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Testimonials

"Overall we would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking for an authentic, local, and personal experience. This was our favorite activity during our week in Cabo and we would definitely book with Karen again on our next trip!
We had an amazing hiking experience with Karen, we drove to a family ranch outside Cabo. From the ranch Karen took us on a beautiful hike up the mountain to a natural swimming pool. We saw lots of wildlife and ate fresh fruits along the way. We were accompanied by two local ranchers who shared lots of knowledge about their home. One of the ranch dogs also followed us on the hike, which was cool. The weather was hot, but the trail provided opportunities to stop along the river to relax and cool off. Karen also provided refreshments and snacks. After the hike we had an amazing authentic lunch served by the family at the ranch. The food was awesome, all of it fresh and grown on the farm. Overall we would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking for an authentic, local, and personal experience. This was our favorite activity during our week in Cabo and we would definitely book with Karen again on our next trip!"

Helen
Hiking in the Baja California Sierra

"Simply the best - I booked both trips with her - diving and whale shark snorkeling and am so glad I did. Karen was communicative and very knowledgeable.
We went to Cabo for my husbands 40th birthday and I searched the internet for places to dive and places to see Whale Sharks. I found Karen! She came with High ratings and when I began emailing, she was quick to answer and didn’t show any sign of irritation with my many questions. I booked both trips with her and am so glad I did. Karen was communicative and very knowledgeable. She gave us info on the island, the diving, and the whale sharks. She was able to be flexible with the weather and gave us days that were optimal for the conditions we were facing. She never gave up and our Whale Shark excursion was awesome. We stopped for breakfast and stopped for lunch at great places. We also visited one of the most beautiful beaches that I have ever seen. Karen was wonderful and when we go back we will definitely book with her again and again. Thank you for making our trip great Karen!!!!!!"

Crystal
Scuba

"Want to learn to scuba dive - here's your opportunity! I'm so blessed to have found Karen. She is an instructor extraordinaire.
Scuba is new to me and I’m starting late in life (72). I’ve never been that comfortable in the water, but I decided I wanted to live before I die, so I’m going to do this. My first few times were with someone other than Adventures in Baja. Now I’m so blessed to have found Karen. She is an instructor extraordinaire. When I was having trouble with anxiety, she was able to get me beyond that and taught me with such respect. She makes it fun; a real pleasure for me. Her attention to detail and knowledge of all things water are a big part of why I am so happy now. But she is a genuinely kind person as well, and wants her clients not only to succeed, but to love scuba. Even a 72 year old woman who has never done it before. Such patience! Thanks, Karen. You rock!"

Susie
Scuba Courses

"We spent 2 weeks with Karen as our personal guide. We weren't sure what we wanted to do so she came up with an amazing itinerary which blew our minds.
We spent 2 weeks with Karen as our personal guide. We weren’t sure what we wanted to do so she came up with an amazing itinerary which blew our minds. Whatever she promised she delivered. We went whale watching, saw loads of Humpback whales and the highlight was seeing a mother teaching her baby to breach. We snorkeled with Hammerhead sharks, Mako sharks, Whale sharks, played with sealions, went surfing on the Pacific, Paddle Boarding on the Sea of Cortez, went scuba diving with Bull sharks, turtles, a massive array of sea life, on wrecks and on coral. She took us to remote beaches that are only accessible by four wheel drive. Karen knows the area so well, is fluent in Spanish (she’s English) and will tailor whatever you want to do, to suit your ability and needs. We could have gone hiking and done other activities but we’re very much water sports people and we ran out of time. Karen is also a brilliant instructor, very patient and explains everything perfectly. The enjoyment and safety of her clients (who become her friends!) are of paramount importance to her. For our penultimate night and for the last 2 days she took us to Cabo Pulmo, breath taking, awe inspiring place and totally unspoilt. I can’t recommend Adventures in Baja and Karen highly enough. We’ll be back."

Virginia
Custom

"After researching different companies in Cabo that offered outdoor adventures I booked three trips with Adventures in Baja.
After researching different companies in Cabo that offered outdoor adventures I booked three trips with Adventures in Baja. Karen was very friendly and informative when I talked with her on the phone or thru email messaging. She was prompt in replying to my questions. She also provided information on scheduling adventures, what to expect, and what to bring. She picked us up from our resort and was always on time and smile on her face.

Karen is very knowledgeable about the area, marine animals, plants, and environment. I love her passion for the people,animals,and environment. Everywhere we went, the locals welcomed her with a hug and a kiss.

Our first trip was hiking the mountains on a private ranch. We were joined by Rohelio who knew about all the plants and history of the ranch. We tasted different herbs and flowers as Rohelio would explain the medical uses. The hike was moderately difficult and we extremely enjoyed the adventure and swim in the stream. Back at the house, Mama had prepared use a lovely meal which included homemade tortillas and juice made with lemons and oranges we picked off the trees. The juice was sweetened with honey made on the ranch. The meal was delicious. Karen was gracious enough to take pictures of us and send them to us. She took some great photos we will cherish for many years.

Our next trip was to Cabo Pulmo for snorkeling. Karen knew all the local people in this small village along with the divers. She provided wet suits and good snorkeling equipment. The clarity of the water and the abundance of fish was simply amazing. The best snorkeling I have ever done. The people in this village were so nice. Karen took us to a local restaurant and we enjoyed another superb meal. Then a nice walk on the beach and more pictures as my husband and I were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary.

We had planned a trip to Santu Espiritu to swim with the whale sharks and sea lions but we had to cancel the trip due to rough seas. Karen offered us a alternative, a trip to Todas Sandos. We absolutely loved the day. First we stopped at a beach with a fresh water lagoon and beautiful sand. We had the beach all to ourselves. Words cannot describe the beauty of the palm trees, sand, flowers, cactus, and the beach. We got back in Bertha, her jeep, and drove to Todas Sandos. We visited a mission church, local shops, and the famous “Hotel California”. Again, Karen’s knowledge of the history of the town made the trip fascinating. On the drive back to Cabo San Lucas, we stopped at another quite beach for a picnic lunch. Karen took some more great pictures for us.

If you want to really enjoy your trip and explore the area, contact Karen. You will not be disappointed.

Thanks again Adventures in Baja for an experience of a lifetime. Hopefully we can return soon when the whales arrive."

Steve
Custom

"Diving with Adventures in Baja - you won't regret. I've been diving with Karen for the last two years. My Friend and I received our Padi Open water certification with Karen and have been diving with her ever since.
I’ve been diving with Karen for the last two years. My Friend and I received our Padi Open water certification with Karen and have been diving with her ever since. She has the right knowledge and success that she knows the area very well. She is extremely thorough and thoughtful and what’s what I enjoy about a good diving buddy. I highly recommend her to anyone interested in an experience of a lifetime!"

Rich
Diving

"I looked up recommendations for scuba instructors and found Karen had great reviews. So I asked Karen to plan a custom trip for my sister and I.
I looked up recommendations for scuba instructors and found Karen had great reviews. My original plan was to take an advanced open water scuba class with her but it changed. So I asked Karen to plan a custom trip for my sister and I.

Itinerary:
– Scuba diving in Cabo San Lucas
– Snorkeling with the sea lions at Isla Espirito Santo and whale sharks at La Paz
– Scuba diving in Cabo Pulmo national park
– Hiking in the Sierra de la Laguna

Extremely happy with all aspects of the trip.

When we look for a guide, we want great communication first and fore most. She definitely met and exceeded that bar. She is a one-person shop that handles every part of the business, yet is so prompt in responding to emails, phone calls, and online messages.

She can also be flexible and accommodating if the need arises. Clients will sometimes have change in plans (like me), and the weather can also play havoc, but she can adjust the trips and satisfy her clients.

Her experience is not just limited to Cabo San Lucas but includes hundreds of miles up the Baja peninsula too. This means she can plan a variety of adventures based on your preferences. For example, whale watching in Magdalena bay is just one of many other options available. She has also developed great relationships with other locals in the business. This shows she really puts in the effort for her job. She has also lived a very interesting life, don’t forget to ask about that.

She keeps the groups she leads very small. She asked whether another couple could join us instead of just assuming we would be fine with it. That was an excellent choice on her part, the other couple made the trips much more interesting and we enjoyed each others’ company. It was awesome to have a boat with only four clients, compared to all the other boats with ten plus clients. It definitely made for a much better experience.

In summary, I would definitely recommend hiring Karen to plan and lead your adventures in the southern Baja. If you are tired of the typical resort attractions and the cattle boats and crowded buses, get Karen to lead you on an adventure you won’t regret."

Bingrui Foo
Scuba

"6 star treatment - Karen has a small company that can tailor your dive and other experiences to your needs.
Just couldn’t be better. Karen has a small company that can tailor your dive and other experiences to your needs. I am a very experienced world wide diver and Karen/Adventures in Baja is truly exceptional. We had great dives, including sea lions, a squadron of mobula, HUGE bull sharks–and lots of them!–, schooling jacks and AN UNDERWATER ENCOUNTER WITH TWO HUMPBACK WHALES WHILE DIVING A REEF! Very unusual, but Karen was on top of it recorded it and more for me. She has extraordinary knowledge of everything Baja has to offer–from whale watching to scuba to hiking and more. Call her. You will be glad!"

Randy
Diving

"Can't say enough good things about our experience with Adventure in Baja. We had a diverse group of divers - from beginning to advanced and 12 year olds to adults.
Can’t say enough good things about our experience with Adventure in Baja. We had a diverse group of divers – from beginning to advanced and 12 year olds to adults. Karen came through for each one of us, lending a hand to those with less experience but still making the dive challenging and thrilling for the more advanced. We did 4 dives over the coarse of 2 days and each dive Karen’s professionalism and enthusiasm shown through. I especially liked how reef ecology, protection, and marine biology were incorporated into the dive plan. It made the time spent underwater so much more rich and enjoyable!
I’ve used several dive shops over the years in Cabo San Lucas but Adventures in Baja will be my go-to from here on out."

Tad
Diving

"Overall, if you are looking for a personalized, professional experience, I HIGHLY suggest Karen and Adventures in Baja. They value CONSERVATION and PROFESSIONALISM.
Karen was amazing to communicate with leading up to our tour. She provided us great insight and options based on what we were interested in; we ended up booking a snorkeling excursion to Cabo Pulmo, a national marine reserve, because we wanted something different and special. And it truly was!

It ended up just being us two with Karen, and though we shared the boat with some locals looking to whale watch, it ended up being a really personalized, private experience. Because of the time of year we went (early March), there was a diverse marine life population around – we saw 5 whales (two mating, one mother and baby, and a gray whale right by our boat!), we swam with a variety of fish, sea lions, and saw a school of sting rays. It was more than we expected for sure. Do keep in mind that this time of year, visibility is not at its peak, however, we still got a lot of great shots underwater.

Overall, if you are looking for a personalized, professional experience, I HIGHLY suggest Karen and Adventures in Baja. They value CONSERVATION and PROFESSIONALISM. It’s educational, flexible, relaxing, and so much fun. The cost is reasonable when you consider everything included – transportation, park fees, lunch – and your money goes towards a good company with a good cause. Compared to other major companies, we went with Karen because of the high value and quality of experience her company provides. (To compare: We got there with another group from a major company — there was about 8 of them in the group, they weren’t out for as long, and I’m pretty sure they didn’t see any whales.)

You can’t go wrong with Karen and Adventures in Baja!"

Jan
Cabo Pulmo Snorkel

"We had such a great time with Karen, she had great customer service the whole time. She is SO respectful of the wildlife, regulations and first and foremost wants to keep the animals stress free and comfortable.
We had such a great time with Karen, she had great customer service the whole time (we only booked a week in advance and she squeezed us in on a trip!) Loved that on our drive she gave us some area history, stopped for some GREAT Empanadas for breakfast, and everything went flawlessly time management wise. Karen is not only a knowledgeable guide, she is clearly a born naturalist and sea-woman. It was so fun to see her JUST as excited in the water during dives as we were. She is SO respectful of the wildlife, regulations and first and foremost wants to keep the animals stress free and comfortable compared to some other outfits in the Cabo area."

Marie
Whale Shark and Sea Lion

"My friends and I felt like we hit the jackpot with Karen. Not only was she incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated to sustainable tourism.
My friends and I felt like we hit the jackpot with Karen. Not only was she incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated to sustainable tourism, she was also such a pleasure and easy going. We felt like we had multiple tours in one daytime experience (we booked the whale shark experience) and at the end of the day genuinely felt sad when she dropped us off at our hotel. She opened up a great wide world to us and we’ll be daydreaming of our next Baja experience (hopefully soon!)"

Elena
Whale Shark Snorkel

"Karen took us on a great snorkeling adventure with migrating mobulas(manta rays) . We had our three children with us and Karen did a great job
Karen took us on a great snorkeling adventure with migrating mobulas(manta rays) .
We had our three children with us and Karen did a great job making my to young daughters feel comfortable on the boat and in the water.She also did a great job taking pictures and video.Lots of fun! I highly recommend her."

Lucas
Mobula Snorkel

"We took 2 different trips with Adventures in Baja during our time in Cabo and both were amazing!
We took 2 different trips with Adventures in Baja during our time in Cabo and both were amazing!. We spent time at multiple locations at Cabo Pulmo. We had the opportunity to swim with a large school of one-eyed jacks as well as many other different types of fish. The water was cold and Karen wanted to ensure we were comfortable and brought wet suits.

Our second trip was snorkeling with the mobula rays (Into the Blue, a new trip). It was unbelievable. Karen and our captain searched for the rays and we ended up snorkeling in four different spots. At the last stop there were 1,000’s of rays. Snorkeling as part of their group was incredible!

Karen was so amazing and knowledgeable. I would take another tour with Adventures in Baja and Karen in a heartbeat!"

Shari
Snorkel Tours

"The mum and baby whales were really happy to come right up to the boat for a cuddle and a kiss
Karen took my daughter and I on an epic trip to Magdalena to spend time with the grey whales. We stayed in a basic but comfortable hotel for two nights in between which we spent a whole day with the whales. In the morning we took a boat at about 8am and found a wonderful nursery area where the mum and baby whales were really happy to come right up to the boat for a cuddle and a kiss. They were so relaxed. In the afternoon we went out towards the lagoon entrance and this time the mother whales seemed more intent on training their babies. They were playful but clearly had stuff to do! Teaching babies to stay under for longer and swim fast through the stronger currents we guessed. We also saw a male, and I believe they come into the lagoon to hook up with mothers and calves to then escort them on their journey later out of the lagoon. So, it was fascinating, educational and just so awesome! You need to do it with someone as passionate about the whales as Karen, and although I am well-travelled and adventurous, I could not have done this without Karen as a guide."

Rachel
Grey Whales

"The whales came right up to the boat giving us an amazing up close interaction with the beautiful animals.
I went on a trip with Adventures in Baja to see the grey whales. It was the best trip in have experienced in my life. The whales came right up to the boat giving us an amazing up close interaction with the beautiful animals. Karen, our guide knew exactly how to attract the whales and took some amazing photos of us. Booking the trip was made easy with the quick communication via email. Overall an amazing experience. I have used this company for trips before and would definitely again in the future."

Jen
Grey Whales

"However it is not only the marine life that stands out! This adventure wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have Karen to show us around. She is an incredible person with an amazing knowledge of marine life and safety underwater.
Baja!!! A place where all year round you can experience the most incredible marine life: killer whales, many species of sharks, sea lions, sea turtles and mobulas (one of the craziest thing I had the pleasure of seeing… their jumps and flips out of the water on their annual migration).
My heart beats fast, my mind wanders and everyday I have a big smile in my face.
I’ve been to many places in my life, and as an ocean and shark lover this place is one of the most incredible ones.

However it is not only the marine life that stands out! This adventure wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have Karen to show us around. She is an incredible person with an amazing knowledge of marine life and safety underwater.

What a legend!

In addition to the dives, she also advised us in where to go and we had teh pleasure of sharing great chats and sunset views with her. I have no words of gratitude!"

Marta
Diving

"We had a group of 8 on our adventure with the goal of swimming with Sea Lions and Whale Sharks. Transportation was provided from our lodgings to La Paz with a breakfast stop along the way. Then we were outfitted with snorkel gear and wet suits and spent the day on the water. Karen was engaging and informative. Our skill levels varied in our group but Karen made us all feel so comfortable.
We had a group of 8 on our adventure with the goal of swimming with Sea Lions and Whale Sharks. Transportation was provided from our lodgings in Cabo to La Paz 2 hours away with a breakfast stop along the way. Then we were outfitted with snorkel gear and wet suits and spent the day on the water. Karen was engaging and informative. Our skill levels varied in our group but Karen and Sergio (our boat driver) made us all feel so comfortable with their professionalism and guidance that everyone had an exceptional experience throughout the day.

We accomplished all that we set out to do that day and more as we happened upon a pod of dolphins and got to swim with them too. Lunch and plenty of bottled water was provided. Karen provided biodegradable sunscreen and she was very generous in her underwater picture taking, which see shared with us. I would not hesitate to book with Adventures in Baja in my future trips."

Gaylee
Whale Sharks

"Karen pointed out giant grouper, schools, eels and other aquatic life. Pick up was right on time and she was very proactive in handling everything from lunch, gear, safety reminders to bathroom breaks. Real nature lover, utterly pleasant and fascinating to listen and learn from.
We dove Cabo Pulmo and we felt totally safe and Karen pointed out giant grouper, schools, eels and other aquatic life. Pick up was right on time and she was very proactive in handling everything from lunch, gear, safety reminders to bathroom breaks. Real nature lover, utterly pleasant and fascinating to listen and learn from."

Koap
Cabo Pulmo

"Karen was so professional. We felt so secure diving with her and made our PADI Open Water Certification. She showed us all the exercises very clear. Definitely next time in Cabo we are going to dive with her. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND Her!
Excellent! Karen was so professional. We felt so secure diving with her and made our PADI Open Water Certification. She showed us all the exercises very clear. Definitely next time in Cabo we are going to dive with her. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND Her!"

Miguel
Scuba