Cabo San Lucas

Los Cabos Arch and Playa del Amor Tour by Glass Bottom Kayak

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Los Cabos Arch and Playa del Amor Tour by Glass Bottom Kayak
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover the natural splendor and diverse wildlife of El Arco on a kayak and snorkeling tour from Los Cabos. Follow a knowledgeable guide to the iconic rock formations of El Arco on kayaks, greeting a languid colony of sea lions as you paddle past. Gaze at tropical fish through your glass-bottomed kayak and snorkel near Pelican Rock. Conclude your enchanting excursion as you kayak past Playa del Amor,.
  • Glass-bottom kayak and snorkeling tour in Los Cabos, led by experienced guides
  • Snorkel around Pelican Rock teeming with tropical colorful fish
  • Choose between a morning and afternoon departure
  • Air-conditioned round-trip minivan transport from hotels and the cruise ship pier included

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Glass-bottom kayak
  • Snorkel gear
  • Bottled water and granola bars
  • Designated Hotels or Marina pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal expenses

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Blvd. Paseo de la Marina 853, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico

    If you do not need complimentary round-trip transportation: We can meet you at PLAZA GALI, Parking Lot (OxxO) Blvd. Paseo de la Marina 36, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico., we will meet you there, just let us know so we give you a time.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

For cruise ship passengers: As you walk from the tender pier through the pier security gate, turn right on the red sidewalk that borders the harbor. The Gali Plaza will be on your left, the water on your right. Walk approximately 20 yards to the Cruise Terminal building. The building will be on your left and has a sign saying API in blue letters. Enter the terminal building and walk to the far side where you will exit onto a parking lot. At the parking lot exit, you will see an Oxxo convenience store. Your guide will be waiting in front of the store. Exact location: PLAZA GALI, Parking Lot (Oxxo) Blvd. Paseo de la Marina 36, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S. If you are driving yourself: The meeting point is at the Plaza Gali parking lot, which is located right in front of the Sandos Finisterra Hotel. We will meet you in front of the OXXO convenience store which is located at the exit of the parking lot. Exact location: PLAZA GALI, Parking Lot (OxxO) Blvd. Paseo de la Marina 36, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S. If you choose our complimentary transport service: Our round trip transportation covers hotels in San Jose del Cabo, the corridor, and the Cabo San Lucas tourist area. Pick up is approximately one hour before the start of your tour. Upon booking, you can specify your exact hotel. Please contact us to confirm your specific time of pick up one day before your scheduled tour. We do not offer transportation from hotels outside of the tourist area, such as Hard Rock, Nobu, or Four Seasons (these are approx. 50 min. away from the tourist area); for those hotels, we will pick you up at our standard meeting point: PLAZA GALI, Blvd. Paseo de la Marina 36, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico.

What To Expect

Meet your driver at your Los Cabos hotel or cruise ship pier and begin your oceanic odyssey to Medano Beach. The beach is an ideal vantage point to gaze at the iconic El Arco (The Arch), a rugged collection of jagged rocks that protrude dramatically from the calm ocean. 

Sink your toes into the silken sands of the beach and listen to an informative safety talk from your experienced guide. Once you’ve grasped basic paddling techniques, don your life jacket and snorkeling gear and set sail in your glass-bottomed kayak. 

Follow your guide as you maneuver Land’s End, the blissful bay where many of Los Cabos’ legendary landmarks reside. Admire pelicans and diverse sea birds as they soar past, not forgetting to gaze through the transparent boat bottom at shimmering schools of exotic fish. Keep your eye out for the manta rays and sea turtles that also inhabit the waters and paddle past the colony of sea lions lying languidly upon the sun-drenched rocks. 

Gain insight into local ecology and geology as you cruise past El Arco to the secluded Playa del Amor, a romantic and remote beach accessible only by water. Enjoy dramatic vistas of sea-sculpted boulders as you sail past the landmark. 

Arrive at Pelican’s Rock and dock your kayak in order to immerse yourself in the beautiful waters of the bay. Slip on your snorkeling gear and set off in search of lobsters, angelfish, puffers, and schools of stingrays.  

Return to your kayak and paddle around the picturesque Playa del Amor and enjoy a light snack. Absorb the tranquil atmosphere before sliding back into your kayak for the return journey to Medano Beach to board your minivan and venture back to your hotel or cruise ship port in comfort.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please bring a beach towel, sandals, a hat, sunscreen and a camera.
  • We do not use boats, all our water activities start from the beach.
  • Prices are the same for both children and adults.
  • Participants must be at least 6 years old. Max. weight on tandem kayaks is 195kg/425lbs.
  • We recommend the 9 am schedule as in the mornings there is less wind and fewer waves, so the conditions are usually more favorable.
  • Our activities take place on the beach and there are no locker facilities, however, you can safely leave your personal belongings in the transportation.
  • The activity lasts 3 hours including round-trip transportation.
  • All transfers are complementary and optional, therefore the price doesn’t change if you don’t use the transfer option.
  • Pick-up times are assigned based on the location of your hotel or place of accommodation. Pick-ups start approximately one and a half hours before the scheduled activity time.
  • As we know, the weather is a factor that can lead us to modify our day. Sometimes we will have to change location, re-schedule, and cancel (the refund will be issued 100% in case of cancellation by us). You will be informed of the options, and you will make the decision. Factors that could influence this are rain, high swell, wind, and jellyfish.
  • Unfortunately we cannot control the wind. In the event that strong winds prevent us from getting to the Arch we will spend more time snorkeling to make sure the adventure continues. We will not issue partial refunds.
  • Your safety is our priority. When the conditions are not favorable, due to wind, high waves, or a tropical storm, we offer to change the day of your reservation or make a refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. No show or last minute cancellation will be charged in full. This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Mike_S
It was a great way to start our trip. Carlos, the main guide was excellent! He answered all the questions quickly and really knew the area. Even though the waves were a bit choppy we made to the arch with no problem. The snorkel area is excellent there the was a sea lion interacting with people! Carlos, fed and guided the fish right to where we were.

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Awesome Kayak Trip
Lisa_B, May 2024
Marco was an awesome tour guide for this beautiful excursion! The weather was perfect and the views were amazing! Definitely recommend!!
Response from Host, May 2024
Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that Marco provided an awesome tour experience for you. It's fantastic that you enjoyed the beautiful excursion, especially with perfect weather and amazing views. We truly appreciate your recommendation and are grateful for the opportunity to create memorable experiences for our guests. We hope to welcome you back for more adventures in the future! Best regards, The High Tide Team
Fantastic guide and time on the water
Mike_D, Apr 2024
Our guide was fantastic. From the moment he picked us up at the hotel til he dropped us off, his personality and customer service was outstanding. Because we were able to kayak pretty quickly out to the Arch (while learning lots from our guide along the way), we had lots more time at Pelican Point to snorkel and enjoy time on the beach - which was priceless. I ended up having a Sea Lion come along and play with me while I was snorkeling which made for some great video. Would absolutely recommend this excursion for people of all ages!!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
It's wonderful to know that your guide provided outstanding customer service from start to finish, enhancing your experience with his personality and expertise. We're delighted that you had ample time to kayak to the Arch, learn from your guide, snorkel at Pelican Point, and enjoy the beach. Your encounter with the playful sea lion sounds like a truly unforgettable moment! Thank you for recommending our excursion to people of all ages. We're honored to have been a part of your Cabo experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more adventures in the future! The High Tide Team
Excellent kayak tour in Cabo San Lucas
Randolph_C, Apr 2024
Excellent trip by kayak the Los Cabos Arch. The guides, Miury and Hugo, were very supportive throughout and provided excellent guidance. We would highly recommend this memorable experience.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had an excellent trip kayaking to the Los Cabos Arch. Maury and Hugo are indeed fantastic guides, and we're delighted that they provided you with supportive guidance throughout your adventure. It's wonderful to know that you highly recommend this memorable experience. We hope to welcome you back for more unforgettable moments in the future! Warm regards HT Team
Cabo San Lucas!!!!...
griselda_c, Apr 2024
Cabo San Lucas!!!! Kayak al Arco, Playa de los Enamorados y Snorkel 🤿 We are novice kayakers!!! Our first time Kayaking!!!! What an absolutely amazing day!!! From start to finish the experience was everything that we could have hoped for. We had a great kayak excursion with our guides Emilio and Maury they made the trip fun and so easy. Very knowledgeable and accommodating.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Wow! Thank you for sharing your exhilarating experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your first-time kayaking adventure in Cabo San Lucas was absolutely amazing. It's fantastic to know that from start to finish, your experience exceeded your expectations. We're delighted that Emilio and Maury provided a fun and seamless kayak excursion for you. Their expertise and accommodating nature truly made the trip memorable. We're thrilled that you found the experience to be easy and enjoyable, even as novice kayakers. Thank you for entrusting us with your adventure, and we can't wait to welcome you back for more unforgettable experiences in the future! Warm regards, The High Tide Team
Exceeded Our Expectations!
Joseph_T, Apr 2024
We booked this excursion for our day in port in Cabo while on a cruise. Our tour guide Emellio was excellent. He was very personable, shared some funny stories with us, and knew the Los Arcos area waters very well. He also managed to take some amazing photos of us kayaking, He really added another level of fun to this event. We highly recommend him for this excursion especially for couples as my wife & I shared a 2-person kayak. Once in Cabo, it was pretty easy to locate the meeting place. Everything went smoothly and left us with some great videos and pix. We also got a pretty decent workout.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your excursion in Cabo and that Emilio, our tour guide, made it even more memorable for you. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to him. It's wonderful to know that you found Emilio personable and enjoyed his entertaining stories during the tour. We're glad he was able to capture some amazing photos of you kayaking; memories to cherish for years to come! We appreciate your recommendation, especially for couples looking to share a memorable experience. It's great to hear that finding the meeting place in Cabo was easy for you and that everything went smoothly throughout the excursion. Thank you again for choosing our excursion, and we hope to welcome you back for another adventure in the future! Warm regards, HT Team
Marcos and Michael are amazing!
rollandJanairo, Apr 2024
Marcos and Michael (Team M&M!!) were amazing guides. They taught us about Cabo throughout the kayaking and snorkeling, kept us safe, and were warm and fun. Request them specifically for this tour!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're thrilled to hear that Marcos and Michael, aka Team M&M, were such fantastic guides during your kayaking and snorkeling adventure in Cabo! Their knowledge about the area, their commitment to safety, and their friendly and fun personalities truly enhanced your experience. Thank you for highlighting their exceptional service, and we'll definitely pass along your recommendation to request them specifically for future tours. We look forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable adventures in Cabo! Warm regards HT Team
Emilio and Hugo are the best!!!
Jasleen_B, Apr 2024
It was a fun family activity. Emilio and Hugo are the best!!!!! They made it extra fun and memorable. Punctual and on time!!!! Highly recommend in Cabo.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fun family activity and that Emilio and Hugo made it extra enjoyable and memorable for you. Punctuality is important to us, and we're glad to hear that we met your expectations in that regard. Your recommendation means a lot to us! We look forward to welcoming you and your family back for more adventures in Cabo in the future. Warm regards HT Team
Nice memories
VILIAM_P, Apr 2024
We had a very nice time kayaking to Arch and snorkeling near Pelican beach. Tour was well organized and with experienced guides.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time kayaking to the Arch and snorkeling near Pelican Beach. It's great to know that you found the tour well-organized and that our guides provided you with a memorable and safe experience. We appreciate your kind words and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for more adventures in the future! Warm regards HT Team
Michael was a great host...
MICHAEL_H, Mar 2024
Michael was a great host - thank you! Snorkeling and views were beautiful. The arches look great up close
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're thrilled that you enjoyed the snorkeling and the beautiful views during the tour. The arches are indeed a magnificent sight up close, and we're glad you got to experience their beauty firsthand. Thank you for choosing to explore with us, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for more adventures in the future! The High Tide Team
Fun trip, friendly hosts
Patrick_P, Mar 2024
Hugo and Emilio were amazing guides. Very friendly, fun, and helpful. 100% would use them again for a tour. Thanks for the tour at the arch.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience! We're thrilled to hear that Hugo and Emilio made your tour to the arch so enjoyable. Their friendliness, fun attitude, and helpfulness truly made a difference. We're glad you had such a positive experience and would love to have you join us again for another tour in the future! Warm regards HT Team
Amazing experience
Gayathri_C, Mar 2024
Michael and Paco were amazing! They were friendly, knowledgeable and super helpful. The prioritized our safety and ensured that everyone had a good time!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience! We're thrilled to hear that Michael and Paco left such a positive impression on you. Ensuring the safety and enjoyment of our guests is always our top priority, and it's wonderful to know that they went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a great time. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to them. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon for another memorable adventure! Warm regards HT Team
The guide made all the difference
Marguerite_C, Mar 2024
Hugo was a fantastic guide. He was knowledgeable, caring, attentive but not too uptight. He read the audience really well and responded appropriately. He had a good sense of humor and made everyone feel at ease. He was able to handle both the scared novice and the confident expert.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for your recommendation, Hugo is a young, fun guy with great experience at his side, you will be safe at all times, but he will also be able to show you some tricks and good advice, we hope to see you again in sunny Cabo. Warm regards HT Team
Michael was a great...
Thomas_G, Mar 2024
Michael was a great guide. Very friendly and helpful. Just the two of us on the trip so we got a lot of time and attention.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that Michael provided you with a great guided tour. Being friendly and helpful are qualities we value in our guides, and it's fantastic to know that he made your kayak and snorkel trip enjoyable. Having a personalized experience with just the two of you allowed for more time and attention, and we're glad it added to the overall satisfaction of your excursion. We appreciate you choosing High Tide Los Cabos for your adventure. If you ever find yourself back in the area, we would love to welcome you again for another fantastic experience. Best regards, High Tide Los Cabos Team
Kayak and snorkeling near the Cabin arches
Daniel_H, Mar 2024
Mauri was great! Highly recommend. My wife and I took a trip with this outfit and were very happy with being able to see all we were able to see. There were plenty of fish seals and good times.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you and your wife had a wonderful experience with Mauri during your trip with us. It's fantastic to know that you were able to see plenty of fish, seals, and enjoy good times together. We genuinely appreciate your high recommendation and are grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your memorable adventure. Mauri will be delighted to hear your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you both back for more incredible moments and exploration in the future. Thank you for choosing us! HT Team!
Great paddle to the arch!
Todd_K, Feb 2024
Emilio was a great guide. We had a blast with the kayak and the snorkeling! They should have offered us flippers, but otherwise we had a great time on this excursion.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time with us on the kayak and snorkeling excursion. Emilio is indeed an outstanding guide, and we're lucky to have him. We appreciate your feedback regarding the flippers. We want to ensure our guests have the best experience possible, and your input is valuable. Just to let you know, we do have flippers available, and our guides usually offer them to the group. We apologize if there was any oversight in this case, but we're delighted that it didn't overshadow the overall enjoyment of the excursion. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again soon, and next time, we'll make sure you have your flippers ready for an even more fantastic experience! Best regards, High Tide Los Cabos Team
10 /10
Mathew_W, Feb 2024
Everything was great. amazing views, awesome snorkeling. Tour guide was super friendly and we got the best pictures.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience, we are glad you enjoyed the walk through the beautiful Arch, we hope to see you soon! Warm regards HT Team
Fun in the ocean.
Lara_M, Feb 2024
Pick up was on time. The tour guides were kind and fun! The arch was beautiful. We got to snorkel with many fish. Saw a few sea lions on the rocks. The tour was well worth the value. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience! We're delighted to hear that your pick-up was punctual and that you enjoyed the kindness and fun attitude of our tour guides. It's fantastic that you found the arch beautiful and had the opportunity to snorkel with a variety of fish. Spotting sea lions on the rocks must have been a memorable highlight! We greatly appreciate your kind words about the value of the tour and are thrilled to know that you would do it again without hesitation. We look forward to welcoming you back for another amazing experience in the future. Thank you once again for choosing us, and we're honored to have been a part of your adventure! HT Team
Highly recommend this tour!
Debbie_R, Feb 2024
Hugo was a wonderful guide! So personable & knowledgeable. Loved the kayaking & snorkeling. A sea lion swam right under me! Everything was really beautiful.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience with the High Tide Team! We're thrilled to hear that Hugo, our guide, made your day memorable with his personable and knowledgeable approach. It's always great to have guides who can enhance the overall experience. We're delighted that you enjoyed the kayaking and snorkeling, and how incredible that a sea lion swam right under you! Nature has a way of surprising us, and we're glad you got to witness such a magical moment. Your kind words mean the world to us, and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again for more beautiful adventures on the water. Warm regards, High Tide Team
Marco and Carlos were...
John_Y, Jan 2024
Marco and Carlos were both great! Great views of the arch, and lots of different kinds of fish at the snorkel site.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you for your positive feedback! We're delighted to hear that Marco and Carlos made your experience enjoyable. It's fantastic that you enjoyed the breathtaking views of the arch and had the opportunity to encounter a variety of fish at the snorkel site. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back for another fantastic adventure in the future! HT Team
Kayaking and Boulders
Eric_E, Jan 2024
The Kayaking was great but when it came to snorkeling, the add says 'wade into the water' and go snorkeling but there were too many boats and people on the one small beach we ended up docking the kayak's on a bunch of slippery boulders, with the waves pounding and trying not to get something broken. Most of the group went snorkeling closer to the beach and said there were quite a few fish. Michael was a great guide and took all the couples pictures in front of the arch, with your own phone or camera.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
We appreciate your valuable feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during the activity. It's important to note that the snorkeling area we operate in is designated as a protected natural zone, marked with buoys to preserve the marine ecosystem. The buoys ensure that boats do not have direct access to this area, keeping it safe for marine life and visitors. We understand that maritime traffic in the iconic location of Cabo can create some congestion on the beach, especially around the Landmark. However, we want to assure you that the snorkeling activity takes place in a designated section where boats do not enter. We apologize if the description of 'wade into the water' may have caused confusion, and we appreciate your feedback on the logistics at the beach. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the kayaking and that Michael, our guide, did an excellent job capturing those special moments in front of the arch. We appreciate your understanding and are committed to improving the experience for our visitors. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again and provide an even more rewarding experience in the future. Thank you for choosing us! Regards, HT Team
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