Nov 22 – Dec 5  | $4300

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TRIP IS FINISHED

This coastal trip will give you a taste of Baja California. Starting in San Diego, we’ll sail out the bay to the Pacific and head South. We’ll visit the lively city of Ensenada and anchor in remote locations on our way to Cabo San Lucas. There will be day sailing, as well as a few overnight sailing legs. Keep your eyes open for marine life as this time of year, the gray whales are migrating to this area to have their babies, and other marine mammals will be in the area as well.  

All meals on board Sea Dragon are delicious and vegetarian, with the addition of fish if we catch any along the way.

This is not a trip for the infirm or physically unfit – you MUST be able to go up and down the companionway and move safely about the boat while in rough conditions, have good balance, and be in reasonably good health. Please contact us with any health questions or if you answer “YES” to any of the questions on our health questionnaire prior to signing up for the trip!

Ardent Training is offering a significant discount on the RYA Day Skipper Theory online course to anyone signed up for this trip. If you’re interested in taking the course, let us know when you sign up and we can give you the discount code!

“This was one of the best vacations I have ever had. I learned a lot … from skipper, first mate, and knowledgeable crew …The boat was perfectly set up and maintained for our trip.”
Shana B.

KEY POINTS

  • Distance: 800 nautical miles
  • Cost:$4300
  • Date: Nov 22, 2023 – Dec 5, 2023 (14 Days, 13 Nights)
  • Start: San Diego, California
  • End: San Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico

For more details, please explore the drop down menus at the bottom of the page.

Tentative Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Sea Dragon
You’ll meet Sea Dragon on the dock in San Diego between 1500-1700. After picking your bunk and introductions, you and your crew will have your first dinner on board. You’ll all then get a brief from the Captain and begin boat briefings. 

Day 2: Sail to Ensenada 
Sea Dragon will be off the dock early and underway for the 70NM sail to Ensenada. There’s a high chance of being greeted by marine mammals on the way! The boat will arrive that evening and spend the night on the dock.

Day 3: Ensenada
After clearing customs and immigration you will be free to explore Ensenada. There’s much to choose from whether you wander through town or head out to the Valley de Guadalupe for some wine tasting. Spend the night on the dock. 

Day 4: Departure for Bahia Tortuga  
After breakfast, we’ll get underway for our first passage of 300NM. Night at sea. 

Day 5: Underway  

Day 6: Arrival Bahia Tortuga 
After sailing for two nights we’ll anchor in the beautiful bay. Night at anchor.

Day 7: Explore Ashore
The beauty of Baja! Night at anchor. 

Day 8: Departure to Bahia Santa Maria
Early departure after the sunrise! It’s time to pull anchor for the 240NM passage. Night at sea.

Day 9: Arrival Bahia Santa Marina 
We’ll anchor in time for a dinner at a breathtaking remote location. 

Day 10: Explore Ashore
This is truly a remote anchorage, with a gorgeous beach to walk along. The sand dollars are many and the opportunity for an ocean dip can’t be passed up! Night at anchor. 

Day 11: Set Sail to Cabo San Lucas 
After breakfast, we’ll up anchor and set sail for the 190NM passage to the tip of Baja. Night at sea.

Day 12: Arrival Cabo San Lucas
After an overnight sail, we’ll arrive on the dock. The bay here is bustling with energy after being so remote. There are fishing boats, tour boats, whales, and jumping rays! You won’t be able to miss the famous arch in the cliffs greeting us at the point. Night on the dock.

Day 13:  Explore Ashore 
Whether you’re interested in roaming the streets in town, having a beach day, or snorkeling, the day is yours to explore this final destination. Night on the dock.

Day 14: Depart Sea Dragon
You will need to depart Sea Dragon by 1000 in Cabo San Lucas.

COVID-19:

In order to board Sea Dragon, you must take a Rapid Antigen or Rapid PCR COVID-19 test, administered by a medical professional, no more than 72 hours before boarding the vessel. If you test positive on this test, you will not be allowed to board the vessel, and we will be happy to transfer your booking to a future voyage.

Should a country on the itinerary have additional requirements for entry, you must be able to comply with those requirements – if you cannot, we will be happy to transfer your booking to a future voyage.

THIS TRIP IS FULL! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON THE WAITLIST, PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL AT INFO@PANEXPLORE.COM

 The deposit is only $500. It’s non refundable if you back out, but if we cancel or modify the trip we are happy to return your money or apply it to a different voyage.  Please review the Crew Contract for full details. The remaining balance is due 60 days before the trip begins. Please contact us with any questions.

Contact Us


Call Us: +1 ‪(305) 330-4212‬ (Pacific Time) If we don’t pick up, please leave a message and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

What's Included
Contribution Includes:
– 13 nights accommodation on Sea Dragon
All meals (vegetarian), snacks, and drinks on board
– Sailing Instruction
– Safety equipment and foul weather gear
– Masks, fins, snorkels
– Use of inflatable paddle boards

Contribution does not include:
– Transportation to and from San Diego and Cabo San Lucas
– Transportation from San Diego International Airport (SAN) or to CSL International Airport
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port

Packing List

It will be cool this time of year off San Diego, but get warmer as we head south! Take a look at our Temperate packing list.

Travel Details

SAN (San Diego International Airport) is a short ride from the harbor. We’ll let you know which Marina we’re at shortly before you join us.

Cabo San Lucas International Airport is a short taxi ride away from the harbor. You’ll be able to easily find a taxi once we arrive.

All Crew members are responsible for their own passports and any necessary visas. You must have at least 6 months remaining on your passport beyond our arrival into Mexico.
Please look into the specific type of visa you need for arriving at these destinations by sea, or contact us directly to discuss.

Boat Tour

Your Crew
MARY VAUGHAN-JONES – Captain

I grew up in North West England, spending every weekend outdoors in the Lake District. After attending university in Cardiff, I worked as a personal trainer, working in the Middle East for a time before discovering the Clipper Round the World Sailing race. I became completely hooked on offshore sailing and after completing half the 19-20 race (pre Covid!) I gained my Yachtmaster qualification in order to be able to work in the industry. I became the skipper for a youth trust based in the Solent, England, working with young adults in order to widen their horizons and build their confidence which I found immensely rewarding. The itch to see more of the world by sea led me to becoming a freelance cruising instructor which enabled me to work with a variety of companies on a range of boats from 20’ to 70’, cruisers to high spec race boats. I spent some time in the Caribbean and around the UK helping refit boats until the Clipper Race restarted. I returned as a first mate, helping lead a crew of amateurs from the Philippines back to the UK and also completing my own circumnavigation. Having already seen the North Pacific, I’m excited to be on board Sea Dragon and explore more of the Pacific’s waters and islands- showing others the joy of ocean sailing, discovering the world around them and our effect on it, as well as teaching them to sail and work as a team.

Mary holds her Yachtmaster Ocean with commercial endorsement as well as her MCA Proficiency in Medical Care certificate.

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