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Tide Information
Tide information in our opinion is the most important info you need to know. As most of us know the high and low tides are mostly caused by the gravitational pull of the sun and the moon against the earth's surface  and come in cycles. The ongoing variations in those tidal highs are impacted by the specific location of the sun and the moon throughout the day.

Generally there are two high tides and two low tides each day alternating between a high tide, then a low tide, and they follow each other by roughly 6 hour intervals. The height to which these tides rise and fall is different every day and can be extremely high or low depending upon the alignment of the sun and the moon

At extreme low tides the clamming in Baja is great, also makes it much easier to snorkel for clams that are located in deeper water offshore.

Tides impact the boat ramps and some are marginally usable at extremely low tides. At low tide you have a good chance of getting stranded if you have ventured up a river during high tide.

Ask any pilot who has tried to land on  behind Alfonsina's at Gonzaga Bay during a very high tide the airstrip can be under 2 feet of water at times.

The tides play an important part in how far offshore you anchor your boat each night before going to sleep. Waking up in the morning with your boat stranded on the sand can be a bit troublesome. Below you see a shrimper and also the smaller green boat is a military boat.

While visiting San Felipe once we saw a person who did not pay attention to the tides and his 32 foot yacht that he tide to the end of the city pier was standing totally vertical when the tide went out.


Download PDF Monthly Calendar Style Tide Charts for Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico:

Today's Tide In La Paz (click image to enlarge)