CAPTAINS, a Baja Charters hang-out, is on Marina Palmira, facing directly on to the bay of La Paz. A sports bar for locals, yachties, and ex-pats. Super friendly, great drinks and food with killer sunsets.

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Welcome to Captains Sunset Bar

Captains’ Sunset Bar, is located on the esplanade of the beautiful Marina Palmira, on the bay of La Paz, Baja Sur California, Mexico, directly in front of Dock 5. Captains is a Baja Charters & Excursions business. Captains was originally conceived purely as a support services facility to provide high-quality food and drink to Baja Cat,, a large and spacious sailing catamaran just a few steps from the Captains’ place. Captains also handles the food, drink, and ice provisioning for the even larger triple-deck classic cruising yacht Pacifica, Both yachts are Baja Charters’ vessels.

Once Captains was open and providing the same high-quality food and drink that Baja Charter’s nautical activities are famous for, other options presented themselves. For example, Baja Cat is out on the water almost daily providing 5-star private charters and excursions. However, most days of the week, this outstanding sailing catamaran is back safely in her berth by 3:00 PM. So, with Captains just steps away from Baja Cat, and the catamaran typically available in the late afternoon and early evening, this allowed for the launch of Captains’ Sunset Cruises. Let’s face it, there is no where else in the world that has more dramatic sunsets than La Paz, so this was a win-win.

The wonderful thing about Baja Cat’s ability to provide an outstanding Sunset Cruise, is when the guest count is greater than the catamaran can comfortably service, we simply switch to the larger cruising yacht, Pacifica. This allows Captains Sunset Cruises to guarantee space on board for an evening cruise, subject to sailing conditions, etc.

Come to Captains and enjoy the cheerful comradery. Enjoy a delicious snack, or a full lunch or complete dinner meal. We have a great menu at great prices. And, we also host Happy Hour every day, from 4 PM until 6 PM when Margaritas, beer and pizzas, are all reduced in price. We have a full menu of food, drinks, bar food, and we have very cool T-shirts, hats, hoodies, and souvenirs. Come see us and join the party!

Tequila Tasting

By reservation. Private groups Welcome

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Captains Sunset Cruise

An All Inclusive 2-1/2 hour, PREMIUM, Sunset & Harbor Cruise, aboard Baja Cat, our spacious sailing catamaran. Our roomier, triple-deck yacht Pacifica, is available for larger parties. Both yachts are located at Marina Palmira, in front of Captains’ Marina Bar, facing Dock 5. Guests arrive to Captains to await the Sunset Charter departure.

  • Free, safe, parking within view of Captains
  • Just a few minutes away from La Paz hotels
  • Large, stable, sailing catamaran
  • Incredible views sailing along the shoreline
  • Skilled and educated crew
  • Margaritas, Rum punch & Wine
  • Beer, soft drinks, and bottled water
  • Banquet food selections
  • Space to relax, both inside and outside
  • Private bathrooms Inside air conditioning

Sunset Cruise Pricing


Variable Departures 

Sunset charter runs 2 ½ hours

Drinks and snacks are included

$75.00 USD per person

Boat Info

Captain, engineer, hostess, and chef

Chef prepared meals

Sodas and beer

Open bar

Full array of safety equipment

Powered dinghies

Two paddle boards

Two kayaks

Snorkel gear in various sizes

Portable seats, layout cushions, outdoor pillows and beach awnings.

Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating and lay-out areas

Full galley-kitchen

Inside air conditioning

Sleeps 4 in 2 cabins

2 Queen Cabins

Additional sleeping arrangements available

2 complete bathrooms

Space for up to 30 day-time guests

Swim steps and stainless ladder for easy access to water

Ice and purified water

Beach towels


We Sponsor

Mar Libre

is a non-profit, conservation and educational program focused on the restoration of reefs and mangroves in the Sea of Cortez. This is a volunteer organization with NO PAID personal. Each month, RNAM coordinates, directs, and participates in cleaning beaches, reefs, sea lion colonies, and mangroves. Volunteer marine biologists, divers, surfers, kayakers, paddle board enthusiasts and ocean lovers of every type, participate in these projects. Baja Cat is a RNAM sponsoring partner, providing funding, resources and personal, in support of these worthy projects.

Cabo Pulmo Reef Preservation

In 1995, an underwater national park was formed by the Mexican government at the request of the fishing families of the tiny village of Cabo Pulmo. Since then, no fishing or anchoring has been allowed. The reef sprung back to life in an amazing way. Fish returned, spawned, and grew to maturity in huge numbers, along with turtles, dolphins, sea lions, and sharks. Coral and sea life have become incredibly abundant. In addition to the fee Baja Charters pays to the National Park for every guest who visits with us, we also make a donation to the Cabo Pulmo Welcome Center for reef preservation for each of our customers. 

Leave No Trace

Baja Charters is a contributing partner to the Leave No Trace association, and actively promotes its outdoor ethics programs.

Rescatando Nuestros Arrecifes y Manglares

Environmental education. In addition to “hands-on” clean up, RNAM, provides marine science educational instruction in schools throughout Baja Sur. Recently, over 1,000 students were taught how to preserve habitat and reduce pollution in a single month. Baja Charters provides resources and direct experiential interaction for teachers and professors supporting environmental instruction and hosts an annual all day private charter for the top-performing 25 educators in this area.

Project Aware

Project AWARE is a global movement for ocean protection powered by a community of adventurers. We connect the passion for ocean adventure with the purpose of marine conservation to create lasting change. Baja Charters has adopted a snorkel and dive site for continual clean-up and preservation.

Los Cabos Humane Society

Los Cabos Humane Society rescues and finds homes for dogs and cats. Don't buy, adopt! 

About Us

Yacht Charters, Excursions, Liveaboard

Baja Charters provides PREMIER Private Charters, Public Excursions, and Liveaboard exploratory cruises. Five-star rated we are NOT a typical tour company. We provide a private yacht experience with first class service and amenities. No one does it like we do for anything close to our prices.

Guests visit beautiful isolated locations experienced by only the fortunate few. Baja Charters provides ALL INCLUSIVE cruising to remote coves and beaches on the inside Sea of Cortez. This is the area famously known as the World’s Aquarium. According to Nature.Org, the inside Sea of Cortez is the second most biologically diverse marine environment on the planet. An intimate cruise features snorkeling with an array of tropical fish over shallow tropical reefs, swimming with sea lions, or whale sharks in season, strolling remote beaches, exploring, paddle boarding, kayaking, scuba, etc.

Baja Charters provides quality chef-prepared meals on board with an open bar, served by a skilled and educated crew. A marine biologist is typically your hostess and snorkel leader. Everything is included: snorkel gear, wet suits, kayaks and paddleboards, along with an assist boat for getting up close to sea life in its natural environment. Reef-friendly sunscreen, bottled water, beer, sodas, and a variety of snacks are all provided, along with private bathrooms, fresh towels, and private showers. Join us, for the Experience of a Lifetime.

Listed below are a number of websites addressing various nautical adventures.


Baja Charters Office - La Paz
Captains Sunset Bar

214-974-0501 (English Only)
(52) 624-128-5666 (Spanish, English, German)
(52) 612-152-9940 (English)

Captains Sunset Bar & Dock 5

Driving Instructions From Cabo to La Paz

Coming from anywhere along the Cabo corridor, the easiest way to Marina Palmira is to take Highway 1 to Todos Santos. Go around Todos Santos via the Bypass road and continue on to La Paz. If you are coming from Los Barriles, take the road to La Paz, it will merge into the main road coming from Cabo.

When you reach La Paz, continue on the main road. It’s a few miles to downtown. Keep going and turn left at 5 February. Proceed straight towards the bay. At the last signal turn right. You are now on Alvaro Obregon, the road along the bay, which in about a mile will run parallel to the beach and bay. This area is known as the Malecon. (The "Malecon," in any Spanish-speaking country, means roughly: the esplanade along the water’s edge.)

Continue along the beach road about two miles passing through the remarkable waterfront area, until you see Marina Palmira on your left. At this point, the road has just divided into four lanes. Take the first turn across the green bicycle lane in the middle of the road. If you miss the turn, go slightly past the marina and take the one-lane turnaround and head back to the first entry area. There are three entries into the marina. The first one you come to is the closest to the boat. Technically, you can go into any of them, park and walk to the dock, but it is quicker to go back to the first entry area and double back, park in front of the Marine Waterfront Hotel, and walk straight through their complex to Captains Marina Bar. (It takes less than a minute.) It is directly across from the Dock 5 gate. Captains’ Marina Bar, is a Baja Charters facility where we meet with guests before boarding.

The parking is free in front of the hotel and at the south end of the marina. All the parking around the marina is safe and well protected.

Come Sportfishing with us!

As we all know, the fishing doesn't get any better than Baja. Our captain knows where the fish are and our Sportfisher is equipped for one heck of a good time. What are you waiting for? Give us a call!

Life was made for this

The Aquarium of the World awaits! Let's go! Baja Pacifica and crew are ready. Come swim in the abundant waters of the Sea of Cortez and interact with sea lions, turtles, manta rays, giant mantas, dolphins and a whole cast of friendly colored fish.

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