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.
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.
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.
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.
Captain, engineer, hostess, and chef
Chef prepared meals
Sodas and beer
Full array of safety equipment
Two paddle boards
Snorkel gear in various sizes
Portable seats, layout cushions, outdoor pillows and beach awnings.
Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating and lay-out areas
Inside air conditioning
Sleeps 4 in 2 cabins
2 Queen Cabins
Additional sleeping arrangements available
2 complete bathrooms
Space for up to 30 day-time guests
Swim steps and stainless ladder for easy access to water
Ice and purified water
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 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 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 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 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.
Sunset charter runs 2 ½ hours
For more than 10 people add $30 per guest
Drinks and snacks are included
Half day charters run from 4-5 hours
For more than 8 people add $60 per guest
Full day charters run from 8-9 hours
For more than 10 people add $75 per guest
On Board Overnight Limit: Six
Add $100 per person over six guests
Overnight charters run 24 hours
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.
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.
Baja Charters is a contributing partner to the Leave No Trace association, and actively promotes its outdoor ethics programs.
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 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 rescues and finds homes for dogs and cats. Don't buy, adopt!