Wednesday December 12 2018

37' Hunter Cherubini Cutter underway in the Sea of Cortez
This classic well maintained 1980 Hunter Cherubini Cutter is cruise ready in the Sea of Cortez. Rugged construction and quick under sail, the perfect Sea of Cortez Cruiser or weekend adventurer. Our...
National Geographic Sea Lion – Photo Niki Swenson
 Several expedition ships sail into the Sea of Cortez each year to spend their winters hosting Baja small ship cruises. Starting in December, with routes running through April, these vessels...
 Most fishermen in the southwest are familiar with Baja California, which boasts an abundance of eco-systems and fish species, and many beautiful, remote locations. Now kayak anglers have a new...
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...
Save the Parrot Fish in the Sea of Cortez
 Some years ago, the richness and diversity of fish in our seas was imagined endless and infinite. The resources of the sea were plentiful and the oceans were full of food. Unfortunately, what...
Beautiful Bahia Balandra - A World Heritage Site just north of La Paz.
Bahia Balandra is a World Heritage Site and its untame beauty is one of the major attactions to the city. The famous Mushroom Rock, unofficial icon of the city of La Paz is located in the middle side...
Mushroom Rock in Balandra at sunset today, restored to its position after the 2005 fall
 The Mushroom Rock in Bahia Balandra has long been the symbol of La Paz Appearing in postcards and countless photos. Sometime in the winter of 2005 the rock was discovered toppled from...
Swimming with Sea Lions at Los Islotes, north of La Paz
 Notice to CruisersAs of November 2017 private vessels can no longer dispense swimmers at Los Islotes, El Refugio or Roca Lobos. A limited number of annual permits are now issued to local...
Dolphins bow riding an AdventureSmith smll ship adventure
 AdventureSmith Explorations small ship tours in Baja California provide a style of excursion the larger cruise ships can't. A small ship expedition in Baja provides a more intimate interaction...
Swimming with Sea Lions at Los Islotes, north of La Paz
The Sea Lion Encounters in the Bay of La Paz are on again. Closed to all visitors from June 1 - Sept 1, this most popular of all La Paz activities cam again be visited. This includes snorkeling and...
Sample image from "los Islotes" Imagery by Luke Inman
 Los Islotes, The Sea Lion Colony at Espiritu Santo receives more visitors than almost any other island in the Sea of Cortez. The Sea Lions appear to have become accustom to human interaction...
Isla Espiritu Santos from the air looking back over the Bay of La Paz
 Information for the Gulf of California Islands Flora and Fauna Protected Area Marine Zone of Espiritu Santo Archipelago National Park.The Gulf of California Islands Flora and Fauna Protected...
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...
Hauling in a rooster fish in the Sea of Cortez
I’m a DIY (do it yourself) kind of fisherman. I have been ever since I first began traveling to Baja and ultimately settled down at Rancho Deluxe, our East Cape beachfront home.With nothing between...
Sailing Charter on the Sea of Cortez
Most of the time you get a report from groups that took a charter trip. This is a report from someone who takes the people out. My name is Mike and I am one of the skippers for a charter company in...
Giant Manta  - Manta birostris -  in the Sea of Cortez
By boat, it was only forty miles from beautiful Isla San Francisco back to La Paz. By late afternoon, the kids and my wife Jan were lounging in the shade of the cockpit watching the city’s...
Alpheus heterochaelis
It's that noise that keeps some folks up at night when sleeping in a boat in the temperate waters of the Sea of Cortez. Some fear them for Fiberglass Termites but marine biologist Bill Martin fills...
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,...
The beaches of the Sea of Cortez attract sun worshipers from all over the world
Baja California Sur has a great number of outstanding beaches with a variety of reasons to make a list of the best beaches in Mexico or even the world. A recent poll in USA Today had local experts...
The Blue Whale: Balaenoptera musculus
Blue Whale expert Dr Diane Gendron believes that, what you do in your every day work is the most important thing in life, so find what pleases you the most, and do it well. She says this with a...
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...
Scuba diving peaks in late summer and remains clear well into December
Take a scuba diving trip in the Sea of Cortez that is one in a million experience to some of the best scuba diving in the world! Well it was my 40th last Saturday so I decided my B-day present to...
Isla Espiritu Santos from the air looking back over the Bay of La Paz
Once upon a time, long, long before the first footprint appeared on a beach on the Baja California peninsula, in fact, long before there was a beach upon which a footprint could appear, a cataclysm...
Biosferea Bahía de los Angeles
Ready again for another Baja adventure my brother Brian and I and our friend Rick loaded up the truck with sea kayaks, cameras, camping and SCUBA gear and headed south. Our destination was Bahía de...
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...
Kayaking the Colorado River Delta
From space the Colorado River Delta is the defining feature of the Baja California Peninsula.  It is a landscape created by a magnificent sea, a powerful river, and an active San Andreas fault: ...
Kayaking on the Sea of Cortez
Quick, put the fish back in the water!” I yell to Bill. A Botox-lipped fish, called a Burrito Grunt, is flopping around at my feet, covered in sand, fighting for its life.A few minutes earlier, high...
Map of San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico
San Felipe is a town on the bay of San Felipe in the Sea of Cortez in the Mexican state of Baja California, 120 km south of the United States border and within the municipality of Mexicali. It also...
Fishing for the elusive Blue Marlin in the Sea of Cortez
Here are the Mexican Fishing Regulations in English. They are straight forward now and much easier to understand and accommodate. For many years Mexico did not have the infrastructure to police and...
Overcoming a Challenge for the Love of Fishing
A family’s recovery after a devastating life changing accident on Mex 1 is the tale of Larry Cooper. His Baja story began with the common denominator of many…a love of fishing. It would be many years...
Overcoming a Challenge for the Love of Fishing
A family’s recovery after a devastating life changing accident on Mex 1 is the tale of Larry Cooper. His Baja story began with the common denominator of many…a love of fishing. It would be many years...
Cruisers take time to rescue this unique creature in the Sea of Cortez, a Dwarf Sperm Whale mother and baby. La Paz welcomed some unusual tourists last week. Like many they were headed up the...
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...
Hatchling sea turtle in those first few desperate hours of life
If one could sit quietly on a Mexican beach long enough, eventually a sea turtle would edge by. Of course, there are beaches where the waiting would be short—minutes or hours—and others where...
Setting Sun over Sea of Cortez
The green flash is a solar phenomenon that only occurs under very specific conditions. Many people THINK they may have seen the green flash, but have they really? Before you think I’ve spent too much...
The type of stingray that worries swimmers in the waters of Baja is usually less than 12" across.
Springtime brings increased activity throughout the Sea of Cortez, not only in the form of tourists enjoying the warming waters, but the natural habitants as well. Among those that perfer to share...
With more than 2000 miles of ocean coastline there is certainly a slice of beach for every visitor
This summer may be an excellent time to explore the Baja Peninsula. With spectacular vistas and a history dating back more than 475 years it can be both fun and educational.One of the big rush season...
Boating, yachting and cruising the western waters of Mexico
LAW OF NAVIGATION CURRENT TEXT (Last reform implemented 26/05/2000 ) New Law published in the Official Journal of the Federation on January4, 1994 Navigation LAW. The margin a seal with the...
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...
Scuba diving in the Sea of Cortez, Aquarium to the World
Late-Summer and through late November provide some of the most phenomenal diving to be found worldwide, right here in the Sea of Cortez. Enjoy a first-hand story of playing with sea lions, chasing...
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...
Having sailed from San Diego last fall, he has sailed and surfed his way through Baja. This is Stefan's second story for the Insider and this time he takes us up sailing into the Sea of Cortez in the...
The Hook at Isla San Francisco in the Sea of Cortez
The Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California in northwestern Mexico were inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the Twenty-ninth Session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO in...
Whale sharks are the ocean's largest fish and frequent a number of locations in the Sea of Cortez
Whale sharks - the largest fish in the ocean and return every winter to the waters of the Bay of La Paz. Swimming with these gentle giants can be the perfect end to a dive trip or island outing....
The Sea of Cortez offers a world of discovery for kayakers
When we first came down to La Paz, I was sitting on the top deck of the Hotel we stayed in, looking over the Malecon (beach front) I saw this guy in a kayak moving at high speed (or so it seemed)...
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