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Old 22-02-2008, 22:13   #1
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Cruising Mexico's East Coast

I haven't been able to find much information on cruising along the East Coast of Mexico, say from Bownsville, TX down through Tampico, Veracuz, Villahermosa, Merida, etc.
Have any of the cruisers here had experience along that route or know where I can get some information? Suggestions, comments?
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Stay well off shore, lots of stuff to hit, oil rigs and fishing boats with no lights on at night.
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Steve,
I've done lots of research into that area. There is not much there to draw a cruiser. Very few islands, very few safe ports, very commercial.
Let me know if you find any info that contradicts what I've found.
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See the NoonSite entry for Mexico : East coast
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I have also been thinking about cruising that part of Mexico, it looks from the charts as if Tampico and Veracruz might be doable, but can find no info. If any one can provide a lead into getting more info it would be greatly appreciated
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According to Noonsite, the only places to enter Mexico are via the Cancun area. Is there any way to check in if you want to coast hop your way south from Texas?
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There used to be an annual rally from the texas coast to Veracruz. About 100 sailboats particiapted every year. Veracruz was a real Mexican town without tourists. Nice place to visist. Navigation was reasonable.

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There is absolutely nothing on their site about any cruise to Mexico.
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Stay well off shore, lots of stuff to hit, oil rigs and fishing boats with no lights on at night.
There are few if any unlighted oil rigs from Galveston to Brownsville. Are there a lot from Texas on down?
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cruising eastern mexico

I have an older guide by Nigel Calder with some excellent info, having recently come from that area, I would say its great. Seems this site has its share of people who think theirs is the only view.
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Hi Nirvana maybe when you get a chance you could tell us abit about your trip and what you found along the way anchorages or ports. I have seen a good bit of material from Cancun down to Belize but not much on the coast between Cancun and the TX border. Any information on that part of the coast?
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Olegunny,
I have sailed the Texas coast for many years and worked as a Captain on crewboats off Texas. There are hundreds of unlit structures between Galveston and Brownsville. I am not sure about South of Brownsville but I wouldn't be within 200 miles of the coats without a radar watch.
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I would be interested in hearing of your experiences also. I am about to cross 650 miles from Galveston to Isla Mujeres again and a coastal hopping option is always attractive.
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Re: Cruising Mexico's East Coast

I know this is an old thread but ,some might be interested . there is a recent guide book cruising ports: the central american route . by capt pat rains available at www.mexicoboating.com or www.centralamericanboating.com it covers mexicos east coast quite well , also an older one is [cruising ports florida to california via the panama canal] by john rains . pat is patricia rains ,
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