|Tuition||$3,725 Learn about Financial Aid|
|Start/End||Mulege, BCS, Mexico|
|Fly in/out||Loreto, BCS, Mexico|
High School Credit
“I would say definitely do it. Sign up. I was a little hesitant before I came but I'm so glad I came. It's the best decision i've made.”
NOLS sea kayak courses travel to some of the world's greatest locations for ocean paddling, from Alaska's famous Prince William Sound and the unique coastal desert ecosystem of Mexico's Gulf of California to the remote fjords of Patagonian Chile. You'll practice basic and advanced strokes and rescue techniques while traveling in a variety of water conditions.
“I think the most rewarding part of this course was getting to meet a bunch of new people who shared some of the same interests as me. Also, I loved getting to learn a new skill in a gorgeous environment, from people who were enthusiastic about what they were teaching.”
Imagine a land of stark contrasts: ocean and desert, cactus and pine, teeming seas and sparse shores.
This is the Baja Peninsula, a land of unique wilderness opportunity. NOLS Mexico is the home of our ocean-based programs where you can learn how to sea kayak and sail as well as backpack.
You’ll learn about the rich diversity of this marine ecosystem, about the whales and sea birds and fish that call this place home. There will also be occasion to interact with the people of Baja California. We provide educational opportunities for local educators, students, and land managers, as well as financial aid and scholarships for NOLS courses in both Spanish and English.
We have a long-standing partnership with the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, collaborating with their departments of marine biology, geology, and alternative tourism.
We have been off the grid in Coyote Bay near Mulegé in central Baja for over 30 years, and our high-tech, low-impact facility was specifically designed to meet the needs of our students.
“I feel that I became a much more competent person in the outdoors in general, especially with regards to learning how to ration an expedition, prepare food in the outdoors, and be comfortable sleeping and awake for long periods of time outside. I also feel like this course showed me how little I really need to survive and be happy and comfortable.”