No matter what wonderful property you are staying at in Cabo San Lucas, no trip is complete without getting out on the water for a day. During my previous visit to the area viewing our rental inventory, I came to that very realization after two days of seeing the constant flow of fishing boats, sailing vessels and yachts just offshore. Luckily for me, I was traveling with a member of our Travel Keys Concierge team who was able to easily use her contacts to set up a 10 a.m. sailing trip for us with Cabo Sails.
Our excursion started in the marina of Cabo San Lucas where our group of four found the Cabo Sails boat for our private trip. After a quick introduction to the crew of two, who both spoke English, we were underway. We decided to travel a short distance to see Lands End, which is a distinctive rock formation marking the extreme southern end of the Baja California Peninsula. The area has abundant wildlife with sightings of sea lions, pelicans and countless fish species in the crystal clear water. This was a perfect spot to weigh anchor for a while and do some wonderful snorkeling in the refreshing water. I have been lucky enough to travel all over the Caribbean and Mexico to many wonderful beach areas, but the scenery and snorkeling around the Lands End area is some of the nicest I have ever seen.
The great thing about doing a private sailing excursion is the itinerary is completely up to you. After snorkeling, we decided to sail on past the most famous landmark of the area, which is the Arch of Cabo San Lucas (if you ever Google “Cabo”, this is the image that will surely come up), and entered the open waters of the Pacific Ocean. This was a great vantage point to see many of the private homes that we rent in the Pedregal neighborhood. It is unbelievable to see how some of them literally hang over the cliffs.
Since the waters of the Pacific Ocean were a bit rough this day, we did not stay long and elected to return to the calm waters off of Medano Beach. Here, we leisurely sailed along for the remainder of our 3-hour tour, having drinks, delicious snacks and soaking up the warm sun. I had a wonderful time on our boat tour and it is not hard to see why Cabo San Lucas is one of the most popular boating areas in the world.