Paddle through dense mangrove canals lush with wildlife and take part in a sea turtle conservation project recognized around the world as a model for community based conservation. You will learn about the importance of the green sea turtle’s survival from our base camp on a secluded shell island. Spend time exploring Magdalena Bay discovering neighboring islands and hiking up pristine sand dunes that lead to miles of untouched beaches. Experience the perfect combination of adventure, discovery and comfort for all ages.
Sea turtle monitoring, mangrove exploration, kayaking, dune hiking, cultural interaction, bird watching, star gazing, gourmet cuisine.
Nature lovers, families, adventure travelers, academic or corporate retreats.
Ask for our custom and private departures for groups.
La Paz, Baja California Sur
Departure from Los Cabos or Loreto available upon request.
January to March
Day 1 – La Paz to Magdalena Bay
Depart early in the morning by van from your hotel in La Paz with your guide. Stop off for a tasty snack in the traditional ranchero lifestyle. Arrive to Magdalena Bay and head out in small craft to a secluded Island, your campsite and sea turtle monitoring base for the next 4 days. Meet your hosts, enjoy a tasty lunch, and settle in. A local expert will explain the in-water sea turtle conservation project, and during happy hour, answer questions. Dinner is served after sunset.
Day 2 – Sea Turtle Monitoring begins…
Monitoring begins! Early risers grab their coffee and board pangas or kayaks to help the fishermen set monitoring nets in the channel. Others watch birds, marine mammals and natural wonders over breakfast, and then paddle out to observe the nets. Pangas head out every 2 hours to check for turtles. In between, relax, eat, or take a brief kayak excursion. After dinner, your guide will take you on a tour through the night sky, dense with stars and constellations.
Day 3 – Magdalena Bay mangrove exploration
After breakfast, grab a clipboard and head down to the beach to finish measuring and weighing sea turtles. Then release them back into the wild to conclude the monitoring. Enjoy lunch and a well-earned siesta. In the afternoon, paddle through lush mangrove canals teeming with birds and marine life. Your guide is your naturalist, combining local knowledge with ecology to show you the best of Magdalena Bay.
Day 4 – Sand dune exploration and back to La Paz
After breakfast, you’ll head out in the pangas for more island exploration, meeting your hosts at a secluded picnic spot at the foot of pristine sand dunes that roll down to the Pacific Ocean. Bid them farewell before heading back to La Paz. The photographs, stories, and memories you keep will tell the tale of the nature and wildlife adventure of a lifetime.
|April – May 2015
||Private departures Available
||Departing from La Paz
Price: $1485 US per person | Kids under 11 are entitled to 30% discount with paid adult
Sea turtle monitoring, ground transportation from La Paz to Magdalena Bay and back, regional gourmet cuisine (including wine and beer), upgraded camping accommodations with mattresses and linens.
Breakfast on day 1 and dinner on day 5, hotels or transportation prior or after the trip, tips (usually 10-15% of the trip fee)