Trip Reports

FIRST YEAR ONE TRIP

June 30-July 7, 2019

This was our inaugural trip and it was everything we wanted it to be and more.  The days were jam-packed with activities and the children absorbed it all like thirsty sponges.  This article is meant to share the highlights with you.

June 30, 2019 – Departure from La Paz to Espíritu Santo Island

Our Hèroes arrived late in the afternoon.  For many, it was the first time to be away from home and for all, it was the first time to be on a boat like Quino el Guardian.  Our crew was as excited to have them on board as they were to be there.

 

July 1, 2019 – Espíritu Santo (site: El Candelero)

Activities included:

  • Morning hike and snorkeling at El Candelero
  • Bird watching at San Gabriel Bay
  • Field notebook with Amy Hudson
  • Economy class
  • Introduction to the tourism industry by Dora
  • Project:  Creating a travel brochure on their villages

July 2, 2019 – San Francisquito Island, Estero of San José Island,  EL Pardito Island

Activities included:

  • Morning hike at San Francisquito Island
  • Field notebook with Amy Hudson
  • Continue working on their brochures project
  • Snorkeling around El Partito
  • Mangrove class
  • Tour and swimming in the mangroves of San José Island

 

July 3, 2019 – Carmen Island

Activities included:

  • Classes of La Baja and Gulf of California’s Geology
  • Hiking to learn about fossils
  • Dolphin watching
  • Economy class
  • Snorkeling

July 4, 2019 – Danzante Island
  • Morning hike at Honeymoon Cove
  • First AID class, theory
  • Kayak and swimming recreational activities
  • Meeting the crew (each crew member was assigned to two students – the students interviewed them and created a presentation to be given the following day on “their” crewmember)
  • Economy class
July 5, 2019 – San José Island
  • Morning hike
  • Presentations of “their” own crew member
  • Working on Brochure
  • Economy class

July 6, 2019 – Espíritu Santo Island (Ensenada Grande)
  • Sealion watching
  • Economy class
  • First AID and CPR class, practice
  • Presentation of their brochure project
  • Recreational activities on the beach
 
July 7, 2019 – Return to La Paz