12 Knots offers crewed and bareboat yacht charters in La Paz, Mexico. You may choose the right boat for you from 29 yachts listed on the web site. Click on the one you like to make an easy reservation for your sailing vacation in La Paz.Rates start from $2,150 per week.

Free cancellation of reservation without obligations! You may reserve any boat and it will be on hold for you for 4 days free of charge

Boat charter in La Paz

During yacht charter in La Paz you can explore over 100 miles of coastline with stunning remote anchorages and islands. This location offers world-class sailing, diving and snorkeling. Set up sails to Isla San Francisco, one of the popular anchorages with white sand beaches, red rock cliffs and crystal-clear waters. This cove offers great hiking, snorkeling, fishing and sand beaches.

Don’t miss whale or dolphin watching. While sailing cou can get really close to these beautiful sea creatures, or even swim with sea lions at Isla Espiritu Santo.

Apart of picturesque anchorages and marine life you may also visit La Paz city that offers luxury resorts, golf courses, fine restaurants, museums, and restored colonial-era buildings.

Weather in La Paz

February to late June and mid-October to late December is the best time of year to sail in La Paz. Summer is very long and hot in La Paz, while the winter is quite short, comfortable, and dry. Temperatures during the summer time is around 90F sometimes reaching 100F with fantastic sea temperatures of more than 80F. Low season between December and February is dry with still comfortable temperatures around 79F. Most of the rains in La Paz occur between July and October.

  • Summer High: around 97F in July
  • Winter Low: around 54F January

Sailing conditions

While planning boat charter please consider sailing conditions in La Paz with prevailing southerly winds raging between 10 to 15 knots. Most of the tropical storms during the hurricane season pass south of La Paz and the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula.

Please visit harbormaster prior to leaving the marina and share with him a detailed itinerary, including planned stops and crew information. Base manager will give you all the necessary information during the check-in procedure and briefing.


Night sailing is forbidden. Base manager will provide you with the required park permits to visit Espiritu Santo Island. To fish from a boat in Mexico you need to hold a fishing license issued by the Mexican government. Fishing licenses can be ordered online.

Pets are not allowed on any of La Paz islands thus pets are not allowed on board of charter fleet in La Paz.

Things to do

  • Swim with sea lions: Sail to stunning Espiritu Santo and join a tour (provided by a licensed tour operator) to snorkel and swim with curious and playful sea lions. While there, you’ll enjoy a stunning backdrop of rugged red rock islands, birds and sea life.

  • Hiking: Explore the ridge of Isla San Francisco that will take you to the top of the hills surrounding this picture-perfect crescent bay with dramatic contrasts of sky, sea, sand and rock.

  • Malecon boardwalk: Don’t miss scenic waterfront of Paseo Alvaro Obregon. Take a walk through the Malecon boardwalk shops admiring the amazing statues along the way. In the evening, enjoy a stunning sunset and sample local treats from the food vendors.

  • Snorkeling: Cardonal and Candelero snorkeling spots on Isla Espiritu Santo boast best underwater visibility.

  • Whale and sharks watching: The gentle giant whale sharks in La Paz are filter feeders and safe to swim with. This exhilarating, once-in-a-lifetime experience is highly regulated to protect the animals, so you must reserve a tour with a licensed, local tour operator.

Frequently Asked Questions about yachting in La Paz

How much does it cost to charter a boat in La Paz ?

Price for yacht charters in La Paz depends on the size & year of the boat. Rates for small boat rentals start from $2,085 per week while more luxury yachts can be up to $8,812 per week. The median cost of yacht charter in La Paz is - $4,232 .

How many yachts are available for rent in La Paz ?

There are 29 yachts available for bareboat and crewed charter.

What types of yachts are available for charter in La Paz ?

You may find the following yacht types available for charter in La Paz : 8 - Sailboats 1 - Power boats 20 - Catamarans
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