Category: Cruising Tips

Cruising Tips traveling South from La Paz to Bahía Banderas

  Playa La Bonanza/ Ísla Espirito Santo Very large scenic bay with long white sand beach and turquoise water. Snorkeling reefs on both ends of the bay. Good protection of N winds…

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The Sea of Cortez. A Summary.

We entered the Sea of Cortez at Cabo San Lucas after sailing down the Pacific side of Baja California. Leaving the big ocean behind, it got instantly warm. We spend the summer…

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Cruising Tips for the Sea of Cortez traveling South from Santa Rosalia to La Paz

Santa Rosalia Fuel dock. There is space to anchor in the port at the far side. We heard that there is a lot of debris on the harbor bottom and anchor retrieval…

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Cruising Tips for the upper Sea of Cortez from Puerto Refugio to Bahía Kino and Ísla San Esteban

We left Puerto Penasco for Puerto Refugio, a passage of 106 nmiles, an overnighter, big sea with about 6-8 foot waves in 10-15 kn of NW winds for the first 8 hours.…

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Cruising Tips for Puerto Peñasco/Mexico

We arrived in Puerto Peñasco after a night passage from Puerto Refugio early in the morning at low tide. We tried to reach the harbor master and Fonatur Marina per VHF, but…

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Crusing Tips for the upper Sea of Cortez from Bahía de los Ángeles to Puerto Peñasco

Bahía de los Ángeles Two good anchorages in sand behind Punta Arena point with light and beach and in front of the 3 village piers on sand at 15-30′. The one in…

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Crusing Tips for the upper Sea of Cortez from Santa Rosalia to Bahía de los Ángeles

Santa Rosalia Fuel dock. There is space to anchor in the port at the far side, but we heard that there is a lot of debris on the harbor bottom and anchor…

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Cruising Tips for the Sea of Cortez traveling North from Puerto Escondido to Bahia Conception

Puerto Escondido Mooring balls inside the inner bay, anchoring outside the bay, might want to ask the Fonatur office for all anchoring spots. Fuel dock. Portable water from the mountains at the…

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Cruising Tips for the Sea of Cortez traveling North from La Paz to Loreto

Isla del Espirito Santo and Isla la Partida No cell service and no wifi in the whole park. If you don’t have a park permit, you can buy it from park rangers…

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Cruising Tips for the Sea of Cortez traveling North from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz

Cabo San Lucas Skip Cabo unless you have tons of $$$, love lots of big hotels, party every day or are under 25. We heard that diesel is super expensive there and…

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