Baja California Sur Outdoor activities

Our most recommended Baja California Sur Outdoor activities

Cabo San Lucas: Sunset Pirate Ship Cruise

1. 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 at 5:45 PM, 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.

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

2. 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: Los Cabos Beach and Desert ATV Adventure

3. Cabo San Lucas: Los Cabos Beach and Desert ATV Adventure

Embark on a guided ATV Adventure in Cabo San Lucas. Cross the desert at break-neck speeds and look out for wildlife as you ride along Los Cabos Beach. Begin your ATV experience with a pickup from your hotel in a brand new air-conditioned van. From there, head off with your local guide into Migriño Park, just 25 minutes from Cabo. Once there, run through a brief training session before mounting your own ATV and traveling along dirt roads. Ride through wild desert scenery, slowly making your way to the beautiful, undeveloped expanses of Migrino Beach. Ride along the water's edge, stopping for glorious photographs whenever you see fit along the way. Both beginners and experts are welcome, and following your ATV experience you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Cabo San Lucas: Luxury Catamaran Whale Watching Experience

4. 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.

La Paz: Experience Swimming with a Whale Shark

5. La Paz: Experience Swimming with a Whale Shark

Cruise from  La Paz to the conservation area to swim with the whale sharks. Swim with an expert, ensuring that you are safe and confident with these amazing creatures. Snorkel at a nearby reef, visit a beautiful marina, or the city of La Paz while you wait to see the sharks, knowing that you are waiting because this endangered species is protected, so only a limited number of boats can visit at once. Enjoy seasonal fruits, waters, sodas. After your swim, have a few beers on the water. See the beautiful bay of the city of La Paz as you return to the same marina that you left from.

Cabo: Jazz & Wine Sunset Luxury Cruise

6. Cabo: Jazz & Wine Sunset Luxury Cruise

The evening begins with pickup from your hotel in Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo, or Los Cabos Corridor. Hop onboard a 65-foot sailing catamaran and receive a friendly welcome from the crew. Feel the wind in your hair as you set sail onto the glistening Sea of Cortez, and admire panoramic views of the coastline. Sip on a selection of premium alcoholic drinks and enjoy an array of gourmet appetizers. As you cruise, watch an unforgettable sunset across the shore, while listening to soothing jazz music. The catamaran also passes by the famous Land’s End and Lover's Beach, two of the most scenic locations in Mexico. 

Los Cabos: The Arch and Lover's Beach Kayaking + Snorkeling

7. Los Cabos: The Arch and Lover's Beach Kayaking + Snorkeling

Head out on a kayaking and snorkeling adventure in the bay of Cabo San Lucas, and paddle around the most southerly point of the Baja Peninsula into the Pacific Ocean. Marvel at the famous Arch, visit a sea lion colony, and see exotic marine life when your snorkel. Enjoy a hassle-free transfer from your accommodation in San José del Cabo or Cabo San Lucas to the starting beach in the heart of Cabo San Lucas. Listen to your expert guide's short briefing on kayaking techniques and safety procedures before getting into the water. Embark from the bay of Cabo San Lucas along Land's End, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. Admire one of Cabo's most well-known landmarks, The Arch, then watch sea lions frolic in the water as you glide past their colony on your kayak. Land at Lover's Beach for time to explore the granite rock formations that jut abruptly from the sea. Be aware of the crashing Pacific waves as you approach the Divorce Beach side of Lover's Beach, as the ocean here is rough. Then, put on your snorkeling gear and wade into the water off Lover's Beach to snorkel around Neptune's Finger. Or, slip off your kayak and snorkel around Pelican Rock to marvel at the schools of tropical fish and exotic marine life that make these craggy environments their home. Finally, take a short kayak trip back to the starting for return to your accommodation.

Los Cabos: Camel Ride Safari with Lunch and Tequila Tasting

8. Los Cabos: Camel Ride Safari with Lunch and Tequila Tasting

Feel the ocean breeze while enjoying a camel ride along the crystalline waters and dramatic wave breaks of the Pacific Ocean on this Los Cabos adventure. Join a hike in an ecological reserve to learn more about local plants. Round-off your trip with an authentic taco lunch and tequila tasting. After pickup, head to the desert location to start your experience. Meet your new camel friends and immerse yourself in camel culture; learn about their history, anatomy, personality, keeping, and training. Get up close and personal, including petting and feeding these amazing creatures. Following your camel ride, venture out on a unique natural hike in an ecological reserve. Get to know more about different types of plants, vegetation, and wildlife in the area, including the cholla, the Mexican giant cactus, the yuka, roadrunners, and more. Later, satisfy your hunger with a taco buffet and traditional Mexican flavored water. At the end of your tour, enjoy a tequila tasting course complete with a lesson on the drink’s history, production process, and the proper way of enjoying the drink.

Cabo Escape Sunset Fajita Cruise

9. Cabo Escape Sunset Fajita Cruise

No trip to Cabo is complete without a Sunset Cruise! Cabo Escape Invites you to enjoy an up-close cruise of the world famous Land's end, amazing rock formations including the arch. Watch from an open-air upper deck as the sun disappears into the Pacific Ocean, leaving a breathtakingly colorful sunset! Dance away on the top deck with the crew or just relax and enjoy the music on the lower level of the boat. There is fun for everyone. Make sure to bring your appetite; your meal will be prepared right on deck! Enjoy chicken or beef Fajitas rivaling the best restaurants in Cabo. Enjoy our bottomless open bar with the latest cocktails. This Cabo party cruise is a must-have experience while in Cabo and the best party starter, for all ages.  

Valle de Guadalupe Wine Tasting Tour

10. 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 5:30 PM you will be safely transported back to your hotel or accommodation.

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What people are saying about Baja California Sur

Hands down 2 hrs wouldn’t be enough to Had. A blast like that the most respectful crew I ever witnessing friendly as it should good vibe good food good drinks good tips heaven on earth amazing sunset dinner well behaving when it came to dress code everybody flows with the rythme of the ambiance

Loved this activity. The crew, especially Pedro, were attentive, fun, and prioritized the needs of the guests. The food was delicious and the dancing was fun! Our party of seven felt like we were well taken care of, and did nothing but enjoy the beautiful ocean, drinks, and food!

We visited 4 different locations in Valle.our tour guide Gina was so wonderful and great. She made extra special. I enjoyed the personalized pictures our tour guide took of us throughout our tour. Will definitely be booking them in the future for future trips and recommending.

This boat experience was the best part of our time in Cabo. The crew was very helpful and took care of us well. The boat was fantastic and our time in the water was special for the adults and the children. I highly recommend La Isla.

Our guides were friendly and knowledgeable and provided us with a very fun experience.