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Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) Tours and Activities

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The Sea of Cortez (or Gulf of California) lies between the Baja California Peninsula and mainland Mexico. This stretch of the Pacific, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most diverse seas in the world and home to more than 3,000 marine species, including hammerhead sharks, sea lions, and sea turtles.

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Snorkelling and Sailing with Lunch in Los Cabos

Snorkelling and Sailing with Lunch in Los Cabos

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Sail on the Sea of Cortez aboard a catamaran built with green technology and solar power. This snorkeling cruise from Cabo San Lucas includes a delicious taco lunch and unlimited drinks from the open bar, with exceptional service from the onboard crew. Snorkel with marine life and visit the Arch at Land´s End.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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$98.00

Luxury Whale Watching in Los Cabos
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Luxury Whale Watching in Los Cabos

Witness one of nature's most spectacular migration movements. Watch the humpback whales in their natural environment teach their young their habits, the jumps of these majestic mammals, and their songs under the sea. Our luxurious double-deck catamaran offers the all-inclusive comfort for this unforgettable excursion, while our expert guides share data on whales. Sail along the coast and watch the iconic Arco de Cabo San Lucas while our crew consents you with a first class service, international open bar and delicious snacks. Witness the wide range of communication sounds beneath the surface with our hydrophone system on board the catamaran.
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  • 3 hours
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$180.00
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Small Group Tour of Los Cabos

Small Group Tour of Los Cabos

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Enjoy scenery, shopping, and culture on this Los Cabos combo tour. Choose to begin by either souvenir-hunting at Puerto Paraiso mall or riding a glass-bottom boat to El Arco, watching for fish and sea lions on route. Then, enjoy the ocean-lined Tourist Corridor to San Jose for a sightseeing walk and tequila and Mexican chocolate tastings.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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Whale Shark Swim Adventure in La Paz
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Whale Shark Swim Adventure in La Paz

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Head out on the Sea of Cortez aboard a catamaran to swim near the natural habitat of whale sharks on this excursion from La Paz. With certified guides, slip into the water, wearing the provided snorkel equipment, to get a look at these huge creatures in the waters they call home.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$88.00
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La Paz Whale Shark Snorkeling Tour and Lunch From Los Cabos
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La Paz Whale Shark Snorkeling Tour and Lunch From Los Cabos

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Submerge yourself in the shimmering Sea of Cortez on a full-day eco tour from Los Cabos. Admire dramatic desert landscapes as you venture to the luscious enclave of La Paz, and then sail out to sea to greet the world’s largest fish, whale sharks. Swim and splash near the natural habitat of these incredible creatures, and then feast upon traditional Mexican tacos on a beautiful beachfront boardwalk. Visit the iconic Hotel California, and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your hotel on this spectacular seasonal tour (available November to March only).
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$249.00
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All-Inclusive Sailing Cruise & Swim with Whale Sharks Tour from Los Cabos

All-Inclusive Sailing Cruise & Swim with Whale Sharks Tour from Los Cabos

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Get the opportunity to snorkel near the natural habitat of whale sharks during this tour from Los Cabos, including round-trip transport, snacks, lunch, drinks, and even an open bar. First, learn about the whale sharks from a marine biologist on your way to the dive sight, and then head into the water with a professional instructor. Catch sight of the beautiful sea life in its natural habitat, and afterward, relax with a hot shower.
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  • 5 hours
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$330.60
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Whale Watching Tour in Cabo San Lucas

Whale Watching Tour in Cabo San Lucas

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Spot humpback whales in the waters near Cabo San Lucas on this 2.5-hour whale-watching tour by Zodiac boat. A seasoned captain leads the boat to Land’s End (Cabo Arch) and prime viewing locations where you can spot gray whales, dolphins, and even orcas. Learn about the wildlife and local geology as you go from a marine biologist on board. This tour is limited to 15 people, but you can opt to upgrade your experience to a private outing for just you and your group.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Whale Watching in Cabo San Lucas: Sightseeing Cruise and Shopping

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Whale Watching in Cabo San Lucas: Sightseeing Cruise and Shopping

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Whale watching, beach time, and shopping — do it all on this 5-hour guided trip from Cabo San Lucas. Observe gray whales and humpbacks during a 2-hour cruise and then sail to local beaches with a guide. Before this action-packed day ends, you’ll also drive along the Tourist Corridor and enjoy the chance to pick up unique gifts and souvenirs in Los Cabos. This small-group tour limited to 14 people includes round-trip hotel transportation.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Remote Beach All-Inclusive Sailing Cruise with Snorkeling from Los Cabos
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Remote Beach All-Inclusive Sailing Cruise with Snorkeling from Los Cabos

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Get away from the crowds of Los Cabos with this half-day sailing cruise to a remote beach. A spacious catamaran takes you into the Sea of Cortez offering tranquil views. Onboard, a marine biologist explains what you see along the way. At the beach, swim and snorkel alongside colorful fish, with sea lions in the distance. Organic meals and an open bar ensure you’ll enjoy good food and drinks. Use of private bathrooms with showers, kayaks, paddleboards and snorkel gear are included in this hassle-free tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$330.60
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Zodiac Whale-Watching Adventure in Los Cabos

Zodiac Whale-Watching Adventure in Los Cabos

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Set sail on the Sea of Cortez for a whale watching tour on board a 15-passenger Zodiac boat, with multiple departure times every day. Bring the whole family for this small-group ocean adventure with ample opportunities to view wildlife and see the beaches and rock formations that make Los Cabos famous.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$109.00
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Sea of Cortez Day Adventure Activity with Snorkel and Paddleboard in La Paz

Sea of Cortez Day Adventure Activity with Snorkel and Paddleboard in La Paz

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Just off the coast of La Paz, Espiritu Santo is the crown jewel of the Sea of Cortez and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Espiritu Santo has the most intact ecosystem in the region — It offers views, activities, wildlife above and below water and always delivers with its ability to love and share with us. Sea of Cortez is world renowned for the variety of fish species. It is a mecca for behaviorists. Whether it is to see all the colors, observe their behaviors or enjoy the aquatic life, Sea of Cortez has something for everyone. Fishing hit it hard but now it has come back to life. Whale sharks, sea lions, humpback whales and the huge schools of endemic fish are as abundant as ever before.
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  • 8 hours
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Clear Glass-Bottom Boat Cabo Tour

Clear Glass-Bottom Boat Cabo Tour

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Keeping dry on the boat doesn’t mean missing out on the marine life. With this glass-bottom boat tour, you’ll check out the sights below the surface of the sea as well as the natural landmarks that abound on the coast. The cruise passes the Arch of Cabo San Lucas and the parasol-dotted Medano Beach on an express route from Cabo San Lucas.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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Pirate Ship Breakfast and Snorkel Cruise in Los Cabos

Pirate Ship Breakfast and Snorkel Cruise in Los Cabos

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Venture out on to the seas around Cabo San Lucas for snorkeling and breakfast on this morning cruise aboard a pirate ship. Snorkel in the waters of Baja and have breakfast back on board comprised of chilaquiles, coffee, juice, and mimosas.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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Guided Hike in Tabor Canyon

Guided Hike in Tabor Canyon

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Venture through rugged terrain to discover inspiring nature trails leading into the heart of Tabor, where our eco-oriented tour guide shares the desert’s secrets pertaining to flora and fauna that are part of this gorgeous canyon. Discover the beauty of Baja California Sur on this Loreto hiking tour!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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Jazz and Wine Sunset

Jazz and Wine Sunset

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Get the best possible views of the Cabo sunset on this catamaran cruise from Cabo San Lucas. Book this evening cruise to make the most of your vacation time; you'll get great photo ops of the setting sun and be back on land in time for dinner. Sip drinks from the open bar and snack on appetizers as you relax with your loved ones and new friends.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.00
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Fiesta Dinner Cruise in Cabo with Dinner

Fiesta Dinner Cruise in Cabo with Dinner

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Experience Cabo San Lucas from the water on this scenic dinner cruise. View the region’s natural landmarks such as the Arch of Cabo San Lucas, Lovers Beach, and a resident sea lion colony. Aboard the luxury catamaran, enjoy an open bar, buffet dinner, music, and dancing. The outing is suitable for couples, families, groups, and solo travelers.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$98.00
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Sunset Luxury Tour in Cabo San Lucas

Sunset Luxury Tour in Cabo San Lucas

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A Premium Sunset Experience with Premium Snacks, Premium Open Bar and Premium Service on a Premium Catamaran in a very small Group. One of the nicest Boats in Los Cabos with exceptional Comfort.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Discover Scuba Diving Around Los Cabos

Discover Scuba Diving Around Los Cabos

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Learn the basics of scuba diving in and around Los Cabos. You'll receive both video and onsite instruction before dipping into the Sea of Cortez under the supervision of a pro PADI certified instructor. Discover what it's like to linger beneath the water's surface along with 800 fish species and get a taste of the undersea adventures that await.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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Land's End Tour Basic

Land's End Tour Basic

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Explore both the Pacific Ocean off of Los Cabos and the Sea of Cortez on this tour of Land's End. Get a comprehensive tour of all the area's top sights, such as the San Andres Cave, Pelican Rock, Lover's Rock, and the Arch. Traveling via glass-bottom boat will allow you to see the underwater life as well as the impressive rock formations; then end with a shopping expedition in town.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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Baja Desert Horseback Riding Tour

Baja Desert Horseback Riding Tour

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Come and enjoy one of the most relaxing experiences in the Baja desert, admire Sierra la Gigantamountain range and the Sea of Cortez in the distance. During the tour, our expert guide will show you our local and endemic flora and fauna, have a talk about the history of people who lived in this region before the arrival of the missionaries and how the life of the descendants was developed. The walk starts with a short introduction of the tour and 10 minutes horse management. After leaving the meeting point, we head off to the desert, taking one of the oldest roads crossing several canyons, enjoying breathtaking views of Sierra la Giganta and Sea of Cortez. Our journey lasts approximately 2 and half hours making a stop to have a cold drink or enjoy an energy bar. It is one of the best experiences in the Baja desert and definitely a must do on your list!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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Whale Watching Tour in Glass Bottom Boat (VisitA Cabo)

Whale Watching Tour in Glass Bottom Boat (VisitA Cabo)

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Cabo San Lucas is the quintessential destination worldwide, when it comes to whale watching. This is because the waters surrounding the Cabo are the breeding and migration areas of humpback whales in the Pacific Ocean. In which you will get as close as possible to these magnificent creatures so that you can photograph them and treasure in your memory this fascinating moment. Witness the impressive enormity and grace of humpback whales, between 12 and 16 meters (40-50 feet) in length. Live the thrill of watching them shoot out from the depths of the ocean, jump into the air and return to the sea! Private tours available.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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"Aquarium of the World" Glass-bottom boat tour at the Arch of Los Cabos

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This is a complete tour of the most popular sites in Cabo San Lucas, enjoy the flexibility of this tour, you can choose your return schedule (13:00 hrs, 15:00 hrs, 17:00 hr)
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  • 3 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.00
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Sunset Party Cruise in Los Cabos

Sunset Party Cruise in Los Cabos

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Get the party started for the evening with a cruise in the Sea of Cortez. Take in the best possible views of the sunset over the Pacific Ocean and snap photos of friends and family. Unlimited drinks from the open bar are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.00
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Snorkel Adventure through the Sea of Cortez

Snorkel Adventure through the Sea of Cortez

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Los Cabos is a popular snorkeling destination and the Palmilla Cove is one of the area's most scenic spots to explore beneath the waves. With this experience, set sail from the Puerto Los Cabos Marina and skirt the coastline to Palmilla Beach at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. Here, your captain will drop anchor so you can swim and snorkel for a few hours in the crystalline waters.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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Should I book Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) costs USD 38.00. Guided Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) tours start around USD 38.00 per person.
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