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Sea of Cortez

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Ranked #97 of 287 attractions in Baja California
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Sailing, Snorkeling, Watching sunrise/sunset, Swimming, Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife, Whale watching, Kayaking
Description: Body of water formed where Baja California broke away from the Mexican mainland over 20 million years ago.
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Birmingham, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Springfield, Missouri
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257 reviews 257 reviews
148 attraction reviews
453 helpful votes 453 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Land's End is where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet in the azure waters at the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Here is where you will see the famous rock formations of Cabo San Lucas, Los Arcos Rock, the sea lion colony at the Los Frailes rock islets, and the Arch of Poseidon as well as Lover's... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

This was an amazing adventure Tim with Nautilus Sailing. Gave us lesssons on sailing our own ship. We ventured off to many different Islands in the sea of cortez, did some snorkling, scuba diving and managed to get some fishing in as well.. I will defiently be doing this again. Thank you, Andrew - Denver, Co.

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

if you like nature and/or sea life you HAVE to go, I have been going for 10 years every summer. The water from Jan-Apr is cold, but you can see the whales in Jan/Feb.

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Northern Cal.
3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2010

I've been looking for information on travel to the Sea of Cortez and am astonished that there is so little available. Granted, it's been a long time since I was there; it's been nearly twenty years since some friends and I drove from northern California to Cabo. But I am haunted by the beautiful images of the huge, cactus-covered mountains... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2004

I have been going on many trips to the Enchanted Islands in the sea of cortez. I have witnessed nothing but lots of wildlife, great fishing, and pristine waters. There were no other fishing boats in my site and we caught several large groupers. I would make the trip again in a heartbeat...

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Freeport, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2004

For Para-Sailing There Is Nothing More Beautiful Than Looking Over The Arch Into The Pacifico

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2003

The Sea of Cortez Foundation and the terrific articles from the Sacramento Bee are right on the money. I saw few birds, few Sea Lions, no Sharks or Rays. Only Triggerfish were to be caught above 300 feet deep. I saw Pistoleros shooting fish at night, illegally. There were lots of Gill Nets. The huge Bird rookeries are gone. The... More

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