Cabo San Lucas is a tender port. The cruise ship will anchor in the bay outside of town. The tenders drop you off right in the marina.
If you grab an early morning tender into town you can get some fantastic photos of your cruise ship out the back of the tender.
One of my favorite photos from our Panama Canal cruise is this photo of the sun rising over Cabo San Lucas harbor.
The marina is filled with stores, restaurants, fishing boats, and great detailed maps. One of the things I really liked about this port area were the maps that were all over the place. They clearly show exactly where you are in the marina and what is located near you. We did not have any problems walking around the port area. We were able to easily find Starbucks, Hard Rock Café, Cabo Wabo, Senor Frogs and other major sites.
When you walk along the marina you will be offered fishing trips, glass bottom boat rides, tours of the bar and Lovers Beach. The prices for these trips were significantly lower than what we saw on the cruise ship.
There were some vendors and peddlers walking along the marina but not very many. There was a section of fence that they had items lined up on and were offering products through the fence. Near town there is a flea market filled with crafts and souvenirs. The flea market had small aisles and was packed with products.
There is a really nice large open store near the tender pick up. I found pretty good prices on tequila, glasses, a Christmas ornament and a sombrero hat for John. The staff was really friendly and spoke great English. They also had T-shirts for great prices and lots of other souvenirs.
Senor Frogs is near the tender pick up spot. If you are looking for a fun place to grab a drink and snack Senor Frogs was amazing. We were able to walk right over to the tender pick up from the restaurant in a minute or so.
While taking the tender back out to the cruise ship keep an eye out for seals in the water. On our ride back to the boat we watched seals in the water. We passed a fishing boat that had 2 seals riding on the back begging for fish. I was to in awe of watching them go by to take a picture.
There are some lovely views of town and the beach from the tender boat. We were not able to see the famous arch from the tender boat.