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Things to do in Baja California Sur

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Cabo San Lucas: Luxury Catamaran Whale Watching Experience

1. Cabo San Lucas: Luxury Catamaran Whale Watching Experience

Witness the enormity and grace of giant humpback whales in their natural environment. Join this fantastic quest to find one of the most amazing creatures on the planet whilst traveling in style. Your luxurious double-deck catamaran provides all the comfort for an unforgettable and all-inclusive experience. As you enjoy the catamaran's facilities, your expert and knowledgeable tour guides share interesting facts about these majestic ocean dwellers. Cruise along the bay and past the famous Arch as your attentive crew deliver exquisite appetizers and drinks from the open bar on board. your French-made yacht is equipped with a hydrophone system to hear the whales "singing" in real-time, all as you take in the breathtaking landscapes. Your 3-hour adventure allows you to explore the stunning coastline, the Sea of Cortez, and the Pacific Ocean. Throughout your experience you may witness other sea life such as wild dolphins, manta rays, and sea turtles, all of which are native to the bay.

From La Paz: Swim with Sea Lions & Espíritu Santo Boat Tour

2. From La Paz: Swim with Sea Lions & Espíritu Santo Boat Tour

Discover the natural beauty of one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, and visit the beautiful Espiritu Santo Island. Swim among sea lions, and see various other marine species depending on the season on this daytime island boating tour. Explore more of Baja California, and see lush natural beauty in the middle of arid lands, and enjoy a phenomenal experience in nature where you can see a number of local marine species like whales, whale sharks, and multicolored tropical fish. Spot a variety of animals, including sea lions, which the island is famous for. Swim in the water with wild sea lions in their natural habitat. Enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes and beaches, and have a snack of fish ceviche while on the tour.

Cabo San Lucas: Whale Watching Catamaran Experience

3. Cabo San Lucas: Whale Watching Catamaran Experience

Hop aboard the catamaran and sail out to the Pacific to observe the annual migration of Baja's whales. Enjoy a close encounter with the gray, humpback, and/or blue whales as they swim to the tropical waters surrounding Los Cabos. It is here that they give birth to their young during their yearly migration. Listen to the beautiful song of the whales with the help of new hydrophones. Observe mothers with their calves as the crew helps in identifying the different species and behaviors of these majestic beasts. The tour will also cruise by Cabo’s famous landmarks, Lover's Beach, the Arch, and Land's End. Make sure to have your camera ready as this excursion presents excellent photo opportunities with unique land formations and, of course, some of the world’s largest animals.

Cabo: 2-Hour Whale Watching Boat Ride with Free Pictures

4. Cabo: 2-Hour Whale Watching Boat Ride with Free Pictures

Climb aboard a super-fast and comfortable RIB boat and embark on your whale-watching adventure, starting with a boat ride past Cabo's most important landmarks. After a quick safety briefing, your captain and onboard marine biologist will take you to Land's End, one of Cabo's most famous rock formations. From here, admire Pelican Rock, Lover's Beach, Neptune's Finger, and of course the famous Arch of Cabo San Lucas, where you will stop to take some photos. You will also be able to spot a friendly colony of sea lions along the way. Afterwards, head out to either the Sea of Cortez or the Pacific Ocean to spot some humpback whales. Keep an eye out for other marine animals such as blue whales, orcas, dolphins, and many other animals. Once you have spotted one of these majestic creatures, learn more about them from your expert guide. Use a hydrophone to listen to their breathtaking song for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  

Cabo San Lucas: 4-Hour Snorkeling Cruise with Open Bar

5. Cabo San Lucas: 4-Hour Snorkeling Cruise with Open Bar

Sail past Lover’s Beach, The Arch, and the Sea Lion Colony on your way to the beautiful Santa Maria Bay, on Cabo’s premier snorkeling tour. Dive in and swim in the azure waters among an abundance of colorful tropical fish. Or, if you prefer, lounge on the deck, basking in the warmth of the Cabo sun while sipping on an icy margarita or cold cerveza. All the while, look out over the unique and spectacular coastline. Then, enjoy a lunch of fresh fruit, deli sandwiches, and chips served on the return voyage.

Cabo San Lucas: Mexican Cooking Class

6. Cabo San Lucas: Mexican Cooking Class

After meeting your master chef at the central meeting point and discussing any dietary needs, your chef will guide you through several local spice and produce markets around the different neighborhoods of Cabo San Lucas to gather the ingredients for your menu. You'll also visit a Tortilla factory where they make the dough that you will use to cook your own tortillas. After shopping for the ingredients, your chef will welcome you into his home, where you will get hands-on instruction in crafting an authentic Mexican feast. You'll learn how to make salsas, tortillas, guacamoles, tacos, and possibly other Mexican recipes. Finally, enjoy the feast you've prepared with margaritas and tequila or mezcal tasting.

Cabo San Lucas: Sunset Pirate Ship Cruise

7. Cabo San Lucas: Sunset Pirate Ship Cruise

Hop aboard the only pirate ship in Cabo for a sail through the stunning Sea of Cortez with a local guide. Watch a performance by rowdy pirates and munch on a delicious BBQ dinner as you watch the sun go down. After boarding the ship, set off into the crisp blue sea, all the while being entertained by a crew of rowdy pirates, who dance, chant, and climb amongst the ropes of the massive ship. While being entertained by sea shanties and antics, you’ll learn about Cabo’s maritime history through the pirates’ eyes — and maybe even pick up a few pirate phrases. As the sun goes down amidst Cabo’s famous rock formations, enjoy a delicious spread of BBQ ribs, chicken, and pork, served with all the fixings: mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, coleslaw, and more. Wash it all down at the open bar, well-appointed with local beer, a bevy of cocktails, and soft drinks. As you head back to the private dock, chanting along with the pirates, reflect on the timeless beauty of Cabo’s sights, while heading back to present day as you disembark.

Los Cabos: Round-Trip Shared Shuttle Airport Transfer

8. Los Cabos: Round-Trip Shared Shuttle Airport Transfer

Whether your trip is just beginning or coming to an end, ensure a hassle-free holiday from start to finish when you book your airport transfer service in advance. Avoid long taxi lines, busy public transport, and language barrier confusions, then simply sit back and relax. Upon arrival, collect your luggage and make your way out of the airport to Umbrella #10 where your friendly driver is waiting for you. Relax as your driver takes care of the luggage, then admire the view as you travel to your hotel in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle. Along the way, you can ask your driver for tips and recommendations to enhance your stay. For departures, enjoy pickup directly from your accommodation in Los Cabos and receive the same stellar service on the way back to the airport.

Cabo San Lucas: Snorkel Tour with Open Bar & Snacks

9. Cabo San Lucas: Snorkel Tour with Open Bar & Snacks

Depart from Cabo San Lucas onboard a catamaran and set sail onto the stunning Sea of Cortez. Cruise along the south coast of Cabo San Lucas, passing by picturesque beaches including Paya del Amor and El Medano Beach. Stop at two idyllic swimming locations, Santa Maria Bay and Chileno Bay, where you can make a splash and cool off from the heat. Get kitted out with your snorkel gear then go in search of colorful marine life, including angel fish and parrot fish. You might also catch a glimpse of sea turtles, dolphins, manta rays, and whales (during whale season.) Back onboard the catamaran, soak up the glorious Mexican sunshine while admiring the view. Sip on a selection of refreshing alcoholic beverages and soft drinks from the open bar, and snack on tasty treats. At the end of an unforgettable adventure, sit back, relax, and marvel at the last of the sea views as you head back to port.

From Loreto: Coronado Island Snorkel & Lunch Cruise

10. From Loreto: Coronado Island Snorkel & Lunch Cruise

Located near Loreto, Baja California Sur, Coronado Island is home to great snorkel spots, white sand beaches, and a sea lion colony. Come and join a professional guide who knows the history and wildlife of this island and is ready to share it with you. A paradise for snorkelers, the turquoise waters around the island offer outstanding visibility, especially for those wishing to explore the sea bottom. The island itself is covered with rocky crags, except for the southeast corner, and becomes a marine turtle sanctuary at certain times of the year when the females come to the beaches to lay their eggs.   If you prefer to stroll around the island instead of relaxing under a beach palapa, you’ll find numerous examples of local animals and plants. This 3-hour adventure doesn’t just go to the beach like most local boats: you’ll go for a lap around the island to see all the wildlife, including the sea lion colony, and then take time on the beach to snorkel and sunbathe. Snorkeling gear, a picnic sandwich lunch, and refreshments (beers, soda, water) are al included.

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What people are saying about Baja California Sur

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,287 reviews

Esme and Arturo were amazing guides! I had a great time paddling out to the arches and they were so patient and helpful with others in the group who needed help. We went to a great spot for snorkeling and saw so many beautiful schools of fish. It's clear that they're really passionate about sharing this piece of Cabo with visitors. They were so thoughtful and even had fresh water for us to rinse off our sandy feet at the end. 10/10 would recommend this tour to anyone coming to Cabo!

Highly recommend! Guides were knowledgeable and accommodating! I arranged my pick up details via email and pick up was prompt and easy. The two bays chosen were beautiful and we had sufficient time to see everything we wanted while snorkeling! More fish than we had originally expected! Everything was well organized. We felt comfortable and safe the whole time and would recommend to any friend visiting Cabo

This glass boats tour was a lot of fun and was a different experience with the entire boat being see through. The tour guides were very energetic and appeared to be having a great time and provided a fun time for all aboard.

Must do! I had to drag my husband to it and guess who had a blast? Great food and met people from all over the world! Thank you Izzy & Carolina you two are the best!

The guide and the captain were both friendly knowledgeable and provided a great experience for all involved!!!! I would definitely go again!