Cabo San Lucas Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

Offering some of the best snorkeling in the Mexican Riviera, Cabo San Lucas is a marine sanctuary that's home to a wide variety of colorful, thriving sea life just waiting to be encountered.
This was a snorkeling tour on a replica pirate ship.
Sail Date: April 2019
This was a snorkeling tour on a replica pirate ship. The staff were friendly and fun. We first sailed to see the arch (from a distance), then we were supposed to sail to Chileno Bay but couldn't because of swell conditions (they ... Read More
This was a snorkeling tour on a replica pirate ship. The staff were friendly and fun. We first sailed to see the arch (from a distance), then we were supposed to sail to Chileno Bay but couldn't because of swell conditions (they weren't letting anyone head over there for snorkeling, it wasn't just our ship). So instead we sailed to Pelican Rock. You had the option of snorkeling near the boat (anchored a bit of a ways from the rock) or swimming to the rock if you were a bit more experienced swimmer. My son and I chose the latter, and we saw tons of beautiful fish. On the way back one of the guides found a puffer fish, and our leader found a HUGE sea urchin. Once back we had lunch (just-ok burritos, chips and salsa, and a terrible pasta salad) and there was an open bar for those so inclined. They did a mini show at the end to promote their sunset pirate show cruise, and that was pretty cool. Towards the end they were bringing up people with birthdays/anniversaries/etc. and started pouring liquor into them, but otherwise it was pretty family-friendly. They had an aggressive photographer who would try to get you to pose for a bunch of photos which they naturally tried to sell you towards the end. (I bought them, some of them were pretty good.) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Friend did snorkel but not satisfied and water +++ cold.Disappointed
Sail Date: February 2019
Friend did snorkel but not satisfied and water +++ cold.Disappointed
Friend did snorkel but not satisfied and water +++ cold.Disappointed Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Excellent!
Sail Date: February 2019
Excellent! It was inclusive of drinks, chips, salsa, and guacamole. The staff were very helpful and made it fun!
Excellent! It was inclusive of drinks, chips, salsa, and guacamole. The staff were very helpful and made it fun! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Booked with Trip Advisor for Snorkel, Whale Watch, open bar, lunch with Big Mikes Sea Adventures.
Sail Date: January 2019
Booked with Trip Advisor for Snorkel, Whale Watch, open bar, lunch with Big Mikes Sea Adventures. Catamaran located about 5 minute walk from tender port. Would recommend. Great fun and super crew.
Booked with Trip Advisor for Snorkel, Whale Watch, open bar, lunch with Big Mikes Sea Adventures. Catamaran located about 5 minute walk from tender port. Would recommend. Great fun and super crew. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Snorkeled in two different bays.
Sail Date: January 2019
Snorkeled in two different bays. Saw whales and rays jumping out of the water. Two very different reefs.
Snorkeled in two different bays. Saw whales and rays jumping out of the water. Two very different reefs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great fun, saw lots of fish.
Sail Date: November 2018
Great fun, saw lots of fish. Tour guides very friendly and return party was a blast.
Great fun, saw lots of fish. Tour guides very friendly and return party was a blast. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Friendly team operating the catamaran for the Chileno Bay Snorkeling trip.
Sail Date: November 2018
Friendly team operating the catamaran for the Chileno Bay Snorkeling trip. Some larger fish, not the best visibility and limited coral. 45 minutes in the water max. Enjoyable boat ride past the arch and along the coast.
Friendly team operating the catamaran for the Chileno Bay Snorkeling trip. Some larger fish, not the best visibility and limited coral. 45 minutes in the water max. Enjoyable boat ride past the arch and along the coast. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The sail was great, crew were great but the area we snorkeled had too much of undertow and had to ...
Sail Date: May 2018
The sail was great, crew were great but the area we snorkeled had too much of undertow and had to get help back to the ship.. scary
The sail was great, crew were great but the area we snorkeled had too much of undertow and had to get help back to the ship.. scary Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Area overran with boats and filthy water.
Sail Date: April 2018
Area overran with boats and filthy water. Included drinks and snacks, but only drinks were provided. Getting on and off the boat was extremely dangerous. This tour should never have been allowed to operate off the cruse ship dock.
Area overran with boats and filthy water. Included drinks and snacks, but only drinks were provided. Getting on and off the boat was extremely dangerous. This tour should never have been allowed to operate off the cruse ship dock. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The water was FREEZING and the visibility was not good.
Sail Date: April 2018
The water was FREEZING and the visibility was not good. The boat ride was great, the attendants on the boat were excellent!
The water was FREEZING and the visibility was not good. The boat ride was great, the attendants on the boat were excellent! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
45-minute catamaran ride to a very crowded small cold.
Sail Date: March 2018
45-minute catamaran ride to a very crowded small cold. The biggest danger where the boats coming in and out of it. They jumped with bread crumbs for the tropical fish to come. But no visible reefs that haven't been destroyed by the ... Read More
45-minute catamaran ride to a very crowded small cold. The biggest danger where the boats coming in and out of it. They jumped with bread crumbs for the tropical fish to come. But no visible reefs that haven't been destroyed by the boat anchors already. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. Packaged snacks and rum punch or tequila on board. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Best tour of the cruise IMO.
Sail Date: March 2018
Best tour of the cruise IMO. Use Pez Gato for your snorkeling tour. Go to Santa Maria Cove and have a blast. The crew served snacks and drinks, had you dancing, etc. Even took us on a whale watching charter on the way out, as well as the ... Read More
Best tour of the cruise IMO. Use Pez Gato for your snorkeling tour. Go to Santa Maria Cove and have a blast. The crew served snacks and drinks, had you dancing, etc. Even took us on a whale watching charter on the way out, as well as the arches. Excellent tour!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice catamaran.
Sail Date: March 2018
Nice catamaran. Crew was good with safety. Saw enough fish to make me happy but not wonderful.
Nice catamaran. Crew was good with safety. Saw enough fish to make me happy but not wonderful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I did a 2 hour snorkeling tour which was great and included drinks and music after we had finished ...
Sail Date: January 2018
I did a 2 hour snorkeling tour which was great and included drinks and music after we had finished snorkelling. It was a lot of fun and allowed me time to explore Cabo afterwards.
I did a 2 hour snorkeling tour which was great and included drinks and music after we had finished snorkelling. It was a lot of fun and allowed me time to explore Cabo afterwards. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Only 15 minutes were provided for a excursion that stated there would be 40 minutes of time in the ...
Sail Date: January 2018
Only 15 minutes were provided for a excursion that stated there would be 40 minutes of time in the water. The only aquatic life was fish that were baited to the boat. Very disappointing
Only 15 minutes were provided for a excursion that stated there would be 40 minutes of time in the water. The only aquatic life was fish that were baited to the boat. Very disappointing Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Average diving area.
Sail Date: November 2017
Average diving area. Pretty fish, but not a real natural setting.
Average diving area. Pretty fish, but not a real natural setting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The snorkeling location was nice but a little crowded.
Sail Date: November 2017
The snorkeling location was nice but a little crowded. The fish were beautiful. There were reports of jellyfish nearby so those allergic to bee stings beware.
The snorkeling location was nice but a little crowded. The fish were beautiful. There were reports of jellyfish nearby so those allergic to bee stings beware. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great crew snorkeled and saw a nice variety of fish
Sail Date: October 2017
Great crew snorkeled and saw a nice variety of fish
Great crew snorkeled and saw a nice variety of fish Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We did “CSA2: Chileno Bay Deluxe Snorkeling” where we saw a decent amount of fish.
Sail Date: October 2017
We did “CSA2: Chileno Bay Deluxe Snorkeling” where we saw a decent amount of fish.
We did “CSA2: Chileno Bay Deluxe Snorkeling” where we saw a decent amount of fish. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The excursion started off slow and lasted an hour longer than it was scheduled for, but it was ...
Sail Date: October 2017
The excursion started off slow and lasted an hour longer than it was scheduled for, but it was great. Our two guides were very knowledgeable about the area and friendly. We saw several varieties of fish, kayaked, used snorkel ... Read More
The excursion started off slow and lasted an hour longer than it was scheduled for, but it was great. Our two guides were very knowledgeable about the area and friendly. We saw several varieties of fish, kayaked, used snorkel scooters-this was the best part. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Took the catamaran snorkel, the Pez Gato, and had a great time.
Sail Date: October 2017
Took the catamaran snorkel, the Pez Gato, and had a great time. This is a beautiful boat with lots of shade options, and two heads. The guys who run it are fun and patient. Cabo isn't the best snorkel spot in the world but still ... Read More
Took the catamaran snorkel, the Pez Gato, and had a great time. This is a beautiful boat with lots of shade options, and two heads. The guys who run it are fun and patient. Cabo isn't the best snorkel spot in the world but still enjoyed the trip out to Santa Maria beach and back. Open bar with very generous drinks. Lots of snacks too. We loved this trip even though I couldn't snorkel due to jelly fish sightings. I jumped in to cool off and hung out near the boat. Then got back on and drank! Shots too! Great dance music to get us up and moving! Must be in pretty good shape to get back on the boat from the water as ladder requires strong arms to pull up. The guys helped me and my husband up! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The Sea of Cortez is breath taking.
Sail Date: September 2017
The Sea of Cortez is breath taking. Snorkeling was a great adventure. The fish just swam next to you. Im ready to go back.
The Sea of Cortez is breath taking. Snorkeling was a great adventure. The fish just swam next to you. Im ready to go back. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Went on the Sail & Snorkel Fiesta on a catamaran after tendering to port.
Sail Date: September 2017
Went on the Sail & Snorkel Fiesta on a catamaran after tendering to port. Snorkeled for about 45 minutes out near The Arch (El Arco) and Lover's Beach. All equipment was provided. Was able to see plenty of fish which the crew ... Read More
Went on the Sail & Snorkel Fiesta on a catamaran after tendering to port. Snorkeled for about 45 minutes out near The Arch (El Arco) and Lover's Beach. All equipment was provided. Was able to see plenty of fish which the crew attracted by throwing out food periodically. Had plenty of drinks provided after snorkeling on ride back to port. Recommend this excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail & Snorkel Fiesta (do it!!) It's a Booze Cruise on the way back!
Sail Date: May 2017
Sail & Snorkel Fiesta (do it!!) It's a Booze Cruise on the way back! Save the money on the pictures the boat tries to sell you. You're better off taking the pictures on the boat in front of the Arch with your cell phone ... Read More
Sail & Snorkel Fiesta (do it!!) It's a Booze Cruise on the way back! Save the money on the pictures the boat tries to sell you. You're better off taking the pictures on the boat in front of the Arch with your cell phone camera. Finished the day going to Cabo Wabo (Sammy Hagar's place) for lunch. Fully recommend and worth the 15 minute walk each way! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Kids went snorkeling and I went shopping.
Sail Date: April 2017
Kids went snorkeling and I went shopping. We all had fun! The boat operator took them at high speeds out to the popular snorkeling area. It's a cool experience to tender in to Cabo since there isn't a port for cruise ships. So ... Read More
Kids went snorkeling and I went shopping. We all had fun! The boat operator took them at high speeds out to the popular snorkeling area. It's a cool experience to tender in to Cabo since there isn't a port for cruise ships. So many great bars and restaurants to choose from. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line