A paradise lying within the Gulf of California, La Paz is the perfect destination for those wishing to relax and enjoy nature. From La Paz it is possible to sail to many of the gulf’s UNESCO protected islands, go dolphin and whale watching, swim with sea-lions at natural aquarium at Isla Espiritu Santo, or simply snorkel in the stunning Sea of Cortez.
Below is a sample 7-day yachting itinerary in Baja California. Enjoy.
Board your private yacht in La Paz and spend your first day visiting the busy farmers market and shops or explore El Mogote, the sandy peninsula across the harbor for bird watching and terrific beachcombing before you enjoy your first of many great meals on board prepared specifically to your tastes.
Get underway from La Paz to Isla Espíritu Santo (Holy Ghost). Its striking beauty of red volcanic rock and turquoise waters are sure to impress. Anchor in Puerto Ballena, a snorkeling and kayaking paradise.
Head to Isla San Francisco, the home of gold miners and pearl hunters! Spend the day at anchor cruising the waters on a jetski or simply enjoying the view of the colorful and steep rocky cliffs and dramatic sunset.
Travel 20 nautical miles to San Evaristo to comb the long shore lines of the white sandy cove and feast on an afternoon picnic on the beach.
A short distance from San Evaristo lays Isla San Jose and Bahía Amortajada, with its large reef extending from Isla Coyote, it is a perfect spot to explore by kayak or go snorkeling.
Isla Partida (Parted Island) can be your next destination with its narrow winding channel of water separating it from Isla Espíritu Santo. Cruising the channel by tender, you will absorb the tranquility of these virtually uninhabited islands.
Setting off for the 32 nautical mile return to La Paz you can breakfast early to ensure you are ready for a night on the town amongst this well kept Mexican city’s many fine restaurants and charming ambience.