Sailboats, yachts, and catamarans: how to cruise Cabo San Lucas in style

There are many Cabo San Lucas cruises, and they all differ in boat types. The most common are sailboats, and the majority are luxury yachts. The best thing about this is that you can do it any time of the day!

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All Cabo San Lucas cruises depart from the marina. This is the meeting point for water activities in Cabo so it’s better if you stay in a hotel closer to the marina.

If you have nothing pre-booked, you can walk to the marina and ask the many boat captains there. However, they can put whatever price they want. It’s still better to book in advance.

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⚓ What are Cabo San Lucas cruises like?

Party, party, party. The Cabo San Lucas arch is the main attraction, and if you start the cruise before 9:00 AM, you will have it to yourself – the boats are always flocking on the same spot, so you won’t get a perfect picture.

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The most popular cruise in Cabo is the pirate ship but you have to share it with other people. I am not sure about how to book the pirate ship privately.

Yachts, catamarans, and sailboats are the most common vessels for the cruise. The bigger the vessel is, the lesser chance you’ll get seasick.

⛵ Booze cruise Cabo San Lucas: what to expect

Booze cruise in Cabo San Lucas is very popular, particularly on special occasions like bachelorette parties, birthdays, and weddings. It is really the best way to get drunk with your own group!

Most Cabo San Lucas cruises last up to 6 hours and the prices depend on how you want your day to be. You can also select if food is not included but some boat captains already include it.

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There is an option to bring your own food and booze but you have to bargain the pricing with the captain or the owner of the boat.

Not all Cabo San Lucas cruises have impressive food and drinks but you can avail a third-party caterer depending on your deal with the captain.

🛥️ 10 best Cabo San Lucas Cruises

Los Cabos Luxury Sailing, Snorkel and Lunch Cruise

💲 from $129 USD
🕒 4 hours

This Cabo San Lucas boat cruise goes to either Chileno or Santa Maria Bay and will last for 4 hours. There is a gourmet lunch and drinks included.

For drinks, they serve a bottle of champagne for the group and some delicious Mexican cocktails. The lunch is grilled shrimp, fish ceviche, Cesar salad (with chicken), and a plate of fruits.

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You will stop on some islands for snorkeling and paddleboarding (available onboard) or you can simply hang out and do nothing on the beach.

This boat can hold up to 16 people and is good for big groups. The route can change depending on the wind conditions so make sure to talk to your guide/captain about the stops.

Sunset Mexican Dinner Cruise Fajitas dinner & live music

💲 from $85 USD
🕒 2 hours

This 2-hour dinner date cruise is a great activity for couples. Just before sunset, you will hop aboard the yacht and visit Lover’s Beach (Cabo Arch).

There is an open bar but what’s special about this Cabo San Lucas cruise is the dinner where they serve the famous Mexican dish, fajitas.

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They make it really good on this cruise and this is one of the best dishes in Mexico! During the dinner, there will also be live music onboard (mostly bands, mariachis, or DJs).

There are many common areas on this boat and space for everyone but the dining room is a little messy and not organized. We didn’t really like this part of the tour.

On the menu: beef and chicken fajitas, rice, beans, Caprese salad, and guacamole. This cruise starts at 5:00 PM and ends at 7:00 PM.

Private yacht cruise with open bar

💲 from $599 USD per group
🕒 3 hours

This super-private sailing tour in Cabo San Lucas will be exclusive for your group. Snacks (not meals), drinks, and water activities are included and it’s only $599 USD for a group of 10!

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The food and drinks on this cruise are very basic so I recommend you deal a price where you can bring your own food/booze or hire a caterer.

Sunset on a glass-bottom boat

💲 from $38 USD
🕒 1 hour

The waters of Cabo San Lucas are super clear so a glass-bottom boat is most preferred when choosing your Cabo San Lucas cruises. You will see the rich marine life from your boat no matter where you are sitting.

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This is a quick cruise that visits the Cabo San Lucas arch during the sunset. If you get seasick easily, this is a great option as the tour lasts for only 50 minutes.

Food and drinks are not included and you won’t also get to go down to the islands nor stop on beaches.

Private Boat Tour, Snorkel, SUP, and Fun Water Mat

💲 from $740 USD per group
🕒 4 hours

This yacht can accommodate up to 12 and is only priced at $740 USD per group. The route goes to the Arch, Lover’s Beach, and Pelican Rock. You will also visit the colony of sea lions in Los Cabos.

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Activities like paddleboarding and snorkeling will take place at the Pelican Rock. Snacks are included (water, guacamole, chips) and drinks are not included in this price.

They have a small restaurant/bar on board where you can order your food and drinks but at separate pricing. Since this is private for your group, you can ask for a separate quote for the food.

Hip hop sessions boat party (adults only)

💲 from $94 USD
🕒 3 hours

Hop on board with a young and dynamic group of people who love hip-hop tunes! This is probably the only booze cruise Cabo San Lucas that is dedicated to getting you drunk.

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This cruise lasts for 3 hours (during the heat of the day) and there will be a DJ on board that won’t stop playing the best hip hop tunes.

We highly recommend this to young people who are traveling in Los Cabos. They are popular for bachelorette parties and spring break parties.

Pirate ship sunset and dinner show

💲 from $99 USD
🕒 2 hours

If you’ve gone to Puerto Vallarta, then this pirate ship will be very familiar to you. This is one of the most popular booze cruises in Cabo San Lucas.

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It’s really loud (blaring music and lively host) so this is most likely not for those who want a quiet and relaxing cruise.

You will start the cruise before sunset and there will be a barbecue party, open bar, and fireworks to end the cruise in the evening.

🇲🇽 Cabo Travel Guide

  • For thrill-seekers, Cabo’s ATV Adventure is a must. Ride across the desert landscapes for an exciting and unique way to sightsee.
  • Jump in and explore Cabo’s underwater world. See bright fish and beautiful reefs when snorkeling in the clear waters.
  • Relax and enjoy Cabo’s stunning sunset from a cruise. See the changing colors over the sea and coastline! Meals are included in some tours.
  • Cabo’s vibrant nightlife hits the high seas. Join the party boat for a full day of dance, music, and ocean-side revelry. Live it up, Cabo-style!
  • Join a Cabo food tour and unveil Cabo’s rich culinary scene, featuring local cuisines and flavors that are not only delicious but educational.

  • Visit Cabo’s most iconic natural landmark, the Arch of Cabo San Lucas, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. Boat tours offer a close-up view of this unique rock formation and the sea lions basking nearby.
  • A must-visit for beach lovers, Medano beach is the main swimming beach in Cabo. Its gentle waves and crystal clear waters are perfect for water sports, while beachside eateries serve up local flavors.”
  • Go on a leisurely walk or boat ride to Land’s End. This captivating landscape includes dramatic cliffs, hidden beaches, and panoramic ocean views, ending at El Arco.”
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cabo Pulmo is home to one of the oldest living reefs. Snorkeling and diving here offer an extraordinary glimpse into vibrant marine life.”
  • Explore the vibrant art scene of the nearby town, San José del Cabo. This weekly art walk showcases a variety of galleries, with local artists often present to discuss their work.”

  • Experience luxury at Villa La Valencia, offering stunning ocean views and state-of-the-art amenities. This resort combines comfort and style, with spacious suites, pools, and on-site dining, for an unforgettable stay in Cabo.”
  • Perfect for travelers wanting to be at the heart of the action, Medano Suites provides modern comfort steps away from Medano Beach. Each suite is fully equipped, offering a homely setting with the convenience of nearby eateries and nightlife.”
  • Nestled in Cabo’s marina, Hotel Tesoro combines charm and value. Its comfortable rooms, outdoor pool, and easy access to local attractions offer a welcoming base for exploring the best of Cabo.”
  • Cabo San Lucas is a resort city, so you may consider booking an all-inclusive resort. Some of them also have a la carte options.

  • Cock’s Cantina: This lively bar in Cabo’s downtown offers an array of drinks and classic Mexican eats. With its friendly atmosphere and live music, Cock’s Cantina ensures a fun-filled night.”
  • Rooftop 360: Offering stunning panoramic views of Cabo, Rooftop 360 is a perfect spot for cocktails at sunset. Their menu features a blend of international dishes and creative drinks.”
  • Pancho’s Restaurant: A classic spot for traditional Mexican cuisine. Pancho’s Restaurant serves a variety of flavorful dishes and boasts one of the largest tequila collections in Cabo.”
  • Mi Casa: With its colorful décor and vibrant ambiance, Mi Casa provides a truly authentic Mexican dining experience. Their extensive menu offers regional favorites and house specialties.”
  • Chamuyo: This Argentine steakhouse is known for its quality cuts of meat and cozy atmosphere. Chamuyo is a top choice for those looking for a hearty meal in a warm, rustic setting.”
  • Funky Geisha: A fusion of Japanese and Mexican culinary traditions, Funky Geisha offers an exciting menu of sushi rolls, tacos, and teppanyaki. Its modern, stylish décor complements its innovative cuisine.”

  • Plaza Artesanos: A true gem for unique handcrafted souvenirs, Plaza Artesanos hosts over 100 vendors offering a variety of local crafts, from ceramics and leather goods to silver jewelry and traditional textiles.
  • Luxury Avenue Boutique Mall: For high-end souvenirs and designer brands, head to this exclusive shopping mall. Besides international luxury brands, you’ll also find Mexican designers, adding a local twist to your shopping spree.”
  • Puerto Paraiso Mall: Located in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, this sprawling shopping complex is home to a mix of international and local shops. Pick up traditional souvenirs, beachwear, or local art to remember your Cabo trip.

  • Cabo San Lucas is a walkable town. You don’t need any mode of transportation while there, especially if you are staying in the center. You must take an airport taxi service from San Jose del Cabo Airport, and that’s about it!
  • If you plan to drive around Cabo area or to nearby towns, a rental car is highly recommended when visiting Los Cabos.

  • You need travel insurance to Mexico! Ekta Traveling is the recommended insurance (for travelers ages 2 months to 100 years old).

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