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Pelican Rock

Pelican Rock

Cabo marine protected area, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The Basics

Pelican Rock is only reachable by boat, and most visitors arrive as part of a guided snorkeling or kayaking tour that includes hotel or port pickup and drop-off. Sightseeing cruises typically also visit other must-see Land’s End attractions, such as the Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco), Lover’s Beach, Medano Beach, and the area’s resident sea lion colony.

Glass-bottom boat tours let you view Los Cabos’ colorful sea life without getting wet, and there’s also a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) tour and a popular Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo sightseeing combo tour to consider.

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Snorkel Tour to Pelican Rock by Glass-Bottom Boat with Souvenir Photos
Snorkel Tour to Pelican Rock by Glass-Bottom Boat with Souvenir Photos
$109.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
The water is as clear as it looks on Google
We got really lucky, no one else signed up for the same tour time slot as we did. It ended up being a private tour for just the two of us. The water was choppy that day, but we still got a good look at land's end and the other rock formations along the Sea of Cortes as well as the Pacific side. As the tour went on we got to see seals and pelicans fairly close up. We only viewed lovers beach and divorce beach from a distance, but as they were crowded with tourists we were fine staying on our much less crowded boat. The highlight of the tour was of course the snorkeling. We got to swim side by side with the many fish. Our snorkel guide was great and captured all our fun moments with his GoPro. We got videos and pictures, we've uploaded some of our edited pictures but could not upload any of the really cool videos we received as well.
Sonoka_F, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Cabo San Lucas

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Really Fun
Gretchen_S, Apr 2021
Snorkel Tour to Pelican Rock by Glass-Bottom Boat with Souvenir Photos
Fun excursion, from start to finish Martin took care of us. Snorkeling was good, boat was clean and our guides did an excellent job. Baguette sandwich lunch was great. Recommend this to anyone who wants to see the Arch area and get a taste of the town.
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Great sea life
Emily_D, May 2021
Snorkel Tour to Pelican Rock by Glass-Bottom Boat with Souvenir Photos
I had the trip to myself which made it very personalized. The snorkeling was more than expected. Saw a sea horse, octopus, blow fish, several eel and lots of beautiful fish. Lunch on lovers beach was great. Highly recommend this excursion!
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Wonderful!
Mary_J, Mar 2021
Pelican Rock Snorkeling and Sightseeing Adventure
Elias and the Little Greg boat was perfect! Not only did you get to snorkel he took us for a little ride to see all the sights at the same time!
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Great time was had!!
lwerk2020, Jan 2020
Pelican Rock Snorkeling and Sightseeing Adventure
Enjoyed the snorkeling and was surprised at all the fish since the area had a lot of people in it. Easy in and out of the boat and enjoyed the boat ride around the area to see the arch. I was under the impression that we would be snorkeling at three different locations, but it was only one. Unfortunately, it was not a really warm day so it was cold getting out of the water.
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Great time
Amanda_J, Dec 2020
Snorkel Tour to Pelican Rock by Glass-Bottom Boat with Souvenir Photos
The tour was great! I guide was awesome and made us feel very comfortable snorkeling! I highly recommend!
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A must when in Cabo
Tiffany_I, Dec 2020
Snorkel Tour to Pelican Rock by Glass-Bottom Boat with Souvenir Photos
From the moment we got picked up from our hotel it was a great experience our driver was very friendly and informative showed us around downtown took us to the marina our tour guide on the boat was amazing took us to the best places to snorkel we had an amazing time our driver was there waiting to pick us up took us to a local taco shop had some shopping and drove us back to our hotel couldn’t have a better day!
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Awesome time
Trevor_H, Oct 2020
Snorkel Tour to Pelican Rock by Glass-Bottom Boat with Souvenir Photos
Johnathon and Edson were simply amazing. Such cool pictures and an overall wonderful time. 10/10 would recommend
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Snorkeling Adventure!
Melissa_K, Apr 2019
Pelican Rock Snorkeling and Sightseeing Adventure
Wonderful guide, tour and sites. We viewed a ton of fish and had close encounters with the fish. Our guide was nice and knowledgeable.
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Awesome captain Aurelio and assistant Bravlio. Captain helped us so much with snorkeling and made sure we were ok.
Mickey, Mar 2020
Snorkel Tour to Pelican Rock by Glass-Bottom Boat with Souvenir Photos
Safe, helpful and I would recommend it to anyone. My husband was not an experienced swimmer and he guided him through the awesome experience. We received our pictures on a CD and they were great. Thank you!
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Snorkeling was amazing !
Amy_B, Dec 2019
Snorkel Tour to Pelican Rock by Glass-Bottom Boat with Souvenir Photos
This was an awesome trip. The two guides, Jonathan and Aurelio were very knowledgeable and the tour was wonderful. I got to hold a puffer fish... That alone would make it an unforgettable memory! Even the driver for esperanza's tours was amazing.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Pelican Rock is a must-see for nature and wildlife lovers.

  • Choose a snorkeling or sightseeing cruise with hotel pickup and drop-off.

  • Arrive early if you want to beat the crowds, especially during high season.

  • Set aside some time to see the other highlights of Land’s End.

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How to Get There

Pelican Rock is located off the extreme southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula (Baja California Sur) and only accessible by boat. The easiest way to reach Pelican Rock is on a sightseeing cruise from Cabo San Lucas or via water taxi from the downtown marina.

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When to Get There

Los Cabos can be visited year-round. Winter sees large numbers of tourists, whereas other times of year are less crowded. Rainy season occurs from August to October; during this time, expect higher-than-average humidity and water temperatures upward of 80°F (27°C).

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Snorkeling at Pelican Rock

Pelican Rock is the highlight of many Los Cabos snorkeling tours. In addition to colorful coral formations, tropical fish, and maybe sea turtles or rays, snorkelers also have the chance to see frogfish, goatfish, lobsters, nudibranchs, and even some whitetip sharks. Snorkeling tours depart from Cabo San Lucas and often include a water sightseeing tour of Land’s End.

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