Originally Posted by ngmayo
I was thinking of stopping at Isla Soccoro on passage
from Sea of Cortez
next spring before cyclone season. Anyone have any experience with this?
We spent part of two seasons (5-6 weeks each) in the Revillagigdeo's a few years back and it was one of the top marine
experiences we have had. The diving
is one of the 10 best spots in the world. Everything is big under the water! The friendly mantas are unbelievable. You are NOT allowed ashore on either island.
Depending on where you stop(Socorro) there is a good chance you will be boarded by the Mexican Navy
to inspect your permit
. They really frown on vessels stopping without a permit. San Beneditico less chance of being boarded but could still happen
We wrote a short cruisers guide on Socorro and San Beneditico that is way out of date
but you may find a couple useful tidbits to plan your trip.
Located - "Other Good Stuff' " Cruising Guide to Revillagigedo Islands"
Also we have written a number of passage notes on our stay out there
Passage Notes #29, #30, #31, #37, #38
Safe sailing and see you in French Polynesia!!