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Sea of Cortez Yacht Charter

Go Off-Grid and Explore the Little-Known Islands of the Sea of Cortez

Tucked between mainland Mexico and the Baja Peninsula, the protected waters of the Sea of Cortez are a bewitching yacht charter destination.

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Meet the Locals

Described by Jacques Cousteau as the “aquarium of the world”, the Sea of Cortez is a marine paradise. The sheltered gulf is home to hundreds of rare species including enormous whale sharks. For the experience of a lifetime, slip into the warm turquoise waters and swim or snorkel beside these gentle giants. The largest fish in the ocean, watch whale sharks feed peacefully on Cortez’s abundant plankton as you swim alongside them. An incredible underwater adventure, this is just a taste of marine life in this beautiful region.

The Baja Peninsula Sea of Cortez The Baja Peninsula Sea of Cortez

Travel the Desert

The Baja Peninsula is where the desert meets the sea. Ringed by the Sierra la Giganta, the landscapes around the Sea of Cortez are dominated by rocky desert scenes. Go ashore and explore uninhabited islands dotted with giant cactus plants and spiky Boojum trees. Hike through towering red rocks leading to canyons where lizards bask in the sunshine and jackrabbits hide in the grass. Blessed with a dry climate and endless sunshine, the protected islands of Cortez will be an unexpected desert idyll whilst travelling here.

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A Whale of a Tale

With shallow lagoons protected from waves and currents, the Sea of Cortez offers the ultimate whale watching experience. Clear and calm, the tip of the Baja Peninsula is a haven for pods of blue, grey and humpback whales. Friendly and curious, the whales of the Sea of Cortez love to interact with visitors. Watch humpback whales breach in front of your charter yacht sending waves of water over the hull. Take the tender out and get up close and personal with grey whales as they swim with their calves. A truly magical encounter, this is one trip you’ll forget.

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A Change of Pace

For those in search of a slower lifestyle, the tiny fishing villages along the coast offer a slice of timeless Mexican culture. Explore tiny towns where local craftsmen make traditional jewellery and handmade textiles in the sunshine. Eat in beachside restaurants where the catch of the day is served with an icy cold beer. Buy the freshest fish you’ve ever tasted and take it back to the yacht for the chef to barbecue for dinner. A unique chance to visit the most scenic and unspoilt villages in Latin America, this is island life at its most authentic.

A Marine Paradise in the Sea of Cortez A Marine Paradise in the Sea of Cortez

A Marine Paradise

Described by Jacques Cousteau as the “aquarium of the world”, the Sea of Cortez is a marine paradise.

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