Cabo San Lucas, located at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, is home to Lands End, one of the region’s most popular tourist attractions. It features iconic Lovers Beach and famous rock formations like The Arch, among many others, all surrounded by strikingly clear turquoise waters filled with tropical fish – an extraordinary place that’s depicted on countless Baja postcards and brochures.
Taking a tour from the marina (or Medano Beach nearby) is truly a must for any visitor.
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While you’re unlikely to escape the tourist crowds when visiting Cabo, as Lovers Beach can only be reached by water, it keeps things from getting too chaotic and it’s an experience you’ll never forget.
There are multiple outfitters willing to bring passengers out, from the marina and from Medano Beach, however Rancho Tours, departing from Dock “A” at the Marina Cabo San Lucas, provides an especially highly-rated experience with multiple tour options.
The 'World's Aquarium'
For those short on time, the glass bottom boat tour is ideal, a 45-minute excursion that will bring you to all the highlights.
Peer into the water and you’ll see countless colorful fish swimming around, and below the boat with clear glass bottoms installed.
You’ll visit “The Arch,” the famous rock formation at Land’s End, a sea lion colony, pelican rock (there’s almost always at least one pelican sitting atop it), Neptune Finger, Lovers and Divorce Beach, and more. Your guide will also point out a rock that looks like Porky Pig and another that appears to have been carved into Scooby Doo.
The sea lions’ barks are often heard throughout the journey, and you may see a pair nuzzling on one of the rocks, completing the picture-perfect romantic experience, that includes lovers of all types.
Not surprisingly, the tours to Lovers Beach are especially popular with honeymooners and all types of couples who want to enjoy a romantic experience. More than a few newlyweds, honeymooners, couples celebrating anniversaries or getting engaged, take advantage of this spot for amazing photos.
Talented on-board (and off-board) photographer and videographer, Jacob Guerrero of Emotion Pictures, who specializes in wedding photos and other photo sessions, can capture those memories for all time.
Glass Bottom Boat tours are scheduled to depart every hour. When it’s over, you can hop off the boat and stay at Lovers Beach, enjoy a swim, or soak up the sun before taking one of the later boats, up until the last trip that’s available.
Or, take the short stroll over to Medano Beach after the boat returns to the marina. It offers some of the clearest, perfectly warm waters in Mexico that are so alluring, even if you aren’t wearing a bathing suit you may not be able to resist jumping in.
Rancho Tours offers lots of other options, including snorkeling by The Arch in the waters of the Sea of Cortez, once described by Jacque Cousteau, as the “Aquarium of the World.” There are a remarkable variety of tropical fish species, including angelfish, Mexican hogfish and goatfish, spotted porcupine fish, balloon fish, purple surgeonfish and many others.
Rancho Tours Official Website