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Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco)
Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco)

Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco)

Land's End, Cabo San Lucas, 23410

The basics

Because El Arco is a natural formation that’s accessible only by water, the only way to get close to it is by boat. A number of tours leaving from the Cabo San Lucas marina offer different ways to see the arch. Adventurous travelers can opt for a kayaking and snorkeling tour—or parasail over it! Those looking to relax with friends can sail by it on a catamaran or sailboat, or take an evening cruise that includes dinner and drinks.

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The Arch Tour with Amazing Captain in Cabo San Lucas
The Arch Tour with Amazing Captain in Cabo San Lucas
HK$241.36 per adult
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Good trip nice views you changed us $30 per person and in Cabo we found it for $10 per person thanks
Efrain_B, Apr 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in Los Cabos

Great Experience!!!
Tracy_S, Mar 2023
Private Yacht Cruise in Cabo San Lucas with Open Bar
We had the BEST time with Captain COCO and JARED! Saw so many whales close up and lots of fish while snorkeling. We'll be back on a Social Distanced Charter again soon! The Swartley Family Oregon USA
A++ Whale Watching Experience
Amy_T, Mar 2023
Luxury Catamaran Whale Watching Cabo San Lucas
Everything was A+. From the pickup at our hotel to dropoff, everything was A+. The location we met to get checked in and get more information on what to expect was modern, clean and the perfect meeting location. The boat itself was immaculate, the service was outstanding, and we got to see those whales. :) Would definitely use this operator for future water experiences.
Great tour, but can't see through the glass bottom boat
Brian_R, Mar 2023
Shared ride to the arch of Cabo San Lucas
This boat ride was informative and fun with great views of what we paid to see. I'd give it five stars, except that the glass bottom boat had glass that was not clean, so you could barely see through it to the fish below. The tour guide and captain were both great the whole time, and the shared experience with other families was nice.
Beautiful rock formations...
Liz_A, Feb 2023
Glass-Bottom Boat Ride and Snorkel Tour in Cabo San Lucas
Beautiful rock formations and gorgeous waters Fish 🐠 were spectacular And Johnathan and Pepe were both wonderful Very helpful and very attentive on safety
Great Experience!
Anonymous, Feb 2023
Humpback Whale Watching in Cabo San Lucas
Clean and organized. Great experience in an small vessel with a biologist on board. Nice pictures of the whole trip were sold at the end. We were very satisfied.
Beautiful, clean catamaran
Liesl_V, Feb 2023
Luxury Catamaran Whale Watching Cabo San Lucas
The catamaran was clean and beautiful - not overbooked. We were well taken care of - service was excellent. Given beautifully made appetizers and beverages. Everything ran on time without any concerns. I only gave it 4 stars because I think it is pricey compared to other whale watches I've been on and you don't go very far in comparison. However, it's vacation and the vessel was immaculate with a great crew.
Calm yet exciting ride
Savannah_G, Jan 2023
The Arch Tour with Amazing Captain in Cabo San Lucas
The tour was so lovely. The coordinator Moy I was in contact with was very accommodating and polite. The ride itself was upbeat, the captain was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Would definitely go again. The boat was clean and the captain even offered to take our pictures for us. It was myself and my 2 friends and another group of people a total of about 10 of us including the captain. If you're in Cabo check them out!
Good value
Jason_F, Jan 2023
Sunset Cruise from Cabo San Lucas
Boat was clean, staff was great, only reason I didn't give it a 5 is captain was more focused on fishing than the cusotmers. Heck, he could have let us reel one in lol
Jazlyn_G, Jan 2023
Sunset Cruise with Open bar and Snacks In Cabo San Lucas
YOU HAVE TO BOOK THIS!! This will NOT disappoint! The music, the crew, the drinks, the vibe… it was giving!!! The boat was clean, the staff was helpful, fun & spoke great English which can be hard to find in Mexico. I would do this every night here if i could! You will not regret booking with them
Excellent Experience
Travis_S, Dec 2022
Private Boat Snorkeling all included in Cabo San Lucas 3 hours
The crew was very accommodating, the boat very clean and comfortable. Communications beforehand were prompt and very easy. Will travel on this boat again!
Great Day of Fishing and Seeing the Sights!
James_M, Nov 2022
Private Fishing Tour in Cabo San Lucas with Food and Drink
The boat and crew were fantastic. We were waiting to be brought down and were the last group finally taken, so was getting worried something had happened! But, made it on, caught several Mahi Mahi and our group of 4 had an amazing trip. Saw the arch, whales, sea lions and caught fish which we had cleaned and cooked up upon return at La Chatita!
Price is Affordable. Boat is Clean
Anita_T, Oct 2022
Shared ride to the arch of Cabo San Lucas
AMAZING, Amazing, AMAZING! Our tour guide Nieves was outstanding. We were able to capture beautiful pictures. Ask a million question. Listen to music our choice and learn about the local area. Would highlight recommend. The price is cheaper than the rest of the tour groups. The boat is clean and with a cover(to keep out the sun). Highly recommend.
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Things to know before you go

  • A tour combining a stop at El Arco with different activities—such as a snorkeling tour, a Cabo San Lucas shopping trip, or a tequila tasting—is a great way to sample a variety of what the Cabo San Lucas area has to offer.

  • Chartering a private boat is another option for seeing the sights.

  • A glass-bottom boat or kayak enables visitors to see the Sea of Cortez marine life in its natural habitat.

  • A sunset cruise is a wonderful way to unwind after a long day of sightseeing on land.

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How to get there

El Arco is at the tip of Land’s End, the spit of land running east of Downtown Cabo San Lucas and the marina. It's accessible only by boat, whether on a tour, independently, or via boat taxi.

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When to get there

The tropical climate of Los Cabos makes El Arco delightful to explore year-round, but keep in mind that the area is at its busiest around winter (between November and April) and its rainiest in late summer.

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Marine life around El Arco

Those interested in marine life will enjoy a scuba or snorkeling tour around El Arco. Glass-bottom kayak tours go past colonies of sea lions and plenty of tropical fish on the way to Pelican Rock and Lover’s Beach (Playa del Amor). Larger glass-bottom boat tours offer more about the history of Los Cabos as passengers enjoy sweeping views of Pelican Rock, El Arco, and Land’s End—where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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