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Address: Cabo marine protected area, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Rock overlooking the sea; a great spot for whale-watching and snorkeling.

Rock overlooking the sea; a great spot for whale-watching and snorkeling.

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Snorkel Tour to Pelican Rock by Glass-Bottom Boat with Souvenir Photos
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Great place

We only were riding beside it in water taxi. Would love to spend more time there. Accessible via kayak ski does and water taxi

Reviewed 1 week ago
Banff, Canada
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got dropped off there to play around and swim, but the sea is extremely rough and snorkeling proved un-doable. With boats coming and going all day, rough seas, and very little space to hang out on the small beach, I would skip this on a return trip.

Thank Bob V
Banff, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only were riding beside it in water taxi. Would love to spend more time there. Accessible via kayak ski does and water taxi

Thank Banff2013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to dive, very calm waters great service with Dive Cabo. great place to see, unique scenery

Thank Tammy S
Lake City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We took a water taxi to give us a tour of lovers & divorce beach. Was really nice and the drive was really nice. Well worth $20 our little ones loved the seals sunbathing. Don't pay more then $10 a person you can always fin someone cheaper plus it's to with more then that to be honest.

Thank mercedes d
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Take the glass bottom boat ride. You will see the rock. It's nothing special, but it's cool to go out on the boat ride and get a close up of the rocks.

Thank Christy G
Westerly, RI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is the place to go snorkeling closest to the marina at Cabo San Lukas. Beautiful reef fish, large angel fish, and tons of other very colorful fish. We went 2x's within the same week we loved it so much without going far from Cabo.

Thank burnsie777
Surrey, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

While always nice to be out on the water on a sunny day, you don't need to pay for a tour to see pelicans. There are plenty around the marina. Tours are cheap enough, we paid $10 for a thirty minute boat ride, but unless you've never done anything similar, you can find a better use for the money.

Thank BubbaLui
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Because of its popularity you will find a large human population in water taxis, glass bottom boats, snorkeling, and scuba diving. All valuable and all worth doing. And for the swimmers you can dive off the rock (always check the bottom and angle first). The marine life is fantastic and a great trip for all ages to appreciate the Sea... More 

Thank travellingsinclairs
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had a dinner cruse on the Rissalena. We saw Sea Lions,Pelicans and Whales. They do Sunset Cruises,Snorkeling and Private Charters.

Thank Gloriazuchowski
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to snorkel! A great number of fish and a pretty decent sized area to snorkel around, furthermore surrounded by buoys. You could also rent snorkel gears. There is a cliff to jump from if you are up for that to, and you can watch some pelicans.

Thank M_I-I_K3

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