Exploring Los Cabos by Sea: 7 Things to Do

Are you ready to explore Los Cabos by sea? Rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit out on the open sea.

From fishing, snorkeling, and swimming with majestic marine animals to gliding through sparkling turquoise waters by boat, the East Cape is full of fun aquatic adventures for water enthusiasts. Check out these high-octane water activities in Los Cabos that are bound to make lasting memories on your next exotic escape.

  • Take a water taxi to Land’s End

    Land’s End is the area of Los Cabos where the shimmering Sea of Cortez meets the vast Pacific Ocean. It’s also home to El Arco, or “The Arch.”

    Hop aboard a water taxi, mix and mingle with other travelers, and cruise on over to El Arco, which is located at the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula. Here, you will be mesmerized by the towering rock formation that has drawn tourists from all over the world.

    The spot also makes an ideal photo op, and in addition to the beautiful scenery, you are also likely to spot pelicans or sea lions, who spend their days basking in the sun on rocks and nearby beaches.

  • Fishing expedition

    The Sea of Cortez is notorious for its fish-rich waters. Approximately 875 species can be found, including amberjack, dorado, grouper, yellowfin tuna, snapper, and hundreds more.

    Throughout the year, the area is host to six major fishing rodeos that offer sizable cash prizes: three Bisbee Circuit Tournaments, the Stars and Stripes Tournament in June, the Billfish Tournament in October, and the Cabo Tuna Jackpot in November.

    Whether you wish to participate as a competitor or spectator, the area’s fishing community is always abuzz with action. If you prefer to partake on a smaller scale, hire a local guide, charter a fishing boat, and head out on your own fishing adventure.

    The fishing guide will be an expert on all the best spots to score a fresh catch to grill up for dinner.

  • Snorkeling

    With a menagerie of ocean life beneath the surface, the waters of the East Cape are perfect for snorkeling. Get up close and personal with breathtaking, brilliantly-colored fish, plants, and coral as you explore all the sea has to offer.

    Land’s End, Santa Maria Beach, and Chileno Beach are three terrific snorkeling spots near Los Cabos. Cabo Pulmo National Park is also a wonderful place to snorkel in the summer months.

    Snorkelers of all experience levels can go with a group on a snorkeling bus for a safe, guided adventure. Snorkel boat tours typically combine experiences at two locations for double the excitement.

    For a more luxurious experience, charter a yacht (or take your personal vessel) for a private snorkeling and sailing expedition. This option offers a more intimate setting, usually culminating in delicious lunch or dinner at the end of the excursion.

  • Whale watching

    One of the most popular water activities in Los Cabos is whale watching.

    Winter is the most popular time of year to catch a glimpse of these massive creatures, particularly from December to April. This is when gray and humpback whales migrate to Cabo’s warmer waters for mating season and give birth to their young.

    Scour the sea for whales aboard your luxury watercraft or up close on a guided whale-watching tour.

    High-speed Zodiac tours take you on an adrenaline-pumping adventure as you glide across the water on your search.

    You can also climb aboard a two-story catamaran for a more laid-back trip out to sea, which usually includes a scrumptious lunch buffet and an open bar for sipping on wine and cocktails.

  • Sunset cruise

    Drink in the stunning colors of the Los Cabos sunset as the sun sinks into the horizon.

    For an even more enchanting experience, consider embarking on a sunset cruise aboard a glass-bottom boat that turns the ocean into an up-close-and-personal aquarium.

    Sunset cruises leave right from the marina and typically last two to three hours on a roundtrip journey to Cabo San Lucas Bay.

    Indulge your sights–and your appetite–on drinks and appetizers. Or book a longer cruise that includes a delectable dinner.

    Sunset cruise options vary widely; spanning family-friendly cruises on a pirate ship to lively party boats and relaxing jazz cruises. Whatever you choose, your worries will float away on the cool ocean breeze.

  • Surfing

    Surfers of all skill levels can catch waves on the beaches of Los Cabos.

    Travelers can take private or group lessons with certified instructors to up their game. There are also a number of surf shops to stock up on the necessities and pump up your surfing style. Lessons are usually booked in half-day or full-day increments.

    Near the Sea of Cortez, waves are biggest in the spring and summer months. Surfers flock to nearby beaches most heavily from March to October.

    On the Pacific Ocean side, surfers can head to spots like Todos Santos and Los Cerritos to catch the best winter waves.

  • Swim with whale sharks

    Despite being the largest fish in the ocean, whale sharks are known as gentle giants.

    Water lovers in Los Cabos can enjoy the privilege of swimming with endangered whale sharks right from the comfort of their natural environment.

    The East Cape is home to La Paz, one of the few places in the world where this amazing activity is possible.

    Trek by boat to the Bay of La Paz. As soon as whale sharks make their appearance, you’ll be able to slip into the water (with snorkeling gear) and immerse yourself in the once-in-a-lifetime experience of swimming alongside these enormous, beautiful whale sharks.

    The best time of the year for swimming with whale sharks in Los Cabos is from October to February.

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