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Old 30-03-2015, 15:10   #1
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Obtaining a permit for Isla Partida and Espiritu Santo in Baja Sur, Mexico

Wondering if there's some way to get a permit to anchor at Isla Partida and Espiritu Santo (just north of La Paz, Mexico), without going to La Paz.

Is a permit required to anchor there? Or only to go ashore?

Any information would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Morgan
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Old 30-03-2015, 15:50   #2
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Re: Obtaining a permit for Isla Partida and Espiritu Santo in Baja Sur, Mexico

Only to go ashore.
Even in La Paz it's often problematic to obtain a permit.
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Re: Obtaining a permit for Isla Partida and Espiritu Santo in Baja Sur, Mexico

Bringing this one back from the dead....

I'm headed to a bareboat charter out of La Paz. The boat we booked was removed from their fleet at the last minute so the charter company offered to upgrade us to a new 2017 Bali 4.5 for the week which is awesome!

The catch: They are waiting on the boats permit for the Mexican National Park to be able to go to Espiritu Santo and Partida. We would have personal permits, but not one for the boat.

The background: We have chartered here before and spent the bulk of our time at Espiritu Santo and Partida. We have been to Isla San Francisco and San Evaristo and loved them too.

The questions:
Are there places to go outside the park that could keep up occupado for a week?
All the reading I could find (google, noonsite, etc) showed that only personal permits are needed but the charter company says a boat permit is needed. I'm inclined to believe them but wondering what the best source of information is.
Does anyone know the consequence of anchoring in the park without a boat permit but with personal permits for everyone?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 14-09-2017, 16:50   #4
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Re: Obtaining a permit for Isla Partida and Espiritu Santo in Baja Sur, Mexico

There are two things being confused here.

To be in the park (Anchored Or Go Ashore) each person will need a park permit. There is no Boat permit, it's an individual person issue.

Now as a Charter Company THEY need the proper permit and paperwork to legally do charters. So perhaps they haven't got their paperwork yet on the new boat...

Park permits can be purchased in La Paz.

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Re: Obtaining a permit for Isla Partida and Espiritu Santo in Baja Sur, Mexico

Thanks for the reply! Turns out I was a little premature and the paperwork for the boat is good to go. I appreciate the contact info.
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Re: Obtaining a permit for Isla Partida and Espiritu Santo in Baja Sur, Mexico

They are also stepping up fishing regulations around La Paz.
Of course you can't fish at the Parks, but if ANY fishing gear is on the boat then all persons on the boat must have a fishing license. A Boat recently was stopped and checked and didn't have a fishing license which resulted in confiscation of the Fish, Fishing Gear and $9000 peso fine. The Dorado are thick this time of year so it's worth dragging a line but be sure to have the proper fishing license if you are going to fish.
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Re: Obtaining a permit for Isla Partida and Espiritu Santo in Baja Sur, Mexico

That's good info as we definitely plan to fish. In the past I have only bought licenses for those who were fishing. We'll have 4 adults only two of whom will be fishing, and then a 10,9,8,6, and 2 year old onboard. Looks like I'll start researching if kids require licenses as well.
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Re: Obtaining a permit for Isla Partida and Espiritu Santo in Baja Sur, Mexico

You can buy your license online and get lots of info at www.Bajasursportfishing.com

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Re: Obtaining a permit for Isla Partida and Espiritu Santo in Baja Sur, Mexico

Now you need permits for Partida! Never heard of such a thing. Just another reminder not to put off cruising any longer--the cruising world is changing, and not for the better.
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Re: Obtaining a permit for Isla Partida and Espiritu Santo in Baja Sur, Mexico

The islands near La Paz and Loreto are all part of national parks, and have required permits for at least 6 years, so nothing new there. Moreover, a few anchorages have been declared "no anchoring", Gabriel on Espiritu Santo being one of them. You can check with the folks where you get the park permits -- any place selling national park permits work -- they are not specific to these islands. If you are in Marina Palmira, Tom at Cruisers Supply often has permits, and can usually get them for a small fee.

And yes, park rangers have been asking for permits, but they have generally been very understanding, especially as the permits used to be in short supply.
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