Baja Sea Kayaking

Baja Sea Kayaking


  • Travel 100 Miles of the Sea of Cortez's unique coastline
  • Camp beneath the stars on beaches along a mountainous coastline and take day hikes into the coastal desert
  • See marine life and visit with local fisherman and ranchers
  • Excellent opportunities to see marine life unique to the Sea of Cortez
  • Snorkel in unique reef ecosystems
Baja Sea Kayaking has it all—technical skills, incredible scenery, leadership practice, and unique opportunities for cultural exchanges.

On this course you'll navigate the Sea of Cortez, carrying everything you need for your journey inside the hull of your sea kayak.

Your instructors will teach you how to maneuver this craft onto remote beaches surrounded by cliffs and how to handle the boat when waves and winds pick up. On land, you'll practice cooking, Leave No Trace camping, and maybe some beginning Spanish.

Free diving is a special part of this course, and you'll often spend afternoons exploring coastal reefs and the vast array of multi-colored fish that inhabit them. You may even have the opportunity to enjoy the catch of the day from local fishermen.

By the end of your expedition, you'll walk away with the ability to lead your own sea kayaking adventure and an appreciation for this dramatic Mexican coastline.


Location NOLS Mexico
Tuition $3,880 Learn about Financial Aid
Equipment Deposit $225
Minimum Age 16
Duration 22 Days
Type Classic
Start/End Mulege, BCS, Mexico
Fly in/out Loreto, BCS, Mexico
College Credit
  • 4 Credit Hours
  • 2 Hours Skills Practicum
  • 2 Hours Leadership Techniques
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High School Credit
  • 1 Carnegie Unit
  • 0.5 CUs Physical Education
  • 0.5 CUs Leadership
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“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.”

-Caroline J.

Semester in Baja Grad