2nd Edition is now available!
The best, most accurate and up to date
Sea of Cortez Cruising Guide just got better!
In a few short years, Sea of Cortez: A Cruiser's Guidebook has become the "must-have" Cruising Guide for Mexico's Sea of Cortez. After another couple of seasons exploring these waters, authors Shawn Breeding and Heather Bansmer have improved, updated and added to this popular and expansive guide.
Aerial Photos - new aerials give the boater even more information to travel safely throughout the Sea of Cortez
New Anchorages - more anchorages identified and charted give you more choices of where to drop the hook
More Depth Soundings and added bathymetry - hundreds of new depths on the chartlets and added bathymetry to the overviews
More Waypoints - many new hazards identified, new anchorages as well as routes and approaches
Updated City and Marina Information - things are continuously changing, now you'll be armed with the latest information
Convertible Cover - a new heavier cover allows you to choose whether or not to have a spine, while still retaining the popular spiral binding
Beautiful New Photography - paints a stunning picture of what to expect, whether in you cockpit or in your easy chair
Overview and Planning Chart - quick reference to help you find yourself in the big picture, quickly find the right chapter and plan your next adventure
About the guidebook
Sea of Cortez: A Cruiser’s Guidebook by Shawn Breeding and Heather Bansmer is an outstanding cruising guide detailing the many anchorages found within the popular cruising waters of the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. This colorful, well-designed guide is full of over 100 GPS accurate, up-to-date chartlets as well as stunning photography, allowing the boater and dreamer alike to navigate through the blue, beautiful waters of the Sea of Cortez.
Sea of Cortez: A Cruiser’s Guidebook, harnesses today’s technology by utilizing satellite images, SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) data, marine navigational software and GPS waypoints to construct the most accurate chartlets available for each anchorage. As many boaters find out first hand when cruising throughout the Sea of Cortez, that the large scale government charts currently available are outdated, several based on surveys originally taken in the late 1800’s. These government charts are also inaccurate, occasionally off by more than 1.0 nautical mile. This results in boats traveling over land on navigational software programs or GPS chart plotters, or plotting inaccuracy on your charts. For this reason, Sea of Cortez: A Cruiser’s Guidebook, is an invaluable aid to mariners, providing detailed, GPS accurate chartlets of anchorages, depth information, and GPS waypoints personally researched by the authors.
This cruising guide also features many helpful details such as hiking trails, dive and snorkel sites, beaches for shell collectors, along with city maps, restaurant guides, grocery stores, and marine chandleries and services. This handy information allows boaters to navigate both on the water and on land with ease.
The authors, Shawn Breeding and Heather Bansmer, have spent four seasons cruising and documenting the Sea of Cortez on board their sailboat, Om Shanti. Originally from Bellingham, Washington and the beautiful cruising grounds in the Pacific Northwest, Shawn and Heather set sail in June 2003, to pursue their cruising dream, which ultimately took them to the warm waters of Mexico and the Sea of Cortez. Shawn and Heather have combined their talents and their love for boating to create this one-of-a-kind, accurate and up-to-date cruising guide.