Hi! In Cabo we're planning on going to one of the hotels and hanging by their pool and on the beach. I need info on which hotels to go to. If anyone has experience with this, could you please help. I've hear the Melia is nice, but I want some other opinions. Also, how safe it is to take a boat ride around the arch on a boat not associated with Carnival.
A family member went to Cabo last year and said that there are several men with glass bottom boats waiting at the pier. They are inexpensive and take you to the arc as well as where the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez meet. They said it was phenomenal. It is a shore excursion so you won't miss the ship.
While in Cabo earlier this month we took the tour boat around the arch and then it was to take us to the beach, but we elected after the rock to walk in town and not go to the beach so can't help you there. But I saw some of those boats with the glass bottom and the water around Cabo is far to scary to get in one that I saw. Looks like they took a wooden 2 man boat, cut out the bottom and glued some plexie glass over it, then hung a sign "glass bottom boat ride". Nope.... we took a big boat thank you. The town was nice but a little higher on prices than the other two ports as they know it is the last stop before going home and they catch all those people waiting to buy until the last minute. They won't dicker at all.
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baby doll, last month on Pride, we saw the same homemade "plexi-glass" glass-bottom boats which you describe. Looks like the locals found a way to make a few bucks. They are scary, little rattle boxes. You couldn't pay me enough to go on one. Especially with the size of the waves coming in around Lover's Beach and The Arch. NO WAY NO HOW for me.
BTW... just for informational sake, and everyone may do as they see fit....Carnival Cruise Lines highly frowns upon taking a private water taxi. Two deaths have been reported to date, according to the Cruise Director on Pride.
That's an interesting comment about the water taxis; last time we were there Princess was augmenting their tenders with the private taxis. Princess personnel put us in a private taxi.
Also, the "pirate" ship was a great ride. They took us around Los Arcos then cut the engine and set the sails. Great fun actually sailing on a ship that size. Then we went snorkeling at the beach near Los Arcos. Highly recommend this trip.
I would think so; I booked it on a Princess cruise. It was a first-class operation and I'm sure it's used by all the cruise lines. I'm sorry I can't give you an actual name; it was just called "Pirate Ship Adventure".