About Sea of Cortez Sailing Adventures

Sea of Cortez Sailing Adventures

Why the Sea of Cortez?

Stunning scenery, a good sailing breeze, warm water, uncrowded anchorages, abundant wildlife, and so much more.

It’s safe, and easy to get to – just a 2.5 hour flight from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas, and an easy shuttle to La Paz. Take a look at this video from PostandFly to get a taste of what this area has to offer: Sea of Cortez from Above. This has become our favorite place to cruise under sail, and you are going to love it too.

  • Every Sailing Adventure departs from and returns to Marina CostaBaja in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
  • The season runs from November to May, and we usually have a trip running each month. Water temps range from 69-72 degrees F, and the snorkeling is excellent.
  • The vessels we sail on include Catamarans in the 40-52 foot range, and Beneteau, Jeanneau, and Dufour monohulls in the 40-45 foot range.
  • For more on what’s so great about this area, see our blog, Why the Sea of Cortez?

We have three different ways to go, depending on your objectives: the Slow Cruise, the Bareboat/SLC certification cruise, and the Flotilla. Follow the blue links below for details.

Sea of Cortez, Three Different Ways:

Here’s what former students are saying about sailing in the Sea of Cortez with Santana Sailing:

“I have been on several sailing vacations with Santana Sailing. Have done Santa Cruz Island, Catalina, Sea of Cortez and Spanish Virgin Islands. The sailing adventures are great fun! You can work as much as you want on the sailboat, or just kick back and enjoy the beautiful scenery! Capt. Marc is a knowledgeable and thorough certified sailing instructor as well as being familiar with the areas he charters to, ensuring a positive, safe, and fun experience. I highly recommend sailing with Santana Sailing. The trips tend to fill up fast, so it is good to book in advance!”
— Beth O.

“I had a great time sailing the Sea of Cortez in December 2016. Marc is an excellent Captain and had lots of great things planned, as well as, went with the flow of the group. I highly recommend traveling with Marc. Even if its your first time sailing, its a great way to “get your feet wet”. PS-Single ladies- I met my boyfriend on one of Marc’s boat adventures. :)”
— Maria M.