Cabo San Lucas Marina
Cabo San Lucas is the only port of call on the Mexican Riviera that requires tenders to reach shore. Unless you have a reserved an activity booked the the cruise line or you have VIP status, you can expect to wait for up to 1 hour (or more) for early boarding. Once the morning rush is over a tender will get you to the marina in about 10 minutes. Once you have arrived, there will be the normal cruise photo-op as you head the shore. Prepare for the onslaught of vendors and tour operators as you navigate through the marina.
The marina and surrounding streets offer plenty of restaurants, shops and tour guides. The shops in Cabo (especially around the marina) tend to be more expensive than Mazatlan or Puerto Vallarta. While you can save some money booking fishing, whale watching, snorkel, etc. tours at the marina, just remember unless it is a tour certified and booked through the cruise line, the ship won't wait for you if are late or lost. I do recommend the water taxi which can take you out to El Arco and Lover's Beach for around $10.00 per person (they will even drop you off at the beach and come back to pick you up). Exploring past the marina you can find many more places to eat and shop. You will find haggling the price easier in these stores compared to the marina. One of our favorite places is Cabo Wabo Cantina. Although live music is normally at night it is still a nice place to eat, drink, and explore.
Cabo Marina Links
- Expedia - Cabo Marina
- Marina Cabo San Lucas - TripAdvisor