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Charter Overview

Baja Cat private charters are ALL INCLUSIVE, meaning everything is provided for exploring, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, cruising, beach-combing, etc. Scuba is also available. (There is an additional cost for scuba.) The crew are top-notch, experienced, educated, and professional.

The inside Sea of Cortez is one of the most biologically diverse marine environments on the planet. It also boasts remote islands, coves, bays, and deserted beaches, in great numbers and magnificent variety. Take a moment and visualize your own tropical paradise: Turquoise clear water, white sand beaches, schools of multi-colored tropical fish. Now, see yourself on board Baja Cat, the PREMIER charter sailing catamaran in the entire area. Lie back on comfortable cushions, and feel the fresh breeze. Enjoy the comfort and relaxation as you’re served cold drinks or cocktails and cruise the calm waters of the World’s Aquarium. Don’t be surprised if a pod of dolphins tag along, or large Mobius rays flap out of the water and try to fly. There are nine variety of whales here, and twenty-one species of dolphin. There are turtles about, and a myriad of sea life. This is it. This is the place.

Today you’ll be snorkeling with sea lions and tropical fish, or experience the elusive and rare whale shark, the largest fish in the world. During whale shark season, on a full-day charter, you can do both. (October through April) It’s up to you. You decide what you want to do. We will make it happen. In other words, YOU DECIDE. WE PROVIDE.

Later in the day you may be exploring a deserted beach, or snorkeling along a coral reef to watch the thousands of colorful fish darting here and there. Or, perhaps you’d rather just lie out on a deserted beach without another soul in sight. There are lots of options, and you’ll have time to try them. Some prefer to take a paddle board, or a two-person kayak, and move in close to mangrove swamps and stare down into water so crystal clear it hardly seems real. This is an amazing place. There are colorful fish, sea mammals, and beautiful aquatic birds everywhere. These are the places we take our guests. This is why you come. So, YOU DECIDE. WE PROVIDE.

 Top quality food is prepared on board and available throughout the charter period, right along with an open bar and a variety of soft drinks, snacks, and beer. A marine biologist serves as hostess and snorkel assistant. Private bathrooms, with fresh water showers, along with laundered towels soaps and shampoos are also on hand. An additional dive boat is always in attendance to get you up close and personal with sea life, or into that special cove you want to explore. This is what we do. Take you to the place where tropical dreams come true. Where you too can say: It was the experience of a lifetime.

 Remember, YOU DECIDE. WE PROVIDE.

Why We Are The Premier Option

Exclusive private yacht.

Not a tour boat​!

You may bring your own cameras!

Large, spacious, sailing catamaran

Half-Day, Full-Day and Overnight Charters

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

Fresh water showers

Private Bathrooms

Freshly laundered towels

Clean, new snorkel equipment

Snorkel vests (as opposed to bulky life jackets)

Wetsuits included

T shirts, Sweatshirts and Hats

Quality ground transportation with video

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award

Attentive Reservations Team

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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.

On Board

Private bathrooms

Showers

Full galley

Music

Air-conditioning

Inside and outside eating and resting areas

Observation Deck

Lay-out Deck

Trampolines
(Lay-out nets, NOT for jumping)
 

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

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 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

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.

Pricing

ALL INCLUSIVE
SUNSET CRUISE

Winter Departure
3:00 PM

Summer Departure
5:00 PM

Sunset charter runs 2 ½ hours

For more than 10 people add $30 per guest

Drinks and snacks are included

$1,700 USD
*Plus Tax

ALL INCLUSIVE
HALF-DAY

Departure
9:00 AM

Half day charters run from 4-5 hours

For more than 8 people add $60 per guest

$2,650 USD
*Plus Tax

ALL INCLUSIVE
FULL DAY

Departure
9:00 AM

Full day charters run from 8-9 hours

For more than 10 people add $75 per guest

$3,650 USD
*Plus Tax

ALL INCLUSIVE OVERNIGHT

Departure
10:00 AM

On Board Overnight Limit: Six

Add $100 per person over six guests

Overnight charters run 24 hours

$4,450 USD
*Plus Tax

Private Charters Include:

  • Captain, deckhand, and hostess or chef (Overnight charters do not include hostess)
  • Fifteen hundred square feet of decks, nets, and cabin tops for guest use
  • Eight hundred square feet of interior space for guest use
  • Yogurt, pastries, and chef prepared: fresh fruits, local vegetable chutneys and salsas, guacamole in season, grilled chicken tacos and/or beef and bean burritos
  • 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 outdoor seating on decks, and cabin top
  • Inside air conditioning
  • Two inside toilets and private wash basins
  • Three fresh water showers, two inside, one outside
  • Inside cabin settee seats eight, a cushioned dash for extra seating
  • Swim steps and stainless ladder for easy access to water
  • Built-in trampolines for laying-out over the water
  • Ice and purified water
  • Beach towels
  • Full galley-kitchen
 

Food options include:

Basic food is provided as above. Guests may bring food and use Baja Cat's galley at no charge. Specialty chef services and/or catering are available on request. Tell us what you want, we can probably provide it.

Other options:

Scuba equipment and wave runners are available on a rental basis.

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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 to La Paz

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.

Listed below are a number of websites addressing various nautical adventures.

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!

Life was made for this

The Aquarium of the World awaits! Let's go! Baja Pacifica and crew are ready. Come swim in the abundant waters of the Sea of Cortez and interact with sea lions, turtles, manta rays, giant mantas, dolphins and a whole cast of friendly colored fish.

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