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Address: Pichilingue, Baja California Sur, La Paz, Mexico
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+52 612 125 6324

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cargo ferry

The cargo ferry sails every other day when the passenger ferry is not available. We were warned the service was subpar. We spent the night in a chase-lounge in a common area... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Upon arriving in Mazatlan, I had my vehicle inspected and was surprised how easy the procedure was. The ferry left about 6.30pm without failure. I had a cabin reserved for the overnight cruise, and the staff was very friendly and courteous. The cabin itself was very clean and fresh.After putting my stuff away, I went up to the top deck... More 

Thank goyotraveler
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The trip between topolobambo and la paz was more than 30 h delayed. That was not the worst part though. They squeezed in the passengers from the delayed (fully booked) ferry together with next days (fully booked) ferry. There was no info and as you can imagen there were 2 people per seat and per cabine... people were behaving like... More 

Thank Anna K
St. Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

First, know that I'm not a "roughing it" kind of girl, so I was worried about taking the Ferry from La Paz to Mazatlan. We paid extra for a room, thank goodness, but many people just bring blankets and sleep on the floor or in chairs. The trip was 11-12 hours long, but we slept peacefully on bunk beds in... More 

Thank travelingShirley
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I am going to try and be detailed for those of you wanted all the info. My husband and I rode our motorcycle down to La Paz from the states and took Baja Ferry (specifically Baja Star) across the Sea of Cortez to Mazatlan back in late January. It was a 12 hour ferry, departing at 8pm and arriving at... More 

6 Thank BKB818
Jackson, Louisiana
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

WOW! I asked a friend who lives in the area what to expect. He said that it'd been years since he'd traveled the crossing there, but that he remembered it as spartan and not to expect too much. He missed it by miles. The experience was wonderful. TOPO-LA PAZ I had a cabin on the way over to La Paz... More 

4 Thank A. Scott C
Casuarina, Australia
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72 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Fairly basic seating. Bad food. Long wait to get tickets, long wait to get off once docked, then again for baggage. Needs to be streamlined.

Thank John F
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The cargo ferry sails every other day when the passenger ferry is not available. We were warned the service was subpar. We spent the night in a chase-lounge in a common area. The snorers were sometimes annoying. The food could be characterized as grub and certainly needs improvement. We wanted to arrive to Mazatlan as soon as possible so under... More 

1 Thank tzotzuinic
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92 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Dirty, Disorganized, freezing cold room with broken thermostat, shower wouldn't drain. I can't say enough bad about the experience with 2 exceptions: Great Tequila selection & good dinner. They only make some announcements in English AND when checking in they don't tell you won't time you'll need to depart, consequently they suddenly announce you have to leave your cabin (we... More 

1 Thank Eric M
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

After many years of wanting to take the ferry, my wife and I finally boarded at Mazatlán, in mid-February 2017, to sail to La Paz. I think there are at least 2 ferries available. We embarked as passengers; no car; and, all in all, it was a good experience. Here are the pertinent items: * I purchased our cabina tickets... More 

10 Thank Sinsal
Antwerp Province, Belgium
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Generally the ferry was ok. We took a room for us with children to sleep on the way from Mazatlan to La Paz and back. The ferry itself is not new. But everything was surprisingly clean. In the night it was a bit cool because there were just thin blankets and you don't expect to get cold after the day... More 

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