Baja Charters & Excursions
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Baja Charters provides PREMIER All Inclusive Private Charters, Public Excursions, and Liveaboard exploratory cruises. We provide a private yacht experience with first class service and amenities. Five-star rated! Guests visit beautiful isolated locations experienced by only the fortunate few. Cruising to remote coves, beaches, and bays, on the inside Sea of Cortez, area famously known as the “World’s Aquarium.” Our sailing grounds are the second most biologically diverse marine environment on the planet. An intimate cruise features snorkeling with an array of tropical fish over shallow tropical reefs, swimming with sea lions, or whale sharks in season, beach-combing, exploring, paddle boarding, kayaking, etc. Charters include chef-prepared meals with an open bar, served by a skilled and educated crew. A marine biologist is hostess and snorkel leader. Join us, for the Experience of a Lifetime!
La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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Jackie
San Francisco, CA55 contributions
Aug 2022
We booked a full day charter from La Paz which included an island tour, snorkeling with sea lions, and stops on the beach. It was AMAZING. So happy with the level of service provided, the condition of the boat, and the itinerary for the day. Included was our own private chef/bartender, naturalist, and captain. All were super knowledgeable, professional, kind and fun. Would highly recommend this to anyone and will definitely book again!!!
Thank you!
Written August 7, 2022
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GaryV
Dallas, TX3 contributions
Jan 2021
I grew up on the ocean, this trip was the best 4 hour water experience of my life! Dolphins, whale Sharks, and sea lions all in one short morning!

I just read a negative review about the staff from someone who apparently had nothing nice to say about anyone? I’ve done 3 tours with this company now, and going back in 3 weeks! Sammy, Maria, Chewy (the captain) are all very friendly. To the person that complained, not all staff speak English in Mexico, and sometimes speaking a little Spanish goes a long way! I have never experienced ANY staff ‘yelling’ at anyone, not even when I’ve seen a guest get unruly on a tour. About the comment on being rushed, my first two tours were before covid and there was no feeling of being rushed to get out to the whale shark spot. My last trip was two weeks ago, and yes, now we have to get out as soon as we can because the Mexican gov’t limits the tours per day and hour now. We wanted to be one of the first groups out or we had to wait 2-4 hours! So thank you team for rushing us out there. Welcome to the ‘new world’ and you need to be flexible as the world changes.

I grew up on the ocean, this trip two weeks ago was the best 4 hour water experience of my life! Dolphins, whale Sharks, and sea lions all in one short morning!

Absolutely going back and I give this company a 5 star review!
Written January 27, 2021
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Thank you. It is so nice to hear of your very positive experience.
Written January 27, 2021
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Rosco
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Solo
What a fun day! We saw 15 whale Sharks, we swam with three and it was magic! Adolfo is calm and good natured a wonderful captain, the catamaran is rad! Juan picked me up and was good natured and attentive he picked great routes and spots to stop.

Mariana was the star though, an actual marine biologist and so down to earth and cool, passionate and positive, we were lucky to have her, quite a difference from the other tours you can tell when you see them. She really brought the experience to life, lots of insight great stories and a pretty darn good sou chef! The food was excellent, authentic and killer tacos! I can’t wait to bring my son!

Thank you again to the whole team, I’ll never forget swimming with those majestic creatures, we need to do whatever we can to make sure they always remain!
-Ross
Written January 10, 2020
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Ross, Thank you for sharing your experience. The good news about the whale sharks, is we've been seeing more of them every year. And, we are seeing even larger ones than in years past. Cheers! Terry
Written January 11, 2020
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Judy M
Albuquerque, NM2 contributions
Oct 2021
We booked 6 day, 5 night excursion in the Sea of Cortez aboard the Baja Pacifica Yacht, expecting a 1st class experience with 4 days of scuba diving (extra cost). We were very disappointed to find a tired, old, unkempt, boat. Although the crew was new to the boat and very impressive, the whole experience was not as advertised on the website or described by the owner in numerous telephone conversations. There was a lack of ammenities such as sunblock, aloe, first aid supplies, etc. Snorkeling was OK but limited. Diving was NOT OK and too expensive.
Written October 29, 2021
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Justin
1 contribution
Mar 2020
This was awesome. Great experience - for my first contact with a sea creature, especially a very large one. Mariana was terrific: The energy and excitement she brought to the trip were contagious. She explained what to expect and what the rules of engagement were. I felt safe in her hands. We had a GREAT meal on the way back complete with Margaritas. This adventure was worth the trip down from LA.
Written March 10, 2020
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warendsee
Fort Worth, TX12 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
We had been looking forward for weeks to swim with whale sharks on our trip to Cabo. BCE sent us a driver - who showed up late. Once we arrived in La Paz, after a 90-minute drive, we were quickly shuffled aboard the boat (while being told we arrived late, and that’s why the water was rough).

But most outrageous was that only when we were under way that the crew informed us that because of Mexican Covid rules, we would not be swimming with the whale sharks. (This was true for all the charter operators by the way.) But it was something BCE knew about when we booked, and never bothered to inform us until we were out at sea.

Sorry, but we aren’t paying US$300+/head for a booze cruise. We had the captain return us to port so we could salvage some of our day. Very disappointing.

To be fair, this was not the crew’s fault. They were doing their jobs. The honchos in Cabo are to blame, they withheld the information.

Written November 10, 2020
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tine_ramos
This situation was unfortunate. Two Mexican government agencies created the problem when they failed to open the whale shark feeding zone according to published schedules. Day by day we waited to hear when they would open, which they eventually did. In the meantime, we put together a very attractive package for pre-booked guests. We explained the situation in two emails sent to booked guests and offered a full refund if guests preferred. In addition, the situation caused by Mexico City was listed and explained on the website home page with a large badge labeled Special Notice. Apparently, the author of this review, missed these notices. About a third of the booked guests took refunds, the balance went out and had a terrific time, plus received a gift certificate for a future whale shark encounter. This customer received a full refund on the same day, even though according to the Terms, it was not required as it related to a governmental choice and was not of our doing. Furthermore, all our operational costs were incurred on their behalf. The saying: "The Difference Between an Adventure and a Disaster is Attitude," is certainly true in this situation.
Written November 28, 2020
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Symmstay5343
4 contributions
Oct 2022
We originally booked the swim with the whale shark excursion, but found out the day before that the government had not issued the permits yet; Baja Charters gave us the option to cancel for full refund, bank it, or go ahead with a different snorkel trip. We chose to go with the different snorkel trip and it was great; everyone else canceled so we had the boat to ourselves (me, spouse, sister and her spouse). The crew was great, the food was great, and it was so relaxing. A highlight was that we were able to snorkel with some sea lions, which was awesome!
Written October 23, 2022
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BajaCharters
Thank you for your sharing. We so appreciate your flexibility. We learned along time ago, the difference between a disaster and an adventure is ATTITUDE. Thank you again. Cheers!
Written October 28, 2022
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Doug R
1 contribution
Jun 2022
My wife and I had an amazing adventure from the moment we stepped aboard. The crew was excited to welcome us and full of information. They served us a splendid breakfast once underway. The next thing I know we are anchoring off one of the prettiest white sandy beach
Written June 15, 2022
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BajaCharters
Thank you so much. Your excellent experience is just what we aim to accomplish. Come back and see us again, we have other nautical activities for your enjoyment.
Written July 25, 2022
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Dennis D
1 contribution
Nov 2017 • Friends
The crew and captain were great but we were limited to a total time in the water with the Whale Sharks to 30 minutes with our group of 13 people. We were told this is due to a new Mexican law but we hired a local Panga the next day and we spent over 1.5 hrs in the water with different sharks. I also heard if your group is smaller you will be able to spend more time in the water but we had a large group and we headed back to the marina by 2 pm. If you enjoy drinking eating and partying this might fit you better but we came to swim and snorkel with the whale sharks. We spent $230 per person for a 30 minute snorkeling trip and we were very disappointed we could not spend more time in the water.
Written November 20, 2017
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Paul W
Funchal3 contributions
Nov 2014 • Solo
I enjoyed a superb day trip out on this catamaran amongst a small group of other eager 'whale shark' observers. The day is all about 'connecting with nature' whilst enjoying the friendly and considerate attention of the Island Cat crew. They truly made us feel special (it was if we were the actual owners of the boat!) and getting into the water with the whale sharks and getting up close will become a treasured memory forever!
Written January 11, 2015
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