Caleta Partida is the southern point of Isla Partida almost touching Isla Espiritu Santo. Caleta Partida is the crater of a large, extinct volcano that eroded below sea level with a large reef. A sand bar connects the two islands at low tide, making for an interesting walk about. At high tide taking a small service boat across to the west side of the island can be a real adventure. Ensenada el Cardinal is a long bay almost dividing the island. On both sides are steep cliffs separated by azure blue water and white sand. Ensenada Grande is reported to have been voted by two travel magazines as the most beautiful beach in all of Mexico. Los Islotes is a small island to the north of Partida. It is home to a friendly sea lion colony of over 200 permanent members. Because of the interplay these sea lions have with humans, and the clarity of the water, this is an oft visited spot by both cruising boats and charter boats.
San Rafaelito hosts a friendly sea Lion colony, coral heads and tropical fish. Balandra is the first bay in Mexico to receive the rating of EXCELLENT. It includes five distinct beaches in its outer banks. San Gabriel is a former pearl and oyster-bay, with a pristine white sand beach. A short hike across the island from San Gabriel takes you to Bonanza Bay, the least visited and longest beach on the island. At one end of Bonanza bay there is a reef and outstanding snorkel areas with massive numbers of colorful tropical fish.
Puerto Ballena, (Whale Port), is a subset of three separate bays: Ensenada la Gallina, Ensenada el Gallo, and Ensenada de la Raza. Puerto Ballena is stunning for its turquoise waters, coral heads, mangroves, and striated cliff sides. These three bays offer outstanding snorkeling options, and are beautiful beyond description. The Mexican Navy intentionally sunk the 184’ Fang Ming and the 118’ Lapas N03 a few hundred meters off shore in this area. Both have evolved into magnificent false reefs providing outstanding scuba options.
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.
We are generally able to provide pick-ups from most locations around Cabo San Lucas, the Corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, and on the way to La Paz through Pescadero and Todos Santos.
We do not provide ground transportation for guests from Los Barriles.
Returning guests receive a 10% discount. If you prefer to drive directly to our sailing catamaran, there is plenty of safe parking in Marina Palmira. Click on: Contact Us. Scroll to: Yacht Location.There is a $30 discount per guest, that drives on their own. If you are booking online, use Promo Code 37483. If you are calling or emailing, be sure to tell us if you are a returning guest.
The normal time to drive from the greater Cabo area to La Paz is about two hours, including a stop on the way over in Pescadero for coffee, restroom break, etc. On the return trip from La Paz, we stop at the Hotel California (of the Eagles Mythology), for restroom access, drinks, and brief shopping.
Pick-up time is approximately 7:00 AM. You will receive an email the day prior to your departure, to confirm a more precise pick-up time for the next day.
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.
Leo is a competitive Free-Diver, a certified commercial deckhand, he is PADI certified diver, he has his Mexican Seabook, and a certified whale shark guide. After seven years with Baja Charters, Leo has recently received his full captain's license. He is also a certified island guide for Isla Espiritu Santo. Leo is a trained photographer and has been continuously on the water since childhood. Bilingual
Mari is a PADI Dive Master and certified whale shark guide. She has her marine Seabook and is a trained photographer. Mari has worked commercially as whale shark guide for six years. She is a Baja Charters hostess and loves to help guests both in and out of the water. Bilingual.
Mario is a licensed deckhand with his marine Seabook and small boat captain’s license. Mario is a certified whale shark guide, and helmsman. He has twenty years of experience working with yachts. Mario is a skilled and competent seaman. Bilingual.
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. Trlingual.
Baja Cat 60' x 30' Catamaran
Ground transportation, chef, meals, bottled water, sodas, beer, open bar, marine biologist, snorkel equipment, separate snorkel boat and certified helmsperson, paddle boards, kayaks, and sports fishing.
One full extended day, or two days and one night.
Two cabins: 2 beds and bunks
2 bathrooms with showers
Four crew members minimum, plus additions as guest count requires. Scuba personnel are extra, when this option is selected.
Depart Los Cabos Corridor
Board Baja Cat
Coffee, fruit, yogurt, pastries, soft drinks, beer, and mixed drinks
Sea Lions of San Rafaelito
Oceanographer review of the Sea of Cortez and the local marine environment. Snorkeling with tropical fish and playing with sea lions are available.
Arrive Isla Espiritu Santo
Power dinghy to shore, exploring remote beaches, hiking well-marked nature trails, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle board, water sports, tours of rock formations and prime snorkeling areas.
Freshly grilled chicken, steak, or fish dishes, accompanied by our own chef prepared salsas, chutneys, slaws, chips, guacamole, etc. The on board lunch, includes an assortment of snacks, soft drinks, and an open bar.
Disembark Baja Cat for return trip home
Note 1: Time schedules are subject to tidal flow, weather, and traffic conditions
Note 2: When sea conditions make crossing to San Gabriel Bay uncomfortable, Baja Cat will anchor within the outer arms of Balandra Bay. The outer beaches of Balandra are only accessible by boat. They are likely the most beautiful of all the beaches in the area. All the amenities outlined above will be available.
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!
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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