Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruising Forums > General Cruising Forum
Cruiser Wiki

Join Cruiser Log Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-16-2008, 03:19 PM   #1
Ensign
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 11
Default

In the spring we are sailing from Ft. Meyers Fl. to Xcalak Mexico and I cannot locate any decent electronic charts for Tulum Mexico or Xcalak Mexico. I have e-mailed XTC Dive Center in Xcalak and they said when arriving to hail them on 16 and they would escort us thru the reef. This is very generous and an indication of the good times ahead. I still would like the CD-ROM format for the lap top computer as the Garmin charts are adequate. Thanks for any ideas.
__________________

__________________
funsailthekeys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2008, 03:07 PM   #2
Commander
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 130
Default

The only chart for the area is #28190 - 1:300,000 Ambergris Cay to Isla Cozumel. It is available in the old/ancient electronic charts put out by the original Maptech. But in any case it show little or nothing except a smooth coastline and a little cirlce labeled "Tulun." In this area of the world you need to invest in the various Cruising Guidebooks. They will have sketch charts or descriptions. "Mexico Boating Guide" by Capt Pat & John Rains has one small set of paragraphs on Tulum which paraphrased, say there is not much of anything there but a fringing reef and no good place to anchor. Puerto Aventuras is just north and is the closest place with a marina.

The same chart for Xcalak (Xcalac) - not mention in the guide books other that there is a Mexican Navy post there and it is the southernmost place on Mexico's Atlantic/Caribbean coastline.
__________________

__________________
osirissailing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2008, 07:40 PM   #3
Ensign
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 11
Default

I found out that there are a couple of permanent mooring balls at Xcalak which will be nice but after much checking we may pass on Tulum. Seems the only way thru the reef is in a fairly narrow unmarked channel. The ruins are cool but not that cool.
__________________
funsailthekeys is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
charts, mexico


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electronic Book Reader - Which One, And Why? JeanneP Ship's Library 16 08-06-2012 02:40 AM
Electronic Charts captainben Regional Discussions 9 04-13-2010 11:06 AM
Gps And Electronic Charts For A Laptop lloyd Power & Electronics 20 06-18-2009 10:38 PM
Electronic Book Reader Istioploos Ship's Library 8 05-19-2009 03:52 AM
Charts+nav Mexico+central Amercia Huck General Cruising Forum 5 09-14-2008 04:57 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0