|Scammon's & San Ignacio
Whale Watching Combo
Logistics: Kayaking & Whale Watching Trips to Baja Mexico
KAYAKING & EQUIPMENT: Sleek and seaworthy, sea kayaks are like backpacking on water. They are silent & nature friendly crafts, that allow you to observe marine life with a minimum of impact.
You will enjoy paddling top of the line fiberglass, rudder-controlled, 2 person sea kayaks. Single kayaks are available on some expeditions by request for experienced paddlers.
Double kayaks offer maximum stability with no sacrifice of performance; guides are better able to balance a group by paddling power and ability, allowing the group to stay together -- a must on any expedition. Lightweight paddles and safety equipment, dry bags, tents and camping gear are also provided.
CUISINE: After repeated compliments from our guests, we are confident that you will be impressed with our outdoor cooking. Start your morning off with a cup of hot coffee, perhaps some huevos rancheros, or a stack of buttermilk pancakes with fresh fruit. Meals are prepared Baja style, wholesome recipes, fresh tortillas, home made guacamole and salsas, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables.
HIKING: Your back yard will be the Sonoran Desert - a boon for cactus enthusiasts, and a spectacular collection of unusual desert plants.
Over sixty plant species are endemic to Baja, including Elephant and Boojum trees, Ironwood, and forests of giant Cardon cactus. There will be plenty of chances for casual hiking, on the islands or on the main-land. Hiking will be our second main activity and the best way to intimately explore the land and island's plant and animal life.
WEATHER: Baja has a reputation of being a cloud free area with little or no rain (2"-12"/year). The best time for kayaking in Baja is between October and May, and this also coincides with the time when the most whales, dolphins, birds and other marine life is found in the Sea of Cortez.
YOUR SAFETY: Is our main concern. Each trip begins with an instruction period and a safety procedure review. Our guides are trained in first aid and CPR. While paddling among the islands, your group is in constant contact with the base camp via VHF radio. The base camp is equipped with a motor boat that is ready should any assistance be required. At Miramar, we understand that taking an adventure trip is a serious decision, that's why our staff is involved in all stages of your trip. Our guides answer the phones insuring a qualified answer to all of your questions.
HEALTH: Provided that you had your tetanus within the last ten years, there is no vaccination required. The main health problem for travelers to Baja is the risk of diarrhea, so bring over the counter medication for this purpose as well as anything you need for your personal sensitivities like motion sickness, headaches, etc. It is better to be safe than sorry.
MONEY: It is not necessary to bring pesos; U.S. dollars are accepted throughout Baja, although twenty dollar bills or smaller are preferred. Credit cards and personal checks are not useful in Baja. Your may also consider travelers checks although some places will not accept them.
DOCUMENTS: U.S. citizens do not need a visa for traveling in Baja, however, you must bring a valid passport to re-enter the country.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Due to the nature of wilderness and international operations, Miramar Adventures strongly recommends you purchase travel insurance to protect your vacation investment in the eventuality of cancellation due to weather, airline or other transportation delays, sickness, or any situation beyond our control.
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PO Box 480043 Los Angeles CA 90048