• 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


We now offer two locations to choose from!



Monthly Archives: March 2012

Day 6 Start Live Aboard

Today we started the live aboard portion of the trip and finished off the day anchored in front of the Soggy Peso Bar at the Paradiso Hotel. And to top off the day we caught a nice 20ish pound yellow tail right in front of the teta kawi!!

 

Day 2 of the 8 day Course, Light Wind, Light vomiting

Day 2 of the 8 day Course, Light Wind, Light vomiting

Well everybody did well today but poor Dan was a bit under the weather. The wind was very light yet that did not stop us from practicing the following, docking, mooring ball pick ups, heaving too and reefing of the main as well as a few figure 8 man over boards. So even though it was light wind we still accomplished a lot. And as true to form since it was very light wind we had a lot of sail boats out on the water. Now as soon as the wind starts to blow we, as usual, will most likely be the only boat on the water. So many fair weather sailors in San Carlos!!!

Matt, Dan, Carl, George and Jeff Squared start 8 day course

Matt, Dan, Carl, George and Jeff Squared start 8 day course

 

 

Today the boys from Flagstaff started a new 8  day sailing course. The day started out with light southerly wind with an obvious Advection Fog bank on the horizon. As the fog moved in we had a great opportunity to sail in restricted visibility and also shoot some superb images of the fog as it rolled in around the Teta Kawi mountain. After the fog blew out we had a very nice south west breeze in the bay which allowed for excellent close quarter sailing in the bay. All in all an excellent start to the 8 day course.

Dave & Christine finish up 8 day course

Dave & Christine finish up 8 day course

Here are some pictures from the last three days of Dave and Christine’s 8 day ASA sailing course. They finished the first three levels of ASA, 101 Basic Keel Boat, 103 Basic Coastal , and 104 BareBoat Charter. So they are ready to go home and just keep sailing!!! Here are some pictures from the last three days. On Wednesday we departed San Carlos with the intention of sailing to Bahia San Pedro. A 25 to 30 knot head wind kind of got in our way to we only made it as far as Los Algodones beach where we anchored out in front of the Paradiso Hotel and I got some dynamite shots of the local Kite Boarders tearing it up on a very windy day. The next day we sailed perhaps half way to bahia San Pedro before the light south wind died on us and today we had a light south wind to beat back to San Carlos on.

 

It was nuking today

It was nuking today

Dave and Christina finally got to see what a nukin place the Sea of Cortes can be like. The forecast was pretty much on the money. The wind was gusting to 30 knots today with out a doubt, I will post the video from today later this week when I get a copy from Christina, in the mean time here are a few pictures from today’s sail. We started out beating on the outside and then after getting soaked tacked and sailed back towards the delphinarium and the condominiums Pilar, Once we got back in the bay we then we tacked up wind on the inside of the bay to reduce getting soaked, right at the end Christina get some nice video of a wave getting Dave and I.

These pictures are mixed in from yesterday and today!

David & Christine for 8 day sailing course

David & Christine for 8 day sailing course

Dave from the U.K. and his lovely companion Christine from Canada showed up for an 8 day course a couple of days ago. I have been under the weather so am just now getting the energy to blog. Dave got in a bit late on the first day but did get some light wind sailing in on their first day and day 2 was a no wind day. Now day three which was today was cloudy over cast and we actually had a short squall so we got a chance to reef our main and by the time we got it reefed, including the extra time it took with the topping lift fiasco, the squall was over and we had to take out the reef point. Unfortunately Christina got a bit sea sick as well today so tomorrow she is going to eat a lighter breakfast, fruit plate & yogurt, and hopefully there will be no more of that. Wind Prediction for tomorrow is 18 to 24 knots so lets see if it holds.

 

 

 

Cats first day on trimaran

Cats first day on trimaran

Well  you know you are getting close to departure when you start putting cats on the boat. Today we put Porka and Selena to the test and brought them on the sail boat. They did pretty good.

Solar Panels installed Kids are polishing the stanchions

Solar Panels installed Kids are polishing the stanchions