What happens when you throw a bunch of Canadians on a boat in Mexico? A fiesta naturally, because there’s two things Canadians know how to do well—party and socialize. The Canexican tour is offered exclusively through Sunwing Experiences and La Isla Tours to Canadian travellers out of the Cabo San Lucas harbour and is a perfect way to spend a vacation day.
Once a week La Isla Tours and Sunwing Experiences load up a bunch of sun starved Canucks and take them out for a day tour on the Sea of Cortez. Before the boat leaves the harbour, the bonding begins. “How cold is it where you’re from?” “How long did it take you to get here?” Canadians get each other on a level that travellers from other countries simply can’t understand. That’s why no matter where we go, we tend to gravitate to each other. The Canexican tour builds on that attraction and offers a place for Canadians to bond under the sun.
This is where our Mexican friends come in offering authentic and delicious Mexican food, free flowing tequila, great music, and stunning natural beauty. This tour is family-friendly, so there are lots of non-alcoholic beverages available for the kids if you’re bringing them along. The food is the star of the show with mouth-watering fish tacos cooked up in front of your eyes, and a fun salsa making class offered on deck. Trust me when I say you’re going to want to write down how this salsa is made; it’s the best I’ve ever had.
The tour starts from the harbour and offers a quick sail by the beach before stopping to explore the area known as Lover’s Beach on the Sea of Cortez side and Divorce Beach on the Pacific Side. On the day I was there, our boat saw a sea lion colony and dolphins in the water, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. You’ll also want to be sure to grab a shot of yourself in front of the world-famous Archway of Cabo San Lucas.
From there, the Director of Fun, Lorena, kicks the party into high gear as the boat heads to calmer waters to anchor. Once anchored, guests can jump in the water from the top of the boat, or take the gentler way using the ladder. Either way you’ll want to get off and enjoy the water. Snorkelling is great closer to the rocks along the island, and it’s a great place to enjoy the Standup Paddleboards.
The Canexican Tour runs from November 1 to March 30th and is approximately 4.5 hours in length. Be sure to pack biodegradeable sunscreen, swimsuits, a towel, hats, and cash for tipping. There are washrooms on board if you want to get changed into dry clothes when the tour is over.
Want to know more about Cabo San Lucas? Check out my post on what you need to know before you go to Cabo.
*photo jumping off boat courtesy of Sunwing Vacations