by Chris Sands
Family Friendly Fun in San Lucas
The captain pulls the wheel hard a-port, coming about for another pass by Land’s End as the Jolly Roger dances in the wind. Meanwhile, two scurvy mates stalk each other amidships as they prepare to cross swords in a battle over shares of the buried treasure.
Although best known as a playground for adults, Cabo San Lucas also offers many excellent family-friendly activities. So whether you are traveling with toddlers, tykes, or teens, there is no shortage of things to do, and enough variety to satisfy children of all ages.
One of the best tours is offered by Buccaneer Queen, a pirate ship replica that looks as if it sailed the Spanish Main. The cruises are very theatrical, with swordfights and tales of hidden treasure, and are a big hit with younger children. Whale watching is an added attraction during the winter months, and adults are free to walk the plank during the snorkel tour.
Cabo Submarine offers another popular waterborne adventure, and this tour is perfect for the younger set. The semi-submersible provides a steady ride. It’s a short trip (one hour), and best of all, the undersea viewing portholes look out upon an undersea fantasia, allowing kids up-close-and-personal views of over 70 kinds of fish, with frequent cameos from dolphins, sea lions, and manta rays. The crew chums the water, so there is always plenty to see, and guides are available to help with fish identification.
Cabo Dolphins is known for their interactive dolphin swims, but they also offer encounter sessions for toddlers and young children. The encounters take place in very shallow water, where a well-trained dolphin is brought in for the kids to pet and hug in a non-threatening environment. More mature youngsters may want to join in the swims, which also include plenty of dolphin kisses, and some memorable photo opportunities.
Trying to find something to keep the older kids happy? Take them to Wild Canyon Adventures. Located near Tule Beach in the Tourist Corridor, this thrill-packed theme park features enough hair-raising, pulse pounding excitement to satisfy even the most jaded of teens. The onsite adventures here put the average roller coaster ride to shame, and include a glass-bottom gondola that travels over 300 feet above the canyon floor, as well as zip-lining, bungee jumping, rappelling, and off-road racing excursions.
Where To Go
Buccaneer Queen – Cabo San Lucas Marina, www.buccaneerloscabos.com, info@ buccaneerloscabos.com, (624) 144-4218.
Cabo Submarine – Cabo San Lucas Marina (behind Wyndham Los Cabos), www. cabosubmarine.com, email@example.com, (624) 143-8718.
Cabo Dolphins - Marina Boulevard, Lote 7, www.cabodolphins.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, (624) 173-9500.
Wild Canyon – El Tule Bridge, www.wildcanyon.com.mx, email@example.com, (624) 144-4433.
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