Details for Ensenada Cruiseport Village

Ensenada Cruiseport Village

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 12 reviews

Address Blvd. Lazaro Cardenas s/n Esq. Ave Castillo
Ensenada, BC

Phone+52 (646) 173-4141; (646) 173-41-43 From the U.S. - 1-877-219-5822

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel



Email contact;

Owner, manager

Vanessa Diego Rivera - Head of Administration Marina and Cruise Terminal


Capt. Jose Luis Rios Hernandez


Jonathan Cervantes Rodriguez

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

See website for promotions.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Secondary buoys lead you in to the darsena. The marina office is above C dock. The guest dock is close in starboard as you enter.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 68
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Slips are a mazimum of 68 feet. There is a separate megayacht area which has 360 feet of space.


Transient: Unknown
Total: 200
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Rates are based on slip size. Daily transient rates are -

36 foot slip is $49.
40 foot slip is $54.
46 foot slip is $63.
50 foot slip is $68.
56 foot slip is $76.
60 foot slip is $82.
68 foot slip is $92.
There is a 14% tax in addition to the daily rate. 3-day, monthly, 3-month, 6-month, and annual rates are also available.

All rates include electricity and WiFi. Separate rates for over 68 feet are available.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info: Electricity is inlcuded in the daily rate.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - Hookup available.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Yes - Telephone hookup available.

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info

Yes - No charge for Liveaboard.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Yes - Available in town.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: No separate pet exercise area.

Disability access


Launch service

Pump out

No - The only pump out available in Ensenada is at the Hotel Coral.









Yes - Laundry room.


Yes - 15 minute walk to the grocery store, Soriana.


Yes - Gran Peninsula Yacht Center to the northeast is a full service yard and has just about every conceivable piece of hardware available. If they don't have what you need, they will arrange to obtain it.


Yes - Esenada is a major city and is considered one of the finest culinary centers in Mexico. There is an annual summer competition where the best 100 chefs in Mexico compete for top chef.

An authentic local hangout for a delicious and cheap food is Mariscos Bahia Azul located on Riveroll just east of Mateos.

The Cueva de los Tigres (Cave of the Tigers) is a taxi ride away for a premier abalone dinner.

The restaurant choices are numerous. The marina personnel are happy to direct you to your preference on an unbiased basis.


Yes - Numerous

Hotels or motels

Yes - Numerous

Repair capabilities

Yes - Gran Peninsula Yacht Center can haul out and repair just about any type of vessel. They can be contacted at 011-52-646-178-8020. Thier website is

Year round residents of the Marina also recommend -

Tornillos Baja at 52-646-120-5644 for Stainless fabrication.

Gregorio Torres Quintero at 52-646-127-8240 for Diesel Engines.

Galaxy Electronics at 52-646-161-5628 for Electronics.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Both Gran Peninsula Yacht Center at 52-646-178-8020 and Baja Naval at 52-646-174-0020 can do haul out service for vessels up to 300 feet.

Storage facilities

Yes - Dry storage is available.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Available a 15 minute walk from the marina near Baja Naval.

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi available in the marina.

Note - currently WiFi in only available in the common room next to the marina Office. Plans for marina wide access are apparently in the works. Contact the Marina Office for the latest updates. 2016

Boat ramp availability

Yes - A new launch ramp is available.


Yes - ABC bus half hourly from central bus depot to San Ysdro (US Border). $11 each way.

Other services

Free parking next to the dock. 24 hour security.

Marina personnel will aid you for no charge in customs and port clearance. This is a great service given the complexities of Mexican customs and port fees.


There are many attractions in Ensenada. One of the hidden and unknown attractions is that the area around Ensenada is a wine producing area and tours are easily arranged for a wine tasting afternoon.

Reviews for Ensenada Cruiseport Village
Very good marina, with some limitations, 2016-11-13
Captain: , Block Island, RI (20)

We were here for six months, and found the staff helpful and facilities clean. HOWEVER... there is no pump-out, and the many live-aboards here just dump in their slip! (We were on A dock, where the current deposits the crap, so we know this very well.)
New laundry facilities were a bonus. Wifi is iffy at best.
Unfortunately, the cruiseships that dock here blow their plumes of soot over the marina, making for a lot of air pollution and dirty boats/cars.

Great Marina and location, 2016-03-21
Captain: , San Diego, CA (32)

We wintered the boat at the marina, visiting it often to enjoy local cruising and day trips to local sights. Overall the marina and experience was excellent. As others have noted, Jonathan and Enrique (senior marina staff) were great and always helpful. The marina is well maintained/secured, though like most of Baja dusty. Slight negatives were the lack of a waste pumpout station and marina wide WiFi (only available next to the marina office during our stay). Fuel is available in the harbor and at the Hotel Coral. Potable water is delivered to the boat (20 pesos for 20 liters). Also, we had some excellent gel coat and varnish work done while there. Contact Johnny directly if you need work done [ / (646) 161-2876]. His work (and English) is excellent.

Our choice in Ensenada, 2015-06-01
Captain: , Georgetown, SC (616)

We spent about seven weeks here (11/1/14 - 12/22/14) on our voyage south. We selected this marina primarily due to it's downtown location. It seemed to be a prime spot to clear into Mexico and assimilate ourselves into the Mexican culture. Baja Naval is equally central, but much more rustic and subject to much greater surge. Marina Coral has the resort ammenities and fuel dock, but experiences a much higher surge also.
Jonathan and Enrique are super helpful. They did all that was necessary for clearance into Mexico (including help with our Temporary Resident Visas) and our departure. Docks are well maintained, however it's suggested to not drink the dockside water. There's a security guard at the entrance to the marina, but the gates at the heads of the docks are not locked and left open.
Very friendly, helpful group of ex-pats and cruisers. Highest participation in the daily cruiser net of any place we've been in Mexico.
A five minute walk puts you in right in the middle of Gringo Gulch, with the majority of the curio, eating and drinking establishments catering to the cruise ship traffic. Big Box stores are about an 80 peso cab ride away.
A really good fish market selling the catches of the local fleet.
If we were to return to Ensenada, I'd make the same decision to stay here.

Nice Marina, slower service, 2015-01-08
Captain: , San Diego, CA (1239)

Everything moves more slowly in Mexico. We stayed 2 nights while transiting south from San Diego. We stayed at Cruiseport because friends stayed here before. Other friends stayed at Baja Naval and reported it was surgey, but much cheaper good for a budget minded cruiser. As our first port in Mexico it was surprising how much slower things happen here. We arrived at 0730 and wanted to check in with other groups of boaters. After checking in at the office we were told to come back in an hour twice and then twenty minutes more to check in with the port captain, customs and immigracion. They drove to the port captain's office to check in.
The showers were a bit salty tasting, not sure about the dock water, but we had friends who stayed here and ran the water through their watermaker prior to putting it in the tanks to keep clean water in the boat. We used the 30 amp shore power. 50 amp was also available at our 40' slip. The docks were in good repair, but the gates did not lock. Security was on site observing and recording entering boats and people. We paid $132.84 for two nights in the marina. To check in to Mexico we paid by credit card about $150. You can pay 2 of the 3 fees with a credit card and one cash at immigration and the port captain's office.
The marina is past the sercurity checkpoint for the cruise ship terminal and the general public isn't allowed in.

An Excellent Marina, 2014-03-27
Captain: , Venice, California (363)

I have found the people at Ensenada Cruiseport Village extremely helpful. Jonathan is the one to speak to when you have requests and need some help finding things. He has always been very professional and accommodating. The facilites are very good and cheaper than many others. The ONLY downside to being here is that it is dusty. Cleaning your boat is part of the fun of having one so.....the dust only adds to your enjoyment here. There are also many people who are very knowledgable and can repair any part of your boat cheaply and efficiently. I have enjoyed my stay here and would recommend it as a great alternative to marinas in San Diego.

Deserves one's patronage, 2013-10-12
Captain: , Seattle (21031)

We typically avoid marinas which are located near cruise ship docks and were hesitant to utilize this complex compared to the farther north Marina Coral (along with the later's quieter location.) We decided we wanted to be closer to downtown Ensenada and thus made the decision to come here. Our stay here exceeded all expectations and was delightful.

The marina is sparkling clean and surprisingly quiet, even when a cruise ship was in port and towered over the area. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and available to assist with all of our requests.

Restaurants and shopping are 2 blocks away. The marina has state of the art security, but we found downtown Ensenada to be extremely safe and easily walkable at night. Speaking of restaurants, Ensenada is quite a culinary and gastronomic joy.

If you are southbound (as we were) then Ensenada is where you want to completely provision your craft as it is a long trek to the next major port of Cabo.

We loved our stay here and highly recommend this marina.

marina surprise, 2013-01-04
Captain: , Santa Cruz, CA (178)

Very nice, modern marina. Jonathan is most helpful. No surge or wake isssues. Facilities are clean appears to be new construction. WiFi is Ok, a unit with ext. antenna is most helpful. Many interesting ex-pat hanging around here makes beer-thirty an interesting time of day.

Great place!, 2012-10-14
Captain: , Morro Bay, Ca (101)

This marina is fairly new. The docks are in great shape and everything works. It is clean and safe. There is no surge here at all unless the swell is huge adn then it's minor. The staff is helpful and most of them speak English very well. They help with all of your entry and exit paperwork and are glad to do it.
One anecdote, A boat pulled in for the night next to us and left some tools sitting on a dock box. They sat there for 3 weeks and nobody stole them. Finally the office staff stored them inside.
I am changine my rating. The internet has been mostly down for 3 months and all of the boaters complain often but all the marina has offered is excuses and blame. When we arrived the wifi was 5 times as fast as what I had at home but now it is usually unavailable and if it works at all it is slower than dial-up.

A well cared for facility, 2011-07-25
Captain: , PooleUK (973)

Floating docks, good stable shore power, attentive and very helpfull staff (Jonathan thank you again) who will guide you through the process of legally entering Mexican waters. Fabulous community of Yachtistas who will make you feel at home. Only downside, smut from the cruise ships.

Was just Okay, 2011-02-02
Captain: , San Pedro, CA (290)

It's a good marina and right in town. easy to get to everything. The dust from all the dirt fields was a pain. Hard to keep the boat clean.

Getting Better, 2010-12-21
Captain: , Ensenada MX (30)

The Marina is very secure and the maintenance has been getting better during 2010. No Surge. The Port Captian has been very helpful and supports the cruising community. We have been kept our boat there for many years. One negative is that some commercial boats also use the marina and are comingled with the pleasure boats. Would recomend this Marina. Gettign 5 Stars is hard in my book

Best Value Marina on Pacific Coast, 2010-12-10
Captain: , London (709)

Due to bad American press (Mexico) the marina is half empty and as a result very cheap for long stay. Staff are friendly and have good english. The security is tremendous and the city of Esenadada is very safe with good facilities once you get away from the tourist hell that goes with any cruise ship visits.
The marina is very clean with good electicity and clean showers. Short walk into town, you will need ID to get back in again later as security 24 hours with gate.
We have paid $7200 for the year with electricity for a 68ft slip!!!!!
Now been here for 8 months and can only say it gets better. There is an active cruising club with a turnover of members as boats go south or north. We left our boat for three months unattended whilst we went home, the staff took great care of her and we have a local cleaner who get the boat cleaner than I have ever seen her. Vanessa and Jonathon in the marina office have been so helpful with any language difficulties and nothing is to much trouble.
A few more people have found out that it is less than half the price of San Diego slips, but I am surprised there are not more.

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