Sky Island Adventures Booking


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We are ALL booked for 2022, sorry. You can sign up to be notified when we open booking for 2023 at this page/link:  2023 Notification List

Please contact us via email if you’d like more information about any of this.

Coming in 2023: We’re scaling up to accommodate groups of nine or ten people, among three guest rooms for longer 3 day/3 night adventures! You’ll have options to book a room for your group (2 to 4 people), or travel solo and stay dorm style with other bug lovers in bunk bed settings. As we open up booking again, we’ll provide more information about the rooms.

New for 2023, we’ll be offering weeks for adults-only and then certain weeks for families with children (14 and under) in an effort to make everybody more comfortable about the “vibe.”

Booking may open for 2023 around Halloween of 2022. Maybe sooner? We are considering doing some day adventures for people in the fall and winter of 2022. Contact us if you’d like to know more about that.

What to expect in Monsoon season of 2023, July and August…

Daytime activities to include guided explorations at your comfort level in multiple locations as we visit nearby Sky Islands including the Santa Rita Mountains, the Huachuca Mountains, and Mount Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains (weather dependent). Drive time to each is 30 to 90 minutes. Our journeys will take us through many different life zones and habitats which host a wide variety of insects and other wildlife, plants and geological features.

And then at night we go black lighting which is demonstrated in the video at the bottom of this page. While the sheets and lights are running we wander a bit to look for things not attracted to the lights.

Each day and night we’ll visit new locales to maximize the diversity of organisms we encounter, and the memories you take home!

The adventure begins when you arrive. We do offer a pick up service for people arriving at the Tucson airport which is about 45 minutes away from our property. Some people will arrive in their own cars, and others will rent cars.

Days are generally structured around meals.

Breakfast at around 8:00 AM. Leave for day adventures at around 9 AM. Lunch in the field. Return to property at around 3:30 PM. Dinner at 4:15 PM. Depart for night adventures at 5 PM. Return from night adventures at around 10:30 PM to Midnight. Individual guests are welcome to sit out any leg of the adventure if they need a break or just want to hang back and enjoy the property. We are rarely gone from the property more than 6 hours at a time, and partly for your comfort.

A few simple things to know:

  1. Your booking is for 3 nights. Check in is always on a Wednesday and check out is always on a Sunday. You are welcome to arrive late or depart early, but no partial refunds will be offered in these cases.
  2. Payment is due in full at the time of booking and is refundable up to 1 month in advance of arrival, minus a $100 deposit per person.
  3. We are able to pick you up at the Tucson, Arizona airport for an extra fee. We will make one trip to the airport each Wed, and to drop people off each Sunday. The timing of arrival and departure of other adventurers may cause you to have to be at the airport longer. We will meet at the airport when the last person lands. We will work with you to accommodate the flight times/planning which admittedly can be a bit complicated. Some people will stay in Tucson or the vicinity extra days and rent a car outside of the service we are offering, and this simplifies their trip.
  4. We will provide three meals per day. There are several markets in town with food and we’ll be sure to provide quick shopping opportunities and stops as we pass by them, probably daily. You are responsible for your own snacks between meals. We will work to accommodate food allergies and dietary preferences including gluten free and vegan options. Some of these meals may be on the run or in the field. It’s not fancy, it’s food! Examples include Sonoran dogs, tamales, hamburgers, sandwiches.

After you make your purchase we will contact you to plan the finer details of arrival, departure and everything in between. We will send a list of everything you will want to bring (we have extra nets, containers, head lamps). You will be asked to review and sign waiver of liability forms for each attending person and all children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Rus Wilson from Aquarimax Pets came down in the summer of 2021 and documented his adventure with us in three videos. The first video appears below and the others are on his YouTube Channel.



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