The “Aquarium of the World” as some call it, due to its bounteous marine life containing over 2,900 different species, the Sea of Cortez is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, which almost guarantees pristine blue waters and diving conditions, perfect for those avid divers and marine life enthusiasts. Explore this unique paradise today on one of our luxury yacht charters
Cruise peacefully along the coast on one of our yachts to the Baja Peninsula to experience the Michelin-star restaurants, fine white sand beaches, and the amplitude of golf courses. You are never short of things to do in the Sea of Cortez. Whether you are keen to dive deep into the crystal clear waters and discover the fascinating creatures beneath the waves or want to sit back and relax on the white, fine sand beaches this is the perfect destination for you. Inland you will have the chance to discover a plethora of pristine beaches, hilly landscapes, and striking geological features. If adventure is what you’re looking for, there are many opportunities to hike up mountains and volcanoes making sure to take in the breathtaking landscapes around you or dive into the sea and swim with some of the world’s most unique ecosystems. There are activities for everyone to do here in the Sea of Cortez.
Begin your luxury yacht charter in the remote and intimate town of Loreto. Take in the town's breathtaking natural beauty and witness how the landscape shifts from the beautiful Sea of Cortez to the striking Sierra la Giganta Mountains. Experience a true getaway by making the most of the towns, marinas, resorts and fine-dining. For the golfer fanatics out there, there is an 18-hole golf course with picturesque views of the crystal clear waters and distant landscapes.
Your next stop is the stunning, unspoiled volcanic island of Coronado. On your journey ensure to keep an eye out for the magical creatures around you, from pods of dolphins to colourful fish to witnessing the sea lions basking in the sunlight upon the shores. Take the opportunity to experience some of the best snorkeling and swimming in the bright blue waters, or take a hike up the volcano to explore the island more. Perhaps you would prefer to lay on the soft sand beaches which line its shores, there is a multitude of things to do here.
Cruise 17 miles north of Isla Coronado to discover the narrow Isla Danzante. This island is perfect for hiking and experiencing the incredible vistas across the sea of the striking Sierra do la Gigantic mountains. Kayak through the crystal clear waters taking in all the views, making sure to have a look out for Honeymoon Cove. Or perhaps go for a snorkel or dive and witness the plethora of vibrant fish beneath the turquoise waters.
Bahia Agua Verde
Next, get ready to explore the remote island village of Bahia Agua Verde. This tranquil yet vibrant fishing village is the perfect anchorage site within a horse-shaped bay. In the background, spot the soaring jagged peaks of the mountain range of Sierra do la Gigantic, which stand out from the crystal blue waters in the forefront. Say hello to the welcoming locals, visit their many shops, and even take a trip to the local dairy farm. Take a dip in the beautiful sea and witness the beautiful coloured fish whilst diving or snorkelling.
Isla San Francisco
Visit the stunning crescent-shaped bay of Isla San Fransisco. The sparkling blue waters are lined with fine white sand or pebble beaches at the bottom of the striking burnt-red cliffs. With perfect shelter from the wind, there are multiple anchorage sites to enable you to swim and snorkel or head inland and hike up above the pristine beaches and take in the incredible scenery.
Isla Espíritu Santo & Isla La Partida
You will next arrive at the crown jewels of the Gulf islands of Isla Espíritu Santo and Isla La Partida. An isthmus joins the two islands which depending on the tide can be reached by walking or a small boat. These UNESCO sites are dotted with bays along their shores with shallow waters and sand at your feet bringing out the bright aqua-blue colours of the water and can be compared to that of the Caribbean. Make sure to look out for the sea lion rookery and even sometimes you will get the opportunity to swim with them. A must-visit is Ensenada Grande beach on Isla La Partida which was voted the most beautiful beach in Mexico. Take a dip in the warm, clear waters and explore the limestone caves.
Visit the picture-perfect anchorage site of Puerto Balandra. This isolated bay is filled with pristine white sand beaches and the lagoon's shallow waters make it the ideal location for swimming, paddle boarding, and kayaking. The calm beaches transform into forests where you can observe the small vibrant coloured fish swimming amongst the roots of the trees. A short hike up the hill gives you incredible views of the Sea of Cortez as well as the perfect view of the beach below.
On your final day of the charter, you will visit the bustling city of La Paz. This grid-like city sits within a barren desert and is filled with exotic trees such as coconut and date palms. Walk along the waterfront promenade and on the boardwalk to find somewhere to sit and watch the sunset over the sea. This gateway to the Sea of Cortez is a favourite destination for many and is the perfect way to end your charter. Whether you fancy a spot of shopping or want to explore a 19th-century cathedral, there is plenty to do as you say goodbye to your perfect holiday in the Sea of Cortez.