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Cabo San Lucas: Cabo Pulmo Snorkeling Expedition

1. Cabo San Lucas: Cabo Pulmo Snorkeling Expedition

Discover the stunning marine park at Cabo Pulmo on a full-day snorkeling tour from Cabo San Lucas or San Jose del Cabo. Visit different natural sites in this world-renowned snorkeling location, as you look out for turtles, fish, and other marine life.  After pickup from your hotel, enjoy a scenic 2-hour drive to Cabo Pulmo. Meet your local captain and guide, before heading out into the Sea of Cortez on a small motor boat. Explore a variety of snorkeling locations in the protected marine park, home to a wide variety of sea life.  Admire the stunning coastline and stop to explore a 20,000-year-old reef close to the shore. See starfish and brightly colored corals, as well as turtles, giant schools of fish, and sea lions, if you're lucky. Complete your tour with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, before being dropped off at your hotel.

From Cabo: Cabo Pulmo Marine Park Snorkeling and Kayaking

2. From Cabo: Cabo Pulmo Marine Park Snorkeling and Kayaking

Your full day excursion begins with morning pickup from your accommodation, followed by a 2-hour scenic drive to Cabo Pulo National Marine Park. Along the way, your expert local guide will keep you entertained with priceless stories and facts about the region. Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park is a series of protected marine sanctuaries that form a bay around 1 of the 3 living coral reefs in North America. Established as a protected park in 1995, studies recently have shown an increase in biomass of almost 500% — and it shows. Tropical fish abound, with schools of grouper and jacks parading next to rays, eyes, and the occasional shark. Upon arriving in Cabo Pulmo, marvel at the landscape as the mountainous desert meets the brilliant turquoise sea. As you get geared up at Los Arbolitos beach, you’ll be informed of the park regulations and given an instructional kayak lesson. Paddle out to La Sirenita beach, a remote sea lion colony, before hopping into the water to begin snorkeling amidst plentiful aquatic life. You’ll spend around 4 hours exploring the vibrant coral reefs, stopping at 2-3 snorkeling locations. After a thrilling day on the water, head back to the small community of Cabo Pulmo for a delicious local lunch, before heading back to Cabo.

Cabo Pulmo Marine Park: Scuba Diving Excursion

3. Cabo Pulmo Marine Park: Scuba Diving Excursion

After a 2-hour scenic journey to the east cape, located in the Sea of Cortes, you'll arrive at the Cabo Pulmo Marine Park. An experienced guide and local captain will take you to the best diving spots Cabo Pulmo has to offer, where you can explore the deep blue ocean to its fullest. This 2-tank dive will give you the opportunity to explore the ocean and go diving alongside some spectacular marine creatures. The Park is home to a huge array of sea life, including Hammerheads, Bull sharks, marlin, and many more species. You'll also experience a diverse range of geographical features and micro climates. Just offshore, you'll find one of Mexico’s largest reefs. After a fascinating excursion into this underwater world, you'll finish off your day with a local Mexican meal in the rustic town of Cabo Pulmo.

All-Inclusive Cabo Pulmo Jeep Tour

4. All-Inclusive Cabo Pulmo Jeep Tour

Only an hour from Los Cabos, Cabo Pulmo is a haven for outdoors sports enthusiasts. Our half-day Jeep excursion is the perfect way to explore the areas’s aquatic activities and breezy beauty at your own pace. First up on the agenda is a drive around the sparkling Sea of Cortez on a secluded dirt road. You’ll go off-road to tackle some tough mountain roads, and make a stop in Pesquero, a picturesque fishing village. Next is a trip to the National Park of Cabo Pulmo, which is so rich with wildlife that French filmmaker and ecologist Jacques Cousteau dubbed it “the Aquarium of the World.” After taking a quick snack break at the Playa de Arbolitos, it’s time prepare for a home to a snorkling adventure. You’ll marvel at a coral reef that’s over 20,000 years old, and learn about the area’s large diversity of sea life. Then, it’s time to head back to town for lunch at a seafood restaurant favored by the locals. Enjoy tranquil views of the surrounding mountain ranges and desert as you head back to Los Cabos via Highway 1.

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What people are saying about Cabo Pulmo

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

My Wife & I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure! The hospitality from our guide whom drove us round trip to the Boat Captain and Snorkeling guide, all were helpful, informative and patient! Water was clear so coral was vibrant, sea life was plentiful to the point we even saw a Sea Turtle! Our Guide Carlos and Captain Gato even took us to see a school of Big Eyed Jack which was intense with the large swells, but not once did we feel unsafe! Locals even fed us food after, which hit the spot!!! Bring plently of cash to tip!!! Incredible experience

Great day, Casey had every aspect of the trip planned, no glitches. The drive to Cabo Pulmo went by quickly as Casey shared his knowledge of the area. Kayaking to the snorkel spot was just long enough. We spent 2 1/2 hours snorkeling the area! Lunch was waiting for us and delicious. I appreciated that it had been preplanned. Exhilarated and happily exhausted most of us slept on the way back to our respective hotels.

Casey was great: very informative and accommodating and super-friendly. We would definitely use him again! Cabo Pulmos was very remote, on a bone-jarring road, but we’ll worth the trip. Fabulous snorkeling!

It was an amazing trip and our guide Casey was the best! We loved the kayaking and snorkeling. The fish tacos were best too! What a great time! Sandra and Jim Vioski

Great trip!

It was a great trip. Wonderful sightseeing. Also, we snorkeled for over an hour and it was amazing, even spotted a turtle. Recommend this for all ages. Thanks.