Tim Means, the founder and president of the company, started his career leading groups through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River and founded M06399 in 1974. To say he has a passion for the preservation and natural wonders of Baja is an understatement. In addition to running what has become the leading eco-adventure company in Baja, he is also actively involved with philanthropists, NGOs and various agencies in Mexico to preserve the natural environment of the Baja region.
With his company’s own contributions and success in engaging other donors, he has been instrumental in preserving thousand of acres which are now designated as nature preserves. Along with The Nature Conservancy, he recently led the effort to obtain funding for the creation of the Isla Espiritu Santo Natural Marine Park, preserving a critical habitat and limiting access with user fees and permits.
Our knowledge of Baja allows us to keep our itineraries flexible and spontaneous and our accommodating staff takes care of all day-to-day details, such as cooking and housekeeping, so you can experience Baja at the pace you prefer. One of our corporate goals is to provide employment to Baja’s local people, whose warmth and good nature set the tone for our excursions. They look forward to sharing their extensive knowledge of the local wildlife and culture with you. You’ll feel very comfortable with our expedition leaders, as most of them have years of experience in the field. Our sales staff in San Diego who also frequently join our trips are happy to answer your questions and confirm your reservations. And, our La Paz staff will handle all the in-country logistics, so you can relax and enjoy!
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
We officially began in 1974 with the intrepid traveler, Tim Means bringing his friends formt the Grand Canyon on panga trips - we have definitley expanded from that!
2. What is your company's mission?
To share the pristine beauty of Baja with interested travelers.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Eco adventures to Baja.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Tim Means has been intimately involved with the conservation of Baja for 40 years. He is a founding member of Niparaja, and works with all of the non-profit org's in Baja.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Our trips to the San Ignacio lagoon allow visitors to comfortably experience the magic of the most remote biosphere reserve in Latin America. Fly or drive and we will take good care of you. The whales are incredible and will leave you speechless.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
Our trips exceed expectations, when a client returns year after year or invites 20 of their friends we know we are doing something right!