WHO ARE WE?
The non-profit Vagabundos del Mar Boat and Travel Club was "born" in 1966 when a few good buddies began adventuring into Baja California and mainland Mexico, looking for good fishing spots. In 1971, "the Vags" were incorporated as a non-profit social club, dedicated to helping members make friends and have fun. Today, the Vags are Baja's oldest travel club, with 10,000+ members. The club is still non-profit, and still dedicated to its original mission:
"Helping its members travel safely, economically and enjoyably in all of North America, especially Baja California."
THE MOST EXPERIENCED CLUB
Vagabundos del Mar is governed by a member-elected board consisting of the gnarliest bunch of Baja veterans who ever hitched up a boat trailer! You'll be hard-pressed to name any spot in Baja that hasn't been visited by the Vags. Our club goes back over 45 years, to the early days of Ray Cannon, noted author of The Sea of Cortez. In fact, some of the most popular Baja travel books and guides have been authored by Vagabundos. Perhaps you've seen or read some of them:
"Baja Camping: The Complete Guide" - Vag VP/GM Fred
Jones & Director Gloria Jones
ONE STOP SERVICE
With a single phone call to our toll-free 800 number, you can take care of your Mexican boat and vehicle insurance and your Mexican fishing licenses. Our super-experienced office staff gives you quick information and the friendliest, most efficient service in the business. Try us!
BIG MONEY SAVINGS
As the only non-profit Baja travel club, we're the "best deal in town" when it comes to prices, discounts, and fun activities. Vags get the lowest prices possible on books, trips hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, and of course, insurance. Even if you only visit Mexico a couple of weeks a year, you'll save many times your club dues in cash benefits.
LOWEST POSSIBLE COST INSURANCE
With 10,000+ members, we have a LOT of purchasing power-r-r! We get you the lowest possible rates on government required Mexican insurance through International Insurance Group. Currently they have appointments with, and represent a number of, insurance companies in Mexico and the United States.
LOWEST MEMBERSHIP COST
Our Non-Profit club is the cheapest to belong to and has the best benefits. Only $35 per year gets you the monthly club newsletter and access to all the special club programs.
BEST INSURANCE PROGRAM
We have our own licensed in-house insurance broker who works to make sure our program is the best anywhere. We've got hard-to-find special programs like On-the-water Hull insurance, and insurance for Travel in Mexico. Our Special Programs include:
THE ONLY published NEWSLETTER
As a Vag, you keep up-to-date on recent Baja road conditions, new travel regulations, urgent safety alerts, items for sale, and the many adventures of your fellow club members. There is no other publication like the Chubasco. Call the office for a free current sample issue.
BIGGEST CLUB CALENDAR
Vags love to have fun and adventures, and the club hosts so many events--on both sides of the border- you'll never be able to attend them all. All Activities and Adventure Tours are personally led by experienced club members who've been there before and know the ropes. There's something for everyone: • Fishing Tournaments galore • Trailer Boat cruises • Whale watching trips • Our world-famous annual Crab Feed • Long-range RV caravans • Booths at the best Trade Shows
WANNA LEAD A TRIP?
Vagabundo members plan and lead their own activities, and the club reimburses expenses for organizing and leading a trip, and offers a free week at one of the club casas in Loreto. Are you an expert at something? You can make a proposal to our board of directors to lead a tour. If it's approved, you can use all the Vag resources to advertise, plan your trip, and find other people to go with you!
Lowest cost books
Our Ship's Store gives you the best discount prices on all the best Baja and Mexico travel books. And shipping and tax are free in the U.S. for members! Simply call our toll-free 800 number. This is the cheapest way you can buy these books anywhere (even non-members may buy at these prices!).
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If you haven't yet, surf the rest of the site to get a feel for the Club and its many Services and Activities. If you're still just "shopping", let us send you an Information Package to check us out further.
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