Mexico Boating Guide 

Feb 2015: Pg. 91 – 92:  Marina Puerto Los Cabos new phone (624) 105-6181 or 6028, email efernandez@puertoloscabos.com Marine Group Boat Works new phone (624) 105-6500.

Pg. 115: Marina CostaBaja new phone in marina office is (612) 121-6255. New hotel on island between yacht basins.

Pg. 152 – 153: new Marina Puerto Escondido has 40 slips in Main Bay, more coming (613) 131-8097  www.MarinaPuertoEscondido.com   Hidden Port Yacht Club is reorganizing, need volunteers for 2015 Loreto Fest, tentative date May 1 – 3, 2015.

Marina Puerto Escondido

Marina Puerto Escondido is new in the harbor.

Pg. 260 – 262: new Marina Isla Cortes has 43 slips in Bahia Altata beyond Puerto Altata. See 2 new GPS charts of Bahia Altata and new channel to Marina Isla Cortes. The marina provides pilot boat for guests, all the way from entrance: www.marinaislacortes.com.mx   Email for new dockmaster is marinaic@gmail.com  (My friend Bill Heimple who opened this marina last year is now with Star Fleet in Mazatlan.)

Marina Isla Cortes in Bahia Altata

Marina Isla Cortes in Bahia Altata


Pg. 294 – 295:  Marina Vallarta remodel is complete, new website is www.Marina-Vallarta.com.mx  New dockmaster Christian Mancebo (322) 221-0722.  Opequimar Marine Center yard and fuel dock has expanded. New GPS chart of PV municipal harbor.

Pg. 315: new docks to 225′ in Marina Puerto de la Navidad at Barra. New marina phone is (314) 337-9014, www.islanavidad.com.mx

Aug 2013: Marina Chiapas (Puerto Chiapas) is hauling yachts out of the water with the brand new  60-ton travel lift, both for repairs or dry storage (paved yard). This new boat yard capability is a huge advantage for cruisers wanting to summer over on the hard in southern Mexico, or needing repairs before or after crossing the Gulf of Tehuantepec. Yes, the Pemex fuel dock is open.  FMI, contact Marina Chiapas, Enrique Laclette www.marina-chiapas.com  tel 9626956144 movil,  tel office (962) 6204038

Puerto Chiapas Travel Lift

Puerto Chiapas Travel Lift

Correction Page 286. Dog leg waypoint between Cabo San Lucas and Punta Mita is 20° 56.0′N and 106° 26.0′W, to avoid 20-n.m. security  perimeter around prison islands. New chart published since Aug 2012.

Cruising Ports

Dec. 2013: Pg. 42: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Port Clearance: The new Immigration office is open, so boaters can clear in and out of Nicaragua here.

Page 239: Panama Canal Transit Fees increased for yachts in October 2013.

Page 198: Replace the first paragraph with the following and update the chart: From the Cayo Vivarillo anchorage (15° 50’N, 83°19’W) we clear the south end of the Cayo and then head SE for 75 miles to an offshore waypoint at (15° 14.4’N, 82°16.6’W). This passes 2.5 miles south of the cay at the south end of the Cocorocuma Reefs. From the latter waypoint we trun SSE and lay a course 120 miles to the east side of Isla Providencia. Total distance is 209 n.m. We easily continue from Isla Providencia to Isla San Andrés.

Moskito_Channel corrected