Baja California Sur Water sports

Our most recommended Baja California Sur Water sports

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

1. 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.

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

2. 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: Snorkel Tour with Open Bar & Snacks

3. 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.

Los Cabos: Kayaking and Snorkeling in Two Pristine Bays

4. Los Cabos: Kayaking and Snorkeling in Two Pristine Bays

Take an included short transfer from San José del Cabo or Cabo San Lucas to arrive at Las Viudas, a secluded beach along the tourist corridor. Get geared up, receive kayaking instructions from your experienced guide, then head out on your adventure in the Sea of Cortez. Kayak near the picturesque coastline, and follow your guide to Santa Maria Bay while keeping an eye out for whales or rays. Put on your snorkeling gear when you reach the beach, and wade into the azure waters to explore the sea life in the rocky, reef-like environment below. Once you are well rested, paddle the next stretch around the point with spectacular cliffs, caves, and waves splashing up into geysers. Stop at the white sandy beach of Chileno Bay, and relax with a welcome blanket and umbrella. Finally, gear up again and venture back into the crystal blue waters for another glimpse of the tropical underwater world to end your adventure.

Cabo San Lucas: Sea of Cortes Guided Jet Ski Tour

5. Cabo San Lucas: Sea of Cortes Guided Jet Ski Tour

Set out from the Cabo San Lucas marina on an inflatable fast boat and head to the famous Arch of Cabo. Take a quick stop for great photos at the sea lion colony and lover's beach before heading out into the open ocean. Hop on your jet ski at the private area of Punta Ballena. After a short play around, head off in a guided formation and explore the stunning coastline. Enjoy the views of the sandy dunes and deep blue Sea of Cortes as you cruise past homes of the rich and famous. Once you have experienced the beauty of the bay, open up the throttle and take a fun, thrilling journey back towards Cabo. During the winter months, don't forget to look out for giant humpback whales breaching in the ocean. Back onboard the fast boat, head back to the marina where a light snack and ice-cold beverages await you.

Cabo: Snorkel Yacht Cruise with Luxury Lunch and Open Bar

6. Cabo: Snorkel Yacht Cruise with Luxury Lunch and Open Bar

Set sail on a snorkeling tour that feels like a sailing vacation. Settle into a luxury lifestyle on a 5-hour cruise on a yacht. Depart from a private dock, La Terminal, for a scenic cruise on the Sea of Cortez, world-renowned for its incredible sea life. Visit the famous Cabo's arch and the sea lions colony as you head over toward Chileno Bay.  Jump into the ocean to gain an up-close-and-personal perspective of the region's underwater life. Snorkeling gear and guidance will be provided as you explore a designated and protected snorkeling area — one of the best spots in Baja. Hop back aboard for delicious tacos at sea: fresh fish, grilled shrimp, prime steak, grilled onions, traditional salsas, fire-roasted veggies, and handmade corn tortillas. Snack on crudités with locally-grown vegetables and fresh ceviche, alongside an open bar of premium-mixed drinks. The boat itself, the Tu Enamorado, is a beautifully-crafted boat of unsurpassed quality, comfort, and performance. You also have the option to book a private snorkel cruise for just yourself and your friends and family.

Los Cabos Arch & Playa del Amor Tour by Glass Bottom Kayak

7. Los Cabos Arch & Playa del Amor Tour by Glass Bottom Kayak

The Sea of Cortez is a huge and beautiful body of water and offers many wonderful adventures for the adventurous. Today, you can experience the best of the "Arch" from a glass bottom kayak! The Arch is a geologic landmark where the Pacific Ocean joins with the golden green waters of the Cortez Sea. As you kayak around, you'll have the chance to experience a wide range of marine life that calls this home. From great birds living above the arch, to the seemingly endless variety of multicolored fish below, you'll be amazed at all the life that is teeming here. You'll even have a chance to go past a sea lion's colony. See if you can get them to talk! After kayaking around, you may be able take a scenic walk along Lover's Beach, if the port captain permits (sometimes high swell makes it unsafe), and cross to the other side to discover why they call it Divorce Beach! If the conditions are right, you'll even have a chance to snorkel around Neptune's Finger or Pelican's Rock. These are an interesting area of hard and soft corals, sea fans, sponges and plenty and plenty of fish, tuna, shark, manta ray and turtles!

Los Cabos: 3-Hour Introductory Scuba Diving Adventure

8. Los Cabos: 3-Hour Introductory Scuba Diving Adventure

Experience scuba diving in the Sea of Cortez, and explore caves, reefs, and sandfalls with a certified instructor – on an introductory dive! Diving conditions are great all year, but the June-December period offers the greatest visibility, warmest water, and longest periods of calm weather. Visibility can exceed 100 feet, and the temperature averages between 78 and 85F. Some of the favorite dive locations on this 3-hour adventure include Pelican Rock, Land's End, Neptune's Finger, the North Wall, and the Sand Falls, and all are suitable for beginning divers. You’ll start with a 30-minute instructional orientation provided by a certified dive instructor. Next you’ll test your knowledge and skills and gain some confidence in shallow water. Once you're ready, you’ll head out on a dive that will take you up to 20 feet below the surface, where you’ll encounter schooling fish and brilliant coral formations that are indigenous to the Sea of Cortez.

Cabo San Lucas: Parasailing Experience

9. Cabo San Lucas: Parasailing Experience

Enjoy a high-flying adventure the safe and easy way! Take in the sights including Land’s End & Medano Beach below you as you float quietly above it all. Nothing beats our fun and exciting parasailing tour in Cabo’s near-perfect weather. What Makes Cabo Expeditions’ Parasailing Adventure the Best in Cabo? For starters, Cabo Expeditions is proud to be the only parasailing provider in Los Cabos with all required safety equipment and guide certifications. We are certified by WSIA, the Water Sports Industry Association, and follow all their strict operating and safety standards. As the boat motors out through the Cabo harbor and into the bay, you will be fitted with a harness and then, one at a time, you will sit down on the back of the boat. The rest is simple and easy…the boat does the work! You will soar up to 600 feet, depending on wind and water conditions. Enjoy Land’s End, the Arch, Lovers’ Beach, and the entire Cabo shoreline – all from a bird’s-eye view. When you’re done, your boat staff will bring you back to where you started: dry and sitting down on the back of the boat deck. But you also have the option of skimming the water during your flight. Cabo San Lucas weather is blessed with nearly year-round sunshine. The great weather provides near-perfect conditions, with clear blue skies, warm temperatures, and light winds. There’s no better way to see Cabo San Lucas than from the air! And don’t forget your camera to record your memories and prove to your friends that you really did it. Each flight is about 10 minutes in the air.

Cabo san Lucas: Paddle Boarding and Snorkeling with Picnic

10. Cabo san Lucas: Paddle Boarding and Snorkeling with Picnic

After meeting for your tour on site, you will discover that your paddle boards as well as all the other gear you will need will be laid out on the beach waiting for you. Your instructor will then explain the plan for the day, as well as the best techniques to paddle. Relax and enjoy breathtaking views of Cabo's "land's end", a rock formation which is more than 6 million years old. You will be amazed with the landscape and local fauna, as you pass by locations such as Lover's Beach, Neptune's Finger, and the iconic famous arch of Cabo san Lucas (where you'll stop for a few minutes to enjoy the view). On the way back, you will make a stop for snorkeling by Pelican Rock, a coral reef area where you will discover why this area is called the "aquarium of the world". A little treat will also be waiting for you on the beach, consisting of a fresh fruit and juice picnic.

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4.7 / 5

based on 4 reviews

It was a great experience from start to finish! The transportation to and from the boat was a nice touch. The entire crew on the cruise was professional. Our guide was really funny and showed us a great time!

We had the best time ! Great knowledgeable guides, beautiful location, and fair price. Thank you so much we couldn’t have asked for a better tour!

We had a blast! The crew was great / very friendly & helpful!!

Fantastic crew, well organized. Loved it! Highly recommend.

Casey was a great guide. This excursion was awesome!