Mexico Boating Guide Baja, Sea of Cortez & all mainland Mexico from Puerto Vallarta to the Guatemala border aka: The Rains Guide
ISBN:0963847058 by Capt. Pat Rains
Mexico Boating Guide covers both coasts of the Baja Peninsula, the entire Sea of Cortez, all mainland Pacific Mexico. “Mile by mile, no gaps, no fluff.”
Written by professional mariners and veteran cruisers with 15 years’ boating experience in these waters, this 398-page guide details all coastal & offshore routes, hazards, safe approaches, lay of the land, where to anchor, get ashore, local services, marinas, port clearance, boat yards, fuel docks, provisions, brief history & culture.
Mexico Boating Guide is long on substance, zero fluff. It contains 1,400 GPS positions collected and checked onsite by the author, not purchased from others. It contains 350 GPS charts, 100s that detail small remote anchorages useful for yachts, but too small to appear on government charts with sufficient accuracy for safety.
Paperwork Cha Cha chapter provides blank Crew List forms. Resource Directory is a handy listing of all marinas, fuel docks, boat yards in geographic order with emails, websites, VHFs, phone number for quick contact.
(Mexico Boating Guide is the companion book to “Cruising Ports: the Central American Route” which covers Central America, the Panama Canal and four Western Caribbean cruising routes to Texas and Florida.)
Mexico Boating Guide, 3rd edition, was updated in February, 2015.