in December and January
Sailing in La Paz, Mexico, for the purposes of whale watching is most popular between the months of January and March. During these months about 4000 grey whales make their way from the Bering Straight to the coast of Baja, where they birth their calves. La Paz, Mexico, has retained its pristine beauty and remains largely unspoiled. La Paz is Spanish for ‘peace’, and for any vacationers looking to find a quiet stretch of land to enjoy the natural beauty of Mexico, La Paz is an excellent choice.
Passages are short, the waters generally clear of hazards, and the anchorages secure with good holding in sand. Basic navigational skills are all that’s required. The winds are usually steady from the northwest at 10 to 15 knots in winter, though they can be stronger when a northerly frontal system blows through. In summer, the winds shift to the southeast and weaken. The exception is when the Coromuel winds blow from the southwest at night from early spring through late, creating a pleasant cool breeze.
Direct flights are available from a number of US airports to La Paz Airport.
From La Paz it is a short taxi ride to the marina.
SUGGESTED 7 NIGHT SAILING ITINERARY FROM LA PAZ
Day 1: Join your yacht in La Paz and sail to Caleta Lobos (6nm)
Day 2: Caleta Lobos to Isla Espiritu Santo and Isla Partida (15nm)
Day 3: Isla Espiritu Santo and Isla Partida to Isla San Jose (26nm), overnight at Caleta San Evaristo (10nm)
Day 4: San Evaristo to Puerta Los Gatos (26.5nm)
Day 5: Puerta Los Gatos to Isla San Francisco (33nm)
Day 6: Isla San Francisco to Isla Espiritu Santo and Isla Partida (20nm)
Day 7: Isla Espiritu Santo and Isla Partida to Puerto Balandra (7nm)
Day 8: Puerto Balandra back to the base at La Paz (10nm)