On Day 4 of our cruise, we stopped in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. While Seth and I had both been there before, we still decided to get off the ship and explore. We went in 2009 with Seth's mom and aunt and while we did go zip lining, we didn't really explore as much as we wanted to.
Our day started VERY early...so early in fact that we had to set an alarm (the horror!). Our excursion was set to meet at 7:15am so we could all disembark together, so we had to get up, dressed and fed by around 7:05am. No tour should ever start so early on vacation, but nevertheless, we made it (barely - Seth had to run back down to guest services to get a new Key to the World card since he somehow lost his between leaving the room and getting to the meeting place - luckily it's easy to get a new one)!
Now Cabo was different than Ensenada. Due to the cove being too shallow for the cruise ship to pull in and just the way that the dock is situated, the cruise ship had to "dock" in the middle of the ocean. It's kind of hard to explain, but we were close, we just had to take little shuttle boats to get to the land. They pulled up right next to our ship, there was a little walk way, and we got on the little boat. It was a short 10 minute boat ride to get to the actual dock in Cabo. Now, this is the part where if you get sea sick, you might have an issue. It was BUMPY or turbulent, or whatever you call choppy water. I was a little worried about Mason because we didn't know if he would get sea sick or not, but turns out, he's perfectly fine!
Our ship with the little "shuttle ships" taking people to the dock
So we got to the land, got off the boat, and headed to our meeting place for our tour. The tour that we signed up for was two parts - one by sea and one on land. We started off with a little harbor cruise on a yacht like boat (it was smaller than the cruise ship but bigger than the shuttle boat). I'll be completely honest. I was a little disappointed in this part. The boat ride was literally maybe 30ish minutes and took us to one side of the arch and then the other (as you'll see below). I thought maybe they would give us some history on Cabo while we sailed, but it really wasn't anything special. The view though, almost made up for the lack of "entertainment" from the boat staff.
Once the harbor cruise portion of the tour was done, we made our way over to the bus stop area to get on a bus for the land portion of the tour. Now this tour was pretty great. Our tour guide, Armando, knew tons of information about Cabo and about Mexico in general and was super informative. It almost made up for the lack of information on the harbor cruise. The land portion of the tour was roughly an hour, maybe a little longer, and took us to a couple different stops. Our first stop was a restaurant/hotel that over looked the ocean. This was definitely one of the highlights as the view was GORGEOUS and... they gave you free booze! Haha. Each person got a ticket for a free drink and when we got there, we exchanged the ticket for a small beer. Unfortunately for Mason, he is not old enough to drink, so I gladly took one for the team and had two beers myself.
After we spent some time taking in the views, we were back on the bus and on to our next stop - a glass factory. Now, while I think glass factories are big in Mexico and they make some amazing products, I kind of felt like this stop was a ploy for us to buy stuff. I mean, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how they make the different glass products (they showed us how to make a vase), but after that, we were just given time to walk around... aka shop. We didn't end up buying anything and headed back to the bus to wait for the rest of the passengers.
Make yourself comfortable!
The selfie king.
Around 2:30pm we headed back to the boat as we were told that we had to be back by 3:30pm so the ship could leave. We got back on the ship, got cleaned up, and got ready for dinner. Dinner that night was themed - Pirate Night!
Now with all our adventures that day, you may notice that Mason never napped. Keep this in mind...
After we finished getting ready, we took a few pictures, and then made our way to the restaurant that we were having dinner at that night - Triton's. Though we ate there on night 1, on this night, all the restaurants had the same "pirate" themed meal so we were simply in that restaurant just for convenience.
The dinner started off fine, everyone was doing well, Mason was a little cranky but nothing I didn't think my phone couldn't fix until... all of a sudden he put his head down on the table and we didn't see him moving for a few minutes. THE KID FELL ASLEEP AT THE DINNER TABLE. No nap - 1, Mason - 0. Uh oh. He was fine for a few minutes, we were even mean and put a pirate hat on him, and then all of a sudden, his arm slipped off the table and he almost fell into my nap and he was not happy.
I put him on my lap and he fell back asleep and we tried to finish our dinner, but Seth ended up taking him back to the room after a little while.
He ended up waking up shortly after they got back to the room, Seth ordered some room service for Mason, and I came back shortly thereafter (with an extra dessert that our waiter basically made me take to Seth since he missed dessert - not that I was complaining). I also made Seth take a picture of me in my pirate outfit since we didn't have a chance to really take pictures since Mason fell asleep.
We ended up missing the show that night, which was a comedian/juggler, but since Mason had a little power nap, we were able to go outside for Mickey's Pirates of the Caribbean Party. I'm so glad that Mason woke up for this party because he had an absolute blast dancing to the music and enjoying the show and the fireworks. And we even got to see Mickey fly through the air!
After the party was over, we called it a night. We went back to our room and got ready to go to bed in preparation for Day 5!
Days 5 and 6 coming soon!