• 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!



Category Archives: Windsplitter Travel Blog

In 2012 our 36 foot Trimaran will be traveling the Baja and west coast of Mexico to exotic locations. Come Join us for a sailing course or a fun live aboard adventure in a exotic location.

Preparing to leave Loreto back to San Carlos

Preparing to leave Loreto back to San Carlos

Odds are we might get a light south wind tomorrow so we will be heading for home very soon and will be back in San Carlos in a few days!!!!

I don’t know what it is about Isla Coronado in the Loreto Bay Marine Park but the sunrises and sunsets are some of the most dramatic I have ever seen in the Sea of Cortes!!!

 

Excellent Sail from San Carlos to Loreto

Excellent Sail from San Carlos to Loreto

We left San Carlos on the 5th of December in the afternoon around 3 p.m. and averaged 6 knots on our way to isla Coronado, the northern most island in the Bay of Loreto Marine Park. We sailed over 60 miles before the wind died on us and thus had to crank up the Kamakazi, divine wind, 38 horse power yanmar. The Windsplitter handled like a dream and I used no atuopilot on the trip over during the sail and never touched the helm. The boat balanced perfectly in the 3 to 4 foot beam seas so we simply trimmed the sails locked the helm and had a few cold Noche Buena cervezas, the best bear in Mexico, as we cruised off into the sunsett. We even caught up to a monohull that had left san carlos a good hour before we did. Nothing like a trimaran on a reach!!!!!

 

Pechocho the Solitary Dolphin of Topolobampo

Pechocho the Solitary Dolphin of Topolobampo

Here in Topolobampo there lives in a secluded estuary at the base of the light house just around the point from punta copas a solitary dolphin. He has been named Pechocho by the locals. Short for preciosos. He has lived here all his approximately 20 years. He is a amazing animal and I have never had an experience like it in my life. The video will be interesting to say the least. Here are a few pics of this amazing creature.

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Mazatlan was a blast off to Topolobampo

Mazatlan was a blast off to Topolobampo

Had the most lovely of experiences in Mazatlan last week. We hooked up with biologists from the Mazatlan Aquarium and collected turtle eggs from nests and the next night released recently born hatchling’s back into the wild!!!!

On our way back to San Carlos

On our way back to San Carlos

Windsplitter is anchored in Mazatlan at the moment and heading for San Carlos in a few more days. Before Mazatlan we had the pleasure to spend a few nights at Isla Isabel, here are a few pics!!

 

Anchored in Yelapa

Winsplitter Anchored in Yelapa

 

We are currently anchored in the picturesque town of Yelapa in the great state of Jalisco on the south side of Banderas bay. We will be moving towards Manzanillo shortly!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Fall on Tuito River Yelapa Jalisco

 

After being on a boat for months conserving water it is a sure treat to hike up a jungle river during the rainy season!!

Windsplitter Makes Landfall in Puerto Vallarta after two weeks off shore via Revillagigedos Islands

Windsplitter Makes Landfall in Puerto Vallarta after two weeks off shore via Revillagigedos Islands

We finally dropped the hook in Banderas Bay in the small town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle just east of Punta de Mita in Banderas Bay. Here are a few pics from the trip and for the full blog report go to this link, http://worldsaquarium.com/blog/category/featured/vinces-blog

 

Windsplitter departs Cabo San Lucas today for Vallarta via isla’s San Benedicto & Soccorro

Windsplitter departs Cabo San Lucas today for Vallarta via isla’s San Benedicto & Soccorro

So we are finally leaving Cabo San Lucas. It would appear that the first of the tropical storms of the season have dissipated and it is time for us to take off for the remote Revillagigedos Islands and then on to Vallarta and destinations south.

 

I have to admit I love the scenic beauty of the Cabo Area but it is tough to hang here with all the crazy tourists around. Just yesterday we were informed by API, the federal port authority that it costs 200 pesos a night just to anchor here in the bay at Cabo. We promptly left the and anchored at the popular Bahia Santa Maria about 5 miles north of Cabo. API had us on record for being anchored for two night in the bay and demanded we pay them right there and then when we had actually been here almost a week. We essentially refused to pay the fee since we were never informed of the fact that there were any anchoring fees in Cabo. So let that be a warning for any other cruisers on their way south. In Cabo San Lucas they will try to extract money out of you just for the service of allowing your anchor to dig into the Sand.

 

That means it is time to go to the real Mexico. Old Mexico so we are out of here so, SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH SEA OF CORTES, we will be coming back next year some time!!!!!

 

Should be in Vallarta sometime around the first 10 days of June if all goes well and with any luck we will have some fantastic stories and images to share.