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Baja Island Ecology Logistics

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Baja Island Ecology Logistics

We've thought through every detail of your Baja Island adventure - from planning to paperwork to travel - so you don't have to. Check below for more information on available travel dates, a sample itinerary, details on lodging and food, FAQ's, and all the materials and forms you'll need.

Find Your Travel Dates

View available dates for individual students and request dates for student groups.

Sample Course Itinerary

View a sample course itinerary (yours may vary) and learn more about all our course activities.

Program Overview

Check out the program details here. From site location to academic content, and most importantly, the program research projects.


Join Us at Espiritu Santo - Teachers Travel at No Cost With 6 or More Students. Learn more.


Are You a Student? Travel on Your Own or With a Group. Learn more about how it works.

Mexico Dates for Individual Students:

Safety: EPI's Top Priority

Participant safety is our number one priority. We choose our program sites because they are safe, stable environments, and we contract specialized services (like driving and rafting) to local operators who know the conditions best.

EPI’s extensive medical protocols are designed to keep participants safe. Though we require students to unplug while on course, we do have a 24-hour contact number to facilitate communication with groups when necessary, and our instructors participate in risk management training each year and are certified in Wilderness First Aid. 

Frequently Asked Questions

+ Is the water safe to drink?
You’ll always have access to clean water. In locations where it’s necessary, EPI provides purified water to participants at all times on-course.
+ Where does the program take place?
Students arrive and depart from either Los Cabos or La Paz airport. The course begins and ends at our campus in La Paz, Baja California Sur, located three hours north of Cabo San Lucas. The majority of the program takes place on Espiritu Santo, a protected, uninhabited island a short boat ride from La Paz. Students will also visit the Sierra de La Laguna mountain range south of La Paz.
+ Do we need wetsuits?
Typically, the water is warm enough that we don’t need wetsuits. During winter and spring courses, EPI will provide access to wetsuits to students who want them.
+ Do I need to bring any first aid supplies?
No. EPI provides all necessary first aid supplies. Our instructors travel with comprehensive first aid kits at all times while on-course and participants do not need to bring any additional supplies.

Tips from Students

My daughter had an AMAZING experience on this trip. All of the Marine Biologists she worked with, including her instructors, went out of their way to make learning fun. - 2014 Baja Parent

Tips from Students

“I learned so much about ocean ecology, how to work as a team, and how to speak Spanish with more confidence.” — Lia, 2013 Baja Participant

Last year, EPI Mexico students participated in
84 invertebrate censuses