Fuel in Turtle Bay

Various rumors about the fuel situation in Turtle Bay had been floating around the air waves for months including that there was no functioning fuel dock, so we were interested in seeing firsthand what was going on. The good news is that the rickety old fuel dock is still in operational, as well as the…

Uber is in Ensenada

We were on the street outside Cruiseport marina trying to flag down a taxi to go to dinner but they were all occupied. After  10 minutes, my shipmate whips out her iphone – “Let’s try this.” Five minutes later we were in an Uber cab and on our way. Turns out Uber was cheaper and more…

Updated Chart on Belcher’s in Mag Bay

In December 2015 we anchored at Belcher’s and did some more soundings and corrected the shoreline. Belcher’s is 3 n.m. inside Mag Bay to the north. Although many boaters like to anchor in 30′ of water, here 30′ is quite away from shore and often you get a rolly wind chop. Anchoring in 12′ puts…

Agent List Updated Panama Canal

1.) Alessandro Risi (Alex) Megayacht specialist Associated Steamship yachts@shipsagent.com Cell (507) 6614-0485 2.) Roy Bravo Emmanuel Agencies (507) 441-5652 Cell (507) 6678-6820 emanuelagencies@emanuelagenciessa.com Other licensed Canal agents we know of: Enrique Plummer Agencia Naviera Plummer Cel (507) 6674-2086, Fax (507) 314-0895 Email eplummer@hotmail.com Ms. Tina McBride (not under 40’) Panama Canal Transits Cel (507) 6637-2999,…

Travel Lift in Puerto Chipas

August 2013: Marina Chiapas (Puerto Chiapas) is hauling yachts out of the water with the brand new 60-ton travel lift, both for repairs or dry storage (paved yard). This new boat yard capability is a huge advantage for cruisers wanting to summer over on the hard in southern Mexico, or needing repairs before or after…

Cruising Pacific Mexico – SSCA

Cruising Pacific Mexico –Join Pat Rains for two Seven Seas Cruising Association webinars (online seminars) on Cruising Pacific Mexico Tue . Sept 27 1900 Pacific Time “Cruising the Sea of Cortez: Upper and Lower” Wed. Sept 28 1900 Pacific Time “Cruising Pacific Mexico – Ensenada to Puerto Chiapas” Capt. Pat Rains, author of “Mexico Boating…

Is it safe to travel by boat in Mexico?

Darren Carey, manager of IGY Marina in Cabo San Lucas, gets asked this question frequently. IGY Marina is the largest boating facility in Cabo San Lucas, and that resort port at the tip of Baja has long been the center of the universe – at least the nautical tourist universe in Mexico. “In light of…