The Sea of Cortez & Baja California - Mexico’s other world. Known for its rolling sand dunes that fall into a bright blue sea, this itinerary is natures secret. Dramatic solitude of nature encapsulates the experience while we sail from alcove to alcove swimming with dolphins and the grand wildlife of the Pacific.
This April we embark on a remarkable journey - isolated in paradise. 8 very fortunate travelers along with the Sailing Collective crew will experience nature in its truest form. Join as a solo traveler or come along with your friends and loved ones. This journey is not to be over looked.
There will be the sea - there will be lobsters - there will be fresh fish - there will be nature and there will be paradise. We’ll enjoy local restaurants at the mariners wharf and drop anchor in secluded coves to jump off our sailboat and enjoy the seas. The white sand beaches of Baja will be a highlight along with so many more opportunities to feel free.
April 1st — 8th 2023
8 days, 7 nights
Sea of Cortez
Departure location - La Paz, Mexico
Islands and bays we'll visit:
Ensenada Grande to anchor in turquoise waters with towering rocky cliffs lined by white sand beaches. We'll hike and chill on the beach.
Isla Partida is a rocky inlet famous for swimming with sea lions. San Francisco is a picture perfect cove offering fantastic hiking and snorkeling.
Amortajada located on the southwest tip of Isla San Jose.
Isla Espiritu Santo with one of the most beautiful beaches in the area
Puerto Balandra for delightful swimming and snorkeling
Captain Nate Richter started sailing when he was a baby. He’s traveled the world at the helm of many big boats. After a few adventures (and misadventures) with his family, Nate attended maritime school and eventually landed his first job on the America’s Cup winning 12 meter race boat “Intrepid.” Then he moved onto sailing super yachts. After a grueling 6 year run on increasingly large sailboats, Nate took a year long break from the ocean to travel Asia. There he discovered new passions like eastern philosophy and motorcycles. Towards the end of his travels, he was offered a position running a youth sailing camp in New York’s Upper East Side and driving a charter sailboat around NY Harb
Culinary Director and Chef
Despite my tiny frame, I am an eater and food is always on my mind! I love every element of the food experience, from shopping the finest the farmers market has to provide to the preparation of an exquisite meal. A hostess at heart, it is the sensual and intimate aspect of dining that remains most important to me. I always keep in mind that overall indulgence is exemplified through flawless service and genuine hospitality. I believe that food has the capacity to fascinate and surprise, and I am not one to resist sharing my discoveries with any innocent bystander who has a set of ears, an open mind, and an empty stomach.
Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective chef/crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Included in provisioning package:
3 Dinners (or similar)
Coffee & Tea
Dietary Restrictions: We can accommodate as long as we know in advance! It is important to notify us of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and include full details in the Guest Form that you will fill out prior to the start of the trip.
Sailing a group journey is a collective experience calling us to ebb and flow with the tides of the group. While alcohol and soft beverages are not included, we find a well curated bar shared across the group works out best. We offer two beverage packages during the course of the week:
$150 for wine, beer, spirits and soft beverages
$75 for soft beverages and under 5 alcoholic drinks
You can also choose to bring your own beverages on board at no cost. Beverages through our package options will be provisioned for by your crew based on the preferences shared in your guest forms. Alternatively, if you plan to purchase your beverages separately, it is best to stock up before we depart the marina! Morning beverages and water are included for all guests.
Please confirm your package choice within your guest form so your crew can plan accordingly!
We recommend planning on having at least $300 – $600 in spending money depending on spending habits. You will be responsible for paying for:
All expenses on shore including meals and drinks
Flights and transportation to and from the marina location
Gratuity (a 10% to 20% offering)
Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid. It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.
Tipping your captain and crew is welcomed. If you are satisfied with your service, the industry standard for yacht charters ranges from 10-20% of the cost of the charter. Gratuity is split evenly between the crew and can be paid via cash, check, Venmo, or PayPal. Please contact your Sailing Collective Journey Coordinator if you have any questions.
10% - Standard good time on holiday with good service.
15% - Exceptional service on your holiday with exceptional service!
20% - Extraordinary experience and your crew sent the voyage to the moon and back!!
We require purchasing a travel insurance policy that protects you in case of general and covid-related trip interruptions. If you choose not to purchase travel insurance, you forfeit the right to a refund or credit in the event you have to cancel your trip with Sailing Collective.
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes such as flip-flops that you can get wet if we are landing on a beach.
During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing. As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light raincoat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a warm layer. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring an outfit looks nice and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy on beaches can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
We also encourage that people bring ecologically appropriate products into ocean environments. You can read more about those recommendations on the Sailing Collective Journal here: Packing for a Healthy Ocean
Camera or sketchpad - a dry bag or waterproof case for your phone and camera is highly recommended
A hat - something with a little sun protection
Sunscreen - preferably reef safe
A light raincoat/wind jacket
Boat shoes or non-slip shoes such as sneakers or tennis shoes
Shoes you don’t mind getting wet such as flip-flops
Any special dietary foods
Beach towel, Turkish towel, or Sarong (1 bath towel is provided with linens)
A handful of bathing suits
A USB charing cord - the most universal way to charge a phone
Printouts or notes of important info such as meeting details and travel documents
A really great playlist
A journal or sketchpad (more on that at the Sailing Collective Journal: 7 Tips to Keep a Travel Journal)
By booking this journey, you agree to comply with the stated Terms & Conditions and Covid Considerations, available on our website. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Travelers are required to review and agree to our Sailing Collective Pandemic Guest Agreement. All travelers are required to be vaccinated on our group journeys. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you believe you qualify for a health-related exception.
Marina Costa Baja, Lomas de Palmira, 23010 La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE Meeting time at the marina is around 6:00 pm. Please notify your captain in advance if you are delayed and will not arrive by 6pm. Upon arrival, the front desk at the marina will direct you to the Sailing Collective boats. Each Sailing Collective sailboat dons our banner with logo where your captain and crew will be waiting for your arrival. After everyone arrives and settles in aboard, we will dine ashore for our first outing of the journey. The evening of Day 1 and the morning of Day 2, passengers will have time to purchase alcohol or other and beverages for the week as well as any personal provisioning. GETTING THERE
fly into La Paz International Airport (LAP). AeroMexico has the most daily flights and there are several other domestic airlines via Los Angeles (LAX) or Mexico City. We can arrange airport transfers on request and La Paz Airport is a 30-minute taxi ride away.
You can also reach La Paz via Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), the transfer time is 2.5 hours via a shuttle van or private taxi.
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