Arch of Cabo San Lucas

Don’t miss El Arco, an iconic rocky sight for both tourists and sea lions in Baja California.

Arch of Cabo San Lucas: Our most recommended tours and 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.  

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

3. 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: Whale Watching Catamaran Experience

4. Cabo San Lucas: Whale Watching Catamaran Experience

Hop aboard the catamaran and sail out to the Pacific to observe the annual migration of Baja's whales. Enjoy a close encounter with the gray, humpback, and/or blue whales as they swim to the tropical waters surrounding Los Cabos. It is here that they give birth to their young during their yearly migration. Listen to the beautiful song of the whales with the help of new hydrophones. Observe mothers with their calves as the crew helps in identifying the different species and behaviors of these majestic beasts. The tour will also cruise by Cabo’s famous landmarks, Lover's Beach, the Arch, and Land's End. Make sure to have your camera ready as this excursion presents excellent photo opportunities with unique land formations and, of course, some of the world’s largest animals.

Cabo San Lucas: 2 Hour Sunset Cruise with Food and Wine

5. Cabo San Lucas: 2 Hour Sunset Cruise with Food and Wine

The experience begins with pickup from your hotel and heads to the port where your luxury catamaran awaits. Once onboard, set sail onto the Pacific Ocean, admiring epic views of the Cabo San Lucas coastline along the way. Pass by iconic coastal locations, including the Arch at Land’s End, Lover’s Beach, and more. Throughout the journey, sip on a refreshing drinks from the open bar and snack on delicious appetizers including cheese platters, fruit skewers, and much more. As the sun begins to set, marvel as the sky is transformed with color and soak up the magical and unforgettable atmosphere. At the end of the cruise, enjoy drop-off back to your accommodation.

Cabo San Lucas: Glass Bottom Boat Tour to Land's End

6. Cabo San Lucas: Glass Bottom Boat Tour to Land's End

Once you check in, board this one-of-a-kind glass-bottom boat and meet your guide. Experience the sea environment in total transparency. As the glass vessel heads towards Land's End, get a glimpse of Empacadora beach, then Pelican Rock. After feeding and enjoying photo opps with the exotic tropical fish, sail to Lovers' Beach, Neptune's Finger, and the famous Arch. Then ride over to the sea lion colony to watch them in action. Finally, it's back to the marina, where the excursion ends.

Cabo San Lucas: Up Close Whale Watching Small Group Tour

7. Cabo San Lucas: Up Close Whale Watching Small Group Tour

Start the experience with pickup from your hotel in Cabo San Lucas then head to the marina to board your Zodiac boat. Zodiacs are fast, small, and agile, meaning you can get closer to the action than other vessels. Head out onto the Pacific Ocean or the Sea Cortez, benefiting from the knowledge of your experienced crew who know all the best spots to search for whales. 32 species of whales and dolphins have been counted in these waters during winter, which makes Cabo San Lucas the perfect place to seek out these fascinating creatures. Keep your eyes peeled on the water, and look out for spouting, and splashing which are tell-tale signs of a nearby whale. As you search for whales, brush up on your whale-behavior knowledge and learn about breaching, lob-tailing, spy-hopping, fin-slapping, and diving. Once you’ve spotted one, get as close as possible to the whale, whilst still respecting the animal’s comfort zone and the laws for endangered species. At the end of an epic, once-in-a-lifetime adventure, head back to the marina for the return transfer to your hotel.

Los Cabos: Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

8. Los Cabos: Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

Take a glass bottom boat cruise departing from Los Cabos and discover the beautiful scenery of the coastline and the various marine species that live along the shoreline. Gaze through the glass bottom of the boat and spot a variety of colorful fish and other marine life in a thriving ecosystem. Spot the colony of sea lions basking in the sun along the shores. Admire the golden sands of the Beach of Love and the Beach of Divorce where the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez meet at the tip of the Baja California peninsula. Sail by various rock formations dotted along the shore, including the iconic Arch of Cabo and Pelican Rock.

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

9. 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, Lunch and Sail Experience

10. Cabo San Lucas: Snorkel, Lunch and Sail Experience

Spend a day living a unique experience in Los Cabos, sailing aboard a catamaran powered by solar energy. Enjoy the sea while you travel the golden zone of the coast of the Sea of ​​Cortez on your way to a beautiful bay. Once at the bay, you can dive and snorkel in the clear blue sea, considered the largest natural aquarium on the planet. Once out at the snorkeling location, you will be presented with free tine in which you can splash into the crystal-clear waters and explore the local marine ecosystem. While you're enjoying your free time, you will also have full use of the facilities on board. You can enjoy your favorite drink at the national open bar that your bartender will prepare freshly upon request, before you enjoy a delicious lunch and sail back to the port of Cabo. In this experience you can also see the Cabo San Lucas Arch, a sea lion colony and several Cabo reference points.

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What people are saying about Arch of Cabo San Lucas

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 352 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!

Great experience. The boat was comfortable, not crowded and the staff kept the drinks coming. The food was delicious. Well seasoned tacos. The music kept me dancing. Truly an amazing time. Well worth it.

Our trip was perfect. Both girls were so polite and happy to give us a perfect tour. We had the best snorkeling session and we enjoy our time a lot. We will definitely recommend this tour.

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!

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