Real Baja Adventure
The way it’s supposed to be!
Mag Bay offers something hard to find anywhere else, NO CROWDS!
REQUIRED ITEMS LIST
Remember you will be on a remote desert island, so anything “special” you need you will have to bring with you.
Have you purchased Trip Cancellation Insurance?
- Your passport (don’t leave home without it)
- Extra cash and credit cards (you’re a long way from home)
- A “headlamp” type flashlight and spare batteries(very important)
- Any Prescription medicines you may need
- A bed sheet (twin or double) and pillow case
- Bathing towels and wash cloth
- A small, personal First Aid Kit (required)
- Spanish/English Dictionary
- One roll personal toilet paper (required)
- Toiletries: Soap shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
- A large sun hat • Sunglasses
- Sunscreen, water resistant (clear Aloe Gator 40+ gel, broadspectrum…..highly recommended.(should be able to find at REI)
- Insect repellent (you might need it. (Mosquitos and no seeums are rare but on occaision they can show up)
- A light Jacket and a pair of long pants; The desert can get cool at night.
- Hiking boots or tennis shoes
- Sandals/Tevas/Reefwalkers/Aquasocks any footwear that can get wet repeatedly
- One (or more) large, contractor-quality plastic bags for each piece of luggage that you don’t want to get wet
- A dry bag for cameras or electronics
- A good sharp pocket knife (put in Check-in luggage).
- We have 110 volt and 12 volt charging capabilities at base camp.
- Digital cameras
- Cell phone (check with your service provider to coverage in our area of BCS, Mexico)
- A good book
- A day pack
- Your favorite snack food; trail mix, energy bars, cookies, etc.
- Your favorite wines
- Soy sauce and wasabi
- Fishing and snorkeling gear
- Saltwater Soap” (found at many boating and camping stores.)
- Travelers ding repair kit
- Proper wet suit protection, rash guard, booties and a light 1mm hood if needed
- Amphibious eye wear –www.spexusa.com
- FOR ANGLERS
- All the tackle you think you might need as there are no tackle shops on the island
- A Mexican fishing license
- FOR YOUR BOAT
- A Mexican fishing license for every person aboard
- 300 feet of anchor line
- Anchor Chain equal to the length of the boat
- An anchor line buoy is a good idea too!
- At least one spare anchor, with line
- At least one good VHF radio, Two are better.
“I take 2 to 3 major surf trips a year and have been fortunate enough to have surfed Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Western Samoa, Sri Lanka, and all over Mexico, and Mag Bay is by far the best all around surfing destination I have been to. There is a wonderful combination of factors that you have captured which makes Mag Bay such a special place. Keep up the good work, and I look forward to my return.” READ MORE
– Brett D.
” So blown away by the perfect Dry Hair paddle out at Mag Bay”
– Clay Feeter , Owner /Publisher. Stand Up Journal
“What an Eco-Adventure for my whole family! When it comes to the whale watching experience Mag Bay is a must. We went Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking, Beach Combing, Bird Watching, and Relaxed while Enjoying the Finest Fresh Seafood in the World! The kids loved it, they can’t stop talking about it and are looking forward to a return trip.” READ MORE
– Mike H and Family.
Mag Bay Tours has been a family enterprise guiding expeditions into the fabled grounds of Bahia Magdalena for over 25 years!
We offer a wide range of expeditions for surfing, SUPing, fishing, kayaking, whale watching, and eco-tours.
Trips range from 2 to 8 days, and of course we can arrange longer stays if you want. Many do!
Surfers have a Summer Base Camp with 3 right point breaks and beach breaks nearby. Surfing is how we started!
SUPs enjoy the Summer Base Camp with a harbor launch 3 right point breaks and a scenic flat water estuary straight out of a National Geographic video.
Anglers have year ’round opportunities inshore, offshore, light tackle, medium tackle and fly fishing on a huge variety of species. Kayak fishing too.
Whale Watchers can ride with one of our licensed captains to get close to the massive California Grey whales. Amazing new base camp location for whale watching: El Farallon.
Kayakers can enjoy fishing from one of our sit-on-top XT Angler models.
Mag Bay Tours offers three different base camps. Our surf camp is located on the Northern point on Bahia Santa Maria. The second camp is located inside Mag Bay and is used for Whale Watching, bay fishing, and eco-tours. The third is located on Isla Santa Margarita for more Whale Watching and Sport Fishing.
Our camps are semi-permanent as we try to have as little impact on the environment as possible. The camp has a large main structure that serves as the common area, dining room, communication center, and rec. area.
Camp is made up of large stand-up dome tents, widely spaced for your privacy. Each tent site has its own shaded and wind protected porch, and plenty of space to dry out your gear. The tents are enclosed and biting bugs are rare, but a can of repellent would be wise. Sleeping bags, pillows, and cots with air mattresses are provided.
You will be surprised at the comfort. Remember, you have come to find wonderful, natural areas, free from crowds, not a fancy hotel with crowded beaches. And, please stay on the marked paths between the sites as the plant ecology is fragile.