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Old 27-05-2007, 06:52   #1
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Info on Bay of Campeche ?

Has anyone out there done any cruising in the Bay of Campeche? We are planning our next winter cruise and considering heading down that way since it is close to us in Texas.
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Old 06-02-2011, 20:09   #2
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Has anyone out there done any cruising in the Bay of Campeche? We are planning our next winter cruise and considering heading down that way since it is close to us in Texas.
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Just wondering if you ever did your sail to the Bay of Campeche. I'm interested in sailing from Texas to Isla Mujeres along the Mexican coast next fall or early winter.
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We have been in Isla Mujeres and Puerto Morelos for 6 weeks on our boat and drove over to Campeche to see if it was worth sailing there.... Shallow and cloudy water...

The crystal clear water, snorkeling, diving, fishing and towns on the Caribbean side are so much nicer we decided it was not worth the effort.

Puerto Morelos 25 miles south of Cancun is one of the nicest places we have visited in the entire Caribbean...free moorings in a national marine park, delightful people and low marina rates.

puerto morelos - Búsqueda de Google
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I worked out of Del Carmen for a year 1998/1999 and it is a nice little area, however the main oilfields are 45nm offshore north from there and you can see the loom of the oil boom flares from the beach. I worked the oil field and oil spills were the norm not the exception. Personally I would steer clear at least until you get on towards Vera Cruz. This of course is ancient history so they may have cleaned things up in the last 11 years.
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Doonerack,
No we never did the Bay of Campeche. I did lots of research and did not find anything to compel me to head that way. We did do Texas to Isla and points South last winter. Check out our travels at www.Koplinsailing.com. We are planning on going somewhere next winter. Possibly the Bahamas but haven't decided yet.
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Re: Info on Bay of Campeche ?

Has anyone recently sailed the Bay of Campeche? I see this is quite an old thread, but wonder if anyone has recent information? I have sailed direct from Pensacola to Isla Mujeres in the past. I am currently in south FL, and thinking of going to isla via Cuba, but is there a good return to the northern Gulf by going coastal? What's the availability of anchorages and/or marinas?

Any info appreciated!
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