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Address: Mexico
Phone Number: 800-680-7902
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Activities: Sailing, Snorkeling, Watching sunrise/sunset, Swimming, Whale watching, Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife, Kayaking
Description: Body of water formed where Baja California broke away from the Mexican...
Body of water formed where Baja California broke away from the Mexican mainland over 20 million years ago.
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World Class White Sand Beach

Bahia Puerto Balandra is within the Balandra Zone of Ecological Conservation and Community Interest north of La Paz and just south of Isla Espirito Santo. It is a UNESCO World... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Bahia Puerto Balandra is within the Balandra Zone of Ecological Conservation and Community Interest north of La Paz and just south of Isla Espirito Santo. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Protected Zone. It is as amazing a white sand beach as you can find anywhere. It is a 30 minute boat ride north of La Paz. The sand is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nautilus Sailing offers this week long live aboard class in the Sea of Cortez. We had a great trip with Cptn. Benjamin Martin. He was a great teacher and was wonderful for the novice sailor. He always had another way to explain something I didn't understand and was incredibly patient. This was a great way to get certified and have... More 

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Ridgway, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My boyfriend and I just returned from our learn to sail course in the Sea of Sea Cortez. What a great experience we had. Our instructor, Ben, was very knowledgeable andVERY Patient with us both. We learned a ton, and can't wait to get back out there and use our new skills. Highly recommend this experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Nautilus sailing offers a great opportunity to take a sailing vacation in Mexico, while earning a sailing license. The price is a steal considering you would pay at least as much just to get the certification at a local sailing club. Its a fun environment, and each person has the responsibility of being captain one day, and being chef another... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It doesn't get any better!!! One week live aboard with great instruction, picturesque harbours. Be sure you study your course material and learning will be easy and enjoyable!

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This Seattle based company has an odd name but we had a magnificent cruise whale watching in the Sea of Cortes with them. It is 7,000 miles from where we live and this is an expensive vacation for 7 nights but is is worth every penny. Cruises leave from San Jose del Cabo in the evening. The boat is wonderfully... More 

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

What an amazing adventure! Marc was a knowledgeable and encouraging captain with an all women crew. We learned so much, sailed quite a bit and had some fun as well! It was a challenging week but very satisfactory. What Nautilus offers in terms of the books provided and the skills that are taught is very helpful in learning to sail... More 

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Basalt, Colorado
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Had a great week live aboard with Nautilus Sailing. The sailing instruction was great. The sailing instruction was great. Tim and Marc did a great job and were very patient in their approach. Cooking aboard each night was an extra bonus.

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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Spent the week becoming certified with Nautilus Sailing. Lyle (our teacher) was fantastic and patient. Spent nights anchored in deserted coves, hiked, snorkeled with sea lions at Los Islotes, watched beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Saw dolphins, manta rays, pelicans and more. A great working vacation with some relaxation thrown in! Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to get certified for... More 

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Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Having just returned from two weeks of bare boating on the Sea of Cortez, it's hard to choose what I liked best! We headed north from La Paz up to Isla San Francisco and anchored each night in different remote harbors. Often we were the only boat there, sometimes joined by two or three other boats. Daily adventures included snorkeling... More 

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