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We haven't been to any of the ports (Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan) on our upcoming cruise. We have done week long all inclusive trips to Nuevo Vallarta at the mega resorts and they would have the jet skis right outside the pool areas on the beach where you could negotiate a rate and jump on and take off. Is it like that at these ports of calls? I've found a few rentals listings at one but zero reviews or phone numbers, like it's no longer in business or something. Others have told me there are rentals but can't provide any specifics. Has anyone seen them or gotten a rental and can offer some insight? 

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They will definitely have them in Cabo. From the tender pier, probably best to just take a Water Taxi over to Medano Beach. There will be plenty of outfits right near the beach bars. You can get more information at the TripAdvisor Cabo Forum here.

 

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g152515-i84-Cabo_San_Lucas_Los_Cabos_Baja_California.html

 

Other ideas for Cabo

 

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g152515-Activities-Cabo_San_Lucas_Los_Cabos_Baja_California.html

 

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For Mazatlan - maybe out on Stone Island. Other ideas would be to explore Old Mazatlan (downtown area).

 

For Puerto Vallarta - they probably have them there also. Another option would be tree-to tree zip lines. Look for tree to tree, because some are tree to valley.

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38 minutes ago, SDPadreFan said:

For Mazatlan - maybe out on Stone Island. Other ideas would be to explore Old Mazatlan (downtown area).

 

For Puerto Vallarta - they probably have them there also. Another option would be tree-to tree zip lines. Look for tree to tree, because some are tree to valley.

Would you recommend Jet Skiing in Cabo San Lucas or Puerto Vallarta?

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Either would probably be good. I would look at the other activities offered at the locations and then pick based upon that. Cabo - desert/beach ATV's are an option as is snorkeling and desert ziplining (over a dry arroyo). Puerto Vallarta has rain forest type activities. Jungle ATV's, tree to tree ziplining, waterfall repelling.

 

Whales will start showing up in Cabo (guessing mid December) so whale watching is also an option. Not sure when they arrive in PV

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Thanks for the replies so far, very helpful. +1 to what jbethel11 asked. What is the best location for water temp and outfit for those who have done this? 

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16 minutes ago, jbethel11 said:

Would you recommend Jet Skiing in Cabo San Lucas or Puerto Vallarta?

 

 

The water will be much colder in Cabo, otherwise jet skiing is jet skiing

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4 minutes ago, SDPadreFan said:

Either would probably be good. I would look at the other activities offered at the locations and then pick based upon that. Cabo - desert/beach ATV's are an option as is snorkeling and desert ziplining (over a dry arroyo). Puerto Vallarta has rain forest type activities. Jungle ATV's, tree to tree ziplining, waterfall repelling.

 

Whales will start showing up in Cabo (guessing mid December) so whale watching is also an option. Not sure when they arrive in PV

Just now, coevan said:

The water will be much colder in Cabo, otherwise jet skiing is jet skiing

I would prefer to look at El Arco de Los Cabos in CSL. In PV, I would consider Jet Skiing.

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22 hours ago, coevan said:

 

 

The water will be much colder in Cabo, otherwise jet skiing is jet skiing

Winter time is when Cabo ocean temps are their warmest. They are actually coldest starting around late April. It has to do with the Alaskan current. In the winter, it moves slowly down the west coast, finally reaching Cabo in late April before receding north. By August, the water is warm again. But no real issues in the winter. One thing that can throw things out of wack briefly (couple of days) and that is a winter storm that gets too close to Cabo. The water is VERY DEEP around the tip of Baja so a storm that gets close enough can bring that colder deep water up to the surface for a couple of days. Otherwise, every thing is warm. Water, air, etc. Course the margaritas are always cold.

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