Cabo Sailing and the crew hosted us and about nine other tourists on their magnificent 42’ sail boat. The sailboat had plenty of space, above and below deck. I sat toward the front of the boat for most of the trip.
About 8 minutes into our excursion, we stopped to go snorkeling at Pelican Rock. Not everyone on our excursion chose to snorkel, but stayed on the boat to relax.
Everyone that wanted to snorkel was provided a mask, snorkel tube and fins. Those that wanted could use a life vest as they snorkeled. There was even the option to use a wet suit if desired. The crewmember that assisted with the equipment was very knowledgeable with the fittings and helping us feel comfortable and safe. We swam about 50 feet to get inside the “buoy protected snorkeling area”. The fish were amazing!! We saw many fish; it was like a rainbow of fish. We even saw scuba divers below us, about 20 feet down. One of the other tourists said that she saw some of the prettiest fish, and she has snorkeled in many places around the world. The water was surprisingly warm and the crew kept their eyes on us. After snorkeling, we climbed onto the sailboat, and the crew had a hand held shower to wash the salt water off of us, so that the salt would not dry on our skin, causing us to get sunburned in the afternoon heat. We were provided with towels to dry off.
We continued on our excursion and went passed Lovers Beach. Lovers beach, on one side, divorce beach on the other. Lovers beach got it’s name from being on the calm and peaceful Sea of Cortez, Divorce beach on the other side, is in the tumultuous water of the Pacific Ocean, hence it’s name.
We saw the “Arch” for which Cabo is so well known. It is a memorable stone arch that connects the Pacific Ocean with the Sea of Cortez.
As we headed out into the beautiful Pacific Ocean, they played some very good music that did not interfere with the relaxing, natural environment. As we headed west, we were served a copious lunch on nice plates, prepared and made fresh right there on the sailboat. It included sandwiches, chips with authentic Mexican salsa, and beverages of our choice. We were offered complimentary refills on our beverage, as it was an open bar; some people had alcoholic drinks, while others of us had refreshing water. It was a surprisingly nice meal, and quite filling, as it was advertised as only being a “light lunch”.
Cabo Sailing described this as a sailing and snorkeling tour, but we were pleasantly surprised that the crew also took us out into the Pacific to look for whales. We did encounter whales that were off in the distance.
We then began to head back. We sailed about three fourths of the way back when the captain raised the sails! It was very cool to see the process of the sails being raised and the “capturing” of the wind. It was very peaceful, with the sound of good music, the waves hitting the boat and the halyard hitting the mast. What a great way to finish this excursion!
The sailing boat was very nice, the crew was great and there was definitely more to this tour than was advertised. I would recommend taking sunscreen, a hat to shade you and sunglasses. Cabo Sailing was well worth the cost and I would go on this excursion again as this was not a “party boat”, but an upscale, luxury sailing and snorkeling experience.