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Pelican Rock

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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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Take a water taxi or snorkelling boat to this area beside Lovers Beach for great snorkelling with lots of fish. Now that they've got this area roped off you can snorkel without... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sandi A
Aldergrove, Canada
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Aldergrove, Canada
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take a water taxi or snorkelling boat to this area beside Lovers Beach for great snorkelling with lots of fish. Now that they've got this area roped off you can snorkel without fear of being hit by watercraft. Lots of pelicans and sardines in October.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thank you to Dave fro driving us out there in your boat the tour was great the fish life amazing and the history of the arch was wonderful!!

Thank leslie70
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very convenient from our hotel.Good variety of fish.Rough water especially with presence of arriving boats.

Thank LPY39
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an inexpensive thrill. For under $40 American we were able to go out to the rock and snorkel. We got to view sea lions and pelicans. It's an excursion I would highly recommend.

Thank bboppin68
Texada Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really this is a pass by large, but interesting with all the birds, rock. It makes a great setting with the Arch as you enter the harbour of Cabo Lucas

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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306 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pelican Rock is one of the rock formations in Cabo San Lucas Bay on the way to the Arch. It takes its name from the many pelicans who rest there.

Thank David R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A favorite rock on which the pelicans wis to hang out and relieve themselves. It is more fun to watch pelicans fish than sit.

Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

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 16 April 2017 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 2 April 2017

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

Thank Tammy S

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