Baja Pirates Fishing Fleet
Baja Pirates Fishing Fleet
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Baja Pirates roots began in Alaska then moved to La Paz Mexico in 2000. The Alaskan style of service was retained. We have the largest most modern fleet of American style boats in La Paz and provide only top quality gear(Avet Reels and Ugly stick rods). Fish processing includes vacuume packing and freezing your catch for your trip home. We have added Scuba, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking, Golf and day tours to offer something for every family member.
La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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John V
Costa Mesa, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Awesome trip! My girlfriend and I scheduled a trip that hit in the middle of the COVID-19 lockdown. Baja Pirates (Leonard) was extremely accommodating and allowed us to reschedule twice. A big thank you! We took the leap of faith and went to La Paz 10-16 March 2021. And, it was a great experience. We fished 3 days and brought 50 lbs of yellowtail, grouper and snapper home. It tastes great! They filet, vacuum seal and freeze the fish, so it is ready to take home. Our skipper was Memo and we suggest you ask for him as your skipper. We plan to go back in November and will ask for Memo. He finds the fish. Gabriel was our escort who drives you from the hotel to the launch area and back. He also facilitates in getting your COVID test and provides you details of the town of La Paz. Wow, the fish tacos are A+ along with the breakfast at the hotel. We stayed at the Marine Waterfront Hotel and the water views were beautiful. LooLoo is a partner, runs the Baja Pirates shop at the hotel and makes sure your hotel stay is pleasant. Yep, you get to know everyone. In summary, you have to give it a try... best trip ever and we look forward to visiting again in November!

John & Leigh.
Written March 29, 2021
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Eric G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Baja Pirates provides for an incredible fishing experience in the sea of Cortez. From the time you arrive in Mexico until you are dropped off for your return flight you can afford to be worry free, they take care of everything. My ride was waiting for me at the airport and they were waiting for me when I arrived on site, getting me settled in and ready for fishing. The guides are fabulous, as a flyfisher I required some special attention from the guide (which was provided) and caught many large fish. The guide provided opportunities I wanted and suggested others. Aside from the fishing, BP provided for my every comfort and need. Had great suggestions for my "off" days, provided breakfast daily and were just nice people ready to give me the information I needed to have a more complete La Paz experience. I have flyfished for 35 years with more than 15 different organizations, BP is the best by any measure.
Written September 13, 2021
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Sherpa37862853933
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
What a great experience. Been 40 years since my husband and I have been to Las Paz. Glad to see not that much has changed. Baja Pirates put together the perfect package for us and our friends. Hotel was very clean, staff was above and beyond.
Special thanks to LaLa for all her help and guidance. While my one day of fishing was great, caught 3 kids of fish. The snorkeling trip to Espiritu Santo Island was the best adventure of 2022 for me. Beaches and swimming was like bath water. Loved walking along the malecon right from the hotel room to all the shopping, bars and restaurants. Another new experience was the restaurant at the Waterfront Marina hotel where we stayed cooked our Dorado 3 different ways Sashimi, ceviche and the main course grilled with vegetable and rice. Best meal of 2022 from ocean to table in 7 hours.
Written October 30, 2022
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Robert C
Evergreen, CO2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
What can I say other than fantastic! Baja Pirates has the best customer service hands down. Our family of four booked with Baja Pirates last minute when a reservation at another location did not work out. They assisted us in every way to get us set up with lodging and fishing. LaLa and Gabriel are absolutely the nicest and most helpful people ever. They went way, way above expectations and even went out of their way to assist my wife and me with finding a location so we could renew our wedding vows (including driving us and playing photographer!). They helped us set up snorkel trips, dinners, you name it. They even gave us an extremely thoughtful wedding gift when we were checking out to return home. LaLa and Gabriel cared so much about us and really wanted everyone in our family to have a great experience and we did!

The fishing was outstanding. We fished two days with Captain Memo who was very kind and an excellent fisherman. We caught several Dorado and my wife landed her first Marlin. The boats are very well maintained, new and very clean. All of their captains are very experienced. As part of the package the fish are cleaned, packaged and frozen for the trip home.

We stayed at The Marina Hotel. The hotel also has excellent customer service. The restaurant hotel is good and a breakfast is included each morning with your stay. The breakfast buffet is very, very good with a large variety as well as made to order items such as huevos gusto, hot cakes, bacon and etc.

I strongly recommend booking with Baja Pirates. I am now a lifelong customer. I would never consider going anywhere else.
Written June 25, 2021
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sezPattaya
pattaya3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Just returned from a fantastic fishing trip to La Paz with Baja Pirates! Great fishing and first rate service. Special thanks to LaLa and Gabriel. Fished for 3 days in October and caught limits of Dorado each day. Can't wait to come back. Thanks for a great trip!
Written October 20, 2022
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Mark D
San Francisco20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Another great springtime trip on the books with Baja Pirates of La Paz. A big thanks to Leonard, Lala, Gabriel and the BP Crew. From the newly renovated Marina Hotel to the excellent fishing for yellowtail, grouper and snapper, this trip was an A+. We even got an early season dorado.
Written April 10, 2021
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Lots_of_Miles
Boston, MA1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Friends
Over $700 for 2 fish, and a surly captain.

We booked 2 days of fishing in advance of arrival from slick owner. The first day we were picked up on time but were told "no bait today". We spent all day long driving in circles trolling lures. Not a single bite. About 3 hours into it the Captain told us "no fish today".

Back at the hotel we talked to some people who went with the other fleets (Mosquito and Tailhunter) that HAD bait. One boat had caught several large Dorado that day.

The second day Baja Pirates was 30 minutes late picking us up. Same surly captain, but this time there WAS bait ($25 extra, read the fine print). We caught 2 medium Dorado in the first 90 minutes (lots of fun). Inexplicably the Captain had enough and we spent the next 4 hours using the artificial lures with no results.

The Captain of the other Pirate boat caught his own bait for the clients (at no charge). They caught several fish, so maybe we were just unlucky. The other clients were happy.

Our experience was very bad. There is no excuse for not catching fish in a place like this, especially when the other fleets are hauling them in.
Written September 3, 2012
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We operate the largest most modern fleet in La Paz. Our main business is fishing vacations including hotel, boats, food and transportation. We also rent boats for the day. Daily boat rentals include boat, captain, gear, lunch and fish processing. These clients contacted us and rented a center console boat for two days. They also purchased fishing licenses.The first day of fishing was complicated by unseasonable weather and bait was not available in the area we are located. The second day bait was available and is offered for sale at the bait boats. Bait is not included in boat rentals.We can only control the service not the weather or the bait or fish.We work hard in the areas that we control we offer the best boats and gear available.The complaints were not about the equipment boats or the gear but about the bait and slow fishing. As to the tardiness of their pick up on the second yes we were late.We pick up the clients at several different hotels and the clients at the prior stop were late getting to the shuttle that made us late picking up these clients.We apologized and explained the situation to the clients.Our transportation shuttle is a free service that we offer to our clients.
Written September 5, 2012
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Mike G
Simi Valley, CA1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Friends
Great fishing, nice setup, captain was great but when your having lunch relaxing the owner comes over and tells you how much you should tip your captain it seems unprofessional. I will return to tailhunters. Leonard makes Jonathan Roldan look like a saint. Hats of to the crew very helpfull they know the fishing grounds....
Written June 6, 2012
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When the clients rented the boat for the day Lunch and gear were included in the reduced rental price. They asked about tipping procedures I advised them that if that was OK I would add fish processing including vacuum packing and freezing. This process costs at every location. When they returned I was advised by my captain that the tip was 1/3 of the normal tip. I contacted the clients and asked if the service was OK they said it was great. I asked why they gave a small tip. I added if that was what they wanted to do. Would they entertain the idea of giving the captain a tip for the filleting, vacuum packing.The clients had limited out and there was a lot of fish to process.They agreed and I thanked them for their business.
Written June 7, 2012
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tod a
Dillon, CO2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
Great service, great guides. If you want to fly fish beware, We planned a fly fishing trip for months, we exchanged e mails and spent some serious time and money tying our own flies. when we arrived we did not get to fly fish the 1st day they put 4 of us on a boat and only 3 of us could fish at a time. when we got back they asked us if we were going scuba diving the next day. the next day they only had two fly rods so two of us had to use regular rod and reels. I never got to throw a single fly. lots of fish and we made the best of it,. If you are looking to catch fish and drink beer they do a great job. but if you want to throw flies look elsewhere
Written December 24, 2015
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Mike F
Cascade, ID6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
My brother and I have used the Baja pirates team for the past 4 years and are planning to return every year. The service we received, and the outstanding knowledge of the team makes a trip with them a pleasure. The fishing fleet is well maintained and the captains always seem to find fish, even in the worst of conditions. I have fished all over the west coast and cannot find a better value for my money or time, all I can say is outstanding all the way. Thank You
Written July 19, 2014
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