Custom Coastal is a network of ecotourism providers dedicated to transforming tourism through conscious travel
Custom Coastal creates authentic adventures that are completely customized to satisfy your inquisitive nature. Our vast experience in tourism, marine science, education, and hospitality, combined with our intuitive customer service allows us to create a unique vacation package for active families, friends, couples, schools, and business associates. Our guided trips never include headset-toting micromanagers, ever. We also connect you to local non-profits, conservation initiatives, authentic restaurants, music, and activities.
Custom Coastal is an ever-evolving dream come true for Emily Evans. She has spent much of her life exploring coastal gems world-wide. While teaching marine science, guiding kayaking and whale watching trips, and working in the hospitality industry, she has forged meaningful relationships within the places she has come to love. She designed Custom Coastal from the ground up to open up that network to conscientious travelers looking for natural adventures, and to forge a link to the soul of those places she can share. Our EcoScoop provides current event updates from ground zero. Add a little consciousness to your vacay!
Whether it’s your budget or your conscience causing you to look for more unique and meaningful vacations, Custom Coastal can help you create the most memorable vacation package ideal for active groups and families in search of unique experiences and budget pricing.
Call it sustainable tourism if you like, the idea is to increase your efficiency in travel planning by having experts who have lived the life you are visiting advise you and plan for you. Custom Coastal employs effective resource management to ensure you only pay for something you desire & reduce negative environmental impacts by traveling with a responsible operator. We like to call it ecotourism, connecting conservation community and conscious travel choices. Custom Coastal represents the Evolution of Travel by allowing you to create your ideal trip and connecting you to the soul of your destination through our EcoScoop.
Our debut destination is Baja California Sur. Bursting with rich biodiversity, the Sea of Cortez is known as the “Galapagos of North America” and the “World’s Aquarium” for good reason. The Pacific lagoons provide the world’s gray whale population with protected breeding grounds to mate and give birth each spring. The Sea of Cortez and its 900 islands have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites due to their abundance of marine mammals, tropical fish, whale sharks, sea turtles and birds.
Dive, snorkel or swim in the warm waters filled with swirling fish life enjoying the 100 foot visibility of the fall season. Explore Isla Espiritu Santo kayaking snorkeling and hiking, from the comfort of our all-inclusive safari style basecamp on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Sail in elegant style with 7 of your favorite people aboard the 45’ Catamaran, El Mechudo. Visit both sides of Baja witnessing the antics of friendly gray whales of the Pacific then enjoy the diverse activities of the Sea of Cortez in only one week.
All trips have very flexible itineraries. All activities are optional and our trips are fully supported by knowledgeable captains and naturalist guides who cater to your desires. Create your own adventure, add services and upgrades, travel with your people, or join a small group.
Custom Coastal trips are ideal for groups of 2-16, sometimes 24 people. We can create any combination of activities: kayaking, whale watching, birding, surfing, hiking, snorkeling, diving, fishing, sailing, yoga, culinary, and photography. Stay tuned for developing trips on Catalina Island, Gulf Coast Texas, Florida’s Everglades and the Carolinas. Trips can be created at three basic levels: Basic – about $125/person/day, Original – about $200/person/day, and Deluxe – about $350/person/day.