Our customers depend on us to provide fun, quality, fishing trips with exceptional customer service. We do our best to meet and exceed their high standards. Here's what our customers say about our efforts.
“Top quality fishing guides”
Reviewed July 21, 2012
Ron B - New York City, New York
“Awesome trip, super service”
Reviewed July 9, 2012
ElPicaron - San Diego, California
From the moment we arrived, we were pampered. The trip we purchased included our choice of food in twelve excellent restaurants and a beautiful hotel with a balcony view.
The fishing was the best. We all caught large El Dorado. Captain Luis, would not quit until we had the boat full of fish.
Every touch was first class ! Our fish were vacuum packed for free, and wait, yes they even gave us a real plastic, not Styrofoam cooler to transport the frozen fish on the plane.
Leonard is a gentleman and has put together a great organization. He truly cares about the welfare of his clients.
Well, there were only two downsides to the trip. We hated to come back, and yes, the trip was addicting so I will be spending more money (though it is surprisingly affordable) to come back next year, and only with Baja Pirates of La Paz.
Great job guys!
“Fishing with the Baja Pirates of La Paz Mexico”
Reviewed June 26, 2012
Ronald P - Pomona, California
I was scheduled for major eye surgery during the time my buddy and I were going fishing, yeah, I was practically blind in one eye and I was not going to miss this fishing adventure with the Baja Pirates for nothing in the world. I postponed my eye surgery for this fishing trip to La Paz Mexico.
I've been fishing with the Baja Pirates for many years and nobody can beat these guys at what they do best, locating the fish. I've never been disappointed with their service and this last fishing trip was outstanding. We caught a treasure ice-chest full of yellow tails, the ones that got away was due to us being so exhausted hauling in these fish.
The Baja Pirates aim to please their clients and make their clients fishing adventure an unforgettable one from the moment they step on board and off the boat. With the Baja Pirates you really don't need to do anything but show up at the La Paz Mexico Airport, everything has been taken care of for you and your guest the Baja Pirates are there waiting to take you to the hotel. Need a few things before you get to your hotel, no problem for the Baja Pirates they work on land too. Need a ride into town from your hotel to shop for souvenirs are to a fine restaurant to cook and eat your catch of the day, ask the Baja Pirates they have the right connection to the best restaurants. For dinner and breakfast I highly recommend, Ms. Amore's Wine & Steakhouse, next door is their winery.
During any fishing adventure with the Baja Pirates, you will no doubt be worn out and sleeping very good every night but, be prepared and ready to go the next following morning the Baja Pirates fleet of boats, rigs and tackle are sparkling clean and ready for another wild fishing adventure. These Baja Pirates, want nothing more than getting you back on board out to sea with a fishing pole in your hands. Nobody goes home without fish.
“Above and beyond”
Reviewed June 19, 2012
Tom P - Eureka, California
Their American style boats were comfortable and capable. We hit a lull in the fishing but still managed to boat 7 Dorado with at least 2 large bulls. La Paz is an interesting city with excellent food and some fun shopping.
All of us agreed that we'd love to come back again as soon as possible.
“Great fishing trip”
Reviewed June 8, 2012
JeffH - Newbury Park, California
Leonard and his crew run a very smooth and seamless operation...
El Capitan "Luis" is the true red tied, when it comes to fishing he's relentless and never less than great...
The very special thing Leonard's crew does great,is his extended crew escorting you to dinner and being in Mexico makes it for a fine dining experience. I'm looking forward to our trip with Mike the barber!!!!!
“Yearly fishing trip”
Reviewed June 3, 2012
DavidM - Riverside, California
I owe the success of catching this marlin on the experience Captain Luis has and the help he gave me by controlling the boat Thank you Luis.
If you want to experience a great trip and catch quality fish on quality boats do what we did and charter with Baja Pirates. They truly do have the best boats, best gear and best service in La Paz.
As for the city of La Paz, I was impressed daily with the quality of the food and hospitable service we received at the local restaurants and shops. I would recommend Bandido's for a great steak or burger dinner.
“Gotta take the time to fish!”
Reviewed June 3, 2012
ESMotteram - Palouse, Washington
Fishing was irregular for the last week or so as water temp and species were changing. First Yellowtail came in the first hour (we landed 3 more, couple Sierra, Bonita and several Needlefish) and fishing was steady all day. Capt Pico knew his stuff. He could read the water and devined what was happening underneath. "The Pirate" fleet talked to one another and this made for clients getting a great day fishing.
Ice and drinking water were on board. Lunch was an adequate 2 sandwich, apple, chips, etc.
On return a great staff asked what we wanted and advised on species selection. Later that evening they delivered about 30 pounds of expertly filleted AND vacuum packed Yellowtail, some of which fed the wedding party and friends a truly memorable, very fresh, grilled fish dinner that night.
The REALLY Big Grouper got away!
Reviewed May 11, 2012
Fullspeedrf - Vacaville, California
The Baja Pirates make the trip down every time enjoyable. Your trip starts off from when you call and talk to Leonard. Once Leonard gets you set he starts looking for airfare but doesn't just settle for the cheapest flight. He will actually get you a flight that makes sense. For our flights the out bound we left SFO at 11 which put us on the ground in Cabo around 3 and our home coming flight leaving Cabo at 4 and on the ground in SFO at 6 so you didn't have killer late or odd flights. After Leonard send out your souvenir tee shirt and hat along with your vouchers and itinerary you are all set.
On travel day once your on the ground and through customs the vacation begins. You are met by your driver and concierge Raul. Raul will get you to La Paz in a safe and timely manner. For our group he has a cooler full of drinks and we stop to stock up for the 2 hour ride. About half way through you will stop in a little town of San Bortolo where there is an awesome roadside restaurant. After a stop there you are ready for the remainder of the trip.
Once in La Paz Raul will make sure you have all you needed things for the next day and get you to the hotel. In La Paz the Baja Pirates use one of two hotels. The first being Club Cantamar which is nice because you are right in the area of the boats and the Baja Pirates fish processing center. The second hotel is the marina is in the town of La Paz so you are 20 minutes from the boats. The Hotel Marina has its own WiFi and a pretty good restaurant . Club Cantamar has a swim up bar which is nice after a day on the water.
On your first day of fishing you are met by Pedro who hands you your fishing license and assigns you your boat and captain for you days of fishing. You will get to your boat between 7am to 8am depending on your group and your stay. When you board your captain will give you his plan of attack and you will take off for the bait boat. You pull up to a tiny panga to purchase sardines and then you will either take off for many points around the area in the sea of Cortez .
On board each boat is bottled water , your lunch and 40lbs of ice which if you catch fish will end up on your catch in the fish box to keep you catch in top shape. At the end of the day when you tie up you can request if you want any fish left out other then that there is the bar and pool at Club Cantamar open for a beer and a swim while you wait for the rest of the boats to come in. If you are staying at Club Cantamar you can go to your room if you are staying at the hotel Marina, Raul and Gamma are waiting to take you back.
If you bring your own gear down at the end of the day the captains will wash your gear off and store it for you in the locker at the top of the dock so when you get down to the boat your gear is aboard .
At the end of each day your fish is filleted and vacuum packed and frozen for you to take home. At the end of your fishing your fish is transported to the marina hotel of that's where you are staying . Raul will load you fish into your cooler load your gear and you head for the airport. The Baja Pirates boast best value, best boats , best service and they live up to it I have fished with them 3 times and every time it's is absolutely refreshing to see an operation like this .
The fact that you have people like Raul, Pedro, Juan Carlos and Pico that want you to enjoy your stay and the first time you go down you make friends .
The Baja Pirates use American style boat which are newer in design so your not stuck on a panga. I will be back in the fall and trying to increase to 2 trips a year. Our group does a 6 days / 5 nights and 4 days fishing which is the perfect length trip if you are looking to have a Mexico fishing vacation give them a call.
“Fishing with Baja Pirates of La Paz”
Reviewed May 8, 2012
DonnaHLee - Fort Bragg, California
We enjoy the walk to the city of La Paz via the Malecon. It is a pleasant walk to and from our hotel after a day of fishing, but for those who don't want to walk the Pirates furnish drivers to and from town for dining, shopping or exploring. The Malecon is our favorite place to sit and watch all the activities. So many families are out walking, running, biking, skating, etc. We have never felt intimidation or fear of any kind. There are many police and military personnel making sure everyone is safe. We have been there for Halloween and Day of the Dead where there are so many celebrations and activities with lots of children learning our American tradition of Trick or Treating and dressing in their costumes.
We will be planning our fall trip with the Baja Pirates in the next few months and will have Leonard again make all the arrangements for us.
“A truly unique outfitter in La Paz”
Reviewed May 4, 2012
Pescador 365 - Running Springs, California
Once you get it to the boat it is YOUR call to keep it or release it to fight another day. If you are looking for that really fresh seafood dinner your catch couldn't be in better hands. They bleed your fish right away and then get them straight on to ice in their large fish holds. If you have ever had that a beautiful Dorado reduced to mush after sitting in a hot fish box all day you will know what I mean.
Can't eat all of your catch in one seating? (Actually with the typical quality of the fishing in La Paz I would be very surprised if you could). No worries. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted any way you like then vacuum-sealed as soon as you return to the dock. What you aren't ready to eat that night will be flash-frozen and ready for you to take home with you.
“Great spring vacation with Baja Pirates”
Reviewed May 4, 2012
Jefel - San Diego, California
The boats are in great condition with 4 stroke quiet and exhaust free motors. (those of you that have been on a boat with a 2 stroke motor you know the value of this). The captains took care of everything once you left the dock. We had 2 beginner fisherwomen on this trip and Pico our captain ensured the girls were taken care of.
This was my 3rd time fishing the Sea of Cortez (La Paz) and while the other trips the fishing had been better fishing is secondary to the beauty of the Sea of Cortez. “words cannot describe it”. BP’s advertises top quality gear and they deliver with Avet Reels. This trip I decided to add a couple of extra days after fishing and Leonard was able to take of that as well.
This is a full service operation and they can take care of all your requests. Even stopping at Wal-Mart on your way into town from the airport. You will not be disappointed with Baja Pirates Fishing Fleet.
“Baja Pirates of La Paz”
Reviewed April 8, 2012
Christopher F - Wildomar, California
Our first day of fishing with captain Pico and Carlos were great, we were on Dorado within 45 minutes of leaving the marina, after picking up a few Dorado we headed out to the Sea of Cortez in search of some Marlin, while trolling for about 20 minutes we had a huge Black Marlin take a swipe at our jig and disappear, just to see that fish come across and try and get our jig was exciting, would have loved to catch it!
All of my clients had a great time and we plan and heading back again this year to get the Marlin that got away.
“Good times with good friends with great fishing!”
Reviewed March 29, 2012
MFare - Coos Bay, Oregon
3 years ago I was invited on a fishing trip with my father in law in La Paz. Baja Pirates of La Paz was our fishing connection. Our package was put together and no gear was required. we spent 3 days fishing and four nights of camaraderie. The experience more than met my expectations so much that we have made it an annual trip.
Baja Pirates not only have well maintained equipment but their staff is professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. If you go on a trip with "The Pirates" fish is in your future as well as a feeling of family. I have invited several friends with me since my first trip and will continue to invite more so I can share this experience with them.
If you you want a low pressure and high excitement fishing experience, This will be your destination!
“Cadillac Service at Chevrolet Prices”
Reviewed February 23, 2012
NicTip - Chino, California
“If your kids like to fish, bring them to La Paz!”
Reviewed February 20, 2012
TravisP_12 - Bend, Oregon
We fished 3 days and caught so many Dorado our arms were sore, plus a striped marlin, rooster fish, Bonita, and so many needle fish that you will hate them by the end of the day. The captain will let you do as much or as little as you like. The first day we were gringos but by the 3rd day we were baiting our own hooks and gaffing fish like pros. The gear and boats are quality. The one thing I would change is that I wish we had stayed in town. Staying at Club Cantamar is convenient because you just wake up in the morning, eat breakfast with the crew and step onto the boat.
In the evenings they would run us into town to enjoy some nightlife on the Malecon and pick us up at a designated time/spot to return. Next time I would rather stay in town and take the shuttle in the morning to the boats. La Paz really comes alive at night. When the sun goes down and the cool breeze picks up the local families hit the Malecon for the evening. I felt very safe in La Paz and wouldn't hesitate to return again with my family.
Baja Pirates did not over sell the trip. Everything they promised happened. Everyone was polite, punctual and eager to please. Something to keep in mind is that you are booking a fishing trip. The hotel was clean, the pool cool and the beer cold. Baja Pirates will work hard to get you on the fish. But if you intend to bring the Mrs. and she is looking for a 5 star resort, La Paz may not be the place.
“Awesome trip, these guys got us on the fish”
Reviewed February 11, 2012
Seaeagle2 - Seattle, Washington
“Great Service and better fishing”
Reviewed February 8, 2012
Slowed 36 - Rancho Cucamonga, California
“Best guided trip for the money”
Reviewed February 7, 2012
Joe A - Bremerton, Washington
The entire staff was friendly, punctual and accommodating. The flash freezing is a great service.
You can find cheaper, but if you want to fish with quality gear and boats, knowledgeable friendly captains, and somebody who genuinely appreciates your business, look no further.
If you want to bring fish back on a plane, the airlines won't let you bring on a foam shipping cooler anymore. United let me bring mine on after putting it in a plastic airline shipping bag, but that was after a lot of pleading. My friend flew American and they made him put his in a cardboard box. He had quite a bit of thawing by the time he got home.
* Baja Pirates Note - Our all inclusive package does include a hard sided cooler, and coolers are also available for purchase in La Paz. Just check the cooler as luggage which is standard operating procedure for the airlines.