There are lots of ways to get out on the water to tour the rocks and beaches along the tip of the Baja Peninsula—party cruises, whale watching boats, tour groups—you’ve seen a million pictures of them, but splurge a little and just charter your own boat—a sailboat, even.
The price range is about $300-400—from two people, two couples, or six people—and for just a little bit more you can get your own ride and not have to deal with a bunch of drunken spring breakers 'woo-wooing' and pounding beers.
We chartered ours through CaboSails, which provided a very professional, very attentive crew that left the itinerary up to us. We took off right before sunset, with open bar and endless appetizers. We saw whales, we saw beaches, and we were able to truly enjoy the setting sun. We brought our own music (via an iPod) and not the blaring boom-she-boom-boom we heard on the overly packed passing bucks.
Ask for the sailboat crewed by Captain Juan and his faithful guide/bartender/chef Pancho. They were overly accommodating and turned us on to stuff the big boats would never have time to show you. They ask what you want to do and see and adapt the tour to do just that. It doesn’t get any better.
We did a sunset cruise, but think it would be equally cool to do first thing in the morning, with the light bouncing perfectly off the arches and beaches.