Every resort destination boasts a few must-see sights and seemingly mandatory excursions, trips or tours so closely associated with the area that to skip them seems almost unthinkable.
In Cabo San Lucas, the “floating restaurant” Caborey certainly qualifies as a benchmark attraction. Its 144-foot, triple-decked catamaran is the city’s largest and most generously appointed tour ship, and its dinner cruises are among the Los Cabos region’s most sought-after tickets.
Caborey is the premier dinner cruise ship based in Cabo San Lucas — Photo courtesy of Caborey
Topside tables and chairs provide perfect cocktail hour vantage points to take in the spectacular sunset views of Cabo San Lucas Bay, as well as a breathtaking panorama that encompasses both Médano and Lover’s Beaches, and all the unique granitic rock formations at Land’s End.
As an added plus, the captain turns the boat a full 360 degrees near El Arco – the famed arch that serves as a window between the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Ocean – so that guests on both port and starboard rails have equal access to scenic photo opportunities.
Two belowdeck areas are set aside for dinner, depending upon ticket choice. On the middle deck, Sunset Mexican Dinner guests are treated to a buffet loaded with beef and chicken fajitas, rice, beans, guacamole and chips and salsa.
Lower deck guests – who have chosen the premium dinner option – enjoy a traditional sit-down affair with a choice of six delicious entrées, ranging from chateaubriand and grilled lobster to sea bass and shrimp fettuccine.
Live entertainment on Caborey's ship includes a Las Vegas-style floorshow that features Latin American singing and dancing — Photo courtesy of Caborey
Vegetarian lasagna is available for meat and fish abstainers, and there's a kids' menu with chicken fingers, spaghetti and other selections sure to please the 10 and under set.
Salads and desserts are also included in this multi-course extravaganza, with opera chocolate cake and petit choux a la crème among the most satisfying meal cappers.
After coffee and dessert are served, the lights dim in the dining room for a Las Vegas-style floorshow showcasing Latin American singing and dancing. Mexico and Argentina are the featured countries, with the latter included, presumably, for the sultry tango numbers.
Mexican contributions include traditional mariachi ballads and energetic renditions of regional folk dances.
If dinner, drinks and tango dancing aren’t enough to sate your appetite for Cabo San Lucas cruises, Caborey even offers combination lunch and snorkeling trips to the fish-rich waters of Chileno Bay and seasonal whale watching excursions (December through March) with breakfast included.
The ship can also customize charters for destination weddings and special events.