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Paddling South

#10 of 21 Tours in Loreto Features Animals
Loreto 94515, Mexico
+52 707 942 4550
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El Serpiente cave painting mule trip: great scenery, demanding trip

I did the El Serpiente trip (7 nights) in March 2017, after doing a 4-night cave paintings trip in... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The best outfitter in Loreto

Paddling South was one of the most memorable and exciting trips my students have ever been on... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
Gunnison, Colorado
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Blending natural history with great outdoor adventures since 1983! Join us! Discover beautiful beaches, sparkling blue water and red rock ridges of the magnificent Baja Peninsula. We give you more than just a tour. Our local staff combine knowledge, skill, and friendly service to make you feel at home on land and sea. Traveling along the remote coast or from island to island, learn about Baja's natural history, enjoy great meals with priceless views, and share in the camaraderie of an exceptional outdoor adventure. You will find a wide range of adventures. We offer everything from catered packages to small-group and family trips. Paddling South began running kayak tours in the early '80s. It is known as one of Loreto, Baja's oldest travel companies. It was started by Trudi Angell and has recently been acquired by Sea Trek, one of the most respected and long-time kayaking companies in Baja. Paddling South provides a wonderful suite of self-supported kayak trips which complements Sea Trek's offering of skiff (boat) supported trips. Together, the two companies provide a complete range of experiences suited for any kind of adventure traveller.
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Loreto 94515, Mexico
+52 707 942 4550
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

I did the El Serpiente trip (7 nights) in March 2017, after doing a 4-night cave paintings trip in 2016. This trip is much more demanding, but is much more scenic. We camped at a rancho at the trail head the first night (after going...More

Thank sierrastew
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Paddling South was one of the most memorable and exciting trips my students have ever been on! Jorge and Antonio are outstanding guides that really made the trip! Their local knowledge of geology, biology, culture, and conversational Spanish, plus their willingness to answer questions, created...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Six of us from Reno, NV, booked a mule trip with Trudi after meeting her two years ago at the Cowboy Poetry Festival at Elko, NV. After driving down to Loreto we started the mule trip on 1APR and finished on the 16th. Never knew...More

Thank Douglas L
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This four day kayaking trip far exceeded expectations. Knowledgable, friendly guide with great paddling skills took us to many pristine spots, made us feel totally safe, and even made us yummy meals. We camped on empty beaches, slept with the sunset and sunrise, and laughed....More

1  Thank Smattadvisor W
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Still feeling the glow of a recent kayak trip to the islands and down the coast from Loreto. I used to guide trips there and felt this was a very smooth and wonderful adventure! Nadia and Stephanie were incredibly professional as well as being lovely...More

Thank Bravexplorer
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I've wanted to see these cave paintings for a long time and finally located Saddling South, a tour company that spends more than a day or two in the canyons. I went with 2 friends on the 5-day tour (4 nights camping). Pre-trip communication was...More

1  Thank carol c
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Two friends and I did the 5 day (4 night) rock art pack trip with 5 other guests to the painted "caves" (they are actually overhangs). It was a great experience but much harder than my two friends expected (we are in our late 60s...More

Thank sierrastew
Reviewed 12 February 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...More

Thank MeaningfulTrip
Reviewed 25 January 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.

Thank Denise T
Reviewed 20 November 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....More

1  Thank bfrazier
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22 July 2016|
Response from Douglas L |
Four of us from Reno drove down to Loreto. We took a seven day mule trip West of Loreto. Another couple flew down. The mule trip was truly a trip of a lifetime.

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