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Paddling the Waters of Cabo San Lucas - Sea of Cortez, Land’s End, and the Reef Marine Preserve

April 6, 2016

Cabo San Lucas and the entire Baja Peninsula is a world class playground for watersports of all kinds. Top-notch snorkeling and dive spots abound, and your Cabo airport transportation and activities planner can help you create the experience of a lifetime. While it’s fun to take a cruise around the islands you might consider paddling out yourself for an up close and personal view of the sites of the Sea of Cortez. There are many secluded islands to explore and of course Cabo is home to Mexico’s only living coral reef at Cabo Pulmo. Before you set off on you paddling adventure it is important to know that many islands and sites require a certified guide and are not accessible to independent kayakers. These laws have been instituted to keep boaters, as well as Cabo’s unique ecosystem, safe.

Land’s End and Sea Lion Colony
One of the most popular kayak trips is at the famous Land’s End arch. The travel professionals at Cabo Pacific Tours can offer certified guides as well as all necessary equipment for a safe and fun day on the water. Kayakers will paddle out to the famous arch and past the resident sea lions who seem to enjoy watching the tourists as much as the tourists enjoy watching them.

Cabo Pulmo Reef Marine Preserve
The living reef at Cabo Pulmo contains one of the most beautiful and diverse ecosystems in the world. These 7,000 hectares of coastal water has been dubbed the best marine preserve in the world by some. It is estimated that 75% of all cetacean species can be seen in this area. Paddle out to look for the many whale species that call this their winter home. If you like you can also snorkel these waters to get a closer look at the coral reef and all of its colorful inhabitants. Currents are generally mild and visibility is amazing in the clear, clean waters of this protected area.

San Jose del Cabo
While open water kayaking is first rate in Cabo san Lucas and the entire Baja Peninsula, don’t ignore the inland opportunities as well. Kayaking through the estuary at San Jose del Cabo is a birders paradise. It is a protected sanctuary for birds as well as many mammals and reptiles. It is the largest freshwater body and has long furnished the drinking and irrigation for the nearby town of San Jose. This estuary attracts bird enthusiasts from around the world. Consider booking your trip later in the day as this is one of the most picturesque spots in the Baja area to watch the sunset.

The team at Cabo Pacific Tours can be reached toll free at 312-450-3191. They can take care of all your activity planning as well as provide the most knowledgeable guides in the area. Book your spring getaway now! The crowds are still light during this season but the weather, as always in Cabo, is near perfect. It’s the ideal time for paddling, snorkeling, diving, or just relaxing, so call today!