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SEA OF CORTEZ

The Sea of Cortez, includes over 900 islands, providing nesting and stop-over habitat for hundreds of resident and migratory birds. Virtually all the islands in the region are uninhabited. The beaches on these deserted islands are some of the best in the world. This sub-set of the Pacific Ocean is widely considered one of the most biologically diverse marine areas on earth. Come experience this very beautiful and special place with ​Baja Cat.

FISH MAMMAL LIFE

The Sea of Cortez, is a breeding ground for sea lions marine turtles, and whales. Nine whale species ply the stunning crystal blue waters that are also home to 22 dolphin, and 5 turtle species. This incredibly beautiful oceanic sea is home to 30% of the world's marine mammals, and 39% of the world's fish species. Some 4,848 species of macro-invertebrates and 626 forms of marco algae are also found here. Come for the adventure. Come for the education. Come to get wet and have a great time. Come on an expedition with Baja Cat.

WORLD'S AQUARIUM

The Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California, was dubbed the World's Aquarium, by the famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. Snorkeling and scuba diving in these abundant waters are second to none. From underwater caves, to the dark blue of deep water trenches, to the white sand beaches bathed in clear, turquoise water, this region is a divers paradise. Come see remote beaches, and play in the sand and water with Baja Cat.

Ground Transportation

Typically, guests are picked up directly from the lobby entrance of their hotel or resort, but not always. Depending on a number of factors, guests may be requested to meet ground transport in a central location.

Boat Info

Master, VIP, Double & Triple, Sleeping Salons with Bathrooms

Captain, engineer, hostess, and chef

Chef prepared meals

Sodas and beer

Open bar

Full array of safety equipment

Powered dinghies

Two paddle boards

Two kayaks

Snorkel gear in various sizes

Portable seats, layout cushions, outdoor pillows and beach awnings.

Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating and lay-out areas

Full galley-kitchen

Inside air conditioning

Sleeps 9 in 4 cabins

Master Queen Salon, VIP Queen Salon, Double bunk cabin, Triple bunk cabin

Additional sleeping arrangements available

4 complete bathrooms

Space for up to 60 day-time guests

Swim steps and stainless ladder for easy access to water

Ice and purified water

Beach towels

Adolfo

Adolfo is a Master Captain and yacht mechanic. He was captain of the 96`Pacifica cruising yacht for 13 years. He operates all types of vessels including Sports Fishers. Bi-lingual, he has extensive experience in the yachting industry.

Mariana

Mariana is a graduate Marine Biologist and Padi Master Scuba Dive Trainer. (PADI MSDT # 312632) Mariana is Baja Charter's primary hostess, teacher, and snorkel instructor.

Jesus

Jesus is a licensed, certified yacht captain. He has worked as a large yacht engineer for fourteen years. Jesus is in charge of yacht maintenance for Baja Charters. He has a friendly disposition, and is a highly competent seaman.

Maritza

Maritza is a marine biologist and whale shark expert. For six years she was in charge of whale shark research and conservation in La Paz for an NGO. She has her Mexican Seabook, is a Padi diver, and expert snorkel leader.

Sammy

Sammy is a licensed, certified seaman. He is also trained in Search & Rescue. Sammy is fluent in English, Spanish and German. He is a former lifeguard and a certified Whale Shark guide and has five years experience working on private yachts.

Private Charters

Guests visit beautiful isolated locations experienced by only the fortunate few. Baja Charters provides ALL INCLUSIVE cruising to remote coves and beaches on the inside Sea of Cortez. This is the area famously known as the World’s Aquarium. According to Nature.Org, the inside Sea of Cortez is the second most biologically diverse marine environment on the planet. An intimate cruise features snorkeling with an array of tropical fish over shallow tropical reefs, swimming with sea lions, or whale sharks in season, strolling remote beaches, exploring, paddle boarding, kayaking, scuba, etc.

Baja Charters provides quality chef-prepared meals on board with an open bar, served by a skilled and educated crew. A marine biologist is typically your hostess and snorkel leader. Everything is included: snorkel gear, wet suits, kayaks and paddleboards, along with an assist boat for getting up close to sea life in its natural environment. Reef-friendly sunscreen, bottled water, beer, sodas, and a variety of snacks are all provided, along with private bathrooms, fresh towels, and private showers. Join us, for the Experience of a Lifetime.

Private Charters Include:

  • 96' Triple-Deck Cruising Yacht
  • Captain, engineer, hostess, and chef
  • Chef prepared meals
  • Sodas and beer
  • Open bar
  • Full array of safety equipment
  • Powered dinghies
  • Two paddle boards
  • Two, two-person kayaks
  • Snorkel gear in various sizes
  • Portable seats, layout cushions, outdoor pillows and beach awnings
  • Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating and lay-out areas
  • Full galley-kitchen
  • Inside air conditioning
  • Sleeps 9 in 4 cabins
  • Master Queen Salon, VIP Queen Salon, Double bunk cabin, Triple bunk cabin. Additional sleeping arrangements available
  • 4 complete bathrooms
  • Space for up to 60 day-time guests
  • Swim steps and stainless ladder for easy access to water
  • Ice and purified water
  • Beach towels

Private Charters Pricing

SUNSET CRUISE

Variable Departure

Sunset charter runs 3 hours

For more than 10 people add $35 per guest

(Guest capacity 60)

$2,150 USD
*Plus Tax

HALF-DAY

Departure 9:00 AM

Half day charters run 4.5 to 5 hours

For more than 10 people add $75 per guest

(Guest capacity 60)

$3,150 USD
*Plus Tax

FULL DAY

Departure 9:00 AM

Full day charters run 8.5 to 9 hours

For more than 10 people add $85 per guest

(Guest capacity 60)

$4,150 USD
*Plus Tax

OVERNIGHT

Departure 9:00 AM

On Board Overnight Limit: 8

Overnight charters run 28 hours


(Guest capacity 60)

$5,750 USD
*Plus Tax

Overnight

Baja Charters’ overnight private charters aboard Pacifica, a 96’ triple-deck, air-conditioned private cruising yacht, is best organized for a private couple to a maximum of eight guests. It is the perfect vacation with everything included. Guests are serviced by a crew of four, sometimes more depending on the activities intended. Guests explore deserted islands, visit remote beaches, bays, and coves. Enjoy fantastic snorkel and scuba locations, swim with sea lions and tropical fish. Snorkel with whale sharks (October through April), or Giant Mantas (July through mid-November), splash with Mobula jumping Rays, enjoy world-class deep-sea fishing. (When requested we even provide our attendant Sports Fisher with tuna tower.)

We are not a typical Overnight cruise provider! We do SO MUCH MORE!

Discover a quiet peaceful cove on a stand-up paddle board, move amongst mangroves in a kayak, scuba the most remarkable reef imaginable, head out on our tender to see all kinds of sea life and visit a remarkable island bird sanctuary. Your hostess is a marine biologist. Your chef provides great food, all kinds of beverages, AND an open bar. There are wonderful areas to lay-out, relax, read a book, and enjoy a drink, surrounded by stunning views.

There are hundreds of beaches and bays scattered amongst the myriad islands of the Gulf of California, widely known as the Sea of Cortez. Snorkel or scuba the incredible Cabo Pulmo Reef. This is the Number One restored reef in the Western Hemisphere! Visit the outer bay and seven beaches of the fabulous Balandra. Anchor at Ensenada Grande on Holy Spirit Island (Isla Espiritu Santo). These are the finest beaches in Mexico. Quiet and secluded, they are breathtakingly beautiful.

Fish for your dinner of tuna, dorado, yellowtail, bass, grouper, and wahoo. Your chef will prepare ceviche and fish anyway you like. If you are not a fish-eater, we have steak, and chicken, and a host of marvelous vegetable and fruit dishes, along with baked goods. (We’re also vegan and gluten-free experienced.)

Cruise and explore the incredible inside Sea of Cortez. We have the perfect yacht and crew for you. Spend nights at anchor in deserted coves under star-studded skies. Shine lights in the water to bring up the swirling schools of Mobula rays. They are not dangerous; you can literally swim amongst them. Stroll a deserted white sand beach. Swim with a friendly sea lion colony, chase tropical fish around corals, and enjoy the peace and beauty of it all.

Does this Sound Familiar?

(A Truly Unique Yachting Experience)

You would really like to go out for a few days on a private, all-inclusive, yachting vacation, and explore deserted islands, beaches, bays, and coves. Someplace really amazing like the inside Sea of Cortez, one of the last great cruising grounds, and the 2nd most biologically diverse marine environment on the planet. The trouble is your significant other wants to go deep-sea fishing, and maybe scuba an incredible reef, and dive a ship wreck. You’d rather snorkel with whale sharks, swim with friendly sea lions, walk remote and deserted, white sand beaches, and lay-out and relax in private, on a real ocean-going yacht.

Both of you would like drinks served as you cruise remote islands and watch the incredible views glide by. Perhaps one or the both of you, would like to take time and try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding in a quiet cove where no one sees you fall, or use kayaks to explore some mangroves, corals, and play with colorful tropical fish. So, we’ve got GREAT NEWS! All of these options and more, are included with Baja Charters multi-day private charters of the southern islands in the Sea of Cortez. Along with our 96’s, triple-deck, cruising yacht, Pacifica, comes everything you need to make your dreams come true.

We have it all and we do it all!

There is nothing else like it. No one does it like we do! You decide. We provide.

Sample Five Day Private Charter

Departure 10:00 AM

On Board Overnight Limit: 8 overnight guests and 10 Daytime guests

$21,800 USD
*Plus Tax

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Why We Are The Premier Option

Private Liveaboard 96' Yacht

Large, spacious, sailing catamaran

Sportfisher with Tuna Tower

Bring your own camera!

Marine Biologist as teacher, hostess and guide

Attendant dive boat for easy access

Educated, professional, english-speaking crew

Many areas for relaxation

Personal Service

Chef on board

Local farm fresh vegetables and fruits brought daily

Two meals included

Snacks, bottled water, soft drinks and beer

Open Bar

Freshly laundered towels

Clean, new snorkel equipment

Snorkel vests (as opposed to bulky life jackets)

Wetsuits included

We Sponsor

Mar Libre

is a non-profit, conservation and educational program focused on the restoration of reefs and mangroves in the Sea of Cortez. This is a volunteer organization with NO PAID personal. Each month, RNAM coordinates, directs, and participates in cleaning beaches, reefs, sea lion colonies, and mangroves. Volunteer marine biologists, divers, surfers, kayakers, paddle board enthusiasts and ocean lovers of every type, participate in these projects. Baja Cat is a RNAM sponsoring partner, providing funding, resources and personal, in support of these worthy projects.

Cabo Pulmo Reef Preservation

In 1995, an underwater national park was formed by the Mexican government at the request of the fishing families of the tiny village of Cabo Pulmo. Since then, no fishing or anchoring has been allowed. The reef sprung back to life in an amazing way. Fish returned, spawned, and grew to maturity in huge numbers, along with turtles, dolphins, sea lions, and sharks. Coral and sea life have become incredibly abundant. In addition to the fee Baja Charters pays to the National Park for every guest who visits with us, we also make a donation to the Cabo Pulmo Welcome Center for reef preservation for each of our customers. 

Leave No Trace

Baja Charters is a contributing partner to the Leave No Trace association, and actively promotes its outdoor ethics programs.

Rescatando Nuestros Arrecifes y Manglares

Environmental education. In addition to “hands-on” clean up, RNAM, provides marine science educational instruction in schools throughout Baja Sur. Recently, over 1,000 students were taught how to preserve habitat and reduce pollution in a single month. Baja Charters provides resources and direct experiential interaction for teachers and professors supporting environmental instruction and hosts an annual all day private charter for the top-performing 25 educators in this area.

Project Aware

Project AWARE is a global movement for ocean protection powered by a community of adventurers. We connect the passion for ocean adventure with the purpose of marine conservation to create lasting change. Baja Charters has adopted a snorkel and dive site for continual clean-up and preservation.

Los Cabos Humane Society

Los Cabos Humane Society rescues and finds homes for dogs and cats. Don't buy, adopt! 

About Us

Yacht Charters, Excursions, Liveaboard

Baja Charters provides PREMIER Private Charters, Public Excursions, and Liveaboard exploratory cruises. Five-star rated we are NOT a typical tour company. We provide a private yacht experience with first class service and amenities. No one does it like we do for anything close to our prices.

Guests visit beautiful isolated locations experienced by only the fortunate few. Baja Charters provides ALL INCLUSIVE cruising to remote coves and beaches on the inside Sea of Cortez. This is the area famously known as the World’s Aquarium. According to Nature.Org, the inside Sea of Cortez is the second most biologically diverse marine environment on the planet. An intimate cruise features snorkeling with an array of tropical fish over shallow tropical reefs, swimming with sea lions, or whale sharks in season, strolling remote beaches, exploring, paddle boarding, kayaking, scuba, etc.

Baja Charters provides quality chef-prepared meals on board with an open bar, served by a skilled and educated crew. A marine biologist is typically your hostess and snorkel leader. Everything is included: snorkel gear, wet suits, kayaks and paddleboards, along with an assist boat for getting up close to sea life in its natural environment. Reef-friendly sunscreen, bottled water, beer, sodas, and a variety of snacks are all provided, along with private bathrooms, fresh towels, and private showers. Join us, for the Experience of a Lifetime.

Contact

Baja Charters Office - La Paz
Captains Marina Bar

US: 
214-974-0501 (English Only)
 
Mexico: 
(52) 624-128-5666 (Spanish, English, German)
(52) 612-152-9940 (English)

Captains Marina Bar & Dock 5

Driving Instructions From Cabo 

Coming from anywhere along the Cabo corridor, the easiest way to Marina Palmira is to take Highway 1 to Todos Santos. Go around Todos Santos via the Bypass road and continue on to La Paz. If you are coming from Los Barriles, take the road to La Paz, it will merge into the main road coming from Cabo.

When you reach La Paz, continue on the main road. It’s a few miles to downtown. Keep going and turn left at 5 February. Proceed straight towards the bay. At the last signal turn right. You are now on Alvaro Obregon, the road along the bay, which in about a mile will run parallel to the beach and bay. This area is known as the Malecon. (The "Malecon," in any Spanish-speaking country, means roughly: the esplanade along the water’s edge.)

Continue along the beach road about two miles passing through the remarkable waterfront area, until you see Marina Palmira on your left. At this point, the road has just divided into four lanes. Take the first turn across the green bicycle lane in the middle of the road. If you miss the turn, go slightly past the marina and take the one-lane turnaround and head back to the first entry area. There are three entries into the marina. The first one you come to is the closest to the boat. Technically, you can go into any of them, park and walk to the dock, but it is quicker to go back to the first entry area and double back, park in front of the Marine Waterfront Hotel, and walk straight through their complex to Captains Marina Bar. (It takes less than a minute.) It is directly across from the Dock 5 gate. Captains’ Marina Bar, is a Baja Charters facility where we meet with guests before boarding.

The parking is free in front of the hotel and at the south end of the marina. All the parking around the marina is safe and well protected.

Excursion Websites

Come Sportfishing with us!

As we all know, the fishing doesn't get any better than Baja. Our captain knows where the fish are and our Sportfisher is equipped for one heck of a good time. What are you waiting for? Give us a call!

Enjoying every second

Charter our most popular yacht! And it's popular for a reason. Boasting a ton of space to hang out, both indoors and outdoors, Baja Cat, let's you breathe! Come play, explore, or just sit back and take it all in!

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