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Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco) Tours

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Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco)
A signature landmark of Los Cabos, El Arco de Cabo San Lucas—known locally as simply “El Arco” or “the Arch”—is a limestone arch carved by time, tide, and wind. The natural attraction runs runs down to the water’s edge at Land’s End, the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas (which itself is at the southern end of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula) and into the Sea of Cortez. From a distance, the rock formation looks like a dragon; up close, the arch frames sky, sea, and sand for prime photos.

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. Numerous tours leaving from the Cabo San Lucas marina offer various 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.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A combo tour—including a stop at El Arco, a Cabo San Lucas shopping trip, a tequila tasting, and a snorkeling tour—is a great way to sample a variety of what the Cabo San Lucas area has to offer.
  • Small groups or families can charter a private boat for a more intimate experience.
  • 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.

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

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.

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 explore 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.


Address: Land's End, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
Admission: Free
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Luxury Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise in Cabo San Lucas

Luxury Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise in Cabo San Lucas

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Explore the waters of Los Cabos by luxury yacht on a snorkeling and sailing day cruise. Set out from Cabo San Lucas for a leisurely boat ride along Baja's southern point, sipping cocktails and sightseeing before spending some time in the water. Snorkel among scores of colorful fish near the iconic El Arco, then enjoy a delicious lunch while admiring views of Lovers Beach and other local landmarks. Along the way the crew will regale you with facts and interesting tidbits about the area.
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  • 3 hours
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$90.00
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Cabo San Lucas: Private Boat Tour, Snorkel, SUP, and Fun Water Mat

Cabo San Lucas: Private Boat Tour, Snorkel, SUP, and Fun Water Mat

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Spend a gorgeous morning on this private 4-hour sailing cruise in Cabo San Lucas Bay. Aboard your boat seating up to 12 of your family and friends, enjoy iconic sights including the Arch, Lover´s Beach, Divorce Beach and Pelican Rock. Check out a sea lion colony, dock near a semi-private beach for fantastic snorkeling and try stand-up paddleboarding. Swim, relax, and pass the time as you like. The boat is well-appointed, with a MP3/iPod port and restroom on board, making this cruise even more comfortable for your private group.
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  • 4 hours
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$640.00
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Sunset Cruise from Cabo San Lucas

Sunset Cruise from Cabo San Lucas

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Hop aboard a catamaran, and enjoy unlimited drinks from a full bar on this sunset cruise from Cabo San Lucas. Cruise along the Sea of Cortez as you reach El Arco where the sea meets the Pacific Ocean. Plus take in stunning sights of Lovers Beach, as well as beachfront properties.
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  • 2 hours
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$49.00
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Private Boat Tour from Cabo San Lucas with Snorkeling Gear

Private Boat Tour from Cabo San Lucas with Snorkeling Gear

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See Cabo San Lucas from the deck of your own private boat on a 3-hour cruise that's totally customizable. The captain will create the perfect itinerary for your group of up to six people, with time to see El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, the sea lion colony, lovers beach, and more. Since the boat is stocked with snorkeling gear, floatation devices, and chilled drinks, you'll leave the shore with everything you need for a morning or afternoon of exploring.
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  • 4 hours
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$360.00
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Sunset Dinner Cruise in Cabo San Lucas

Sunset Dinner Cruise in Cabo San Lucas

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Turn the ordinary into the extraordinary on this sunset dinner cruise from Cabo San Lucas. You're served an all-you-can-eat Mexican buffet plus unlimited drinks from the open bar. You'll get to Land´s End as the sun begins to set on the Pacific Ocean.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$89.00
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Cabo Sunset Sailing Shared Cruise

Cabo Sunset Sailing Shared Cruise

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Set out on a relaxing and informative sunset sailing cruise off Los Cabos. Board a luxury yacht for a 2-hour evening excursion, watching the sun slowly disappear below the horizon while listening to music and enjoying an array of drinks and appetizers. An expert crew will regale you with facts and history about the area as your boat makes its way smoothly across the sea, taking full advantage of the changing natural light reflecting off the water. Don't miss the illuminated sights along the coastline as you go. Departure time is dependent on time of sunset.
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  • 2 hours
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$90.00
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Los Cabos Luxury Sailing, Snorkel and Lunch Cruise

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Los Cabos Luxury Sailing, Snorkel and Lunch Cruise

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Sail across the shimmering seas of the Cabo coast on a luxury snorkel and lunch cruise from Los Cabos. Soak up the Mexican sunshine on board a yacht, sipping cocktails or sparkling wine from the open bar. Snorkel in the ocean to discover troves of tropical fish and coral reefs before feasting upon a lunch of international specialties. Personalized attention from your guide is guaranteed on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 20 people.
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  • 4 hours
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Humpback Whale Watching in Cabo San Lucas

Humpback Whale Watching in Cabo San Lucas

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When in Cabo San Lucas, don’t miss the chance to see humpback whales and other dramatic marine life on this boat tour. Accompanied by a marine biologist onboard, see whales making gigantic splashes. Snap shots of the iconic Land’s End (El Arco) and its sea lion colony. This small-group tour is limited to 10 passengers, ensuring personalized attention. Upgrade to enjoy a private tour for up to eight people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$87.00
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Los Cabos Arch and Playa del Amor Tour by Glass Bottom Kayak

Los Cabos Arch and Playa del Amor Tour by Glass Bottom Kayak

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Discover the natural splendor and diverse wildlife of El Arco on a kayak and snorkeling tour from Los Cabos. Soak up the sunshine as you follow a knowledgeable guide to the iconic rock formations of El Arco on kayaks, greeting a languid colony of sea lions as you paddle past. Gaze at a transient tableau of tropical fish through your glass-bottomed kayak and submerge yourself in the shimmering seawater when you snorkel near Pelican Rock. Conclude your enchanting excursion as you kayak past Playa del Amor, and absorb the amorous atmosphere of the secluded spot.
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  • 3 hours
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$80.00
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Cabo Lands End Experience

Cabo Lands End Experience

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The beautiful beaches and unique rock formations of Land’s End lie at the southernmost tip of Cabo San Lucas. On this tour, ride a water taxi to Land’s End and explore the natural wonders, including the Arch of Poseidon, then have free time to shop, enjoy tequila tasting (included), or hit the beach in Cabo San Lucas.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$49.00
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Glass Bottom Boat Tour to the Arch in Cabo San Lucas

Glass Bottom Boat Tour to the Arch in Cabo San Lucas

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Experience Cabo’s natural beauty on this glass bottom boat excursion. Enjoy a flexible tour itinerary—departures are available between 10 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.—and visit popular attractions like Sea Lions Colony, the Arch of Los Cabos, Pirate’s Cave, and Pelican Rock. Learn about the area from a bilingual guide and kick back or go swimming at Lover’s Beach and Medano for as long as you like.
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  • 45 minutes
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$36.00
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Small Group Tour of Los Cabos

Small Group Tour of Los Cabos

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Enjoy scenery, shopping, and culture on this Los Cabos combo tour. Choose to begin by either souvenir-hunting at Puerto Paraiso mall or riding a glass-bottom boat to El Arco, watching for fish and sea lions on route. Then, enjoy a glass-blowing demo before traveling the ocean-lined Tourist Corridor to San Jose for a sightseeing walk and tequila and Mexican candy tastings.
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  • 6 hours
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$59.00
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Shared ride to the arch of Cabo San Lucas

Shared ride to the arch of Cabo San Lucas

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LARGE BOATS 30 FEET WITH ABOVE BATHROOM, MUSIC EQUIPMENT, GLASS FUND, MATTRESSES THE ONLY ONE-HOUR TOUR WHERE WE WORK TO OFFER YOU A TOUR WITH ENOUGH TIME FOR OUR CUSTOMERS TO ENJOY A QUIET AND RELAXED WALK  YOU CAN NOT LOSE TO ENJOY THIS WONDERFUL COURSE BY THE CABO SAN LUIS BAY
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  • 1 hour
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$19.20
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Jazz and Wine Sunset Cruise in Los Cabos

Jazz and Wine Sunset Cruise in Los Cabos

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Listen to smooth jazz while sampling canapés and fine wine aboard the Tropicat, an elegant catamaran. This 2-hour jazz cruise departs Cabo San Lucas in the early evening and features an open international bar. Glide into the sunset while you pass landmarks such as Lover's Beach and the Arch at Land's End.
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  • 2 hours
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Los Cabos Reef Snorkeling Cruise

Los Cabos Reef Snorkeling Cruise

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Experience Cabo San Lucas’ wild[life] side on this family‐friendly snorkeling cruise! Sail upon the crystal waters of Chileno Bay with expert guides who offer insight about the surrounding area. At the diving location, don your snorkeling gear and hop into the water to spot brilliantly colored coral and tropical fish. Maybe even see a passing whale pod! Your trip includes an open bar and a sumptuous lunch.
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  • 4 hours
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$49.99
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Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo Sightseeing Combo Tour

Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo Sightseeing Combo Tour

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Experience the best of Los Cabos, by land and sea, on this 5-hour sightseeing tour. In Cabo San Lucas, visit the main square and its historical attractions before stepping aboard a glass-bottom boat. Sail to the famous peaks of El Arco and see colorful marine wildlife. Back on land, wander through the colonial town of San Jose del Cabo and visit its lagoon-estuary teeming with birds. Tour includes hotel transport.
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  • 7 hours
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$84.00
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Tour to The Arch and Lover's Beach (optional) from Cabo

Tour to The Arch and Lover's Beach (optional) from Cabo

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We are the MOST FUN small boat tour company in Cabo! Hop aboard and let us give you a glimpse of all the natural beauty and marine life we are blessed with here at the tip of the Baja Peninsula! We offer private tours to the Arch (up to 15 people), snorkeling tours, Lover's Beach, and even a water taxi service! Come have some fun with us!
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  • 40 to 50 minutes
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Cabo Mar Mexican Flavors Sunset Tour

Cabo Mar Mexican Flavors Sunset Tour

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Board a power catamaran for the Sea of Cortez and dance to Latin beats during this fiesta dinner cruise from Cabo San Lucas. Sip a blended cocktail or other refreshing drink from the open international bar. After the crew serves dinner, dance to a DJ on the upper deck.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$98.58
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Cabo San Lucas Marine Park Snorkeling Tour with MANTA

Cabo San Lucas Marine Park Snorkeling Tour with MANTA

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Bring the entire family for a swimming and snorkeling tour of Cabo San Lucas Marine Park. Set out from Los Cabos to explore the waters around Land's End and take in some of the coastline's most renowned sights, including Lovers Beach, the sea lions colony and iconic El Arco. The same boat caters to divers, so if there's someone in your party who prefers to scuba you can still spend the day together.
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  • 2 hours
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$50.00
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Los Cabos Luxury Sunset Sail

Los Cabos Luxury Sunset Sail

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Sail past spectacular seaside sights at sunset on a romantic cruise from Los Cabos. Sip drinks from the open bar and nibble on light bites from a gourmet menu as you cruise past iconic landmarks like the Los Cabos Arch and Lover’s Beach. Watch as the sun sinks into the crystalline water and enjoy the luxurious facilities of your vessel. Get personalized attention from your crew on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 20 people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$89.00
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Best of Cabo Day tour

Best of Cabo Day tour

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New and exciting tour from LA ISLA TOUR. The most fun and complete water activity in Los Cabos, as it has a little bit of everything. We take you in a wonderful adventure that will begin with a guided walk on “Lover’s Beach” one of the most iconic beaches around the world for its natural beauty and magnetism. Such as: The Arch, Sea Lion Colony, Neptune’s Finger and Pelican Rock. We anchor to do some snorkeling, swimming or relax on board our custom made catamaran with very comfortable lounge type seating arrangements. Floating devices such as noodles and water mats are available for your enjoyment. Lunch and drinks are served while cruising towards “Medano Beach” assorted Mexican Tacos with fresh guacamole, chips and salsa, Beers, Margaritas, soft drinks and bottled water are served throughout the tour. We will feed our wild Sea Lion Pancho and a couple of his wives with live bait, after this encounter made possible only by the mood of the sea lions, we come back to the marina
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Glass-Bottom Boat Ride and Snorkel Tour in Cabo San Lucas

Glass-Bottom Boat Ride and Snorkel Tour in Cabo San Lucas

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Board a glass-bottom boat to explore the beauty of Los Cabos and the Sea of Cortez, including the dramatic features of Land's End. Pass by the Arch of Cabo San Lucas and snorkel with your guide at Pelican Rock, accessible only by boat. Upgrade to a deluxe package that includes snorkel-tube digital images of the marine life. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport provided.
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  • 5 hours
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$90.29
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Half-Day Snorkeling or Swimming with Sharks in Cabo San Lucas

Half-Day Snorkeling or Swimming with Sharks in Cabo San Lucas

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Swim or snorkel with sharks in the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Ocean during this half-day tour from Cabo San Lucas. Your guide ensures a memorable and safe experience in the waters of Baja California as you look for blue sharks, silky sharks, mako, smooth hammerheads, and other marine life, and get a close look at the Arch of Cabo San Lucas and sea lion colony. Includes use of snorkeling gear, guide, refreshments, and boat transportation from a central marina.
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  • 4 hours
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Cabo San Lucas: 28 Feet Blue Tail - Full Day Fishing (8 Hours) All Inclusive

Cabo San Lucas: 28 Feet Blue Tail - Full Day Fishing (8 Hours) All Inclusive

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We are one of the best sport fishing companies in the port of Cabo San Lucas. On this exciting 8 or 5 hour fishing trip aboard "Blue Tail" with our all-inclusive package, you will not have to worry about anything, just arrive and get on board, we will take care of the rest, so you can return home with a Great Marlin Book before it's too late, we'll be waiting for you.
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  • 8 hours
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$586.67
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