Millennia ago, Cabo San Lucas was part of the Mexican mainland. Then a massive rupture of the San Andreas Fault sent the waters of the Pacific crashing into the newly formed depression, creating the Sea of Cortez and the Baja Peninsula. Lying at the very tip of Baja, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, Cabo San Lucas - or "Cabo" - is one of the premier resort destinations in the Western Hemisphere. Swim in the transparent waters, marvel at the wealth of marine life, relax on one of the white-sand beaches or try your hand at some of the finest sportfishing in the world.
Note: Your ship will anchor in Cabo San Lucas and use launches to transport all passengers ashore.
More about Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Points of Interest
El Arco (the Arch) & Lover's Beach
This majestic rock formation, carved by the ocean currents, is the most recognized landmark in Cabo San Lucas. Located at Land's End, around the corner from Lover's Beach, it is a haven for sea lions.
San José del Cabo
Stroll through the historical center of San Jose del Cabo and immerse yourself in the Spanish colonial character and charm preserved in the 18th-century architecture and cultural traditions.
Cabo's most popular beach and main swimming area, Medano encompasses the east side of the harbor. An abundance of water sports, restaurants and street vendors add lively local color.
Located on the southern Baja Peninsula, this charming paradise lies between the desert and the Sierra Laguna mountain range. Quaint village life, abundant agriculture, and miles of unspoiled beaches abound.
Offering some of the best snorkeling in the Mexican Riviera, Cabo San Lucas is a marine sanctuary that's home to a wide variety of colorful, thriving sea life just waiting to be encountered.
Interact and ride through the water with the friendly dolphins at the renowned Cabo Dolphin Center. Educational encounters for kids include feeding, hugging and kissing these magical creatures.
Naturalist guides lead you on an adventure in search of the gray whale as it navigates the waters from Alaska to the Sea of Cortez on the longest migration of any mammal.
Enjoy the scenery as your horse gently strolls upon the sand, soar through the canyons on a zipline tour, race through the water aboard a thrilling yacht or off-road through Mexico's rugged interior!
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El Arco Cruise & Scenic Views
2.5 hours | Cabo San Lucas | SJD-100
El Arco (the Arch) & Lover's Beach
Enjoy a leisurely, narrated cruise along the stunning Cabo coastline. Board your vessel at the dock and set out on an excursion to El Arco, the majestic rock formation delineating where the waters of the Sea of Cortez meet the Pacific at Land's End. As you sail the azure blue waters, a taped narration by Jean-Michel Cousteau provides commentary on the area's ecology and points of interest. Keep your cameras ready since the waters teem with wildlife and you may see pelicans, sea lions, and playful seals. At the completion of your boat ride, board your air-conditioning transportation for a short drive through town en route to a local cantilevered restaurant, famous for its panoramic views of the Bay of Cabo San Lucas. Relax in the beautiful natural surroundings while admiring the spectacular vistas. Another short drive brings you back through town to your ship.
Experience the beauty and cultural richness of Baja on a half-day excursion that features scenic, cultural and historic sights. Board your transportation for a picturesque drive through the Baja California desert terrain. Your first stop is a local glass factory. Watch the artisans at work, learn their time-honored techniques and purchase their colorful creations at the gift shop. Continue your tour in the authentic Mexican town of San Jose del Cabo. Stroll independently along the charming, tree-lined streets and enjoy the colorful murals and the historic town plaza. Then, stop at one of the area's most renowned restaurants for a complimentary beverage while you take in sweeping panoramic views of the Bay of Cabo San Lucas and the famous El Arco in the distance. Upon return to port, you may request to be dropped off in Cabo San Lucas for independent sightseeing. A 10-minute walk returns you to the ship.
Witness the migration of the whales through the waters of Cabo from the comfort of your two-level whale-watching boat. An experienced onboard naturalist provides commentary. Sail to Land's End, see the spectacular natural landmark The Arch, and visit a sea lion colony. Your boat cruises the waters in search of whales. From mid- to late fall, gray whales make the longest migration of any mammal. They complete a 6,000-mile journey from their summer homes in the Bering to the warmer winter waters of Baja California and the Sea of Cortez. Once whales are spotted, your captain will maneuver the boat so that you have the best possible view and can photograph the whales without disturbing them. For your comfort, the boat has a complimentary open bar, and snacks are available as well. While we do not offer a guarantee, the chances of a whale sighting are excellent.
Set sail on the quintessential scenic cruise of Cabo's dramatic and varied coastline. Enjoy fun in the sun as your vessel motors you along the coasts of both the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. Sip frosty margaritas and soft drinks and indulge in chips and salsa as you take in all the most popular sights. Have your camera ready when you pass El Arco, the magnificent rock formation and natural landmark. Take in the beauty of secluded Lover's Beach and marvel at the area's abundant wildlife, including a playful sea lion colony. From December through March, keep an eye out for the majestic migrating whales that travel through these waters. Spectacular Medano Beach, Cabo's most popular spot, is alive with activity, and a view of your cruise ship at anchor in the sparkling waters is a high point of this seafaring adventure.
Set off in search of magnificent humpback whales and frolicking pods of dolphins when you climb aboard a zippy high-speed inflatable boat on an exhilarating two hour adventure off the sparkling waters of Cabo San Lucas. From December 15th through April 15th, the waters of Cabo San Lucas fill with magnificent humpback whales, creating optimal whale-watching conditions. Although sightings are not guaranteed, excursions in these waters have a high success rate. If whales are spotted, the agile nature of the vessel allows the captain to get up close and personal for a unique encounter and spectacular nature photographs. The waters are also home to a plentiful dolphin population. Your two hour cruise is ample time to relax, learn about the rich marine life from an onboard whale expert and take in the natural wonders of Cabo. Bring a light jacket, your sunscreen and of course a camera!
Set off on an adventure by land and sea on this wonderfully comprehensive five-hour experience that showcases the natural and man-made landmarks of Cabo San Lucas. Begin the day when you board a catamaran for a 40-minute sail to the very tip of the longest peninsula in the world. To enhance your voyage, narration by J.M. Cousteau details the marine life you will see, the views from Land's End, El Arco and the early history of Baja California. Back on terra firma, board a motorcoach and head toward the other side of Cabo for very different vistas. Stop at a local glass-blowing factory to observe the talented artisans at work. At the picturesque town of San Jose del Cabo, visit the mission church and its shady, tree-lined plaza. Pause for a refreshing, complimentary beverage at a cliff-top restaurant with sweeping views of the bay. Return to port with a camera full of memories.
Enjoy a lovely day of fun, sun and surf on a half-day excursion that includes a narrated motorized vessel cruise along the stunning Cabo coastline past El Arco, the majestic rock arch. As you sail the waters, a taped narration by Jean-Michel Cousteau provides commentary on the area's ecology and points of interest. Watch for the wildlife including pelicans, sea lions, and playful seals. At the completion of your boat ride, board your air-conditioned transportation for a brief drive through town en route to a local restaurant, famous for its beachside location and wonderful food, hospitality and spirit. Enjoy a light Mexican lunch and two cool beverages before heading down to the beach. You'll enjoy free time to swim and sunbathe or participate in water activities, which are available for an additional fee. A short drive through town takes you back to the ship.
Take a 75 minute journey along the rugged desert ranges and shimmering ocean waters of Baja's coastline on a scenic driving tour en route to the oasis town of Todos Santos. When you arrive you'll immediately understand why it is considered one of the hidden gems of Baja. Founded in 1724 as a Jesuit mission station, this small oasis village on the Pacific is charming and filled with Mexican history. Stroll the quaint town independently and discover the old Jesuit mission and abundant art galleries. No visit would be complete without a stop at the famed Hotel California, an architectural, artistic and culinary masterpiece. The iconic building and grounds explode with color and showcase colonial Mexican architecture and furnishings, making it a fantastic photo opportunity. Enjoy a light refreshment in this historic setting. You will be given ample time to browse the area before driving back to port.
The crystal-clear waters of Cabo San Lucas teem with tropical fish and offer perfect conditions for avid snorkelers. After a brief safety orientation, board your deluxe motorized catamaran and sail from the pier past Lover's Beach and a charming sea lion colony. Your boat enters the Gulf of California and drops anchor when it reaches Santa Maria Cove. Knowledgeable guides provide you with snorkeling equipment and instruction. Enter the crystal waters with your guide and begin an underwater adventure. The marine life is spectacular and you will see a rainbow of tropical fish, including Moorish idols and king and Cortez angelfish. These waters are particularly fertile and are home to over 800 species of fish. Throughout your excursion, the well-stocked onboard bar serves nonalcoholic beverages, but at the completion of your snorkeling, complimentary adult beverages are served. A relaxing cruise back to the pier completes this sun- and fun-filled day.
Under-the-sea explorers looking for a smaller, more intimate snorkeling experience will delight in a Zodiac tour to the Sea of Cortez and two different snorkel sites filled will underwater delights. Board your Zodiac and enjoy a thrilling scenic ride to Land's End for photo opportunities. Then, head down the coast toward Chileno Bay, to your first snorkel site. Explore the area and thrill to the abundant marine life. Then, cruise to the Santa Maria Cove for your second experience. Both of these bays are protected marine sanctuaries with remarkably crystal-clear waters. Colorful corals, sponges, and urchins can be found along with an endless array of tropical fish. You may see pods of dolphins and manta rays. The tranquility of the bay makes snorkeling a pleasure and welcomes all levels. Equipment and beverages are included.
Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! It's time to saddle up for an exhilarating horseback ride along a pristine Cabo beach. Board your transportation for a short scenic drive along Baja's famed Highway 1 to one of Cabo's loveliest beaches. Here, you'll meet your guide at a quaint seaside horse ranch. A brief orientation follows and then you're introduced to your gentle four-legged companion for a caravan-style ride. The picturesque cacti-lined beach along the Pacific coastline is a familiar route for your horse, so you can relax and enjoy the views. The contrast between the desert landscape and the azure blue sea is striking. If you are visiting from January through March you might be able to spot migrating whales in the ocean, an incredible sight. Return to the stable at the completion of your ride, then enjoy a complimentary beverage at the traditional ranch home.
Spend the day at Cabo San Lucas's premier beach resort, situated along its finest stretches of shoreline. Your half-day tour provides ample opportunity to bask in the sun on popular Medano Beach, partaking in first-class accommodations. You will be transferred to the property, and you'll be escorted to a reserved area. Once settled on a comfortable beach chair, the day is yours. Beachcomb, swim in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez or take a dip in the resort's refreshing pool. Depending upon your time or arrival, a buffet of either breakfast or lunch is included. One complimentary beverage is will be served. After working on your tan, it's time to return using the same transportation. .
Set sail for a romantic evening on a breathtaking sunset cruise. As the crimson sun dips below the deep blue horizon, take in the sights of Cabo San Lucas in total comfort on this 2.5-hour luxury adventure aboard a 50-foot sailboat. With a glass of wine in hand, feast on gourmet delights as the waters of the Sea of Cortés stretch out before you. Watch the sky change from blue to pink, orange and fiery red, and enjoy views of the Cabo lighthouse standing guard over the shoreline. A sunset sailing is the ideal way to celebrate something special. With the wind gently blowing you across the sea, enjoy gourmet fare, wine and access to a top-shelf, open bar. Sail around the tip of Baja, El Arco, the iconic natural landmark and magnificent rock formation, and secluded Lover's Beach before returning to port under a starry sky.
Board your pirate ship one of the oldest wooden tall ships left sailing in the Mexican Riviera. Sit back and relax as you sail to a beautiful spot in the marine park to enjoy the sun-drenched climate of Mexico. The captain and crew will lower the anchor of this lovely sailboat; then you'll have a chance to swim in the clear water. An abundance of marine life here makes this an excellent place to snorkel. A large swim ladder provides easy access into the water and snorkel gear is included. An open bar with bottled water, refreshments, a basket of fresh fruit and healthy snacks are included. In an area rich in pirate lore and stories of buried treasure, those who think Baja is only about Missions and cave paintings cannot afford to miss this aspect of local history. The ship is very similar to the one Thomas Cavendish used to take the Spanish treasure galleon "Santa Ana" in this very spot.
The crystal-clear waters of Cabo San Lucas teem with tropical fish and offer perfect conditions for avid snorkelers. After a brief safety orientation, board your deluxe motorized catamaran and sail from the pier past Lover's Beach. Your boat drops anchor when it reaches Chileno Bay Marine Preserve. Knowledgeable guides provide you with snorkeling equipment and instruction. Enter the crystal waters with your guide and begin an underwater adventure. The marine life is spectacular and you will see a rainbow of tropical fish, including Moorish idols and king and Cortez angelfish. These waters are particularly fertile and are home to hundreds species of fish. Throughout your excursion, the well-stocked onboard bar serves nonalcoholic beverages, but at the completion of your snorkeling, complimentary adult beverages and snacks are served. The sails are hoisted for your relaxing cruise back to the pier along the luxurious coastline.
From the pier, board your 15-passenger, high-powered Zodiac and set off on an action-packed adventure in search of the humpback whales that frequent the waters of Cabo San Lucas from December through April. The Zodiac ride is fast and fun. Your guide enhances the experience by providing commentary and answering questions. Your nimble vessel will cruise past Land's End to see the spectacular rock formation known as The Arch and will visit a sea lion colony. Your boat will continue to cruise the waters in search of whales. Once they are spotted, your captain will maneuver the agile vessel so that you have the best possible views and can take photos without disturbing the whales. Although we cannot guarantee a sighting, your chances of spotting a whale on this excursion are excellent.
A certified two tank dive offers ample opportunity to explore the underwater wonderland found off of Cabo San Lucas. Your half-day tour begins when you check in at the pier and collect your wetsuit and gear. Meet your friendly guide and walk to the boat where you'll set off on an incredibly unique diving experience. Cabo teams with indigenous marine flora and fauna, and visibility can exceed 100 feet. Your captain will choose the best dive location based on ocean conditions. Popular spots include the deepest sand fall in the world, Land's End, Neptune's Finger, and the Sea Lion Colony. You'll want to have your underwater camera handy to capture the abundance of colorful tropical fish. You might also see stingrays, sea lions and dolphins and maybe even a migrating whale. It's no surprise that famed ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau called Cabo the "world's aquarium." Conclude this memorable day with a light snack.
Here's your chance to shake "fins" with a playful dolphin! A trained naturalist will introduce you to a Pacific bottlenose dolphin that greets you with a splash hello! You will have an opportunity to interact with and touch your playful new friend; you'll even receive a salty kiss! Your 1.5-hour adventure begins with a short walk from the pier to the beautiful Cabo Dolphin Center. You'll be given a brief introduction to the resident dolphins while the trainer provides background to these friendly mammals and their fascinating underwater communication techniques. Then, proceed to shallow water in a seawater pool where you'll get acquainted with these curious characters renowned for their intelligence, playfulness and outgoing personality. Watch the dolphins perform tricks and eagerly splash and jump around for you. Group sizes are small so you can make the most of this unforgettable opportunity to interact with the ocean's most inspiring mammals. At the conclusion of your encounter, bid good-bye to your new friends at the end of this splashing-good time!
View the wonders down under with a scuba adventure that's designed for beginners 12 years of age and up. Under the guidance of a certified instructor, you'll learn the basics of scuba diving, how to use the included equipment, deal with water pressure, and breath through a regulator. Have your underwater camera handy, the waters are full of King and Cortez angelfish, Moorish idols, parrotfish and sturgeons, and starfish, sea fans, urchins and small sponges adorn the rocky crannies. The fun begins when you board a boat for a quick transfer to a dive site in the Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California. Once you arrive, your instructor will offer a 30-minute instructional orientation and test your skills and gain confidence in shallow water. Once you're ready, you'll dive 20 to 40 feet below the surface accompanied by your instructor.
Get ready for a heart-racing, trail-blazing adventure off-roading in a UTV through Wild Canyon Park. The adrenaline-pumping excursion begins when you board a bus bound for the UTV center. After a brief safety briefing and orientation, you'll gear-up with top brand protection gear. Then, you'll step inside the Utility Terrain Vehicle for a few quick rounds on the test circuit before hitting the dusty trail (this is where the fun really gets going)! With your guide in the lead, you'll travel caravan style through a canyon, a few rocky areas, small hills, a babbling brook, and a sun-drenched beach. The thrills continue as you cross the landmark Los Cabos Canyon Bridge, which dangles 164 feet above ground. Admire the views of Mar de Cortez and Pacific Ocean as you make your way along the back roads and to the other side of the canyon and back at the UTV center.
Hang on tight as you fly through the canyons on this ultimate eco-adventure zipline tour of Baja's protected Sierra range. Board your air-conditioned transportation for a scenic journey to the canopy location within a UNESCO-protected area in the high Sierras of Baja California. Upon your arrival, professionally trained guides will provide a safety briefing, then kit you out with all your gear at the base camp. Soar 200 feet above the spectacular landscape on a thrilling series of ziplines! Test your nerve on the "commando bridge" and the "crazy ladder" and experience a breathtaking 90-foot rappel. Zip along 250 feet with our "Lovers Line" and challenge yourself on the rock climbing wall! The tour finishes with an exhilarating 1,500-foot zipline, which lands you back at the base camp with impressive views across the valley. Here you will have a chance to rest and even purchase souvenirs or photos of your tour.
Salsa making has never been so much fun! Enjoy a hands-on cooking experience, as two dancing chefs instruct you on how to make a variety of authentic salsas, Lime Margaritas & frozen Strawberry Margaritas. You'll be trying your culinary creations with tasty cheese quesadillas, taquitos and corn chips. Enjoy lime and strawberry Margaritas, Jamaica Tea and bottled water with your snacks. Once you have mastered your cooking skills, your dance instructor will have you moving and swinging to the sounds of Salsa Music while enjoying a beautiful view of the Sea of Cortez. After class you will have a scenic drive back to the pier, where you will be surrounded by arts and craft stores, tasty food courts and the local ambience.
Discover the hidden wonders of the Baja Peninsula on a guided safari adventure that includes a nature walk with your English speaking guide offering wilderness commentary. Experience an optional ride along a secluded beach on top of a camel! A local host awaits you at their quintessential Baja style ranch. Here, you'll enjoy a traditional Baja meal and participate in a tortilla-making presentation and a tequila tasting. Enjoy marvelous views and great photo opportunities of the bay with the chance to see the seasonal whales in nearby waters.
Sail away aboard a 50-foot luxury sailboat. You'll want for nothing as all equipment and food is included on this lovely half-day adventure that mixes the pleasures of sailing with total pampering. Sailing is the ultimate way to witness Cabo's abundant wildlife in its natural habitat. Your captain will choose your route, but area highlights include Land's End, secluded Lover's Beach, the charming sea lion colony, and El Arco, the iconic natural landmark and magnificent rock formation. Drop anchor in one of the stunning coves and enjoy the warm waters. Take a swim, try a stand-up paddle board and snorkel. Or just lie back on oversized cushions and bask in the tropical rays. Enjoy a variety of beverages, snacks and lunch in the breathtaking setting. At the conclusion of your four hours, relax as you sail back to the port taking in the beauty of Cabo San Lucas as it stretches out before you.
Local Connections: Tortilla Workshop and Culinary Experience with Chef Benito Molina
3.25 hours | Cabo San Lucas | SJD-250
Experience the fun, flavors, color and culture of Mexican culinary treasures. This fascinating three-hour foodie adventure crafted by Bill Esparza combines haute taco cuisine with crafted cocktails. Chef Benito Molina will welcome you to his sensational restaurant, La Revolucion, set in a historic building in the heart of San Jose del Cabo. Alongside your fellow food lovers, begin with a tortilla workshop to learn about the different varieties, then try your hand at making them yourself. Next, the masterful chef of La Revolucion prepares for you an Oyster Kung Fu Taco, an Octopus & Pig Skin in Red Chili Taco and an Octopus & Kastakan Taco right before your eyes! Sample a fine selection of tortillas (creole corn, Mexican pepperleaf and blue corn) paired with artisan drinks selected by Cabo's favorite mixologist, Osvaldo Vazquez. His signature drink, 'La Revolucion', is sure to be the best cocktail you have ever tasted. Return to port after this fantastic, food-centric day.
Experience an unforgettable dolphin swim and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim with these gentle and playful marine mammals. Begin your day with a short walk from the pier to the beautiful Cabo Dolphin Center. Your dolphin encounter begins with a brief presentation on dolphin characteristics and behaviors. A knowledgeable marine trainer will teach you how to use hand signals and positive reinforcement to communicate with the dolphins. Dolphins are very playful animals and enjoy hugging, frolicking and splashing; you'll be amazed at their intelligence and skill. The highpoint of your day is the thrilling one-on-one swim. Hold on tight! It's an exhilarating and memorable experience that you'll never forget! At the completion of your encounter, give a final farewell to your loveable new friends and leave with wonderful memories of your amazing day.
Get ready to make a splash when you venture into the waters of a state-of-the-art dolphin facility in the charming town of San Jose del Cabo. This bucket-list activity begins when you board the coach and travel north to the coastal town located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula. You'll meet and greet the dolphin trainers when you arrive at the facility and after a brief orientation, you'll receive an educational presentation on the dolphins' physiology and environment, techniques used to communicate with the dolphins and how to feed these gentle creatures. Then, you'll be separated into small groups and you'll be introduced to the good-natured dolphins. This thrilling in-water dolphin experience includes the opportunity to gently stroke, swim and play with your dolphin. And you can enjoy a belly ride, fin tow, or our new underwater ride, feed your dolphin, and give him a big dolphin kiss!