New passenger ship service between Mazatlan and La Paz, Baja California Sur

NEW PASSENGER SHIP SERVICE BETWEEN MAZATLAN AND LA PAZ, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR

Shipping company Baja Ferries expands its La Paz-Mazatlán Route with the launch the new passenger and cargo ship "Low Star"

The Pearl of the Pacific will have a new tourist route between La Paz, Baja California Sur to Mazatlán with the launch of the new "Baja Star.” The ship will be able to transport up to 700 passengers and travel between the two destinations in approximately 12 hours.

The shipping company "Baja Ferries" invested 230 million pesos into the project, as it works to expand service up to 10,600 passengers per month -- tripling its passenger capacity to Mazatlán, resulting in a 120 percent increased passenger capacity to Mazatlán.

The "Baja Star" service will operate tourist passage, with modern facilities and amenities aimed at increasing tourism on the route. The opening of this new route will have a direct (and indirect) increase of jobs.

Specializing in freight, the company entered the passenger transport industry with ships traveling from Mazatlán to La Paz on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, with departures at 17:30 hours.

Currently, Baja Ferries operates the Mazatlan-La Paz route with the ship "Peace Star.” With the entry into operation of Baja Star, the aim is to double passenger loads compared to 2015, increase the tourist flow by more than 25,000 passengers during the summer of 2016, and grow annually by 60,000 passengers on the Mazatlán - La Paz route.