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Find Your Perfect Match: Water Sports in Los Cabos

a man riding a wave on a surfboard in the water

Summer is the perfect time to play in Cabo’s warm, turquoise seas. With water temperatures in the Sea of Cortez ranging from 73° F in June to 82° in September, Cabo is a mecca for water sports.

But if you’re someone who hears “water sports” and grimaces, think again! Dive in deep, or stay completely dry; from non-swimmers to thrill-seekers, there’s fun for you by the waves.


Do you love immersing yourself in new natural environments?

Do you enjoy learning about the places you’re exploring?

Do you feel restored after you’ve spent time in the outdoors?

Then you’re a nature-lover, and scuba diving, snorkeling, and SNUBA® are the perfect Cabo water sports for you!


Scuba diving takes you deep into another world—one of gaudy fish and other amazing sea life. It’s fun to watch marine animals freely living their lives right in front of you! At depth, you’ll see animals that never approach the surface.

Scuba diving requires:

  • Training
  • An air tank
  • A regulator
  • A wetsuit
  • A mask
  • Fins

You can bring your own gear or rent all equipment from us. Either way, be sure to bring proof of your certification as a scuba diver.

Not certified? Check with your local PADI® (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) center for opportunities to train for scuba certification. PADI is an organization that sets the standards for scuba diving, and their training can be completed in less than a week, although it usually takes longer.


Snorkeling allows you to get up-close-and-personal to the underwater world without the extensive training or gear. All you need to know is how to swim! And the gear is simple:

  • A snorkel
  • A mask
  • Fins

Float on the surface of the rocking sea, and gaze at the fishy drama below. It’s relaxing and thrilling all at once!


SNUBA (scuba + snorkel) takes you deeper than snorkeling, but you still get to skip the full scuba training and gear! We equip you with a hose that connects your mouthpiece to a floating air supply. With just 15 minutes of training, you’re prepared and ready to go.

And that 15 minutes is worth it for true nature-lovers! You could see octopuses and eels down in the rocky reef as you immerse yourself in an unforgettable undersea world.


Families with small children and teens alike love boat tours. What makes ours unique? You can spy on the fish face-to-face—and not get wet at all!

Our Cabo Submarine provides the easiest, driest way to peer into the undersea world because it’s a glass-bottom boat. It will carry your whole family—up to 33 cruisers—to the beautiful sights of the Arch and Neptune’s Finger. Once you’re finished taking unforgettable family photos in the breeze above decks, go below decks, where you’re surrounded by windows and immersed in dazzling marine life.



Got the need for speed? Adrenaline junkies can’t pass up the ubiquitous Jet Skis® and WaveRunners® for rent along Medano Beach and the Marina. Medano Beach runs in a long, wide band along the curve of the protected Bay of Cabo San Lucas. Its gentle waves and currents make it the safest beach in Cabo. There’s water skiing or, for a twist, take a wild and crazy ride in a banana boat—a long, yellow, inflatable raft towed by a motorboat.

Swimming with Animals

Wild animals give you a thrill? Try swimming with sea lions. A day trip to Isla Espiritu Santo takes you to a sea lion colony. They share their dramatic island outpost with a congregation of blue-footed boobies.

And kick it up a notch by swimming with the biggest fish in the world: whale sharks. You’ll be dwarfed alongside these giants.


cabo water sports

If you’re a thrill-seeker who doesn’t want to get wet, parasailing will blow your mind! Feel the air steadily lift you up on an invisible pillow as you sail up to a quiet, almost holy space. The wide sweep of blue sea glistens below against the craggy desert shore. It’s not heart-stopping action, but it’s a completely unique experience that will make your heart soar.


Swimming & Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Are you a competitor—always upping your game? Challenge yourself and your buddies to swimming and stand-up paddle boarding. Just be sure to do it on a safe beach, where the water is calm. Medano Beach is the biggest and safest beach for swimming.


Surfing in Baja draws wave-lovers from all over the world, and it’s a workout like no other. You can rent boards and take lessons near San Jose del Cabo at the famous Old Man’s Beach at Costa Azul. Its gentle surf break is right next door to experts-only Zippers. The peninsula has three sides, with east-, west- and south-facing beaches. Waves come from every direction to challenge the avid surfer. Experts surf the Corridor beaches in the summer for the swells from faraway storms.

cabo water sports

Windsurfing & Kiteboarding

Add wind to the equation and you have windsurfing. Windsurfing and kiteboarding are best on the East Cape. The beach at Los Barriles, which maintains the laid-back, casual Baja ambience from the old days, looks out on a sea of multi-colored parachutes and sails.

The more moderate athlete can exercise body, mind, and soul with a kayak-and-snorkel outing. Paddle with Cabo Expeditions to the best snorkel spots in a clear-bottom kayak. See something interesting down there? Jump in with your snorkel and mask, and just see if you can keep up with that speedy rainbow wrasse.


For you, just getting in the water is thrill enough. So lie back, and enjoy the silky caresses of tropical seas. Swimming, snorkeling, floating on a raft and daydreaming—they all count as water sports for you! Let go of the accumulated stress you came here to get away from. You’ll get a little exercise in spite of yourself!

Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a comfort-seeker, or somewhere in between, you’ll find the water in Los Cabos calling to you. Ride on it, swim below it, or fly across it! Your perfect watersport is just waiting for you to find it!