More Than the Arch: 16 OTHER Things to See on a Tour to Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas
No visit to Cabo San Lucas is complete without a visit to the famous arch. Tours are plentiful, whether you go on an excursion with 30 other people or on your own in a water taxi.
The arch is located at Land’s End, the most southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. But don’t think the arch is the only formation you’ll see on a tour of Land’s End.
We’ve toured Land’s End twice, and were shown slightly different formations each time. Obviously, ship captains see different things or like some of the formations more than others.
Some are huge, some small, some epic, some hilarious. We want to share our photos of all of the formations we were shown so you can keep an eye out for them. Plus, knowing you’ll have lots of photo ops makes the cost of the tour seem like more of a deal, right?
You should be able to get a water taxi tour of Land’s End for $15 per person or less. Prices are definitely negotiable, so have a number in mind that you’re willing to pay.
Prices also seemed to drop as the day went on as well, but we highly recommend going in the morning hours before lunch. The light was gorgeous!!!
16 Things To See Other than the Arch:
The first formation we approached was this huge hand rising out of the crystal clear water. I like to think it’s a victorious fist-pump for this obvious underwater giant finally reaching gorgeous Cabo San Lucas.
Is this not one of the greatest formations EVER? Owls are so amazingly cute, even in rock form.
3. Pelican Castle
Near the Owl, you’ll find many other feathery friends. Pelicans hang out here in large numbers. They are accustomed to the boats and people, so you may be able to sail by fairly close to some of these guys.
Overlook the streaks of pelican poop on the rocks. It spoils the magic if you focus on it. These are the tips you read this blog for. You’re welcome.
4. Colorful Fish
Near the many pelicans, take a peek into the clear waters to see tons of tropical fish. This is an excellent snorkeling spot because of the visibility and number of fish.
Many of the water taxis and boats that tour Land’s End have glass bottoms, so you can see the happy fish as they swim by underneath. Be sure to watch the cracks in the formations to see crabs as well. Our captain called them “Mexican spiders.” Ha!
This seahorse form takes up the entire side of this massive rock. Look for the horse-shaped head at the top with the body curving downwards.
While I saw it immediately, I’ve noticed that others can’t seem to find it. Or refuse to. Why doesn’t everyone utilize their imaginations?
6. Virgin Mary
While this one is small, the green color will help you find Mother Mary. Look for the silhouette of her head and shoulders atop the rocks.
Also small, check out this precious little mouse near the Virgin Mary formation. Look at his little nose!
Our captain called it “La Rata,” which led us to call it “Ratatouille.” Everyone understands Disney/Pixar references, right?
8. Pirate Cave
Our boat captain on our first Land’s End tour told us this cave is a magic cave. He said that two people enter and three come out. My silly self thought immediately of a monster or ghost following people out of the cave.
On our second tour, everything made sense. This particular boat captain told the same story, but thought to add “nine months later” to the end of the tale. Got it.
9. Pig Face
“Do you see Porky the Pig’s face?” Actually, yes. Yes, I do. Not the greatest formation, but it’ll make ya giggle when you see that piggy nose.
10. Lovers Beach
This tiny, secluded beach at Land’s End is supposed to be a quiet getaway for lovers and honeymooners. The swimming and snorkeling in this area should be no problem, unlike the opposite side of the beach on the Pacific side.
The Pacific is way too rough for anyone to enjoy water activities on the back side of Lovers Beach, which is appropriately named Divorce Beach.
11. Neptune’s Finger/Baja Peninsula (Upside-Down)/Coyote Rock
This formation apparently has many names. Not everyone has to see the same thing, right? Maybe what we see in rock formations says something about our character…like a Rorschach test.
I believe it is more popularly known as Neptune’s Finger, but most of the locals like to say that the rock is their beloved Baja Peninsula, inverted. One of our boat captains says he sees a coyote, which is exactly what I saw.
12. Window to the Pacific
The space between the rocks forms a window where you can take a peek of the Pacific Ocean. Land’s End marks the space where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet.
13. Sea Lion Colony
Right next to the famous arch, you’ll see this large rock platform covered in lazing sea lions. It looks so cool and relaxing. Must be nice to spend every day relaxing in paradise, huh?
Be sure to listen…they can get quite vocal!
14. Scooby Doo
When the guides on shore told us we could see Scooby Doo on our tour to the arch, I was immediately intrigued. Seriously? A rock that looks like Scooby Doo?
They weren’t kidding. When you finally see that Great Dane head sticking out of the water, you just have to smile! Scooby Dooby Doooo!
15. Land’s End/Sea Lion Rock
This tiny rock that you’ll pass as your boat circles to the Pacific side of Land’s End is the official end of the Baja Peninsula. Land’s End is definitely a fitting name, right?
Even better than seeing that last little bit of land is seeing that it is most always occupied by a sea lion or two. Do they take turns? Does one of them have a permanent claim? What responsibilities come with being the Land’s End sea lion? These are the questions.
16. Divorce Beach
If your tour circles around to the Pacific side of Land’s End, you’ll be able to see Divorce Beach from the water. This beach is actually really gorgeous, but empty due to the treacherous waters on this side. You’ll be better off paying a visit to Lovers Beach on the Sea of Cortez side.
Which rock formation is your favorite? Are there any formations at Land’s End that we missed? What is the best rock formation you’ve ever seen? We’d love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below!
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