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Sailing in Cabo

Posted Nov 09 2010 7:03am

Months ago, it became apparent that not all of our guests would be staying at Cabo Azul Resort and Spa . Since, it’s resort policy not to allow outside guests into the property (save for official wedding events) we had to come up with a way to have some fun elsewhere.

Our solution, was to plan a three hour boat excursion through Cabo Sailing .

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The sail boat launched from the dock of nearby Cabo San Lucas (a 30 minute drive away) so we organized two van taxis. This was our first time heading towards the “other Cabo” (we are staying in San Jose del Cabo) and it was interesting to see the resorts lining the road. Overall, this area of Mexico is very nice. And although it is lacking in the cultural treasures of the Yucatan or Quintana Roo it is also much less developed than Cancun. That’s a giant win in my books.

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On dock L, we found the Synergy waiting for us; a large sail boat suitable for our group of 17 people. There was plenty of seating both above and below deck. Thankfully, the crew of three men was extremely professional, friendly, and funny. I could not recommend Cabo Sailing more.

Quickly, we all found our preferred spots. My favourite place to hang out ended up being the very front of the ship.

Magic.

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During the first part of sailing adventure we stopped at a location called Pelican’s Rock. There, those that chose to snorkel could jump off the back of the boat and enjoy the area.

I decided to give it a go. Unfortunately, a lot of motorized vessels soon arrived and that made for a lot of waves. Alas, I ended up swallowing a lot of (very) salty water. And just when I was trying to regain my composure another wave came along. Cue, the swallowing of still more water.

I now have a whole new understanding of how easily someone could drown. No worries though, I didn’t come close. I just swam back to the boat and called it a day. Truth be told, I would try snorkelling again but only at a calm water location; that would make all the difference in the world.

Not everyone chose to get in the water but it’s safe to say people were completely enjoying themselves. Their beaming faces gave them away!

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The picture above is one I intend to frame. It features my Maid of Honour (left) and my Honorary Bridesmaid (right). We were the Toronto girls trio in law school – totally inseparable. Even now, they are still my two closest girlfriends. I can’t even begin to tell you how thrilled I am to be sharing this experience with my girls!

I’m in total destination wedding love.

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After our swimming adventure the crew provided us a lunch of nachos, salsa, guacamole, quesadillas, and tacos. Honest down to earth food. And good to boot. Oh and did I mention that there was an open bar on board? Totally worth the money we paid!

Once everybody had eaten we set off to explore the waters around the tip of the Baja Peninsula. The original plan called for us to sail the open waters but once we got word of a nearby whale, the group voted to try to find it instead.

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Within a matter of minutes we managed to find some whales. The lifted their tails for us and everything! And every time they emerged from the water our guests would cheer.

The whole event was a total hit!

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