Coastal Cruising

Sea of CortezHave you ever wondered what it’s like to sail out the “Gate” and turn left to head south?

Has the urge to go coastal cruising been somewhat tempered by not knowing what to expect?

Or maybe you’ve been so bold as to contemplate sailing to Mexico or points farther south.

Been there.  Done that.  I can help you . . .

Having completed two cruises to Mexico and one to Panama, I have captured a wealth of information to take the mystery out of coastal cruising.  My PowerPoint presentations are designed to provide you with insight regarding the following:

  • Routes
  • Harbors
  • Marinas
  • Anchorages
  • Passage times
  • Personal observations and experiences
  • Cruise planning and preparation suggestions for the boat and you

Here’s your chance to get some idea of what to expect whether you cruise the California coast, go south to Mexico, or cruise Central America.  It doesn’t matter if your boat is power or sail, the information applies to both – the only things that are noticeably different are passage times and fueling requirements.  I can help you with both to improve your comfort level with taking that big step to go cruising.

Join me for the good stuff and the bad stuff that one might experience when cruising the Pacific coast of California, Mexico, and Central America.  Here are the presentations you may find valuable:

  • Know Before You Go (Boat & People Stuff, Nautical & Navigation Skills) (1.5 hrs)
  • Cruising Down the California Coast (San Francisco to San Diego) (1.5 hrs)
  • Baja and Mexican Mainland Coasts (Ensenada to Mazatlan) (1.5 hrs)
  • Mexican Mainland Coast (Mazatlan to Zihuatanejo) (1.5 hrs)
  • Mexican Mainland Coast (Mazatlan to Puerto Chiapas) (2.0 hrs)
  • Sea of Cortez (Mazatlan to Bahia Agua Verde) (1.5 hrs)
  • Central America (Guatemala to Panama) (2.0 hrs)
  • Las Perlas Islands (Panama and return to CA) (1.5 hrs)

Contact: The Club member Neal Doten