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.
Running with the wind, these students enjoy the ride. Isla San Marcos
Photo: TC Rammelkamp
“Out there on the ocean, I found that inner
champion inside of me that has no fear and refuses to quit. It
was transforming and I will never forget it. We became kayakers
there, but most of all, we became leaders.”
Baja Sea Kayaking, 2000