Ecotour Adventures Whale Watching Ecolodge Vacations
in Baja California

Thousands of happy guests since 1989.
Formerly known as Baja Airventures*

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Experience the beauty of Baja.

Happy Guests Served

Years in Business since 1989

Year Hall of Fame on Tripadvisor

Protected National Preserves and Unesco World Heritage Site

Choose your bucket-list vacation from our seasonal ecotours:


Baja Whale Shark EcoTours

Our 6-day all-inclusive bucket list experience with whale sharks, sea lions, and dolphins. Wake up on a remote beach in your own ecolodge in Bahia de Las Animas and eat fresh food caught and prepared by amazing local staff on this one-of-a-kind trip.


"Best of Baja" Gray Whale EcoTours

The only Baja tour to explore both the Pacific with up-close Gray Whale encounters, and enjoy the pristine Sea of Cortez at our pristine boat in ecolodge location. An all-inclusive week of adventure and relaxation, and memories that last a lifetime.

Dec, Jan, May- July

Private EcoLodge Vacations

Book your own private ecolodge stay for couples, families, and travelers. Enjoy this untouched boat-in location, turquoise ocean, fresh caught and cooked meals, and attentive local staff in Bahia de Las Animas.


Our mission at Baja Spirit is to combine
eco-adventures with excellent service
and safety.

Baja Whale Shark Videos

About Us:

Baja Spirit (originally “Baja AirVentures”) was founded in 1989 by Kevin Warren. Since then with the help of his wife, Carolina – Baja Spirit has gone on to bring thousands of guests to one of the most untouched and beautiful destinations in the world – hidden only an 8 hour drive from San Diego, California.

For 3 decades, we’ve been driven by the fulfillment of bringing people to this unique, boat-in only location on the Sea of Cortez. We’re known for our small group tours where strangers become friends, and a high percent of returning guests and word of mouth referrals. 

In addition to our commitment to help preserve the wilderness here, and cultivating a deeper appreciation and respect for nature, we are proud to bring opportunity to our incredible and loyal Mexican staff and support the local economy. 

Our Ecolodge in Bahía de Las Animas

• Our location features 8 ecolodges and a central lodge, on a pristine beach in the Sea of Cortez.

Only Boat-In Ecolodge in all of Baja (25 miles roundtrip)

• Incredibly abundant and diverse region where the desert meets the sea, said to “rival the Galapagos”

• Located in a Unesco World Heritage Site

• On the Isla de Golfo de California Marine Preserve

• In the Valle de Los Cirios Desert Preserve (largest biosphere preserve in Latin America)

Official Dark-Sky Site Location (amazing stargazing)

• Only 6.5 hours drive from San Diego (scenic drive included in our all-inclusive ecotour trip packages)


4.5 stars on TripAdvisor, 170+ ratings

Great remote location, like being on a desert island. Food was excellent, yurts were very comfortable, and the scenery was incredible. We kayaked, snorkeled with sea lions, hiked the beautiful surrounding area and generally had a good time.

Jim & Kathy


There is NOTHING in this world like snorkeling with these magnificent behemoths…

They (whale sharks) are gentle creatures… a once-in-a-lifetime encounter will happen (or many more, in our case).

Matt Jaffe

Senior Writer, Sunset Magazine

My daughter and I had a great trip last month with Baja Spirit. We saw almost too many whales to count in the first two days of the trip. And Las Animas was remote and beautiful, lots of good food and conversation. Best trip ever! Can’t wait to travel with Baja Spirit again to swim with the whale sharks!




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