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Cabo San Lucas: Snorkel Tour with Open Bar & Snacks

1. 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.

Valle de Guadalupe Wine Tasting Tour

2. Valle de Guadalupe Wine Tasting Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel or accommodation in Ensenada or the cruise ship dock between 9:45 AM and 10:00 AM, at which point you'll be taken to Valle de Guadalupe, where you will visit 4 spectacular wineries and a gourmet restaurant. Beginning at the oldest winery, you'll get to taste wine from a 90 year-old vineyard, surrounded by the most beautiful landscapes of Valle de Guadalupe. Afterwards, you will be transferred to 3 boutique wineries, all of them producing internationally acclaimed wines. You'll have the opportunity to meet the owners and wine makers, and to take a short tour in an underground cellar to learn about the wine making process. At the end of your tour, make a stop in a gourmet restaurant to have a late lunch, where you will enjoy the famous flavors of the Baja-Med cuisine of Baja, California. All wineries offer plates of cheese and appetizers, at an additional cost. Around 4:30 PM you will be safely transported back to your hotel or accommodation.

From Tijuana: Valle de Guadalupe Private Winery Tour

3. From Tijuana: Valle de Guadalupe Private Winery Tour

Begin your day by meeting your tour guide at your hotel in Tijuana and enjoy the panoramic views of the highway to Valle de Guadalupe. Once in the valley, stop at LA Cetto winery where you will enjoy a delicious wine tasting.  Next, head to Baron Balche winery where you will also have a wine tasting. After the wineries, visit a local shop named "Los Globos." Taste local, homemade products such as different kinds of cheese, olive oils, homemade jam, bread, olives, and more.  Have lunch at your own expense and choose from a few options such as La Esperanza, Finca Altozano, or Malva. Finish your tour by getting dropped off back in Tijuana.

Ensenada: Las Cañadas Canopy Tour

4. Ensenada: Las Cañadas Canopy Tour

Make your way to Las Canadas Campamento, a campground and water park located 30 minutes south of Ensenada. Once there, you will suit up and learn the basics of zipline safety from your guide, before climbing to the central tower to begin your course. You can take in views of mountains and a lake as you cross over five suspension bridges and fly down five zipline cables, reaching speeds of up to 25 miles per hour (40 kilometers per hour). Harnesses and guides will ensure your safety throughout the entire tour. This tour includes access to the canopy tour only. However, those wishing to extend their time in the park may purchase additional tickets for activities such as horseback riding, off-roading, and swimming, upon arrival. There is no age limit for this tour, however in order to be able to take this tour you must be at least 55 inches tall (140 centimeters). Guests shorter than 55 inches will still be able to take the tour, but you will only be able to use the 5 ziplines and will have to skip most of the hanging bridges.

From Ensenada: Ojos Negros Valley Cheese & Wine Tasting Tour

5. From Ensenada: Ojos Negros Valley Cheese & Wine Tasting Tour

Travel through the countryside cheese and wine route on a tour of the Ojos Negros Valley, located one hour east of Ensenada. Visit a winery, discover a local lavender farm, and enjoy various tastings of local products. Your first stop will be at Infinito Winery, where you will be attended to by Pepe Pedrosa, owner and winemaker of the winery. Enjoy a tour of the vineyard and learn more about the world of wine. Next, make your way to Rancho La Campana, where you can taste artisan cheeses paired with quality wines and other craft products in the underground cellar at La Cava de Marcelo. At Rancho La Campana, learn about the Ramonetti family, who have produced cheese and dairy products since 1911. Get an inside look at the cheese-making process on a guided tour of their facilities. Later, head to the only lavender farm in Baja California, Aleyha Lavender Farm (available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Once there, enjoy the heathland field with its beautiful colors and lagoons with ducks. Stop at the farm's store to shop artisanal and organic lavender-based items. Before the end of your visit, have time for a meal at the Grosso restaurant, offering gourmet cuisine based on lavender (at your own expense).

Guadalupe Valley: Complete Wine Route

6. Guadalupe Valley: Complete Wine Route

Find out about the processes of making a good wine on a dynamic tour guided by an expert guide. Visit winemakers and taste different varieties of wines as you explore 3 beautiful vineyards in the Guadalupe Valley. Gain a real understanding of the local culture as you enjoy meals in Finca Altozano by the famous Chef Javier Plascencia. Taste a delicious breakfast in the traditional Doña Esthela Kitchen.

From San Diego: Private Puerto Nuevo Tour with Lobster Lunch

7. From San Diego: Private Puerto Nuevo Tour with Lobster Lunch

This private tour from San Diego explores Puerto Nuevo, the lobster village of Baja California. Located only minutes from Rosarito Beach, the town claims to have some of the best lobster in the world. Find out while listening to live mariachi music and drinking margaritas. This tour also allows for plenty of free time for shopping and craft beer tastings at Rosarito Beach. At 9:30 AM aboard a luxury 6-14 passenger van with air conditioning and reclining seats. Relax with plenty of legroom and enjoy complimentary bottles of drinking water. At 10:00 AM arrive at the Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT) and the Botanical Garden. Afterward spending time there, at approximately 11:00 AM visit to the infamous border wall at the USA/Mexican border. Then at 11:30 AM spend time at Rosarito Beach to enjoy craft beer tastings. By 2:30 PM have a lobster lunch at Puerto Nuevo with tequila margaritas and live mariachi music included. For those unfamiliar with Baja lobster, it’s cooked with garlic butter and lime and served with beans and rice. Scoop up the lobster in warm handmade flour tortillas while savoring tequila margaritas. After lunch, have free time to shop at the traditional Mexican Curios Market. At 4:00 PM head back to San Diego with an approximately 5:30 PM arrival time.

From Ensenada: La Bufadora Geyser Tour

8. From Ensenada: La Bufadora Geyser Tour

Experience a magical sight as you watch La Bufadora, North America's largest sea geyser, spraying water more than 100 feet into the air from a sea cave. Listen to the thunderous noise as the water explodes upward from the cave, and learn about this incredible natural phenomenon from a knowledgeable guide. Enjoy the thrill of seeing this colossal geyser spurting, on average once a minute, depending on the strength of the waves. Savor the stunning views across the mountainous landscape and Pacific Ocean as you travel from Ensenada to La Bufadora. Relax and try authentic Mexican dishes at a variety of seafront restaurants, while you soak in breathtaking views across the ocean.

Wine Route: Guadalupe Valley, Baja California

9. Wine Route: Guadalupe Valley, Baja California

Follow the wine route to enter the Guadalupe Valley and taste the best in Mexican wine. Enjoy wines, hand-made snacks and excellent cuisine, in addition to the beautiful landscapes of the vineyards. Delight in and taste the exquisite wines of the Guadalupe Valley in Tijuana, Baja California on the La Ruta del Vino Tour. Learn about the process of making a good wine on a dynamic tour guided by an expert. Do not miss the opportunity to learn about an innovative culture through the tour and delicious lobster lunch.

From San Diego: Tijuana City Guided Tour and Food Tasting

10. From San Diego: Tijuana City Guided Tour and Food Tasting

Join your guide for an authentic Mexican experience as you leave San Diego to explore Tijuana City. Start your sightseeing tour with a convenient hotel pickup and head to your first stop, the Tijuana Cultural Center. Visit the museum and learn about the early history of the Baja peninsula, and take a walk through the botanical gardens. Leave the cultural center and head to the beach to see the wall that separates Mexico from the United States. Enjoy a couple of cocktails and ceviche tostadas before continuing your adventure. Walk down the Avenida Revolucion. Admire the sights, including the Jai Alai building and Caliente Casino. See where Caesar salad was invented, do some shopping, and enjoy a craft beer and tequila tasting. Take a break for lunch at the Plaza Rio Tijuana and refuel at local Taco restaurant. End your day with a trip to the city market for a taste of the local culture. Sample some delicious churros and shop for souvenirs before heading back to San Diego.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 43 reviews

It was windy the day we went so we did some whale watching and just a short snorkel near pelican rock. It was still a great trip. The equipment provided was in excellent condition and the crew was very attentive. I wish GetYourGuide gave a bit more info on the name of the boat and the company to avoid some confusion up front, but everything worked out fine in the end - I think that's just par for the course in Cabo. The photographer was a bit overpriced for a few photos of the arch and I wish I had realized he was independent from the crew beforehand.

I’m on spring break with my 5 friends and we had a blast on the boat! Lots of room for everyone and they gave us drinks, sandwiches ,chips, and burritos for lunch. We met new friends and enjoyed the snorkeling. Good music and saw a whale too! Id recommend for families and friends!

Everything was excellent, Mr. Manuel's treatment was really very good. I hope to return soon and be treated again with him.

It was so much fun, perfect! The crew was professional and fun! Food and drinks were over the top! Highly recommend!

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