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The Ultimate Guide To Seeing The Los Cabos Arch

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The Los Cabos arch is, without a doubt, the most iconic landmark in the Cabo region. The unique rock formation is located right where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. This area is essentially the southern tip of the Cabo San Lucas bay. It’s also home to an extensive assortment of marine wildlife. With this in mind, you may want to rethink the way that you visit the Los Cabos arch. Here are some of the most popular ways to visit the famed spot. 

Tourists on a glass bottom boat in front of the Los Cabos arch in Mexico

By Boat From The Cabo San Lucas Marina 

Perhaps the quickest way to head out to the Los Cabos arch is to rent a boat or book a tour on a boat out to the arch from the Cabo San Lucas marina. Within this option, there are different types of “trips” that you can take. These trips are going to vary in length, cost, and the type of amenities that you can expect to enjoy on your journey. A private boat trip from the Los Cabos marina out to the arch could cost anywhere around 300 to 500 dollars an hour. A communal trip can go for around 80 dollars per person and will include lunch and an open bar on certain tours.  

Boat with tourists coming out of the Los Cabos marina

Most trips take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours. Tours may include food and drink options as well as the opportunity to snorkel or scuba dive near the Los Cabos arch. Sunset tours out to the Cabo arch may cost a bit extra. Also, the captain and crew of the boat have come to expect tips from tourists. That could add another 100 to 200 dollars to the total cost of the trip. Before booking any type of trip out to the Cabo arch, make sure that you look through the different amenities that each tour company offers.   

Tourist can book trips on yachts to sail to the Los Cabos arch

Sail Boat & Snorkeling Experience At The Los Cabos Arch 

Some of the same companies that offer the chance to travel by yacht or small boat out to the Los Cabos arch also feature sailboats that make the trip out to the area. The sailboat experience will set tourists back around 90 dollars per person. If you want a private sailing experience out to the arch to watch the sunset, the cost is going to be at least 630 dollars, plus tips and any add-ons that you could request in the food and beverage department. 

Sail boats with tourists snorkeling around a Los Cabos beach

These trips include snorkeling gear and also standing paddle boards. The snorkeling takes place before lunch. After lunch, tourists will get a chance to enjoy the Cabo sunset on a slow-moving sailboat.  

Snorkeling With Whale Sharks in Los Cabos

Kayaking Trip To The Los Cabos Arch       

If you’re looking for a way to head out to the Los Cabos arch to enjoy the view while also getting up close and personal with the Cabo wildlife, this may be the best option. This kayaking trip takes about 5 hours to complete. It allows guests to not only paddle out to the arch but also get a chance to swim in the waters near it. 

Tourists paddling on kayaks near the Los Cabos arch

The companies in charge of the tours will provide guests with the snorkeling gear that they need. In the winter time when the water gets a bit chillier, they can provide wetsuits for guests as well. On these tours, guests will be accompanied by tour guides who will also be paddling alongside them in the water.

snorkeling with wet suit in Cabo waters

There’s also a clear floor boat that accompanies the groups for tourists who may be a bit too tired to paddle back. The tour includes refreshments but does not feature alcoholic beverages. The main difference between this option and some of the other ones that we’ve explored is that the kayaking tours usually take place in the morning. This is done to ensure that tourist safety is not put at risk during a night-time kayaking journey.

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