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

Swim with gentle whale sharks and enjoy an all-inclusive dream vacation at a private boat-in ecolodge, far from tourist crowds and resorts.

Imagine a week in Baja California filled with deep relaxation and moments like this…

Relaxing in a hammock on the deck of your own private ecolodge

Exploring the pristine nature and saw rare wildlife of Baja California

Enjoying a pristine beach far from over-developed resorts and tourism

Eating incredible fresh meals prepared and served by a kind local staff

Creating shared memories with your significant other and other eco-travelers

Welcome to a worry-free trip where you can truly let go, relax, and enjoy.

Taken care of for you, without the stress of organizing travel plans and details

Simplified, without the hassle of arranging satisfactory accommodation, food, and transportation

Pristine, far from crowded beaches and tourism at typical destinations like Cabo and La Paz

All-inclusive, without any unforeseen expenses common when visiting a new location

Happy Guests Served

Years in Business since 1989

Year Hall of Fame on Tripadvisor

Protected National Preserves and Unesco World Heritage Site

We are Baja Spirit, and our mission is to provide the most safe, fun, and memorable eco-adventures that share the inspiring nature of Baja with people like you.

We’ve brought thousands of guests to Baja California, one small group at a time, since 1989.

We are a small ecolodge and ecotour company run by Kevin Warren and his wife Carolina. Our love and respect for the nature here, and passion to share it with others through fun and safe eco-adventures is what keeps us going.

Located in a Unesco World Heritage site on the Sea of Cortez, in the magical Bahia De Las Animas, we offer a one-of-a-kind experience that brings you to the heart of Baja California, Mexico.

Kevin Warren, Owner Baja Airventures
Our Founder

Kevin Warren

Kevin is a pilot, guide, and founder of Baja Spirit. For 40+ years, he has helped thousands of travelers like you enjoy Baja’s remote and off the beaten path and locations, far from the crowds of tourists. To this day, Kevin is an avid surfer, sportsman, husband to his wife Carolina, and proud father of three daughters.

Baja Adventure Travel Administrative Job for Las Animas ecolodge
Our Location

Situated in between a Unesco World Heritage site, a National Marine Preserve, and the largest Desert Preserve in Latin America, we have a truly one-of-a-kind location.

Our ecolodges are a 14 mile boat-in only journey from the nearest town, Bahia de los Angeles (Bay of the Angels). Our views here are pure untouched nature – vastly different from the typical Cabo and La Paz “Baja Experience” with tourist resorts, crowds, and noise.

Kevin Warren, Owner Baja Airventures
Our Staff

Our staff consists of experienced Naturalist Guides and local Mexican staff of boat captains, fishermen, chefs, and the cleaning care of our ecolodges, and bring so much to the entire Baja Spirit experience.

Our team is committed to providing our guests with safe guided experiences, outstanding service, mouth-watering fresh food, and an added slice of authentic Mexican culture. 

Introducing our signature
Whale Shark EcoTour, an all-inclusive 6 day trip and soft eco-adventure of a lifetime.

Every Whale Shark EcoTour trip includes:

Roundtrip ride from San Diego

25 mile roundtrip boat-ride to pristine ecolodge location

6 Days in Untouched Nature Paradise

Your own peaceful ecolodge right on the Sea of Cortez

Incredible meals prepared by local staff (including drinks & alcohol)

Small groups and no crowds! Only 12 very lucky guests per trip

ALL ecotour adventures and activities included

Kayaks, paddle boards, and lots of other toys included

Experience Whale Sharks and so much more…

The closest whale shark location to the US, where we average 3-8 whale shark encounters per trip.

The only boat-in lodge, and most pristine area in all of Baja – drastically different than staying at a resort with 1000’s of people.

The trip with everything included, for a stress-free and restful vacation.

Swimming and snorkeling with whale sharks (have them all to yourself vs. sharing them with dozens of other boats and tourist groups)

Here’s a sneak peak of what your week will look like:
Relax and explore as much as you want, all week.
Baja Whale Shark Videos

• Daily excursions with a naturalist guide

• Swimming with whale sharks

• Licensed Fishing

• Snorkeling with sea lions

• Exploring offshore islands

• Mangrove forest adventures

• Bird watching

• Seeing pods of dolphins

• Sightings of other whales

• Sea Kayaking

• Taking hikes

• Relaxing in your private hammock

• Finding your own private cove with no one around

• Enjoying the peace and serenity of Las Animas

• And much more!

Guests come on our trips for the whale sharks, and return for our…

Small, friendly group tours with a 2:1 guest staff ratio


Kind and attentive guides and local staff


Amazing meals and freshly caught seafood


Peaceful ecolodges on an untouched, pristine beach

Praise from our guests:

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!



6-Day Itinerary

One week filled with memories that will last a lifetime.

We meet-up at Brown Field, San Diego at 5:30am. Shuttle down from SD to Mexicali, MX to clear customs. Scenic drive along the Sea of Cortez and Sonoran Desert. Transfer to boats and boat ride to our Las Animas Ecolodge. Evening to settle in with fantastic food, a beautiful sunset, and star-filled skies.

DAYS 2-5

Fresh breakfast ready when you are. Morning adventures to whale shark feeding grounds, swimming with sea lions, etc… Freshly prepared lunch at the lodge. More group adventures or the option rest and explore separately anytime. Evening happy hour, delicious dinners, and starry nights with campfires.


Early morning breakfast at Las Animas. Final boat ride on the return trip. Scenic return back up the Sonoran Desert, along Sea of Cortez, and through Mexicali to San Diego. Arrival back at our meet-up spot between 5:00-7:00pm PST.

#1 Specialty Ecolodge in Baja

Our truly unique location in Baja offers 8 romantic, private beach-side yurts featuring a California King Sized Bed with a Pillow-Top Memory Foam Mattress. Each ecolodge has its own bathroom with a pressurized shower and Sun/Mar Eco-Toilets. Each yurt is spacious and beautifully designed with skylight roofs. Step outside and relax on your own covered deck with a hammock and Adirondack Chairs overlooking the sea. Walk along the beach to our main lodge for every meal, evening campfires, and group activities.

“The best food I’ve eaten”

Food is a key element to any travel experience and in our case, the source of a good deal of positive feedback from our clients. We use only the freshest local ingredients when we prepare top quality meals for our guests. Whenever possible our staff and guests harvest seafood from the ocean by fishing and snorkeling. Fresh from the sea, Baja Airventures creates cuisine that would make any chef envious. Meals are well balanced and servings ample. We can also accommodate special vegetarian or vegan diets.

Our New Worry-Free Booking & Cancellation Policy

We understand there may be a lot of uncertainty around your travel planning right now. That’s why we are now giving you our worry-free booking & cancelation policy.

You may reschedule any new or existing reservations for any tour with us at no charge if there are any official health/travel government restrictions in place.

With our Worry-Free Booking & Cancellation Policy
*Please add 13% Mexican government IVA & 3% National Park Tax
*Please plan to tip our local staff for their significant care and effort
*No bookings & departure dates are confirmed without signing advance registration form and paid deposits.
Date change requests are only valid with mutual written agreement, and date change fee may apply.

2023 Dates


Aug 28- Sept. 2
Sept 4 – Sept 9
Sept 11 – Sept 16
Sept 18 – Sept 23
Sept 25 – Sept 30
Oct 2 – Oct 7
Oct 9 – Oct 14
Oct 16 – Oct 21
Oct 23 – Oct 28
Oct 30 – Nov 4

Enhance the quality of your life.


“The intense beauty, great food, relaxed atmosphere and ever increasing variety of activities to partake in all contribute to an incredible experience. This a magical place”

Greg & Kerry Malver


“Muchas gracias! I don’t think I ever returned to New York so relaxed. One of my best-all travel experiences!”

Lisa Sussman


“The entire trip was an adventure of the greatest type. This is the first time my wife has said she wants to return to the same spot for another vacation. We will be back!”

Tom Coughlin


Limited seats are filling up quickly for the year!

All spots were filled in 2022.
Call (+1) 619-421-2235 now to reserve for this year!

Frequently Asked Questions
What is your worry-free booking & cancelation policy?

You may reschedule any new or existing reservation to any tour with us at no charge if there are any official health/travel government restrictions in place. You will be able to use the full value of your non-refundable payments as a credit for a future trip provided you travel within 24 months of your original tour date.

Your travel voucher credit is even transferable.

What are the qualifications of your guides?

Every whale shark tour is led by an official Baja Spirit naturalist guide. They are extremely knowledgeable of the local flora and fauna and have been taking out such tour groups for years. They are aware and abide by the Baja whale watching rules and regulations for the safe viewing which includes ways in which to leave them undisturbed.

Our guides love Baja and know the best places and natural resources to share with you.

What is your trip capacity?

Baja Spirit limits group size to no more then 12 guests on our Whale-Shark Ecotours. Other tours companies often crowd up to 50 or more on a single tour and as a result are unable to provide as personal or rewarding an experience. We value creating a personal, friendly environment where every guest is cared for.

How is the food?

The food is fantastic at our ecolodge, and we boast the best kitchens on the peninsula. Our local cooks offer all you can eat in traditional ranchero style meals, barbecue, fresh fish, home-made tortillas; purified drinking water are all included.

Many of our meals are "hunter gatherer" style, taking advantage of whatever mother nature provides with amazing fresh sea-food for happy hour.

And of course, we accomodate for different dietary restrictions - with vegan and vegetarian options available.

How are the accomodations?

Our specialty lodge at Las Animas’s features 8 romantic, private beachs-side yurts each with an attached private bathroom, a pressurized shower, state of the art Sun-Mar Ecotoilets, California king-sized pillow-top memory foam mattress, skylight roofs, and covered decks with Adirondack chairs and a hammock.

This is not a hotel - many of our guests consider our lodges a far better experience than staying at a typical hotel room and resort that you'd find in Cabo or California.

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