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14 tourists stranded on Espiritu Santo Island in La Paz

By Tribune Travel

November 03, 2023

A group of six tourists coming from Tijuana, Baja California took as destination the municipalities of Los Cabos and La Paz, Baja California Sur, with the intention of enjoying a weekend of recreation.

But everything was transformed, when they were stranded on board the boat called “Megalodon”, the 14 tourists that it transported remained nearly 12 hours at sea, the last 5 hours adrift due to an electrical failure of the boat.

On October 26th they arrived at the San Jose del Cabo International Airport with the intention of enjoying the beaches of La Paz and Los Cabos.

It was on October 28 that they went to the capital to enjoy a trip to the Natural Protected Area (NPA) Espiritu Santo National Park, Balandra and other points of interest, the departure was from the Fiscal Pier on the boardwalk of La Paz at 11:15 in the morning.

The tourists say that out of the 6, only 4 took the tour, the other two stayed on land to wait for their return: “However, at 7:30 pm, the 4 passengers had not returned and there was no way to communicate with them”.

It was then that they went to Ivan, the person in charge of the boat and he told them that there had been a breakdown in the battery, and the affected ones presume that the person in charge already knew that the boat had a problem.

The tourists say that it was not until 11:30 that the 14 tourists arrived at the port safe and sound, but with the fear of remaining incommunicado at sea.

The Tijuana citizens accused the tourist company of the “Megalodon” and the Port Captaincy of irresponsibility for putting at risk the 14 tourists who went out that day supposedly to enjoy the tour.

At the end of the document the six affected tourists signed, making it clear that they hope this situation will not happen again.





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