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Beyond the Beach: Exploring Cabo's Coastline by Boat

Los Cabos, situated at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, is an ideal destination for beach lovers and water adventure enthusiasts. From parasailing to boating, fishing, and jet-skiing, there’s so much to explore, experience, and enjoy on this spectacular coast.

Boating is undoubtedly the most popular activity here. While all boats in Cabo are created equal, some offer a more unique, enjoyable, and thrilling experience than others. In this blog post, I’ll cover the different boating options, experiences, and excursions that await you in Los Cabos.

Cabo Marina

The Cabo Marina is home to a myriad of boats of different sizes, styles, and purposes. Here, you’ll find everything from cruisers to sailboats, catamarans, and yachts. The marina is immaculately maintained and bustling with energy, and you can walk around admiring the impressive vessels and daydream about an exciting yacht life. Whether you’re looking to book a private boat or a shared excursion, the marina is the perfect starting point. You can also book last-minute deals and specials with various tour and boat companies.

Sunset vs. Booze Cruise

Sunset and booze cruises are two of the most popular types of boat excursions in Cabo. And each offers distinct experiences. A sunset cruise is perfect for couples, families, and groups looking for a more peaceful, relaxing, and scenic boating experience. These cruises usually depart at around five in the afternoon and take you out to sea to enjoy the stunning sunset views from the water. The atmosphere is mellow, with music, cocktails, and light snacks.

On the other hand, a booze cruise is more suitable for those looking for a lively, party atmosphere. These cruises tend to depart later in the evening and offer snacks, drinks, and dancing to popular music. They are usually large boats with loud music and plenty of booze flowing. You can party and have fun with friends or meet new people looking to have a good time.

Clear Bottom Boats

Clear bottom boats are an exciting way to explore the marine life around Cabo. These boats have a glass bottom that allows you to see the aquatic life, coral reefs, and even shipwrecks from the water’s surface. They also tend to be more stable and less intimidating for those who may not be too comfortable on the water. You can enjoy the views of the whales, dolphins, and sea turtles that inhabit the waters off Cabo.

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Renting a boat for snorkeling or scuba diving is a must-do activity when you’re in Cabo. Los Cabos is known for its fantastic marine life and underwater scenery, and exploring these underwater wonders is a genuinely awe-inspiring experience. You can book a snorkeling tour or rent your own boat with snorkeling gear and dive just offshore. You’ll get to explore the vast coral reef and swim alongside colorful fish and other sea creatures.

Fishing Trips

Fishing is one of the most popular ways to spend time on a boat in Cabo. Thanks to the spectacular marlin and yellowfin tuna populations in the area, Cabo is considered one of the best fishing destinations in the world. Book a fishing trip, and you’ll have an amazing time catching fish while enjoying the stunning coastline scenery.

Whale Watching Tours

Whale watching tours are another one of the most popular activities in Cabo San Lucas. From December to April, gray and humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez to mate and give birth. During this time, you can witness these majestic creatures breaching and tail-slapping in the water, an unforgettable sight to behold.


Los Cabos is a perfect vacation destination for those looking for sunny beaches, water adventures, and an all-around good time. From the bustling marina to the clear bottom boats, snorkeling and diving expeditions, and fishing trips, there’s so much to explore and experience. You can choose your ideal boating experience based on your interests, personality, and trip goals.

Whatever you choose, make sure apply your sunblock and soak up the beauty of this magnificent coast.


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