We are on the doorstep of the sea of cortez...
The East Cape region of Baja California Sur, Mexico is simply one of the most amazing fisheries in the world. Located between the cities of La Paz and Cabo San Lucas on the doorstep of the Sea of Cortez, the East Cape is made up of a small group of sportfishing resorts dedicated to the big game angler. The history, fishing and natural beauty make the East Cape the perfect destination for the world wide sportsman and adventurer. Go to Maps to see the location of the East Cape in Southern Baja.
The Sea of Cortez was named in honor of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés (or "Cortez") by Francisco de Ulloa in 1539. Ulloa originally believed that the gulf led to the mythical Strait of Anian, which connected the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Melchior Díaz made extensive explorations in the area in 1540, including surveying the Colorado River, which at that time flowed into the upper gulf. For nearly half a century, the East Cape has played host to such celebrities as John Steinbeck, John Wayne, Bing Crosby, Errol Flynn, Desi Arnez, Ernest Hemingway, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Baja Piped Piper, Ray Cannon. For information on the history of the Sea of Cortez, we recommend the book, The Unforgettable Sea of Cortez by Gene Kira.
The offshore and inshore fisheries are some of the most fertile and diverse on the planet. This region has historically been a magnet for world class sport fishing activities, with a rich history of sporting world records. The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) rated the East Cape as the highest fish to angler ratio for striped marlin in the world. If you want a shot at blue marlin, striped marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, dorado (mahi mahi), wahoo and roosterfish, then the East Cape should be your destination. Check out our Fish Species of the Sea of Cortez.
The Natural Beauty
Along with the world renown sportfishing, the truly spectacular scenery of the Sea of Cortez and Southern Baja can be a life changing experience. Giant Pacific manta rays, leatherback sea turtles, whale sharks, humpback and gray whales are all possible sightings while on the water in the Sea of Cortez. We invite you to experience one of the most diverse marine ecosystem in the world. Jacques Cousteau was right, the Sea of Cortez is the aquarium of the world.
MARLIN * TUNA * DORADO * WAHOO * ROOSTERFISH