 

  • Climate and weather: La Paz is situated on the Gulf of California on the southern part of the Baja California peninsula. It is separated from the Pacific by a desert environment with low mountains in between. We get large temperature swings, typically in the late fall and spring, up to 104 degrees fahrenheit (40 degrees celsius). This can be true even during winter. Outside of summer, we recommend packing for HOT and COLD weather. Most importantly, be prepared for a sun that’s stronger than you may be used to due to our latitude. Remember, a sunburn takes just a couple hours to develop, but it can ruin the rest of your trip. Stay shaded and stay hydrated. 

  • Luggage: For day trips, you’ll want to bring a small bag or backpack for your water bottle and personal items. Our boats have a dry storage space.

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