Pelican Rock

See if you can spy the tropical fish that suffuse the waters around this well-known Cabo natural landmark.

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

2. 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: Cabo Mar Mexican Flavors Sunset Cruise

3. Cabo San Lucas: Cabo Mar Mexican Flavors Sunset Cruise

Dance to today's top hits and Latin-inspired rhythms aboard Cabo's newest super power catamaran, the Cabo Mar. Enjoy an unlimited premium bar as you cruise by the famous Arch, Lovers Beach, and the sea lion colony. The tour begins with pickup at your hotel in Cabo San Lucas. After transferring to the dock, set off on your cruise. Admire Cabo's famous landmarks as the sun sets spectacularly over the ocean. The boat then returns to the bay and sets anchor as the crew serves up mouthwatering Mexican flavors with a selection of tacos: al pastor (marinated pork), chicken tinga, beefsteak, and rajas and elote (roasted poblano peppers and corn kernels). The tacos are accompanied by assorted salsas, and dessert is a traditional Mexican candy.

Cabo San Lucas: Sunset Party Cruise with Open Bar

4. Cabo San Lucas: Sunset Party Cruise with Open Bar

The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel and transfer to your party boat where an evening of fun awaits. Hop onboard and grab yourself a drink from the open bar, then dance to the beat of club classic hits. As the boat sets sail on the stunning Sea of Cortez, admire panoramic views of the Baja California Sur coastline. Cruise by some of Cabo’s most famous landmarks, including Lover’s Beach and the Arch, as well as a sea lion colony. The highlight of the trip is an epic sunset across the Pacific Ocean. Sip on a refreshing margarita or cold beer as you watch an unforgettable sunset before beginning the return journey back to port.

Cabo San Lucas: 4-Hour Private Catamaran up to 12 People

5. Cabo San Lucas: 4-Hour Private Catamaran up to 12 People

Take a cruise around the bay, and see numerous interesting land marks in the most comfortable and exclusive way. Listen to music of your choosing on board.  Safety, privacy and exclusivity are part of the benefits of this tour. Use La Isla as your base, from where you can relax, sunbathe, use paddle boards or take an interesting walk to Lover’s Beach and Pelican Rock – where snorkeling is a must. Anchor on a semi private beach, where swimming is safe and there are no crowds, vendors, or anyone to distract you from enjoying your day.

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

6. 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

7. 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: Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise and Tequila Tasting

8. Cabo San Lucas: Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise and Tequila Tasting

Ride on the only one Crystal Clear Boat and pass by the famous Arch, the Lovers Beach, and the Pelican´s Rock The pick up at your hotel. The activity starts at the marina where you will board a Transparent Boat towards the sea of Cortez and visit the famous rock formations and the emblematic Arch of Cabo San Lucas passing by the last point known as the end of the earth. You will also visit The Sea lions Colony right next to The Arch and finally, you will visit the Pacific Ocean side and the great views of the best resorts in Cabo. After the tour, you will have free shopping time and a tequila tasting activity included in the tour price. It is optional. If you prefer you can return to the hotel right after the tour boat ride.

Cabo san Lucas: Paddle Boarding and Snorkeling with Picnic

9. 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.

Cabo San Lucas: National Marine Park Snorkeling Tour

10. Cabo San Lucas: National Marine Park Snorkeling Tour

Get yourself ready with snorkel gear and abord one of our comfy boats on a short boat ride to one of the local sites, get into the water, and snorkel with the colorful fishes. After snorkeling we will take you for a sightseeing tour around the Arch, Lover's Beach, the last rock of Baja, and a bit of the Pacific side with the view of the Divorce beach, before cruise slowly back to port. Once you are done and back at the Manta facility, you can take a hot shower and keep enjoying the Cabo san Lucas downtown.

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What people are saying about Pelican Rock

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 122 reviews

The tour was excellent and so much fun! It was super cool to see the arch so close, and the tour guides took some of the most beautiful pictures of us :) We also got to see sea lions and snorkeling was fun as well! If you’re thinking about booking this, do it.

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.

Excellent, all the staff, dancers, entertainers, waiters, captain, bar tender etc all very friendly all trying to do their job in the best way and trying to make the whole trip very enjoyable and fun

Awesome crew! Drinks were flowing, music was bumping and everyone was up dancing. Nothing but laughter and a good time had by all. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

After initial difficulties, everything worked out - it was a short but intense experience.