Land's End Adventures: The 10 Best Tours and Excursions in Los Cabos

The incredible geographical diversity of the Los Cabos region – rugged mountains, cactus-covered desert landscapes, and the juncture of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortés – translates to a tremendous array of adventure-laced tour and excursion options for visitors, from horseback riding and off-road racing to snorkeling and kayak trips and sunset sails in Cabo San Lucas Bay.

Opportunities abound for those seeking seagoing adventure. Cabo Expeditions specializes in family-friendly outings like snuba (a snorkeling-scuba hybrid) and submarine tours, as well as unforgettable daytrip explorations of the uninhabited island of Espíritu Santo near Baja California Sur’s capital city of La Paz. High Tide Sea Expeditions offers picturesque kayak tours from the Cabo San Lucas Marina to Land’s End and back, with memorable stopovers at Lover’s and Divorce Beaches for sunning, snacks and snapshots. And luxury catamaran Caborey hosts the area’s premier dinner cruise, with a five-star feast followed by lively Latin American singing and dancing.

Prefer more landlubberly pursuits? Cuadra San Francisco showcases guided horseback trail rides that introduce riders to gorgeous golden sand beaches and the Great Thorn Forest. Wide Open Baja provides a bit of perspective on what it’s like to compete in the peninsula’s most famous off-road race, the rugged Baja 1000. And ace pilot Ernesto Magaña acts as guide on what may be the area’s most spectacular tour, aerial looks at local landmarks from the rear seat of a motorized hang glider.

This 60' yellow semi-submersible takes up to fifty guests for one hour tours of Cabo San Lucas Bay, with abundant views of the local marine life from their climate-controlled underwater viewing cabin, and the occasional Beatles song (you guess...  Read More

Cuadra San Francisco is one of the Los Cabos area's hidden gems. Francisco Barrera and his son Valente are master horsemen, and they offer virtually every equine-related activity imaginable: trail rides over local terrain, romantic rides along...  Read More

Ready to set sail aboard a 98' replica pirate ship that looks (from a distance) as if it could have sailed the Spanish Main? Daily excursions feature up-close looks at Land's End and Lover's Beach, as well as snorkeling adventures in the...  Read More

Enjoy incredible aerial views of Médano Beach, Pedregal, Land's End, The Arch, and Bahía San Lucas from a motorized ultralight. Pilot Ernesto Magaña has over 30 years of flying experience, and offers some of Cabo San Lucas' most exhilarating...  Read More

Surf lessons from the former national champion of México may be the most popular water-based activities option from High Tide, but the company's most iconic offering is a kayak paddle out to Land's End and the Arch, with a stop at Lover's and...  Read More

Few local adventure companies can match Cabo Expedtions' variety of eco-themed activities, which include whale watching and swimming with whale sharks (seasonal), parasailing, a hybrid between snorkeling and scuba diving called Snuba, snorkel...  Read More

Racing fans will be familiar with the legendary Baja 1000, the off-road race that winds down the peninsula from Ensenada to La Paz, with everything from motorcycles, buggies, and trucks trying to weather the shock-busting desert conditions. Wide...  Read More

Cabo Adventures is one of the top activities companies in Los Cabos, with an impressive array of outdoor excursions that include dolphin swims, scuba dives, whale watching outings, outback camel tours, mountain biking and zip-lining through a...  Read More

Based on a concept similar to that to the popular reality television show Amazing Race, A-Maze-In Cabo Race is at heart a tour around the city that offers participants an introduction to the area's signature sights, as well as a few lesser known...  Read More

The 144' luxury catamaran Caborey is the premier cruise ship in Los Cabos, best known for its perennially popular margarita and dinner cruises. The dinner cruise is one of the great local activities, particularly for those who are in town for a...  Read More


Meet Chris Sands

Chris Sands is Editor at, co-writer of Fodor’s 2015 guide to Los Cabos, and a regular contributor to Los Cabos Magazine and 10 Best/USA Today. He lives in Cabo San Lucas.

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