When cruising into Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with no plans it’s pretty easy to find something to do right at the port. Commonly called Cabo, Cabo San Lucas sits at the southern tip of Baja California, which is separated from mainland Mexico by the Sea of Cortez (AKA the Gulf of California). Both Baja and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean side depend on tourism for their economy and are much safer to visit than mainland Mexico.
Celebrity Infinity sailed through calm waters past the already anchored Grand Princess at sunny Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, anchoring between the other cruise ship and the tender dock. Tenders from shore made the short journey to the ship while crew offloaded the lifeboats also used for tendering. Cruise ships use these smaller boats to ferry passengers to shore when there is not a pier where the ship can dock.
Anyone who did not book an excursion through the ship would have no trouble finding something to do in Cabo. As soon as you get to shore people with little signs offer sightseeing tours in glass bottom boats as well as watertaxis to local beaches and snorkeling excursions or fishing trips. In the right season whale watching is also an option. Other activities include parasailing and jet ski rentals.
Where the tenders come in there is lots of local shopping. Small independent stores and booths within the larger mall carry jewelry, clothes, hats, and other souvenirs. The area has numerous places to eat or drink. Some cafés offer free wi-fi, although they do expect you to buy something if you are going to sit in their café using their wi-fi.
For $10 each we got a private glass bottom boat tour. By private I mean just the two of us and the boat driver. Some boats load up a bunch of people and go out for a set tour, but if you get the private one they will take you wherever you want to go.
We went out to see Cabo’s famous arch and other the other rock formations leading out to Land’s end where no more rocks protrude from the sea. Our skipper said one rather tall thin rock was called Neptune’s Finger.
One area in the rocks had people all around on the rocks and in the water. Our guide said that was where people go to snorkel. In that general area we saw quite a few fish through the glass bottom of the boat. Out by the arch boats dropped passengers off at Lover’s Beach. We saw quite a few sea lions, pelicans, and cormorants as well as fish.
We went over to the ocean side of the rocks. Waves were a lot higher on that side and we didn’t see anyone swimming from the beach there.
Before going back to the dock we went out and circled around Infinity to take photos.
After our tour we looked through the marketplace where locals sell things like jewelry, hats, clothes and metal art from individual stalls. There is also a public restroom there. Afterword we had time for something to drink and some nachos, and wi-fi at one of the internet cafes.