Posts Categorized: Kayaking

Paddle to Isla Coronado

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By Graham Mackintosh The cone-shape volcano at the north end of Smith Island, or Isla Coronado, is a familiar sight for visitors to Bahía de los Ángeles. I’d been around the five mile-long island several times by boat enjoying multiple finback whale encounters, but I’d never set foot on the island. I planned to put… Read more »

Kayaking Loreto to La Paz, Part II

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Part 2: Santa Marta to La Paz By Graham Mackintosh Seen from the perspective of a kayak, the coast between Agua Verde and La Paz is often beautiful and colorful with numerous high cliffs and challenging headlands. Sharing one protected headland—San Telmo—with the sailboat Schatzi, I made radio contact and was glad to make the… Read more »

Kayaking Loreto to La Paz

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Part 1: Loreto to Santa Marta By Graham Mackintosh Over the last three years I’ve been kayaking the Sea of Cortez, usually in October and November. I began in Bahía Gonzaga, and the first stage took me to Bahía de los Ángeles. The second, from LA Bay to Bahía Concepción. And last year I paddled… Read more »

Kayaking South from Bahía Concepción

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By Graham Mackintosh A year ago I set off before dawn from Bahía de Los Ángeles and paddled my somewhat overloaded sit-on-top kayak down to Mulegé and Bahía Concepción. For a month, the previous October/November, I kayaked from Gonzaga Bay to Bahía de los Ángeles. Now for Bahía Concepción south to who knows where… probably… Read more »

The Whale Sharks of Bahía de los Ángeles

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By Graham Mackintosh Bahía de los Ángeles is a great place to interact with whale sharks. Just a day’s drive or a relaxed two days from San Diego, it’s easy to view them, and swim and snorkel with them if you desire. Most summers and falls—July through November—warmer waters reliably bring 20-30 of these gentle… Read more »