Recent Searches
Clear

Learn more about our Covid-19 response.

Read More

San Jose Estuary (Estero San José) Tours

star-4.5
22 Reviews
San Jose Estuary (Estero San José)
Located between San Jose del Cabo and Los Cabos Marina, the San Jose Estuary (Estero San José) is home to hundreds of species of birds and colorful wildlife and is a prime destination for bird-watchers. Nature lovers also flock to this sanctuary for sunrise kayak journeys and relaxing sunset hikes.

The Basics
Guided birding tours of the San Jose Estuary are available, and bird-watchers might spot Belding’s yellowthroat, least Bell’s vireo, least tern, gray thrasher, Xantus’s hummingbird, Virginia rail, white-faced and white ibis, and yellow-crowned and black-crowned night herons, as well as other migrating waterbird and shorebird species. You can also rent a kayak to navigate the waterways independently. Lucky travelers may see local fishermen returning with the day’s catch or giant turtles wandering along the shores.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The San Jose Estuary doesn’t offer many amenities, so bring food and water if you plan to spend time exploring.
  • The area is still recovering from storm damage suffered in 2014; some pathways were destroyed.
  • Wear waterproof shoes to walk along the paths; don't wear flip-flops.

How to Get There
The San Jose Estuary is about a 7-minute drive from San Jose del Cabo’s hotel zone. From the town’s main square, walk toward the bridge to Puerto San Jose (look for Camino Cabo Este); the estuary entrance and the lookout are to the right, just before the ramp leading to the bridge.

When to Get There

The San Jose Estuary, which is free to enter, is open daily from dawn until dusk, and sunset is one of the most popular times to visit. If you’re planning to go birding, the best time to visit is from fall to spring, when the clear skies are ideal for bird-watching. During this time, you might also be able to catch a glimpse of migratory species that are attracted to the warm air.

Mission of San Jose del Cabo Church

Within short walking distance of the estuary, the Mission of San Jose del Cabo Church is located in the heart of San Jose del Cabo’s historic district. This active church, which is dedicated to Jesuit priest Nicolas Tamaral, boasts bright white bell towers and offers daily services, with a Sunday Mass that is presented in both English and Spanish.
Address: Blvd. Antonio Mijares, San José del Cabo, Mexico
Read More

8 Tours and Activities to Experience San Jose Estuary (Estero San José)

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Small Group or Private Tour of Los Cabos

Small Group or Private Tour of Los Cabos

star-5
Enjoy scenery, shopping, and culture on this Los Cabos combo tour. Choose to begin by either souvenir-hunting at Puerto Paraiso mall or riding a glass-bottom boat to El Arco, watching for fish and sea lions on route. Then, enjoy the ocean-lined Tourist Corridor to San Jose for a sightseeing walk and tequila and Mexican chocolate tastings.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$59.00
From
$59.00
Taking safety measures

Historical and Cultural Walking Tour of San José del Cabo

Historical and Cultural Walking Tour of San José del Cabo

star-5
This evening walking tour takes you on a historical stroll through the heart of San Jose del Cabo. Listen to little-known stories about Los Cabos and the Baja Peninsula, from native legends and pirate lore to anecdotes on local celebrities. Booking a small-group tour allows ample time for questions and conversation, as well as recommendations tailored to your own interests.
More
  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$39.00
From
$39.00
Taking safety measures

Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo Sightseeing Combo Tour

SPECIAL OFFER

Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo Sightseeing Combo Tour

star-4.5
Experience the best of Los Cabos, by land and sea, on this 5-hour sightseeing tour. In Cabo San Lucas, visit the main square and its historical attractions before stepping aboard a glass-bottom boat. Sail to the famous peaks of El Arco and see colorful marine wildlife. Back on land, wander through the colonial town of San Jose del Cabo and visit its lagoon-estuary teeming with birds. Tour includes hotel transport.
More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$75.60
$84.00
$8.40 savings
From
$75.60
$84.00
$8.40 savings
Taking safety measures

Following the bike lane, discover the main attractions of San José del Cabo

Following the bike lane, discover the main attractions of San José del Cabo

star-5
Discover the highlights of Los Cabos and Baja California on a 2.5-hour bike tour of San José del Cabo. Pedal your mountain bike on a mostly flat bike path that extends from the hotel zone to the historic downtown of San José del Cabo. Expect to ride about four miles (6.5 km) with stops at the estuary and bird sanctuary, San Jose del Cabo Church, main square, and art gallery district.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$75.00
From
$75.00
Taking safety measures

Saturday`s 3 Market Tour in San José del Cabo

SPECIAL OFFER

Saturday`s 3 Market Tour in San José del Cabo

star-5
Did you know that Mexican food is on UNESCO's list of Cultural Heritage of Humanity? Mexican gastronomy and culture can be reflected in its markets: colorful, exotic and traditional. Get a taste of the real Baja California and local life. This tour will give visitors a glimpse of 3 laid back and very different markets. You’ll try a full Mexican breakfast and learn more about traditions and dishes. Our first stop is the oldest market in town where we will have a full breakfast and wander around the stalls. From there we will head over to a local and modest farmers market where you will learn more about local traditional meals and customs. Finally, we will make our way over to Los Cabos`most famous family market among palm trees and reeds. There are 4 spots max available on this experience.You don’t have to fill all of them. Experiences are meant to be social, so other travelers could join too. If you have trouble booking or want private tour; just give us a call.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$49.50
$55.00
$5.50 savings
From
$49.50
$55.00
$5.50 savings

ArtWalk and Snorkel Cabo Combo

ArtWalk and Snorkel Cabo Combo

star-5
This excursion will show you los Cabos from a historical point of view since native Pericu to the spanish ocupation. Covering beach and town history allowing you to interact with local flora and fauna.
More
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$51.43
From
$51.43

Half Day Guided Walking Tour in San Jose Estuary

SPECIAL OFFER

Half Day Guided Walking Tour in San Jose Estuary

If you have no experience at all or you are in your big year these tour is for you, we will enjoy endemic birds and many more resident and vagrant birds, also nature, flora and fauna, guide will share interesting information regarding conservation efforts, culture, nature and traditions of Los Cabos
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$80.00
$100.00
$20.00 savings
From
$80.00
$100.00
$20.00 savings
Taking safety measures

Half-Day Bird Watching Endemics Activity in Los Cabos

SPECIAL OFFER

Half-Day Bird Watching Endemics Activity in Los Cabos

If you are an avid birder or have no experience as birder these tour will focus on the endemic birds of the area, in addition enjoy more residents & vagrants, guide will talk about how We started to introduce birding activities since 2000 as a conservation's project in coordination with Audubon and Sonoran Joint Venture to preserve the birds and their habitats by giving sustainable use of the areas, and as result here we are Birding Los Cabos, enjoy also local stories regarding Culture and nature .... Join us
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$80.00
$100.00
$20.00 savings
From
$80.00
$100.00
$20.00 savings
Taking safety measures

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience San Jose Estuary (Estero San José)?