Yachting in Cabo, either as a sport or an extremely popular water activity for friends and family, is a natural form of getting away from a busy lifestyle.
Your yacht has to stay a certain distance away from other boats just like cars on a freeway. When you’re on a boat, you’re surrounded by water, fresh air, and breathtaking views where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez.
So, enjoy a sunny day while on vacation and finding for fun things you can do outdoors with your family is easy! For a vast majority of visitors today, chartering an affordable yacht in Cabo with all of the bells and whistles is the perfect stress-reliever. VIP yacht charters serviced by Cabo Yacht Life is like an “on-demand” escape from everyday life.
Here are the top 7 things to do on a yacht in Cabo while on your vacation, and without breaking the bank.
1. SEABOB Experience
It’s not often that you get to cross off two bucket list items with one stone, but that’s part of what makes the Cabo Yacht Life yachting and our SEABOB experience so special. Cabo Yacht Life also owns a “fleet” of SEABOBS!
Most people come to Cabo to enjoy the 5-star resorts and lounge beachside for hours. While the resort stays and villa accommodations are definitely inviting, yacht charter guests also want to get out and see more than just their rooms.
A SEABOB is an underwater propeller that allows you to dive up to 40 meters at up to 16km/hour (approximately 9mph). They’re expensive machines, costing more than $20,000 dollars, so definitely take care to handle the equipment as directed by our captain and crew.
You can control how fast you go, when you dive and how deep you dive. The benefit to utilizing one of these machines as opposed to snorkeling or free diving is that you get to mimic the experience of scuba diving and interact with aquatic life without needing additional training or a Scuba certification.
Regardless of whether you’re an expert of first-timer, there’s no need to go far offshore to satisfy the urge to catch fish. In fact, having a yacht near-shore means you can fish not only in the traditional way, but also with light gear. Some people prefer to bait a hook and wait for a fish to bite. Others prefer to troll with bait in the water. Still others love the rhythm and exercise of repeatedly casting a fishing rod. All of those techniques can be used pretty much everywhere in Cabo.
Cabo is one of the world’s greatest fishing destinations. Most of the average travelers who visit Cabo today are not aware of the incredible history and connection to Hollywood. Fishing has been the main reason to trek down to the Arch at Land’s End and the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula.
Today, VIP fishing aboard a yacht including all of the luxurious amenities is both affordable and comfortable. Importantly, fishing is still one of the best things to do in Cabo.
Cabo is one of the few places in the world where a first-time angler might catch a massive Marlin on the first trip out! Beginning in June during a normal year, or when the water temperature has risen, blue and black marlin begin to make their presence known in a big way. The normal tackle for striped marlin is in the 30-pound class. The waters in and around Los Cabos produce marlin in record numbers. Record weight will range from a small marlin at 300 pounds up to some at 1,200 pounds!
Few sights are as delightful as the ones just off the swim platform of a yacht. The anticipation on everyone’s faces prior to their encounters with aquatic life in Cabo is memorable. Rock formations come in all shapes and sizes, and in colors that sometimes seem too vivid to be real.
The fish, sea lions, and sea turtles swimming around the best snorkel spots also can be breathtaking, from tiny clownfish to larger parrotfish. With a basic underwater camera to capture your favorite moments, the fun of a few hours spent snorkeling can bring smiles in keepsake photo albums for years to come.
The best time to go snorkeling in Los Cabos is probably around May or June through the early fall months of September and October. That’s when the SW swells turn off, calming the waters on the beaches of the coastline to the east of the town. It’s also when you get pleasantly warm waters in the low 80s F, so you can usually get by without a wetsuit or too much gear. However, due to the amazing climate year-round in Los Cabos and 350 days of sunshine, any time of the year offers spectacular snorkeling.
4. Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
A stand-up paddle boarding is the best way to escape a busy everyday life while giving yourself a serious core workout. Once the yacht is at anchor in a scenic, quiet bay, the paddle board can be dropped into the water in a matter of seconds, and you can step onto it from the yacht’s swim platform.
Paddle boarding is one of the quietest activities out on the water. It is perfect for anyone who wants to watch the birds soar around in the sky and witness the aquatic life swim just below your feet.
5. Noodles and Floating Mats
If you have been to Cabo, Mexico, you know that the ocean and sea are some of the most beautiful attractions. Most people want to spend their time aboard a yacht during their Cabo vacation taking advantage of swimming. For both adults and children, water noodles and floating mats are the perfect water toys while anchoring in the surrounding beaches and bays.
Whether it’s lounging in the sun on the deck of a yacht, or using noodles and floating mats, guests always include swimming in the warm ocean waters as one of their most sought after activities. Chartering a yacht during your Cabo vacation is one of the best things to experience when in Mexico.
6. Whale Watching (Seasonal)
The capital of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas sits at the junction of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, waters that serve as migratory stops and breeding areas for humpback and gray whales. With Cabo Yacht Life you can spend the perfect day in Cabo on a VIP-style whale watching excursion in the tropical breeze, on the Mexican coast’s sun-drenched waters.
Typically, we highly recommend a combination of both whale watching with another activity or two aboard a yacht for a 5-hour to 8-hour charter. That way, there is plenty of time to whale watch, enjoy some swimming, a trip to the Arch, and lunch or a sunset taco-fest aboard your yacht with all of the VIP services included.
7. Visiting the Arch at “Land’s End”
Visiting the Arch located at “Land’s End” aboard a stunning yacht in style and comfort is a must-do experience in Cabo. Nothing can compare to the sunset cruises around the Arch while sipping a fantastic wine and nibbling on scrumptious appetizers prepared by a local chef.
When you travel on a private yacht charter to the Arch and surrounding waters, you can cruise to different nooks and crannies which are not accessible by other types of watercraft. Our yacht charters allow you to explore hidden gems across the destination of Los Cabos, Mexico, that many can only aspire to see.
Reserving Your Yacht in Cabo
You can expect the ultimate in luxury when embarking on your private yacht charter with Cabo Yacht Life. Your yacht will have everything you need or want for an amazing holiday activity. All yacht guests will have a dedicated team to ensure your yacht charter will exceed expectations.
Our company mission is to service each and every guest with VIP yacht services. We ensure the best yacht charters in Cabo. We always suggest to reserve your yacht in advance due to high demand. If you’re ready for the trip of a lifetime, please contact us today to start planning a dream yachting experience in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!
Special Note: Our SEABOB rental is offered at additional pricing of $100 USD per hour. If you would like to include up to 3 SEABOBS in your yacht charter, please contact us directly to learn more.