Saturday November 17 2018

Baja Adventures

One of the friendly Gray Whales of Baja close enough to touch (Ritchie)
Gray whale watching season begins in early December and moves along the Pacific coast of the Baja peninsula and ends in early April as the whale return north. In the weeks in the whales will venture as far south as Cabo Pulmo and Cabo San Lucas to winter, before turning around and heading north again to summer in arctic waters. Some of the...
National Geographic Sea Lion – Photo Niki Swenson
 Several expedition ships sail into the Sea of Cortez each year to spend their winters hosting Baja small ship cruises. Starting in December, with routes running through April, these vessels explore remote coastlines and islands inaccessible to larger ships thanks to their small size and shallow drafts. Less set ports of call also equal more...
Isla Espiritu Santos from the air looking back over the Bay of La Paz
Once upon a time, long, long before the first footprint appeared on a beach on the Baja California peninsula, in fact, long before there was a beach upon which a footprint could appear, a cataclysm shook the part of the globe where we now live. Water levels rose and fell, mountains crunched skyward and subsided, water flooded and ebbed, and at the end of a...

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Whale sharks are the ocean's largest fish and frequent a number of locations in the Sea of Cortez
Whale sharks - the largest fish in the ocean and return every winter to the waters of the Bay of La Paz. Swimming with these gentle giants can be the perfect end to a dive trip or island outing....
 Squid Roe, one of the most famous bars in Cabo San Lucas
So you are planning a vacation to Mexico? There is more to Los Cabos than many people realize and you will want to consider and there are plenty of reasons why Los Cabos is now the #1 tourist...
Isla Espiritu Santos from the air looking back over the Bay of La Paz
Once upon a time, long, long before the first footprint appeared on a beach on the Baja California peninsula, in fact, long before there was a beach upon which a footprint could appear, a cataclysm...
Never too young to surf
Surfing which many people know started in Hawaii many, many years ago and was the sport of Kings. Since the 60's it had become very popular in California and worldwide. While in it's early years...
Biosferea Bahía de los Angeles
Ready again for another Baja adventure my brother Brian and I and our friend Rick loaded up the truck with sea kayaks, cameras, camping and SCUBA gear and headed south. Our destination was Bahía de...
Carnaval Ensenada 2018
Carnaval Ensenada will be held February 28- March 5, 2019 and the theme will be announced in the late fall of 2018. As rough as it has been for Carnaval La Paz, Carnaval Ensenada appears even...
One of the friendly Gray Whales of Baja close enough to touch (Ritchie)
Gray whale watching season begins in early December and moves along the Pacific coast of the Baja peninsula and ends in early April as the whale return north. In the weeks in the whales...
With more than 2000 miles of ocean coastline there is certainly a slice of beach for every visitor
This summer may be an excellent time to explore the Baja Peninsula. With spectacular vistas and a history dating back more than 475 years it can be both fun and educational.One of the big rush season...
Beach camping still exists in a few places along the Sea of Cortez
My long time friend Joe who owns a place in La Paz called me to announce his plans to bring another boat down the peninsula. His bigger boat, and mine were already over at Palmira, but Joe wanted his...
Anchored on the tranquil Sea of Cortez at sunset
The Sea of Cortez is certainly my main attraction to living in Baja California Sur. And no time of year is better for recreation on the Sea than mid-October to late November. The summer heat breaks,...
Overcoming a Challenge for the Love of Fishing
A family’s recovery after a devastating life changing accident on Mex 1 is the tale of Larry Cooper. His Baja story began with the common denominator of many…a love of fishing. It would be many years...
The beaches of the Sea of Cortez attract sun worshipers from all over the world
Baja California Sur has a great number of outstanding beaches with a variety of reasons to make a list of the best beaches in Mexico or even the world. A recent poll in USA Today had local experts...
Whale watching from la Paz can be the adventure of a lifetime.
The warm, calm waters at La Paz attracts hundreds of whales during migrating season. During December through April, the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez are filled with migrating whales that...
Swimming with Sea Lions at Los Islotes, north of La Paz
The Sea Lion Encounters in the Bay of La Paz are on again. Closed to all visitors from June 1 - Sept 1, this most popular of all La Paz activities cam again be visited. This includes snorkeling and...
Danger to tourists in Mexico
 So you're think of traveling to Mexico but aren't quite sure about your security in the country. The US State Department regularly issues travel information on most countries and on August 22,...
Mule rain headed to supply backpackers in the Sierra Laguna mountains
The Sierra de La Laguna is the mountain range located in Baja Sur south of La Paz and on southward towards Cabo San Lucas. It has been referred to as an island due to its isolation from the rest of...
The famous Cabo San Lucas Arch at Land's End
 On November 15, 2016, the state legislature of Baja California Sur approved a plan of  implementation of a $350 peso per person tax on tourists spending more than 24hrs in the state. The...
Taking an inflatable ride to shore to go exploreing
 Baja California and the Sea of Cortez is truly a year-round travel destination, and the specialists at AdventureSmith Explorations have compiled this guide to help you know when to go to best...
National Geographic Sea Lion – Photo Niki Swenson
 Several expedition ships sail into the Sea of Cortez each year to spend their winters hosting Baja small ship cruises. Starting in December, with routes running through April, these vessels...
AdventureSmith Small Ship Cruises for Baja and Wolrd-Wild
It’s only fitting that when you visit the Sea of Cortez—the body of water that Jacques Cousteau dubbed the aquarium of the world—that you travel by water. There is just so very much to see over a...
 Traveling through the Sea of Cortez by small ship is a whole new experience of a place you thought you knew. It’s close to home for North American travelers, and the experts at AdventureSmith...
An evening on the large yacht dock at Marina Escondido
 Just in time to host the 2018-2019 Sea of Cortez Cruising season, Marina Puerto Escondido will hold a Grand Opening Ceremony on November 3, 2018. The event will showcase the new 100+ slips,...
Danger to tourists in Mexico
 So you're think of traveling to Mexico but aren't quite sure about your security in the country. The US State Department regularly issues travel information on most countries and on August 22,...
Dolphins bow riding an AdventureSmith smll ship adventure
 AdventureSmith Explorations small ship tours in Baja California provide a style of excursion the larger cruise ships can't. A small ship expedition in Baja provides a more intimate interaction...
Swimming with Sea Lions at Los Islotes, north of La Paz
The Sea Lion Encounters in the Bay of La Paz are on again. Closed to all visitors from June 1 - Sept 1, this most popular of all La Paz activities cam again be visited. This includes snorkeling and...
Sample image from "los Islotes" Imagery by Luke Inman
 Los Islotes, The Sea Lion Colony at Espiritu Santo receives more visitors than almost any other island in the Sea of Cortez. The Sea Lions appear to have become accustom to human interaction...
The friendly gray whale mothers and calves will approach the pangas
 There are some adventures or vacations that are burnt into the cerebral cortex forever.  Many others, probably most, are enjoyed and soon forgotten.  Whale watching in San Ignacio...
Whale watching from la Paz can be the adventure of a lifetime.
The warm, calm waters at La Paz attracts hundreds of whales during migrating season. During December through April, the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez are filled with migrating whales that...
Anchored on the tranquil Sea of Cortez at sunset
The Sea of Cortez is certainly my main attraction to living in Baja California Sur. And no time of year is better for recreation on the Sea than mid-October to late November. The summer heat breaks,...
Beach camping still exists in a few places along the Sea of Cortez
My long time friend Joe who owns a place in La Paz called me to announce his plans to bring another boat down the peninsula. His bigger boat, and mine were already over at Palmira, but Joe wanted his...
The beaches of the Sea of Cortez attract sun worshipers from all over the world
Baja California Sur has a great number of outstanding beaches with a variety of reasons to make a list of the best beaches in Mexico or even the world. A recent poll in USA Today had local experts...
Carnaval Ensenada 2018
Carnaval Ensenada will be held February 28- March 5, 2019 and the theme will be announced in the late fall of 2018. As rough as it has been for Carnaval La Paz, Carnaval Ensenada appears even...
Isla Espiritu Santos from the air looking back over the Bay of La Paz
Once upon a time, long, long before the first footprint appeared on a beach on the Baja California peninsula, in fact, long before there was a beach upon which a footprint could appear, a cataclysm...
Biosferea Bahía de los Angeles
Ready again for another Baja adventure my brother Brian and I and our friend Rick loaded up the truck with sea kayaks, cameras, camping and SCUBA gear and headed south. Our destination was Bahía de...
One of the friendly Gray Whales of Baja close enough to touch (Ritchie)
Gray whale watching season begins in early December and moves along the Pacific coast of the Baja peninsula and ends in early April as the whale return north. In the weeks in the whales...
Overcoming a Challenge for the Love of Fishing
A family’s recovery after a devastating life changing accident on Mex 1 is the tale of Larry Cooper. His Baja story began with the common denominator of many…a love of fishing. It would be many years...
Mule rain headed to supply backpackers in the Sierra Laguna mountains
The Sierra de La Laguna is the mountain range located in Baja Sur south of La Paz and on southward towards Cabo San Lucas. It has been referred to as an island due to its isolation from the rest of...
 Squid Roe, one of the most famous bars in Cabo San Lucas
So you are planning a vacation to Mexico? There is more to Los Cabos than many people realize and you will want to consider and there are plenty of reasons why Los Cabos is now the #1 tourist...
With more than 2000 miles of ocean coastline there is certainly a slice of beach for every visitor
This summer may be an excellent time to explore the Baja Peninsula. With spectacular vistas and a history dating back more than 475 years it can be both fun and educational.One of the big rush season...
Never too young to surf
Surfing which many people know started in Hawaii many, many years ago and was the sport of Kings. Since the 60's it had become very popular in California and worldwide. While in it's early years...
Whale sharks are the ocean's largest fish and frequent a number of locations in the Sea of Cortez
Whale sharks - the largest fish in the ocean and return every winter to the waters of the Bay of La Paz. Swimming with these gentle giants can be the perfect end to a dive trip or island outing....
The famous Cabo San Lucas Arch at Land's End
 On November 15, 2016, the state legislature of Baja California Sur approved a plan of  implementation of a $350 peso per person tax on tourists spending more than 24hrs in the state. The...
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