October 26 – November 2, 2017
Going into our 9th Year with Sea Trek in Baja!
We will paddle (fully supported) island to island on Stand Up Paddle Boards. Each night we will camp on beautiful beaches, gaze at stars and if lucky, listen to whales and dolphins breathing in the night.
Wake each morning to sunrise meditation (if you choose), a hearty breakfast and OnBoardSUP Yoga. The days unfold with delicious fresh foods, invigorating paddles, and the exploration of the islands’ waters and rich marine life through swimming and snorkeling. The trip is fully supported by Sea Trek’s staff and a skiff, which carries a complete kitchen and all the amenities for luxurious island camping.
We provide all the necessary gear, you bring your sleeping bag and pad.
You will be greeted when you arrive at Loreto’s airport. We load up into vans for the 15 minute drive to our hotel near Loreto’s peaceful, palm-lined waterfront. Your specific rooms will be waiting for you. The afternoon and early evening are at your leisure to enjoy strolling the plaza around the historic mission, visiting the shops and small restaurants of the town, or perhaps just relaxing by the waterfront.
After a hearty breakfast at our favorite cafe, a van shuttles us to our launch site. This natural harbor, Baja’s largest, is 16 miles south of Loreto and located at the foot of the Sierra Giganta mountain range.
Here we will embark on our crossing to Danzante Island. There will be thorough instruction and the guides will address the safety considerations.
Isla Danzante is a multi-coved island with jagged peaks that look like a dinosaurs back. From the island, off to the west you can see the rising peaks of the Sierra Giganta range and the coast to the south. It’s not unusual for dolphins to pass by our cove in the mornings or to see some of the resident Fin whales.
Upon arrival, we can swim, snorkel and will have an OnBoardSUP Yoga class to stretch and unwind from our paddle. Later there’s the magic of Baja’s nighttime sky so full of constellations.
With the rising sun’s orange rays lighting up the Gigantia Mountains, we will drift in a guided meditation on the glassy, calm water. After breakfast we’ll paddle along the south end of Danzante and up the east side before crossing the 4 miles to Isla Carmen. We often see pods of dolphins and whales when we cross.
Landing on the southwestern tip of the Carmen we set up camp on a beautiful white sand beach with views of Danzante, the mountainous Baja penninsula and distant islands. Pelicans, Terns, and Oyster Catchers stand vigilantly on the rocks in front of camp. We’ll unpack and head to the boards for some Yoga
After another sunrise meditation session we’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast of Mexican eggs, tortillas, fresh fruit and brewed coffee we’ll pack up for a day trip. Exploring the rugged east coast of Carmen, we land on a beach for an afternoon of snorkeling and sunbathing.
Back at camp, it’s time to watch the sunset color changes on the rock faces of the Sierra de la Giganta range.
After two nights on Isla Carmen we cross back over to Isla Danzante and a new camp site. We’ll explore more of Danzante’s shoreline and then set up camp surrounded by massive rock formations overlooking one of the Island’s many tranquil coves.
We spend day 6 on Danzante as well, Meditating, swimming and Paddling out for a Drifting Yoga session in a beautiful Cove. There is lots to explore and see. We will finish the day with a Farewell special dinner, Star-Gazing and games. Sharing stories and Breathing in magical air and tranquility, turning in early for our morning paddle back to the Mainland.
There is still time for early one more sunrise meditation and OnBoardSUP Yoga session on the glassy Sea as we watch the sun rise turning dawn into morning.
After breakfast we’ll pack up and paddle to our take out at Puerto Escondido. We will say our goodbyes to the Sea of Cortez, Shower and change into our traveling clothes and repack into our suitcases for our flight home. Our van will drive us to the Loreto airport and your next adventure.
See Photos of Previous Baja Retreats!