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Baja Ferries

Pichilingue, Baja California Sur, La Paz, Mexico
+52(0)612 1256324
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Ranked #19 of 24 Attractions in La Paz
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were traveling from La Paz to Topolobampo. They told us we had to be there 2 hrs before the ferry was scheduled to leave, so we did. By the way, we had one dog, 2 cats and a baby with us. Around 1:30 pm (1 hour before the scheduled departing time) they started loading the big trucks onto the... More

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Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have travelled on this ferry a few times. If you have animals it is inhumane how they are treated. Your pet must be in a cage and then they are put up on the outside deck in blazing heat and you are not. Allowed to go out to give them water not can they leave the cage to go... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

To be honest I had large expectations about this experience maybe because I believed it was going to be like being on a cruise...sorry but let me tell you that is not a cruise, it's a ferry. First of all, the Aduana in Topolobampo is a mess (old and unconfortable building), the ship regularly departs late, eventhough I think it... More

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Austin, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

If you are up to the adventure you must take this ferry watching the trucks load it is very impressive. Service is not that good, but if you are a relaxed tourist and choose a good and expensier área to do the trip is totally worth it.

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

That was a very surprising good experience... very affordable and comfortable. We took the ferry in La Paz and traveled to Topolobampo, Sin. We took our car so it was so convenient... great experience. We leave on time, food is provided with your ticket, they have a bar (very noisy) elevators, awesome views at the decks..... very good experience

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Ajijic, Mexico
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We've taken the ferry several times (and will again in the evening). The route from La Paz to Mazatlan is a long one, at about 14 hours. This ferry is old and beat up but the cabins are OK and Baja Ferries does a great job getting everyone on and off. You'll get the Aduana hassle in La Paz and... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Very clean - staff very helpful. Lovely just standing up on deck with the blue sky and wind blowing through hair. Thought the 6 hour journey to El Fuerte would be such a drag but when the music started it was such good fun. Had a nice meal all in all the time went by so quickly - magic.

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Whitby, Ontario
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The ferry trip was actually better than we expected. Right now, only the La Paz Star is operating between Mazatlan and La Paz. It is the truck ferry. The ship was old and unappealing to look at. We were told to arrive at the ferry dock three hours before the departure time but trucks and people were arriving at 4... More

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Ithaca, New York
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

There were so many bad things about the ferry I'll try to just summarize the top 3. First, the departure time we were given was completely inaccurate. We were told to be at the ferry terminal several hours before a 2am departure (not sure why). After arriving at 10.30pm and waiting for a couple of hours we were told the... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We had read a 2010 review of the ferry between Mazatlan and La Paz and it sounded ok. A quaint way to spend a night at sea to get where we wanted to go. Apparently, between 2010 and 2014 things changed A LOT. HORRIBLE. Crowded, dirty. We couldn't get a cabin, but from what we saw of them, they were... More

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