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We will be in Cabo San Lucas at the end of October on a Panama Canal cruise.  I have searched these Boards and Trip Advisor, but have not found much information.  (At least not the amount of info I'm used to for Caribbean and Alaskan ports.)  All of the recommendations seem to be excursions that don't pick up at the cruise port or those that require you to put your own group together for a flat rate.  This port stop is on my birthday, and I'd like to do something fun and special.  We are active 65 year olds that enjoy history/sightseeing and love being on the water.  Some of our favorite excursions on other cruises have been sail/snorkeling trips with gourmet lunch and open bar.  Any suggestions that might fit our needs in CSL, or are we stuck with a cruise line excursion?

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Have you checked with https://cabosanlucascruiseexcursions.com/ ? They have private sailing and snorkeling trip as well as luxury yachts but I think they only offer private trips so you'd have to see if its worth it depending on the size of your group.  

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21 minutes ago, TMR2 said:

Have you checked with https://cabosanlucascruiseexcursions.com/ ? They have private sailing and snorkeling trip as well as luxury yachts but I think they only offer private trips so you'd have to see if its worth it depending on the size of your group.  

I did - this is one of the groups that requires you to put your own group together.  There are only two of us and we have a less than active roll call, so I don't see it happening....

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On 5/25/2019 at 4:00 PM, handbellplayer said:

I did - this is one of the groups that requires you to put your own group together.  There are only two of us and we have a less than active roll call, so I don't see it happening....

I will be on the Legend cruise from LA to Tampa in October. I too am having trouble deciding what to do in Cabo and who to purchase from. I think I'd like to do ATVs, but Carnival's excursion offerings for this are limited and I'm not sure about buying from a local company, without some kind of recommendation from someone that has used them. I've tried to get suggestions from the roll call, with no success.

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When you get off the ender, you will be inundated with salesmen pushing their excursions and tours.  I normally allow one of these salesmen to sell me a "glass bottom boat" ride to the Arches and back.  Upon request (and a few dollar tip), the boatman will drop you off at the beach on the return -- be prepared to wade ashore.

 

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On 5/25/2019 at 3:04 PM, handbellplayer said:

We will be in Cabo San Lucas at the end of October on a Panama Canal cruise.  I have searched these Boards and Trip Advisor, but have not found much information.  (At least not the amount of info I'm used to for Caribbean and Alaskan ports.)  All of the recommendations seem to be excursions that don't pick up at the cruise port or those that require you to put your own group together for a flat rate.  This port stop is on my birthday, and I'd like to do something fun and special.  We are active 65 year olds that enjoy history/sightseeing and love being on the water.  Some of our favorite excursions on other cruises have been sail/snorkeling trips with gourmet lunch and open bar.  Any suggestions that might fit our needs in CSL, or are we stuck with a cruise line excursion?

When we were in Cabo we went snorkeling we took a boat just off the port takes you to lovers beach, great to go on your own instead of ships tour as you decide how long you want to stay snorkeling.  You don’t have to prebook  this.  We brought our own snorkel gear, but they do rent gear.   Our price to get to Lovers Beach was about 20.00 per person.  Lovers beach is not that far away, but have to take boat there, can see the shore port area from beach.  This is the same place ships snorkel goes too.  Also for birthday lunch maybe go to Cabo Waco, Sammy Haggards restaurant bar.

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cabo wabo is a cool place but in town a bit

bars and restaurants on the beach are awesome

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LBUMB -

 

Do you know the best way to get into town?  Especially to see the bars and restaurants?

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21 hours ago, USERBOYD66 said:

LBUMB -

 

Do you know the best way to get into town?  Especially to see the bars and restaurants?

Walk.  Take pedi-cab.  Take regular cab for the short drive.

 

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The tender leaves you in town . You can just walk to restaurants and shops.

Agree that there are tons of tours directly from the dock.

There is nothing wrong with taking a cruise line tour once in a while.

For something quite different I did the riding the camels along the beach tour with lunch and a walk in a desert garden. I don't plan to go to Africa so this was an interesting new experience for me that was quite different than just hanging on a beach!!

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