I should start by saying that I barely know what I am asking for, but this seemed like a place to start to learn.
The short version is, there is a solar
eclipse coming up in April of 2024, and given average global cloud cover, the best place to see it may be somewhere off the coast of Mazatlan, Mexico
. My wife and I, and another couple we like to travel with hit on the idea of trying to find a way to be out there to see it.
We're U.S. citizens, we have small families of (so far) courteous, well mannered, and adventurous kids
that will mostly be in the 8 - 13 range. We're not rich by any stretch, but we're flexible, and we have started saving up already.
My first question is, are we out of our minds? Do people even do this? Might we find someone who'd like to take us on for a little while (hours? days? maybe a little more?) to go see the eclipse from the pacific, in exchange for any expenses plus enough to make it worth putting up with us?
My next question is something like what are the questions we should be asking, where, and of whom? We're all divers, so we have some comfort with the ocean, but we know very little of what it takes to captain
safely, legally, internationally, etc..
Maybe the answer is 'think of something else'