Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Isla Isabel - The Galapagos of Mexico.

Isla Isabel lies off the coast of Mexico approximately 90 miles south of Mazatlan. It is one of our favorite anchorages in all of Mexico because of it's remoteness and also it's unexplainable beauty both of the island itself and also the animals that inhabit it.  They call it the Galapagos of Mexico.  There are literally thousands upon thousands of birds that nest here and the boobies, frigates and gulls are just a few of the species.  The island is also heavily inhabited by iguanas and other land creatures.  While life above the water is breathtaking there is also a plethora of life below the surface living in the ultra clear waters that surround Isla Isabel.  The pictures below only capture a small spackling of the wildlife but we hope you enjoy it.

Dolphins play in the bow wake of the Liahona in the crystal clear waters.

Gulls fly by closely, protecting their nests.

The famous Blue Footed Boobie.
 An adult with the white fluffy juvenile.

 The dance.

 A semi fluffy juvinile towering over the smaller female.

 The brown boobies.

 Fluffy juvenile.

 Protecting the egg.

Some underwater views...
 Spiny lobster.

Lone sea turtle.

The iguanas.

A male frigate calling out for interested females.

This is the inner or south anchorage.  We prefer the anchorage on the east side of the island.

Until next time,

SV Liahona
Bret and Marne


  1. Curious, have you been to Isla San Juanico, Maria Madre, Maria Magdalena, Maria Cleofas, west of Maria Isabelita??

    1. No, we haven't. They used to be closed as one of the islands was, or is, a penal colony. However, we have heard that you can now get a permit to go there. We are going to look into it.

  2. We loved our short stay at Isla Isabel.