Camp Cecil at night with bright stars and the tents lit up from the inside.
A view of a remote desert bay with Camp Cecil's tents set up.
Three paddleboarders paddling in a calm, turquise water with white sand beaches.
Two little girls laughing on a paddleboard with a man paddling.
An upside down sea lion in dark water with light shining down on it while it playfully swims.
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North America Baja California Land Tour

Camp Cecil Adventure

Indulge your desert island experience in the best way possible, on the 3-day Camp Cecil Adventure with excellent naturalist guides, incredible adventure options and an entire island to explore. The island Espiritu Santo is a one-hour boat ride from La Paz and is located within a National Marine Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site offering protected wildlife and landscapes rife for exploration. The Sea of Cortez has an incredible array of sea life and is often touted as the richest body of water on the planet with the intense tidal flows offering marine life a constant feed of nutrients that keep the population strong. This expanse of marine life also supports a healthy bird population, making this area excellent for birdwatching.

The Camp Cecil Adventure offers a unique, comfortable experience hosted at Camp Cecil de la Isla—an 8-tent, luxury, all-inclusive camp—and offers a plethora of options to explore this exceptional environment. With miles of shoreline to kayak and stand-up paddleboard, search for blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebird colonies. Spend time exploring the prolific underwater life snorkeling the area’s reefs and swimming with the playful sea lions. On land, find solitude in hidden lagoons and deserted beaches, or just relax at camp. This personalized trip can offer plenty of time to unwind by swimming in the gentle sea, sipping margaritas as the sun goes down or gazing at the plentitude of stars on this island free of electricity.

The Camp Cecil Adventure is the perfect getaway and is completely customizable. Days can be added for more time to explore, relax and learn about the local wildlife and guests can choose which activities suit them best for each day. With this customizable variety of adventure and relaxation opportunities, this trip is perfect for couples, groups of friends and multi-generational families. Trips leave from the Baja port town of La Paz, Mexico.

The Camp Cecil Adventure is designed to complement a longer Baja Tour or a Baja small ship cruise. Please contact an Adventure Specialist for more details.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Baja trips.


Camp Cecil Adventure Itinerary

Camp out in luxury on Espiritu Santo for a 3-day adventure that begins and ends with a boat ride from La Paz, Mexico. This trip operates round-trip from Espiritu Santo, and is designed to complement a Baja small ship cruise.

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Day 1
Arrive Espiritu Santo, Baja Mexico

Be picked up at your hotel in the morning to choose your wetsuit and snorkeling gear from Camp Cecil’s supply, then head over to the boats for the approximately hour-long boat ride to Camp Cecil de la Isla. Upon arrival tour the camp with the camp’s crew. Get settled into your tent and then eat the first of many wonderful meals. Spend each day doing exactly what you decide: kayak, snorkel, hike, stand-up paddleboard or bird watch. Check out cave art, hidden lagoons and deserted beaches. Or just relax on the beach reading, napping, swimming by day and sipping margaritas and gazing at stars by night. On each excursion you will be accompanied by an excellent bilingual guide. The great interpretive naturalist guides provide you with a font of information on everything from marine mammals to local ecology, Mexican history and more.


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Day 2
Espiritu Santo

Choose your own adventure from the above-listed activities, including the option to experience the unbelievable joy of swimming and playing with the sea lion puppies at the permanent sea lion colony of Los Islotes. These fun-loving marine mammals play and interact with humans. Getting to the sea lion colony is half the fun, as dolphins are regularly seen, as well as whales, manta rays, sea turtles and coastal birds. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch at one of the gorgeous beaches on the incomparable Espiritu Santo.


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Day 3
Depart Espiritu Santo

On your last day in camp, unless you choose to stay longer, eat a tasty breakfast and depart the island around 10:00am to arrive in La Paz around 11:00am and continue your travels or begin your journey home.





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Inclusions, Terms & Notes


Round-trip island transfer, snorkel gear and wetsuit, all meals from lunch on first day through breakfast on final day, daily happy hour, adventures and related equipment, accommodations in walk-in tents, panga support, bilingual naturalist guide/certified Wilderness First-Aid Responder and National Park Conservation fee.


International airfare, transfers from Los Cabos hotels and airport ($165 each way), travel insurance and insurance of any kind, any meal or activity not specifically mentioned in this itinerary and gratuities for guides and camp staff.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 60 days before the departure date. Special holiday rates apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 61 days – no penalty
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Camp Cecil Adventure begins and ends in La Paz, Mexico (LAP). You are required to arrive to La Paz or Todos Santos one day prior to your trip start date. On day 1 guests must arrange their own transfer from their hotel in Todo Santos, La Paz or San Jose del Cabo (SJD). Check in at the designated bodega in La Paz at 10:00am on day 1. Those wishing to charter a boat for a later, private transfer to the island can do so for an additional fee of $400.

On the return, the boat generally arrives in La Paz about 11:00am on the final day but wind or other conditions may determine the exact hour. Plan flights to depart no earlier than 4:00pm out of San Jose del Cabo, or 1:00pm out of La Paz, on the final day. We strongly recommend that you book your flight out of Baja for the day following the end of your stay at Camp Cecil de la Isla. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.


Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the staff can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, wildlife observation, snorkeling and swimming. Snorkel gear and wetsuit are provided.

Room Configuration

Each tent can be configured with one king bed or two twin beds and additional cots can be provided for families. Accommodations (hotels, tents) are based on double occupancy. For single accommodations, a single supplement fee applies. There is an option to share accommodations, if a roommate of the same gender is found. If there is no one available to share, you are required to pay a single supplement fee. This fee varies by trip.

Families & Children

Children 12 and younger sharing room with parents receive discounted pricing. Call AdventureSmith for details.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

The Camp Cecil Adventure is a trip extension designed to be booked in conjunction with a longer Baja tour or a Baja small ship cruise. This trip is customizable and guests dictate daily activities and length of trip (2-night minimum). Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the guides’ discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.

Rates & Dates

Trip Rates & Details

This trip operates from November through April.

2020-21 Rates
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Camp Cecil de la Isla

Award-winning Camp Cecil de la Isla, located on UNESCO World Heritage Site Isla Espiritu Santo, is a unique glamping camp with 8 oceanside tents—the perfect setting for customizable daily activities including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, swimming, relaxing and bird watching.

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