Saturday, November 25, 2017

San Juanico, a top 3 anchorage in the Sea of Cortez.

We have a lot of favorites when it comes to anchorages in the Sea of Cortez.  At or near the top of that list is San Basilio, or as most cruisers know it, San Juanico.  It is a short 20-25 miles north of Loreto and a fantastic stop along the route from Loreto to the Bay of Conception.  It is a  large anchorge and can hold many, many boats with excellent holding over a shallow sand bottom. San Juanico provides extremely good protection in almost all directions excluding the east.  

There is wonderful hiking along the dirt roads including possible stops at a couple of local ranchitos that have goat cheese and offer burro rides.  Snorkeling is excellent along many of the close by rocky shorelines and we often see turtles, octopus and a wide variety of fish.

Here is a video from way above and slightly below sea level.  Click on the pic and enjoy.

s/v Liahona

Bret and Marne

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