Continuing Our Tour of Land’s End and El Arco (The Arch)


Land's End as seen from the Golden Princess

Land’s End panorama as seen from the Golden Princess

Cabo San Lucas does not have a pier in waters deep enough to handle a large ship.  That means your cruise ship will be anchoring offshore in the Bahia (Bay) San Lucas and you will be transported ashore via either ship’s tender or one of the many local tenders that the cruise lines hire.  That has both advantages and disadvantages.

Land's End as seen from the Golden Princess

Land’s End as seen from the Golden Princess

The primary advantages are the view of the rock formations at Land’s End and the view of Cabo San Lucas as you tender in to the marina.

Land's End as seen from the Golden Princess

Land’s End as seen from the Golden Princess

The disadvantage is that you’re, well, tendering, and we all know what a pain that is.  Fortunately this port does not have the usual long waits associated with tendering, because the cruise lines hire local tenders to supplement those carried by the ship.

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Rock pillar surrounded by glass-bottomed tour boats

But as I indicated on Monday, don’t be content with the view of this area solely from what you see aboard ship.  Get up close and personal or you’ll regret it later.  For one thing you won’t see the wildlife from the ship.

Pelicans on the rocks

Pelicans on the rocks

You also won’t get the sense of wonder that you experience from being near the crashing waves, peering into the deep blue waters, and bobbing in the shadow of tall outcroppings with steep walls.

Intensely blue waters with many fish

Intensely blue waters with many fish

You’ll also never see from the ship the caves hollowed out into the sheer cliffs by eons of crashing waters.

Caves among the cliffs

Caves among the cliffs

And perhaps the best reason of all, you won’t get a shot like this of El Arco by peering off into the distance from your offshore anchorage:

El Arco

El Arco

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5 responses to “Continuing Our Tour of Land’s End and El Arco (The Arch)

  1. rogparish

    Nice trip review. Noticed a misspelling: “the cruise lines higher local tenders” should be “hire” I believe. Autocorrect again?

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  3. that looks like a super cool place 🙂