snorkeling in Los Cabos

Snorkeling tours in Cabo san lucas

  • Cabo San Lucas Marine Reserve
  • All year

The natural rock formations that form the bay of Cabo San Lucas provide a sheltered home for an abundance of amazing fish life. Tropical fish families we can find easily on our snorkel trips include angelfish, parrotfish, butterfly fish and pufferfish – just to name a few.

The canyon attracts larger wildlife such as dolphins, mobula rays, turtles, sea lions and even humpback whales! This is not surprising considering Land’s End point, just minutes from the snorkel area, is the most southern tip of Baja California Sur where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez.

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Tour Outlines

There is one designated snorkel spot in Cabo San Lucas marine reserve called Pelican Rock. It is beautiful and full of life. Boat traffic is not permitted to enter the snorkel area meaning you get to see the wildlife in safe and controlled conditions.
You can even jump off the rock if you’re feeling brave!

What's inclued

  • Private Guide
  • Private Boat Boat upgrade
  • Snorkel gear & Life jackets
  • Snorkel lesson if needed
  • Go Pro photos and video
  • Cooler with refreshments


Every day


2 hours

Price & Booking

Cabo San Lucas Marine Reserve

Price in USD | 5% Cash Discount

Private boat

$ 85 pp

2 Person minimum | 28ft Panga

Kids price : $ 65 per kids
Kids under six years old

Boat upgrade : See option

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Group Price

$ 475 Full boat

6 - 8 people | 28ft Panga

(Ask us for a larger group)

Boat upgrade : See option

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Tour infos & Requirement

Transportation & Hotel pick up
In option, add a private transportation. Inquire about Hotel pickup availability.

Professional photographer
In option, add a private professional photography service for any local tour.

Snorkeling Reviews


Great Hassle Free Snorkeling Experience

Laura and the crew were great snorkeling guides. I was traveling with my girlfriend and her son who aren't the strongest swimmers. Laura was fantastic with them both and we had a great time. We visited both Chileno Bay and Pelican Rock…

By Arnaud Lemaire on TripAdvisor

Guaranteed amazing experience

I went on a snorkeling trip and all the experience was superb. From the easy booking online, to the actual snorkeling with an awesome guide and captain who found the best spots.

By Jose E DA on TripAdvisor

Amazing snorkel experience

Had one of the best snorkeling experiences ever with Jenny, Raj and Julian. My husband has never really enjoyed snorkeling and finally did with them. They took time to make sure his mask fit correctly, even adjusting several times, and stayed close…

By SFpol on TripAdvisor

Amazing time, wonderful company, and fantastic guides!

Laura and her company, Cabo Private Guide, were highly recommended on the Pueblo Buento Owners Group. I called several other companies, and chose Laura's because of her great communication, prices, and custom trip for my group. She was wonderful about explaining where…

By Alissa on TripAdvisor

Best experience snorkeling and all-day excursioning with Cabo Private Guides. Like wow!

Wow! Where to start!? My husband and I booked a Sea of Cortez snorkeling adventure and had an absolute blast. We got to go to some spots off the beaten path and see some truly amazing sea life. Mari was an incredible…

By Liz on TripAdvisor

Thoughtful + Professional + Reasonable

My family and I went on a Whale Watching and Snorkeling combo tour in Early Feb 2020. The trip itself was very enjoyable. The crew members(both our guid and captain) are kind, adventurous and stay being on top of everything. A few…

By Hailey B on TripAdvisor

Great Excursions

Great service. Awesome communication. Top notch service! I highly recommend booking a trip through Laura. I communicated what I was looking for and the experience I wanted and Laura found us the perfect catamaran trip. She provided us with wetsuits and free…

By PlacesIGo on TripAdvisor

The best snorkel trip of our lives!

Two years in a row we have hired Laura for private snorkel tour. He knowledge of the marine life was amazing! We swam with dolphins, watched humpbacks breach in front of our boat and then snorkeled in a beautiful spot loaded with…

By dive4fishies on TripAdvisor

Great snorkel trip in Cabo

Great snorkeling trip with Antonio and Julian. Went to the Corridor and Pelican Rock. Conditions in some areas of the Corridor were a bit rough and we appreciated Antonio’s recommendations as to where the best place would be to snorkel. He took…

By Bethie2014 on TripAdvisor

What you can see on a Cabo snorkeling tour

In addition to snorkeling you can enjoy a tour of the Cabo San Lucas bay where our guides will show you a number of interesting landmarks. As we leave the marina, past all the big yachts and impressive sail boats, the first area we pass is the old cannery at the local’s beach: on the other side the popular tourist Medano Beach. Continuing along the bay you will see Balcony Beach, Pelican Rock and Lover’s Beach. Visit the Pacific Window rock formation that allows you to peep through the impressive volcanic rock and see the Pacific Ocean.

Next stop is the famous Arch of Cabo San Lucas. Ask us to take a photo!

Finally, before returning to Pelican Rock, we can go and see the sea lions on top of their colony at the most southern tip of Baja California Sur: Land’s End.

The best time to snorkel in Cabo San Lucas

You can snorkel in Los Cabos year-round because there is an abundance of life all year. Conditions do change!


From August to November :

You will not need a wetsuit from August – November although you can always request one from us free-of-charge for the tour. This is also the time that it is clearest and warmest and so your guide will be able to get some very nice photos and videos in clear water.


From May to August :

If you want to snorkel with big animals aim to get here for May – August when we may have the Mobula ray migration passing through. It’s common to see them right in the bay by Pelican Rock and if you’re willing to start early we can even make a slight detour to go and look for them around the bay.


From December to April :

You may also hear some whale song between December and April while snorkeling in the bay! Such a treat.

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