The Art of Effortless Indulgence - "El Mechudo" Custom Sailing Charter

In the warm, crystal-clear waters just minutes from La Paz lies one of the most intact ecosystem in the world. Between the splendor of the Espiritu Santo Archipelago and the pristine coves along the wild, otherworldly Baja coast to Agua Verde, your family or friends of up to eight passengers will embrace the spirit of slow travel and enjoy a personalized charter that offers a glimpse into the Sudcaliforniano lifestyle and an engaging mix of nature activities like seasonal whale watching, citizen marine science, dramatic hiking spots, kayaking, world class scuba diving, bird watching. dolphin counting and recreational paddle boarding, exquisitely catered by our gourmet chef and crew including an enthusiastic, expert naturalist guide or divemaster during this once in a lifetime conversation-starting expedition.

For more details, click on which season suits you best and the yacht's layout
February - April / May - July / August -October / November - January

Explore the Mechudo Corridor, the islands and coast between La Paz and Loreto, as you cruise aboard our 45' sailing catamaran that was baptized after that section of coastline and the local legend of the same name.  Our crew can fill you in on the lore of El Mechudo!  Catamaran El Mechudo is designed by Robertson and Caine, one of the world’s leading charter boat builders, and offers comfortable on-board amenities for your group of up to 10 passengers.  You design your route and itinerary to maximize your experience of the wonders of the Sea of Cortez, with its stunning coastlines and remote protected coves.  Customize your trip dates and length, and create an expedition that is perfect for your family, friends, or any small group.

Your expert crew are certified to manage responsible close-up wildlife encounters that respect the habitat and feeding patterns of the animals. Questions? Contact us

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Trip Details

Start/End Destinations
Start: La Paz
End: La Paz


Expedition Type
Eco-Adventure Live-Aboard

Age Range
Mindful Travelers of All Ages

Trip Rating
Easy — all fitness levels


Trip Duration
2-6 nights starting at $2,570 per night

Naturalist Guide, Boat Captain, Mariner/Chef

Support Vessel
Catamaran El Mechudo

Live-Aboard Catamaran El Mechudo

Itinerary Details

  • Our flexible itineraries are designed to change with weather, tides, and animals' habits
  • Discover the Sea of Cortez under sail
  • Routes include anchorages along coast and Islands of La Paz — Espiritu Santo and San José
  • Hear local tips from your crew about weather, sea states, seasonal patterns, and even local fisherman's lore
  • Visit Los Islotes and snorkel or dive with sea lions
  • Sessions with naturalist
  • We can arrange a range of hotel/accommodation options in La Paz on either end of your visit
  •  Potential Loreto-La Paz route (with extra fee for boat delivery La Paz - Loreto prior to trip start; Contact Us!)

Gear Provided

Expedition gear, plus equipment for kayak, SUP, snorkel, & bird watching

Food & Drinks

  • Local seafood, healthy Mexican & International cuisine
  • Local fresh juices and waters
  • Cerveza, wine, margaritas, beverages

Other Cool Stuff

  • Kayak and paddleboard at anchorages
  • Bird watching
  • Day hiking
  • Want to see more?  Visit our Photo Gallery
  • Contributions to preserve Wild Baja are greatly appreciated and tax deductible!

What Should You Bring?

  • Personal clothes and gear:
    ~November - March: layers for sun, cold and wind
    ~March - July: layers for sun, heat and wind
    see detailed packing list in Welcome Aboard
  • Camera
  • Energy to explore
  • Art supplies, if desired
  • Gratuities for BajaEx team at your discretion


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