Crewed Charter on "Sonrisa" Lagoon 440 Catamaran in Baja California Sur

Cruising Catamaran
44 ft
4 Guests

About This Boat

Travel to La Paz, Baja California Sur and explore the magic sea of Cortez by boat! Charter the 44ft "Sonrisa" Lagoon Catamaran for up to 4 persons overnight. Your Australian hosts, Nick and Mel, worked for 20 years as professional crew (Captain and Chef) on private luxury yachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

Please contact us for just 2 persons. We would consider reduced rates for charters over 5 days 4 nights.

We now have day charters available - see pricing for details

Day Rates;

  • 2 persons $600
  • 4 persons $800
  • $200 per person after that to a maximum of 8 pax


Overnight Rates;

• 4 persons using two double cabins: $1,800 per night min of 2 nights start 0900 day1 return 1700 Day 3
• 2 Person: please contact us.


• Yacht and crew,
• Food
• Basic alcoholic drinks,
• Kayaks
• Free diving equipment and
• Fuel

What You Can Expect:

We are based at the exclusive Costa Baja Marina resort in La Paz, BCS. At the Southern end of the magic sea of Cortez there is the Espiritu Santo Island National Park. Within hours of your arrival you could be cruising tranquil and secluded bays, walking white sandy beaches and swimming in crystal clear water.

Living is the term we use to describe our charter philosophy. We feel our guests will consider themselves to be physically active, environmentally conscious, enjoy healthy eating habits. Please note that due to the high energy requirements of Air Conditioning and Ice Makers ‘Sonrisa’ has neither of these.

Sonrisa is set up to accommodate one or two couples that can be ‘disconnected’ for the duration of the charter. We use solar power for basic electricity requirements. While the cabins have all the necessary toilet facilities we encourage our guests to shower outside and feel the freedom of no clothes or swimwear – we are clothing optional if requested.

We take great pride in providing a personally tailored charter to suit all of your tastes and desires. You will be provided with a comprehensive list of options regarding activities and food, both land based and on the sea. Melissa is a qualified Chef and Nutritionist and will tailor your meals to be healthy, tasty and divine. You will not return regretting extra pounds on your holiday!

What To Expect Onboard:

Sonrisa’ is a Lagoon 440, some 45 feet long, with two comfortable guest double cabins and en suite bathrooms. She was purchased new in 2007 in La Rochelle, France. Nick and Melissa spent 6 months fitting her out for extended cruising and to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
‘Sonrisa’ has covered over 10,000 miles, and survived 3 cyclones without drama or hiccup. Nick and Mel have lived aboard, along with their two young boys, for the last 10 years so they know all of her quirks.
She has been maintained to the highest standards possible as you would expect from a retired professional crew.


• Complete complement of snorkeling equipment
• 10 foot RIB with 15 hp outboard.
• Two 1 person Kayaks
• Comfortable and airy inside saloon and galley on the main deck
• Cabins located in the aft of each hull
• Fully covered aft dining / lounge area.
• Flybridge steering station, forward covered seating area, and a netted sunbaking area forward.
• Twin 50 Hp Diesel engines – cruising around 6 knots
• Approx 1 Kw of Solar panels
• No Air conditioning or Ice maker


If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer. 


  • Type: Cruising Catamaran
  • Capacity: 4 People
  • Make Model: Lagoon 44
  • Year: 2007
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 44 ft
  • Cancellation: 50% Refund 30 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Day Charters Only

Due to numerous recent requests we are now happy to offer day charters on the following terms;

·       0900 to 1800 Costa Baja Marina return

·       Maximium 8 Adults

·       Reasonable alcoholic drinks, sodas and snacks and a home made gourmet lunch made by Melissa to your requirements.

·       Weather permitting

·       $600 for 2 persons,  $800 for 4 persons and $200 per person after that to a max of 8.

·       These would be tailor made day charters to suit your requirements.


Day / Night Charters

We would consider reduced rates for charters over 5 days 4 nights, or if there is only one couple.
After you decide to charter ‘Sonrisa’ we will send you a comprehensive list of options and how you want to spend your time on ‘Sonrisa’. Depending on your requirements we will adjust the charges accordingly.

For example, these may include;
• Room cleaning and bed making not required.
• Special wines or spirits.
• Specialized photography of the charter.
• Fishing / free diving expeditions.
• Charter location around Loreto.
• Specialised meals
• Melissa will be available to provide 1 free consultation on diet, exercise and health problems.
• Nick will be available to provide navigation and sailing lessons if required.
• Shore based excursions and reservations.


As we are starting this enterprise and finding our way (apart from the fact that we have spent over 20 years in the Professional Yacht Industry) there are a few points to consider – perhaps one day these will be in a formal charter contract.
• As all sailing is weather dependant we reserve the right to determine if it is safe to go cruising and alter your itinerary accordingly. Should any charter be cancelled due to the weather you will be credited with another one at a future date.
• Safety is our primary concern – for you and us, we therefore reserve the right cancel the charter or modify it for any behaviour that we feel is dangerous to our yacht "Sonrisa" or the crew – you know what we mean, and it would have to be pretty bad!
• We reserve the right to not accept a charter due to lack of physical condition of the charterer, age or any other factor we feel may be detrimental to the harmony on ‘Sonrisa’
• In principal the following will apply though depending how much you let us know in advance and the reasons why we may adjust to benefit you.

• 50


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Fishing gear
  • BBQ
  • Outboard Engine
  • Inboard Engine
  • Autopilot
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Dinghy
  • Dodger
  • Twin Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Inverter
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Watersports Equipment
  • Head
  • Furling Headsail
  • Furling Mainsail

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Meet Nick and Melissa

Nick and Melissa

From La Paz

Member Since May 2017

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