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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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$95.00*
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Snorkel Tour to Pelican Rock
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$60.00*
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Snorkeling Adventure Cruise in Los Cabos Coastline
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$79.00*
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Glass-Bottom Boat Ride and Snorkel Tour in Cabo San Lucas

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Pelican Rock

Just breath taking. It is so beautiful!!! The ambiance was happy and fun without being cheap-tourist-drunk at all. We went on the Cabo Rey and it was fabulous!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
lawawita
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Chula Vista, California
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Chula Vista, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just breath taking. It is so beautiful!!! The ambiance was happy and fun without being cheap-tourist-drunk at all. We went on the Cabo Rey and it was fabulous!!!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went scuba diving on this rock and spent about 3-4 hours total just on it. This viz was great in Cabo for the first few days, but then a storm clouded things up. However, if you're a macro photographer, this is a great place to spend a low-viz day. Many different types of nudibranchs can be found, as well... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While all the photos one sees are of the land view of Pelican Rock, mine was of the underwater variety. That was my first open water day as a novice scuba diver. The current was stirring up the sand and there were interesting `features`such as metal and rock under there but I was busy learning to breathe underwater and follow... More 

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Thank superstarmcguire
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Must see. Try the glass bottom boat tour through Baja, or take a water taxi from the marina. Great for families, they share lots of history.

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Thank Tina P
El Paso, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

By taking a boat, yacht, or any other vessel, you'll go thru different areas including Pelican Rock, it is well worth your money. It is absolutely beautiful.

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Richland, Washington
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

There are not many popular snorkel spots in Cabo proper. Somehow Pelican Rock has become the generic answer for a local touristic snorkel swim. I landed here via a boat taxi. At first the driver said he'd be back in two hours to get me, but I scanned the area and asked for no more than one hour. One hour... More 

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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233 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Its just a rock with birds and pooh on it. I guess it is ok to take a few pics at but really, this should not even be on here.

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Etters, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Cabo adventures took our group here to learn to scuba. Had a blast 3o feet down and saw many fish, a ray and a white-tip nerf shark. Saw others jump off the rock which looked very inviting!

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Lakewood, Colorado
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76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Not sure what the attraction is? Just a bunch of birds. Went by in a boat and had a few follow us in when we came back from fishing which was neat the way they glided next to the boat looking for food.

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Portland, Oregon
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265 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Nothing special here. I don't think it's worth a specific trip to visit the rock. Almost any boat tour that you book will pass by its grandiose, poop covered-birdness.

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