Friday, May 18, 2007

Ferry from Santa Rosalia

From Baja California Travelers message board

I took the ferry from Guaymas in March. I would call them before making plans 622-222-0204 (Mexico number). It is a 40 meter boat, not big-often less than ten vehicles. (Not the big boat pictured on the posters.) They strap all vehicles down to car deck, because the boat may roll a bit. The good news is that they bought it used from some place on the North Sea, where it was designed for rough water, with aluminum superstructure so it can roll to 55 degrees without capsizing-according to Diego at the office.

You should make a reservation-no credit card required- and show up early to kill time hanging around until the Army arrives with the dogs to sniff your car.

The old Guaymas Ferry terminal left over from Fonatur days is deteriorating. It is best to bring along food for the wait-and maybe some Dramamine for the trip if it is looking like rough weather. Sometimes they cancel if it will be too rough, as the trip will take too much fuel if they are having to buck rough water

2 comments:

geji said...

We want to do the ferry from La Paz to Mazatlan in September. How far is La Paz from Cabo? An expensive taxi fare? How long is the ferry ride? Does the ferry company have a website or do I have to make the reservation by phone?

Jorge said...

quisiera saber cuanto tarda en llegar de topolobampo a la paz y si esta disponible siempre por que nosotros pensamos ir nos como el 27 o 28 de marzo bueno talvez por mazatlan tambien cuantas hora son y a que hora tienen salidas y si el carro pude traer dentro lo que sea de utiles

Baja Ferries sails from La Paz to Topolobampo and from La Paz to Mazatlan. They took over the Mazatlan run from Sematur as of April 2005.

You can always try for current prices and schedule at the Baja Ferries Web Site

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