• Isla Coronado Loreto Bay Marine Park

  • Isla Contoy Biosphere Reserve

  • San Carlos Sonora

  • Reaching to Isla Mujeres Cancun Quintan Roo

  • Isla Carmen Loreto Bay Marine Park

  • The Aquarium San Carlos

All photos on SailSanCarlos.com were taken by Vince, sailing students or friends. We do not use stock photos to promote our Sailing School or Worlds Aquarium our 501 C3 non profit!

We now offer two locations to choose from!

Hurakan, Wind God of the Maya
Students learn to go aloft
Students learning to go aloft

San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, located in the Sea of Cortez and Cancun located on the Mexican Caribbean or Maya Riviera are two of the finest places in the world to sail or learn the sport of sailing. We have been sailing in Mexico for 25 years now. The Sonoran Sport Center is the only American Sailing

Association (ASA) affiliate in the Sea of Cortes that actually meets all the requirements of ASA. We are also actively working on conservation of the Sea of Cortes through our newly formed 501C non profit organization WorldsAquarium.

We offer four levels of ASA sailing certifications.  San Carlos is a small resort community located in the state of Sonora, Mexico, 300 miles due south of Tucson Arizona. Click here for map of Sonora. Puerto Juarez is located just 10 minutes north from Downtown Cancun. If you are interested in taking a sailing course in the Mayan Riviera then click here.

If you want an idea of how great it is to learn to sail in San Carlos I recommend browsing through the Student Sailing Blog that I have created. I believe there is no better way to learn to sail than while on vacation in the Sea of Cortez or the Mayan Riviera. In the Sea of Cortes you have Twenty two species of marine mammals to sail with. If you choose our Cancun location you will have crystal blue Caribbean waters to sail through and tropical temperatures year round. Come in the summer months to Cancun and we will sail around the highest density of Whale sharks that exist on the planet. Choose San Carlos and you will sail to secluded desert anchorages with beautiful oasis like canyons and many fresh water springs to hike. If you choose one of our live aboard sailing courses we will cross the Sea of Cortes to the Baja peninsula.

Whether taking one of our local day sailing or live aboard sail packages, a learn to sail vacation in the Sea of Cortez or the Mayan Riveria of Cancun offer you the best combination of a boating and nature experience available. Many of my students have gone on to buy their own boats now and are actively sailing the world!

 San Carlos Martini Cove

Windsplitter Anchored @ The Aquarium in San Carlos


Sandia 32 Ericcson
Windspitter 40 Piver double A
Winsplitter 40 Piver double A