Sea of Cortez Catamaran Charters
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.”
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 now 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 »
Students and charterers will be able to book classes and vacation sailing time through WCM, traveling in and out of Loreto via regular flights from Southern California or Tijuana (most making use of the no-brainer CBX border crossing in San Diego). Regular flights 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.
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.
|WCM Puerto Escondido Charter Pricing|
|Charter w/Captain*||Charter w/Captain*||Charter w/Captain*|
|FP Saba 50||$5,985◊||$1,650||$10,995||Book It!|
|FP Helia 44||$4,485||$1,125||$7,847||Book It!|
|Leopard 43||$3,995||$1,000||$6,965||Book It!|
6% Port and Marina Fee added to all services
*Additional crew available on per day basis
◊Three day minimum on these vessels
|WCM Puerto Escondido Bareboat Charter Pricing|
|FP Helia 44||$3,750||$1,000||$7,000||Book It!|
|Leopard 43||$2,970||$850||$5,950||Book It!|
Contact WCM to join our Sailing Club for discount bareboat charter rates
In a hurry? Please call our office for availability and pricing
for your Sea of Cortez Catamaran Charter: 619.517.5630
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