Topolabampo; Sea of Cortez; Mexico, mainland side

Once you make it past the bar entry that can be calm or scary depending on weather and tide, the inner harbor is very enjoyable. However our Navionics charts did us no good here. The channels were well-marked with red and green buoys(in 2016) which made it doable. However if you stray from the channel … Continue reading Topolabampo; Sea of Cortez; Mexico, mainland side

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Altata; Sea of Cortez; Mexico, mainland side:

Once you make it through the breakers and over the bar following the red and green buoys in, (there in 2016) the 10 mile stretch up to the town can be shallow. Our charts did us zero good, luckily we were with friends who had different charts. They led the way through the shallow areas … Continue reading Altata; Sea of Cortez; Mexico, mainland side:

Guaymas, Mexico: The Large Protected Harbor

We anchored In a few different places within the massive harbor. We tried a spot on the west side of the bay, around 27 5.0056'N 110 52.7315'W. The holding was good here, but the dinghy landing was in stinky mud, and the bobo's at the boat were enough to drive us nuts. We really enjoyed … Continue reading Guaymas, Mexico: The Large Protected Harbor

Bahia Santa Barbara: Sea of Cortez on the mainland side

This was a great anchorage! We dropped the hook in about 20ft over sand bottom around 26 41.0646'N 109 39.4287'W. We had the whole place to our selves. There is great protection from the north which we needed as we waited out a northerly here. The holding was good, and the beach landing was gentle. … Continue reading Bahia Santa Barbara: Sea of Cortez on the mainland side