Pelican Rock

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

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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 2-hour sunset sail through the stunning Sea of Cortez. 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: Sunset Party Cruise with Open Bar

2. 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: 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: 4-Hour Private Catamaran up to 12 People

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

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: Paddle Boarding and Snorkeling with Picnic

8. 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.

Los Cabos: Private Paddleboarding and Snorkeling Tour

9. Los Cabos: Private Paddleboarding and Snorkeling Tour

Discover the famous Arch of Los Cabos on a guided private paddleboarding tour. Discover the various marine creatures which live beneath the water's surface as you snorkel around Pelican Rock. After pickup from your hotel, start the paddleboarding adventure from Cabo San Lucas. Once you get comfortable using the equipment with assistance from your instructor, set off from the beach to paddle out toward the famous Arch. Pause for breaks as needed with a tour that operates at your own pace. Admire the imposing Arch up close, and feel a sense of achievement having paddled your way there under your own strength. Make a stop at Pelican Rock for some snorkeling. Spot various sub-tropical fish species as well as other fascinating marine creatures, before heading back to Cabo San Lucas.

Los Cabos: Private Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour at the Arch

10. Los Cabos: Private Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour at the Arch

Embark on a private kayaking and snorkeling tour to the famous Arch of Los Cabos. At your own pace, take in the stunning sea views as you paddle your way out to the arch, with a stop at Pelican Rock for some snorkeling. After pickup from selected hotels in Cabo San Lucas or San José del Cabo, head to the departure point for your kakaying adventure. Paddle out towards the Arch of Los Cabos, and admire the vibrant underwater world through your glass-bottom kayak. Make a stop at Pelican Rock along the way for some snorkeling. Take a break from paddling and get an up-close look at the abundance of marine life that lives beneath the ocean's surface. Finally, arrive at the magnificent Arch of Los Cabos and admire this iconic natural landmark up close. After taking some time to relax in its shadow, head back towards the shore for your return transfer to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Pelican Rock

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 93 reviews

I have done several different sunset tours in Cabo over the years. This was a favorite! The size of the boat made for a fun/friendly vibe. I'm guessing about 20 guest aboard. Service was excellent with an attentive waiter bringing drinks the whole time. Option to sit beside or on the webbing on the front if the boat, with the waves splashing below you. Music was great. Took requests. Dancing was so much fun, and as we passed other boats it was clear we were having much more fun than them!

Great crew! Very helpful as I use a walker. Camera man very informative & funny. Ver enjoyable! Had taken a different kind of boat - wooden with an acrylic panel down the middle of the floor - could barely see anything with that one. We were amazed at the viewing quality of this boat!

We absolutely loved this! We had our 2 year old with us and she loved every second of it. The staff was so great! food was way better than we expected and the drinks were plentiful and delicious. Highly recommend this to adults and children

Brian, Ivan, and Lexi were our guides. They were very fun and patient. Highly recommend this trip.

Great tour. Very informative and perfect little “must do” excursion. Our guide David was great.