El Mechudo - Cruising the Sea of Cortez your way

Our live-aboard sailing Catamaran El Mechudo offers a versatile, comfortable vessel that is perfect for navigating a customized itinerary designed by you and your group.  El Mechudo 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! The boat offers comfortable amenities so you can explore the Sea of Cortez with your group of up to 10 passengers. You customize your trip dates, length, and itinerary of activities.  Scientific research?  Wildlife photography?  Strategic planning under sail?  A high school reunion?  Time with family? Perfect.

Using the 45-foot catamaran as your floating base, choose your daily adventures as you explore the stunning coastlines and the contrasts between the desert and sea. At anchor, hop on a paddleboard or kayak to explore the mangroves, then hike up desert canyons, or swim and snorkel with schools of tropical fish. A portion of proceeds from all of our programming supports local research, conservation, and education efforts.

This expedition is available from October to August. Perfect for families, active folks and groups, this live-aboard expedition allows you to move around and explore the sea, and also enjoy kayaking, stand-up paddling, snorkeling and diving. You and your group can design a trip for structured team-building, reflection or that much-need down time with family and friends! Our flexible itinerary facilitates a variety of activities to match your interests and diverse abilities, and can be as active or as relaxing as you choose. Enjoy delicious catered meals prepared on board with fresh local ingredients.

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Trip Details

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

Custom — Sail, Dive, Kayak, PaddleBoard, etc.

Expedition Type
Eco-Adventure Live-Aboard

Age Range
Little Ones — Grandparents

Trip Rating
Easy — all fitness levels

Year Round

Trip Duration
2 — 6 nights

Naturalist Guide, Boat Captain, Mariner/Chef

Support Vessel
Catamaran El Mechudo

Live-Aboard Catamaran El Mechudo

Itinerary Details

  • USD $2,450 / night; Minimum 2 nights
  • Group size up to 10 guests
  • Our flexible itineraries are designed to change with weather, tides, animals' habits, participants' interests
  • Routes include anchorages along coast and Islands of La Paz — Espiritu Santo and San José
  • Sessions with naturalist
  • Explore remote coves of Archipelago Natural Protected Area
  • We can arrange a range of hotel/accommodation options on either end of your visit

Gear Provided

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

Food & Drinks

  • Local seafood, healthy Mexican & International cuisine
  • Local fresh juices and waters
  • Cerveza, wine, spirits by request — in moderation

Other Cool Stuff

  • Kayak and paddleboard use 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
     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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