Trip Announcements

Sonoran Coastal Paddle – Dec. 10-17, 2022


This coastal paddle will run from El Colorado to San Carlos, an area of coastline having numerous coves and beaches interspersed among the coastline cliffs.  We will carry everything we need including fresh water for this 6-day paddle.  The total distance is about 40 miles.  We will plan on a laid back pace, taking many stops to explore the coastline.  We may, or may not, choose to have a layover day along our route, depending on our group and progress.  Plan to be flexible in case weather dictates staying ashore due to heavy seas.  So here is the plan.  We will drive to El Colorado on the first Saturday and return to Tucson from San Carlos on the last Saturday.  We will hire someone from the village of El Colorado to caravan with the drivers (after unloading and sorting gear) on the day after our arrival to bring the drivers back to our boats after we drive our vehicles to the marina at San Carlos.  We won’t likely get underway until noon on the first paddling day.  This trip is only for those who have previously done multi-day paddles or have demonstrated their paddling skills to me. A valid passport or passport card is required for travel to Mexico.  For further information or to indicate interest please contact trip initiator John Maier at


Sonoran coastal beach camp