Friday November 17 2017

Anchored on the tranquil Sea of Cortez at sunset
The Sea of Cortez is certainly my main attraction to living in Baja California Sur. And no time of year is better for recreation on the Sea than mid-October to late November. The summer heat breaks,...
Bercovich Boat Works offers railway services to 160 tons.
La Paz was the premier boating destination in the Sea of Cortez when Cabo San Lucas was just a bunch of fish camps on the beach with a tuna factory at the head of the anchorage. Today La Paz offers...
Sailboats racing on the becalmed waters of the Bay of La Paz
Do you and your family want to explore the Sea of Cortez but don't want to spend thousands on a sailing vacation? We have the solution with our used sailboat charteral program. Our bareboat sailboats...
1992 Gulf Craft 38' This boat is in excellent condition, owned by the boatyard. It has twin Volvo Penta 6 cyl diesels.$76,000USD
The Sea of Cortez is one of the great winter cruising grounds in North America and Bercovich Boat Works has the sailboat and power boat opportunities to get you out on the water for less.Fall brings...
The number and size of power vessels on the Sea has increased dramatically over the last decade
Cruising Baja California can be a wonderful experience. Owning a cruising guide or two can be an invaluable resource on your boat during your travels. On the Pacific side, a rugged coastline and a...
Cruising the Sea of Cortez brings a certain internal tranquility - the season is from October through April
Avalon Awaits! Not the island off the coast of California, for that certainly is a counterfeit paradise or, at least, one lost, but like to the mythical paradise of Arthurian legend, The Sea of...
Sailing under a full moon on the Bay of La Paz
By the light of the Silvery Moon is more than just a Doris Day movie or a song from 1902, it is an adventure in sailing on the Sea of Cortez. Full moon sailing is one of the reasons I love...
Two of the Garden in the Sea art panels shortly after installation, already with new residents
Underwater art, decorated by nature provides an artificial reef and a way to help rebuild the environment of the Sea of Cortez. A movie has been made about the artist, the project and the...
Giving Shelter Kids their day in the sun in Bajia Balandra
 Ten very well behaved young children, ages 3 to12, had just spent the day aboard ORION on a cruise to Puerto Balandra.  They had  an afternoon of playing, splashing and swimming from...
Has La Paz become Boater Unfriendly?
Update: As of December 11. 2016 a Mexican Navy vessel was blocking the entrance to Caleta Lobos, the only all-weather anchorage withing 32 miles (or half a day sailing) from La Paz.Water, Water...
Power yacht on the Sea of Cortez
July 25th 2015, Mexico is beginning to crackdown on boats entering Mexico without proper documentation. While Mexico’s government is checking more thoroughly they have made it much easier to comply...
Dry storage yard following the passage of Hurricane John
Good Hurricane Preparation is the best insurance a boat can have. Being that I had been the owner and operator of a sail loft for 12 years in La Paz Baja California, Mexico, I have some suggestions...
Bahia San Juanico on the Sea of Cortez
San Juanico in the Sea of Cortez, Mother Nature was obviously in a playful spirit when she formed the remote Sea of Cortez anchorage of San Juanico Bay. Fanciful spire-shaped islets, fossilized...
Boating, yachting and cruising the western waters of Mexico
Below is a literal translation of the Mexican Maritime Laws: LAW OF NAVIGATION CURRENT TEXT (Last reform implemented 26/05/2000 ) New Law published in the Official Journal of the Federation on...
The Baja Ha-Ha Cruiser's Rally begins every year around the first of November in San Diego and ends in Cabo San Lucas. Some call the Ha-Ha a race, the organizers prefer to think of it as a Cruiser's...
The Coromuel Winds in the Bay of La Paz harken back to pirate times
Almost every evening the wind blows from the SSW during the spring and early summer in the Bay of La Paz Coromuel winds area a welcome and unique phenomenon of the La Paz area. These south-to-south...
PORTS ACT OF MEXICO CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS Article it. This law is of public order and enforcement throughout the national territory, and is to regulate ports, terminals, marinas and port...
A Mexican  Vessel Temporary Import Permit or TIP
Below find a literal translation, with corrections, of the Mexican Temporary Import Regulations. In 2013 interpretation of these rules was confused by both the enforcing agents of Aduana, but also on...
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