Sea of Cortez Catamaran Charters

Luxurious Platform for Exploration

FP Saba 50

3 Days From $5,587

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Boat Details

Luxurious Space for All

Lagoon 450

A Favorite Place For Everyone

Leopard 44

Perfect Family Getaway

FP Helia 44

Two Charter Bases – One Fantastic Area

WCM has two charter bases strategically placed near the north and south end of what many consider to be the finest 150 mile stretch of cruising available in North America, if not the world. You can begin and end your charter at either location, taking time to explore the islands, nooks and crannies of this amazing area.

In general the FP Helia 44 and the Leopard 44 are based out of the Loreto/Puerto Escondido location, while the FP Saba 50 and Lagoon 450 most often call La Paz home. The prices are the same regardless of location, with a small additional delivery fee if the cat must be moved between bases for you to begin your charter.

Learn more about our two bases by selecting below:

So Where Exactly Are We Going?

Photo Credit: <a href="https://rmfimages.com" target="_blank">Ryan Fritzsche Photography</a>

Photo Credit: Ryan Fritzsche Photography

About two-thirds of the way down the Sea of Cortez, on Mexico’s famed Baja Peninsula, sit Loreto and Puerto Escondido. Backed by the stunning Sierra de la Giganta range to the west and a spread of islands and dazzling blue waters to the east, this area boasts spectacular sailing, beach exploration, historic communities, gorgeous remote anchorages, and world-class fishing. About 10 miles south of historic and charming Loreto, Mexico’s authentic “City of Magic,” lies Puerto Escondido (hidden port). This naturally enclosed basin has been used for centuries to shelter boats of all kinds, and, after many fits and starts since the 1980’s, now boasts a rapidly developing marina and residential project. It is an ideal base for exploring one of the richest, most starkly beautiful cruising areas on the planet, a place Jacques Cousteau once proclaimed “The Aquarium of The World.”

Photo Credit: Ryan Fritzsche Photography

Photo Credit: Ryan Fritzsche Photography

West Coast Multihulls’ location on the waterfront at Marina Puerto Escondido is home to a small fleet of luxury cruising catamarans, along with a full-service marina, boat yard, store, restaurant, etc. This is a magnificent sailing area, boasting 10 islands and dozens of unique anchorages to explore, along with nearby Loreto, chock full of history, dining, and shopping opportunities. This is a part of Mexico that invites you to slow down and soak it all in. Everywhere are the dramatic geology, intense colors and stark contrasts of desert meeting the sea. Fish, rays and whales during the day, coyotes on the beach at night. Puerto Escondido might be only 10 miles from the Loreto airport, but it’s a world away from the hustle and bustle north of the border.

WCM clients are invited to enjoy the crystal clear, warm waters of the Sea of Cortez – numerous offshore islands to explore, dozens of secluded anchorages, refreshing margaritas, and spectacular fishing. Options include destination Learn-to-Sail vacations, captained charters, and bareboat charters for those carrying proper certifications and experience. In all cases you’re looking at the sailing experience of a lifetime. Day after day of “best day ever” kind of sailing, which may ruin you forever. In a good way.

WCM Puerto Escondido Features:

  • Multiple Catamarans in the fleet, with charter ownership opportunities too
  • Bareboat and Captain/Crewed Charters
  • Stellar learn-to-sail vacation options
  • Easy provisioning
  • Lay days in Loreto, Baja’s “City of Magic”
  • Knowledgeable staff to ensure your comfort and eliminate logistical hassles
  • A well-equipped and growing marina facility with fuel, groceries and restaurant
  • World-class sailing, fishing, paddling, snorkeling, beach exploration and hiking

More about Marina Puerto Escondido, and the surrounding area at the MPE Website »

Itinerary ideas and great aerials of Sea of Cortez anchorages at Online Cruising Guide: Sea of Cortez »

So Much Better Than Cabo

La Paz is a decently-protected natural harbor with a hopping full-service touristy waterfront, all within a day sail from some of the most dramatically beautiful and isolated cruising grounds in the world. A bustling city of nearly 250,000 and the capital of Baja California Sur, numerous flight options connect La Paz with various North American airports.

Your charter will start from Marina Palmira on the waterfront at La Paz, and take you out the 3 mile channel to explore the numerous coves and islands to the north. Breezes are generally light but consistent, and Bahia La Paz is often full of sport fish, dolphins, and whale sharks (winter season). The various anchorages of world-class Espirtu Santo island are jaw dropping, and offer snorkeling, hiking and opportunities for beach exploration. California sailors used to the crowded coves of Catalina will feel liberated, relaxed and connected to nature. Spend your days fishing, wildlife-watching, paddling and swimming, snorkeling and relaxing in a hammock. Evenings include fish on the grill, cocktails and star gazing from the foredeck net of your luxury catamaran. It doesn’t get much better than this.

Options include destination Learn-to-Sail vacations, captained charters, and bareboat charters for those carrying proper certifications and experience. In all cases you’re looking at the sailing experience of a lifetime. Day after day of “best day ever” kind of sailing, which may ruin you forever. In a good way.

WCM La Paz Features:

  • Multiple Catamarans in the fleet, with charter ownership opportunities too
    • The FP Saba 50 and Lagoon 450 are usually located here, but can be available from the Loreto location as well
  • Bareboat and Captain/Crewed Charters
  • Stellar learn-to-sail vacation options
  • Easy provisioning
  • Lay days in the hopping waterfront tourist zone of La Paz
  • Knowledgeable staff to ensure your comfort and eliminate logistical hassles
  • A well-equipped marina facility with fuel, nearby groceries and a few restaurants
  • World-class sailing, fishing, paddling, snorkeling, beach exploration and hiking

Students and charterers will be able to book classes and vacation sailing time through WCM, traveling in and out of Loreto or La Paz via regular flights from across the US, Southern California, or Tijuana (most making use of the no-brainer CBX border crossing in San Diego). Regular flights into Loreto are available from LAX (typically on Alaska Airlines, connecting from anywhere), Ontario, Orange County, and other smaller regional airports. Some connections go through Mexico City or Phoenix. Note that flights in and out of Loreto are often limited to certain days of the week, which can vary seasonally. La Paz has more flight options at more times, and is services by many north american airlines.

The Sea of Cortez is subject to two different major weather regimes, which alternate seasonally. Winter months, typically December through February, bring “Northers,” which can sometimes blow quite strongly, for two to five days at a time. Otherwise, seas and winds are mellow and variable, with clear skies and moderate temperatures. Summer months, June through September, bring intense heat and moderate southerly breezes to the area, easing into the heart of tropical storm season mid August through mid October. The shoulder seasons of mid October through early December, and March through June, exhibit nearly perfect sailing conditions, and spectacular weather for making the most of this amazing area.

We offer a wide selection of cruising catamarans for Capatained Sea of Cortez Catamaran Charters – all especially equipped for your safety and comfort.

Sea of Cortez Charter Fleet Details »

Sea of Cortez Catamaran Charter Rates

Charter pricing depends on the season of your voyage. By sailing in the off season, you will save around 10% off the regular/peak rate. NOTE: Captained Charter prices here are for boat and captain only. Crew or chef, if desired, are additional charges. Please view pricing below, based on your chosen dates of travel:

 


WCM Sea of Cortez
Multi-Day Charter Pricing*
Peak Season
(Oct 1-Jan 7 & Apr 1-Jun 30)
3 Days5 Days7 Days
FP Saba 50$5,375$8,375$11,375Request Booking
 Lagoon 450$3,775$5,975$8,175Request Booking
 Leopard 44$3,525$5,525$7,525Request Booking
FP Helia 44$3,225$5,025$6,825Request Booking

*Prices listed are boat and captain only. Crew/chef extra
+16% Port and Marina Fee added to all services
Catering, provisioning and onboard chef services available for $150/day
Paddleboard Rental (optional): $40/day or $200/week
Prices subject to change without notice


WCM Sea of Cortez
Bareboat Charter Pricing
Peak Season
(Oct 1-Jan 7 & Apr 1-Jun 30)
3 Days5 Days7 Days
Lagoon 450$3,775$5,975$8,175Request Booking
Leopard 44$3,525$5,525$7,525Request Booking
FP Helia 44$3,225$5,025$6,825Request Booking

+16% Port and Marina Fee added to all services
Catering, provisioning and onboard chef services available for $150/day
Paddleboard Rental (optional): $40/day or $200/week
Prices subject to change without notice
Contact WCM to join our Sailing Club for discount bareboat charter rates


WCM Sea of Cortez
Multi-Day Charter Pricing*
Off Season
(Jan 8-Mar 31 & Jul 1-Sep 30)
3 Days5 Days7 Days
FP Saba 50$4,837$7,537$10,237Request Booking
Lagoon 450$3,397$5,377$7,357Request Booking
Leopard 44$3,172$4,972$6,772Request Booking
FP Helia 44$2,902$4,522$6,142Request Booking

*Prices listed are boat and captain only. Crew/chef extra
+16% Port and Marina Fee added to all services
Catering, provisioning and onboard chef services available for $150/day
Paddleboard Rental (optional): $40/day or $200/week
Prices subject to change without notice


WCM Sea of Cortez
Bareboat Charter Pricing
Off Season
(Jan 8-Mar 31 & Jul 1-Sep 30)
3 Days5 Days7 Days
Lagoon 450$3,397$5,377$7,357Request Booking
Leopard 44$3,172$4,972$6,772Request Booking
FP Helia 44$2,902$4,522$6,142Request Booking

16% Port and Marina Fee added to all services
Catering, provisioning and onboard chef services available for $150/day
Paddleboard Rental (optional): $40/day or $200/week
Prices subject to change without notice
Contact WCM to join our Sailing Club for discount bareboat charter rates

In a hurry? Please call Guinevere directly for availability and pricing
for your Sea of Cortez Catamaran Charter: 619.365.4326

Our Clients Say it Best


  • Lance has a calm way of instilling confidence, coupled with his own patience that makes absorbing the information a pleasure. That’s a gift, by the way, that few have in any industry.–Neal Olsen


  • I just wanted to say again how much I enjoyed your cat docking class yesterday. Without question, it was the most enjoyable sailing instruction I have ever experienced.–Neal Olsen


  • I want to let you know that Lance was very thorough and I feel I learned a lot. I have had several instructors over the past two years and he was the best by far.–Lee Johnston