BAJA Spearfishing, Freediving, Surfing, and Kayaking Trip Oct. 2nd thru Oct. 6th 2015

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Bienvenidos - Welcome - to Palapas Ventana, the newest and most unique resort in La Ventana Bay in the Sea of Cortez, Baja Mexico. We are located just 35 minutes southeast of La Paz between La Ventana and El Sargento. When you visit us, you will see why Tim and Karon Hatler, the owners, chose this beautiful spot with incredible turquoise water, amazing sunrises and sunsets, and perfect temperatures. Come join us to experience the natural beauty of the Sea of Cortez, friendly Mexican culture, foods with unforgettable flavors, and a time to just "be in the moment".

You'll know you are at Palapas Ventana when you see the palapa roofs of our quaint casitas overlooking the Sea of Cortez and Cerralvo Island. Our beautifully constructed casitas are strategically set amongst native Baja desert plants, including barrel cactus, cardon, elephant tree, palo adan, candelillo, cholla, mesquite, palo verde, and pitaya agria. Each casita is a separate unit with a porch adorned with flower-filled Mexican wooden planters made by a local artisan. Every casita has a fantastic view!

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  • 5 days and 4 nights
    • 3 full days of chasing fish in fully equipped 26 foot pangas (Licenses Required) 
    • Filet and freezer services for fish
    • Breakfast and lunch everyday you are at Palapas Ventana...dinners are on your own - there are many good eateries within walking distance.
    • Use of kayaks, bikes, and snorkeling gear
    • Additional days may be added to this package. Contact us for details.
    • Windsurfing and Kite boarding
    • Morning Kayaking
    • Morning Snorkeling
    • Morning Scuba Diving – instruction available
    • Morning Stand Up Paddle Surfing
    • On low wind days - fishing, Spearfishing, and SCUBA trips
    • Tours to La Paz/Todos Santos/San Antonio and El Triunfo/Mira Flores, Santiago, and Santa Rita Springs
    • Small Boat Sailing
    • Bird Watching
    • Hiking
    • Beachcombing
    • Exploring
    • Relaxing

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Specialty Casita
Accommodates up to 4 people
  • King size bed and twin bed
  • Private bathroom w/sink and shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Purified water dispenser
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Regular Casita
Accommodates up to 2 people
  • Choice of King size bed or 2 twin beds
  • Air conditioning *NEW for Summer 2008!*
  • Sink
  • Purified water dispenser
  • Shower and bathroom just 25-30 feet from casita
  • Ceiling fan
Free Diver Package Price:
$700 per person double occupancy (plus taxes, transfers and fees)
Includes breakfast, lunch, spearfishing charters, use of kayaks, snorkeling gear, sailboats, and beach support.

Beach Comber Package Price:
$360 per person double occupancy (plus taxes and fees)
Includes breakfast, lunch, use of kayaks, snorkeling gear, and beach support.

Sample Flights (not included) from Pensacola to La Paz Mexico:
$762.40 $134.69 (taxes) = $897.09 
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Conatact Cpt. Micheal Sumlin @ 251-609-5266
or Email

Blackbeard's Sail and Dive Adventure November 1st 2014

Blackbeard's Cruises offers Liveaboard scuba diving travel vacations to the Bahamas Out Islands. We offer the Caribbean's largest variety of diving including shark dives, walls, high speed drift dives including the Washing Machine, night dives, blue holes and the beautiful coral reefs of the Exumas ; Sea Park. Our 3 sailboats; Sea Explorer, Morning Star and Pirate's Lady depart Nassau every Saturday for a week of live aboard diving in the Exumas, SW Eleuthera ; Little San Sal in the Central Bahamas. The camaraderie and adventure on our liveaboard dive trips keep divers coming back year after year. Our motto is "Twice the Fun for Half the Price" won't get a better bang out of your diving dollar anywhere else!

Dive the Caribbean's largest underwater park, the Exumas Land & Sea Park. Divers can experience deep sea diving on the many beautiful walls. Sharks are a big draw for divers! See Caribbean reef sharks, nurse sharks, even tiger sharks on the sandy banks! Colorful reefs teeming with marine life sit in depths of 15- 80 feet so divers of all levels enjoy the scuba diving we offer on our Bahamas scuba diving vacations!

The central Bahamas were once the hideout of pirates and privateers... now these islands offer spectacular diving in warm, crystal clear waters with deserted beaches as backdrop each week during our adventure travel vacations. Visit Allen's Cay to feed the iguanas or Staniel Cay for the swimming pigs and the Thunderball Grotto.

There is no set itinerary- we go where conditions and weather are the best to offer our divers an adventure of a lifetime! Live-aboards offer the best variety of diving available- dive with sharks at Amberjack Reef, watch eagle rays gracefully glide by the walls, get tumbled around on our high speed drift dive, the Washing Machine or shoot photos of all the great macro and micro shots you'll see in the gin clear water of the Bahamas. Blackbeard's Cruises is recognized by divers as one of the best live aboard experiences available year after year!

Scuba diving travel with us is a breeze! Our all inclusive scuba diving adventure travel vacations are popular with outgoing individuals from all over the world! We supply everything but your personal gear and towels. Blackbeard's Cruises offers top of the line high quality rental gear for those who require it. Our sailboats carry up to 22 passengers in dormitory style bunks. While there isn't a lot of privacy, the fun and adventure more than makes up for it.
Dive Bahamas Reefs Blue Holes Out Islands with Blackbeard├ó€™s Cruises

  • The Charter is $959.00 plus $100 port tax.
  • With this in mind, the amount due will be $1059.00 per person.
  • This fee is nonrefundable once payment is has been sent.

Here are the details:

All Inclusive Scuba Live-Aboard Cruises Offer the Best Adventure at a Bang For Your Buck Price.
·  Up to 19 Dives Per Week
·  All Meals and Snacks
·  All Beverages Including Beer, Wine and Rum Punch!
·  Dormitory Style Cabins Fully Air Conditioned
·  Camaraderie You'll Never Forget and Memories You'll Wish to Relive Over and Over Again!

Sample Flights (not included) searched 1st quarter 2014

Popular Flights from Pensacola to Nassau

  • Airfare from Pensacola to Nassau on AirTran from $377 round trip
  • Airfare from Pensacola to Nassau on US Airways from $390 round trip
  • Airfare from Pensacola to Nassau on Delta from $393 round trip
  • Airfare from Pensacola to Nassau on Northwest from $397 round trip
  • Airfare from Pensacola to Nassau on American from $405 round trip

To sign up call or email Jim Mahan 251-424-7987 email