The Outoors Directory

Your Guide to Los Cabos activities

By Chris Sands

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Camel Quest takes guests on action-packed ride through the el Tule oasis. Photo courtesy of Wild Canyon

Los Cabos is an ideal vacation spot for adventure lovers, who can enjoy world-class conditions for water sports like fishing, sailing, surfing, and diving, as well as picturesque desert and mountain terrains perfect for off-road racing and other fun-filled pursuits. Here are some of our favorite local activities providers, listed by category.

Adventures

Adventures South Baja:
The one-stop shop for all your action and adventure needs, with low prices and promotions for the region’s top activities companies. Plaza San Lucas L-3 (next to Walmart), Cabo San Lucas, (624) 105-9660, http://elizabethsouthbaja.wix.com/adventuresouthbaja. MasterCard, Visa, and PayPal accepted. V $–$$$$

Camel Quest:
Yes, there are camels in Los Cabos. An extension of the well-known Wild Canyon adventure park (see below), Camel Quest takes guests on an action-packed ride through the El Tule oasis. El Tule Bridge, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 144-4433, www.wildcanyon.com.mx. All major credits cards accepted. V $–$$

Wild Canyon:
Baja’s biggest and baddest theme park offers family-friendly fun for ages 10 and older, including zip lining, bungee jumping, off-road racing, and other adrenaline-pumping pursuits. Wild Canyon most recently introduced Zoga, which combines zip lining, yoga, and hiking. Start the morning with a healthy smoothie and some incredible views, followed by some great and fun exercise. El Tule Bridge, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 144-4433, www.wildcanyon.com.mx. All major credits cards accepted. V $–$$$

Hang Gliding

Cabo Sky Tours:
Want the best seat in town? Join motorized hang glider pilot Ernesto Magaña for spectacular aerial views of signature spots like Land’s End and Lover’s Beach. Camino Viejo a San José, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 144-1294, www.skytourscabo.com. Bring cash or vouchers. V $$–$$$$

Off-road Adventures

Baja Buggys:
Buckle up for a bumpy ride, with high-octane off-road explorations of picturesque beach and desert terrains. Calle Miguel Hidalgo 2706, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 105-9331, www.bajabuggys.com. MasterCard and Visa accepted. V $

Baja Dirt:
Experience Baja’s best off-road motorcycle adventure tours, with training lessons for beginners, and multiday trips available to Todos Santos, Los Barriles and La Paz. Camino San Vicente, San José del Cabo, (624) 128-2156, www.bajadirt.com. Cash only. V $$–$$$$

G-Force Adventures:
Go on an amazing ATV adventure or check out a beautiful white lion preserve. Park hours: 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Carretera Cabo San Lucas–La Paz, km 99.5, Migriño, (624) 143-2199, www.g-forceadventures.com. MasterCard and Visa accepted. $$–$$$

Off-Road Runners:
Race through the Wild Canyon’s 100-acre biosphere on Honda 450 quad-runners with Off-Road Runners. The three-hour tour includes round-trip transportation, professional guides, and loads of fun. El Tule Bridge, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 144-4433, www.wildcanyon.com.mx. All major credits cards accepted. V $$–$$$$

Water Activities

Buccaneer Queen:
All aboard for pirate-themed fun with Cabo’s scurviest crew. Snorkeling and sunset cruises daily with games, contests, and occasional plank walking. Dock 1, Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 144-4217, www.buccaneerloscabos.com. MasterCard and Visa accepted.V$–$$

Cabo Expeditions:
Marvel at the ecological majesty of Baja California Sur, with Snuba (a snorkel-scuba hybrid) and underwater helmet dives in Cabo San Lucas Bay, city tours, and day trips to the UNESCO World Heritage site Isla Espíritu Santo. Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-2700, www.caboexpeditions.com.mx. MasterCard and Visa accepted. V $–$$$

Cabo FlyBoard:
Soar like a superhero with high-powered FlyBoarding rides above Cabo San Lucas Bay. Andador Casa Dorada, Avenida del Pescador Local No. 6, Médano Beach, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-0146, www.caboflyboard.com. MasterCard and Visa accepted. V $$$–$$$$

Cabo Mar:
Cabo Mar’s fiesta dinner cruise features Mexican comfort food favorites, Latin rhythms, and scenic Land’s End views. Camino del Cerro 215, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-3797, www.cabo-mar.com. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa accepted. V $–$$

Caborey:
Luxury catamaran Caborey is famed for its five-star dinner cruises with a Las Vegas–style floor show featuring Latin American singing and dancing. Margarita and snorkeling cruises are also available. Cabo San Lucas, (624) 105-1976, www.caborey.com. MasterCard and Visa accepted. V $$

Cabo Sailing:
This fleet is used for private charters and adventures ranging from snorkeling to sunset tours and whale watching. Dock H, Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (800) 700-8485 from México, www.cabosailing.com. Major credit cards accepted. V $$–$$$$

Cabo Sails:
Cruise the seas with private sailboat charters. From family outings to romantic sunset sails, all charters are customized to meet your specific needs. Dock A, Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 355-6386, www.cabosails.com.  All major credit cards and PayPal accepted. V $$–$$$$

Dolphin Discovery:
The center invites people to swim with dolphins in an impressive ocean cove. Puerto Los Cabos, Paseo de Los Pescadores S/N, San José del Cabo, (800) 727-5391 from México, www.dolphindiscovery.com. Major credit cards and PayPal accepted. V $$–$$$$

EcoCat:
Cabo’s most luxurious sailing catamaran features snorkel and kayak tours, romantic sunset cocktail and dinner cruises, plus three bay snorkels aboard the EcoToo. EcoBar and Grill, Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 157-4685, www.caboecotours.com. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa accepted. V $–$$$$

Fly Hooker:
Los Cabos Magazine’s fishing expert George Landrum knows how to bag the big ones. Join the captain and his crack crew for customized fishing charters, with all-inclusive packages available. Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-8271, www.flyhooker.com. All major credit cards and PayPal accepted. V $$–$$$

Pez Gato:
Join the fun-loving crew of this perennially popular boat for drinks, dancing, games, and an unforgettable sunset celebration. Dock 4, Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-3797, www.pezgato.com. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa accepted. V $–$$$$

Picante Bluewater:
Picante’s fleet of 14 fishing boats range in size from the 24-foot Picantito to the 68-foot custom yacht Pegasus, with options to meet any angler’s budget. Puerto Paraiso Local 39-A, Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-2474, www.picantesportfishing.com. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa accepted. V $$–$$$$

Silverados Sportfishing:
Let knowledgeable captains and salty crew lead you to marlin, tuna, sailfish, dorado, and other deep-sea denizens. Cabo San Lucas, (624) 144-4903, www.silveradosportfishing.com. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa accepted. V $$$$

Sun Rider Tours:
Snorkel pristine bays, sample fresh local seafood, and enjoy lively entertainment with Sunrider’s snorkel-lunch and sunset-dinner cruises. Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624)143-2252, www.sunridertours.com. MasterCard and Visa accepted. V $–$$$$

Tropicat:
Set sail aboard this sleek cruising cat for fine wines, cool jazz, and breathtaking sunset views of Land’s End and Lover’s Beach. Cabo San Lucas Marina, Cabo San Lucas, (624) 143-3797, www.tropicatcabo.com. AmEx, MasterCard, and Visa accepted. V $–$$

For more information,
go to www.loscabosguide.com/activities.