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Cruisers Academy - Liveaboard Sailing School


trip 1: Sea of Cortez crossing!

San Carlos->Bahia Los Angeles-> puerto escondido

  • CREW:  Captains Brady & Blue

  • TOTAL TIME ABOARD: Oct. 23 - Nov. 5, 2023 (13 days)

  • PRICE: $10,900 per person

  • DISTANCE: ~300 nautical miles

  • BEST FOR: Those interested in a longer adventure with a mixture of learning but also downtime for relaxing & truly settling into the cruising lifestyle... Complete with a Sea of Cortez crossing and a mission to find whale sharks! 

  • ENTRY AIRPORT: Hermosillo (HMO) & ~1 hour taxi to San Carlos

  • EXIT AIRPORT: Loreto, BCS (LTO) with possible ~30 min taxi to/from Puerto Escondido/Loreto depending on weather conditions. 

Learn to Sail Vacation in Mexico!

Our first mission of the season is to load up on provisions, and sail across the Sea of Cortez from San Carlos on the mainland, back to the Baja peninsula. We have our eyes set on Bahia Los Angeles, a Biosphere Reserve established by the Mexican government in 2007. The natural beauty found off the beaten track here includes an extraordinary ecosystem with 16 islands that are home to Sea Lions, a coast where 5 different species of Turtles lay their eggs, and the 'Canal de las Ballenas', where Whale Sharks and Fin Whales visit August-November. With the backdrop of turquoise water, centuries-old cactuses, and white sand beaches- Baja doesn’t get much better than this! 

An example timeline would mean students would hop onboard in San Carlos and spend the first couple days getting settled and prepping for the trip. This would include everything from learning how to efficiently provision, wrapping up any boat preparations, participating in weather routing and passage planning, jumping into a crew cooking and cleaning rotation, and mixing in random bouts of fun that always accompany sailing adventures. Once we have the right weather window, we would begin the SOC crossing towards Bahia Los Angeles. This would give us the opportunity for an overnight sail and to share all that comes with night time navigation. After exploring Bahia LA, we plan to point Lintika South and head towards Puerto Escondido. There are several coastal anchorages and islands along the way to explore! Upon arrival into the Puerto Escondido area, we may have the chance to explore the quaint town of Loreto and or Mulege. Depending on conditions, we will drop crew off in Loreto, or pull into Puerto Escondido and taxi the 20 miles north to the Loreto Airport. 

If you're looking for a longer adventure off the beaten path and want to see what it feels like to truly be a cruiser- this leg is definitely for you!

Temps in October range from a high of 87°F to a low of 67°F .

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