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Loreto to La Paz April 2018

OMG! I would do this trip with theses people(Paddling South/Loreto Kayaking) again in a heart beat... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Nancy T
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Athabasca, Canada
Great guides...great kayak expedition to uninhabited islands

Just returned for Paddling South's Island Hopping tour of Bahia de Loreto Marine Park. Totally... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2018
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed February 11, 2016

Hey nature and adventure lovers. If you are in Baja... you must go for a kayak paddle with Paddling South. And activity enthusiasts will enjoy peddling (bicycling) through Baja's environs. English-speaking guides are so knowledgable, customer-driven and fun. And, for something different, contact SADDLING SOUTH and try a mule ride into the La Giganta Mountains. Different rides to choose from as well as one that goes from ranch to ranch where you learn about ranch life, making goat cheese, and the flora and fauna of Baja California Sur's mountain environment. We also had an amazing guided tours of San Javier Mission and of Isla Coronado out in Loreto Bay Marine Park

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed January 24, 2016

Paddling in stunning scenery, with Jorge, an excellent well informed guide.
Meals, varied and dellicious with fresh fish on several occasions.
This is our third trip in this area with Paddling South.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Denise T
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Reviewed November 19, 2015

Paddling South is one of about three specialty kayak based tour companies in Loreto, and have just merged with Steve Hayward’s Sea Trek. They can in combination also offer biking tours, mule rides, hikes. This is my only experience with such a guided kayak tour.

I had a good time, and I anguish a bit over a mere "above average" overall rating, because the people are genuine, caring, interested in making you comfortable, showing you a good time, and above all work very hard. Their price is below the competition. I mostly agree with all the nice things others have written here in Trip Advisor, so I'll not retread those any further.

So what’s seriously not to like?

Make sure you understand what you are buying is an unsupported tour, that is, one that will not have a motor boat to assist you if you become pinned down on an isolated beach due to wave conditions – that is, winds above 12 mph or so. Any higher, and you may become stranded on a beach for a day or several days, or be forced into fleeing to the mainland ahead of time due to a forecast of such winds.

Our tour had LOTS of wind days, and did some of each. Guides bent over backwards accommodating us, as did the company, truly, over and above what their "policy" said they were obligated to do. But...

When the winds blow, having motorboat support becomes more about flexibility and maximizing your precious time than just hauling your gear or bringing an ice chest full of cold drinks.

For my money, I’d never go with an “motorboat unassisted” tour again, but this company did its very best under the circumstances.

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed November 8, 2015

Thumbs up for the company which helped me reach the start of the trip on time, after my plane was cancelled. The trip was fantastic, the guides extremely knowledgeable, resourceful skilled courteous and fun. The food was delicious. I hope to do more trips with this Paddling South and highly recommend it

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great day trips riding mules ad visiting local ranches. We even learned how to make goat cheese. Good ride for beginners and Jorge gave lots of interest to my information.

Date of experience: May 2015
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