Activities – Beware of the Promoters, and how to handle them
We can help you arrange for most activities. Contact us and you will get the best service and the best prices. We are not commission motivated like the promoters. We can set you up and/or advise you about wave runners, parasailing, swimming with dolphins, golf, sailboats, paddle boards, glass bottom boat rides, 4 X 4 adventures, or most anything to do while you are in the Cabo area. Also recommendations for things to do that you may not have thought of before like Cabo Winery, or the pottery making or glass blowing artists, and many others. Ask us. We will be glad to help. Everyone that goes on our boats does other things and we can “cut to the chase” and save you time, grief, and money.
There are promoters at the airport, in the hotels, on the beach, at the marina, on the street, in the restaurants, and all over town. You will be approached at your table at the restaurant you are eating at, so much so, you can’t even talk to your family and friends you are dining with.
No one likes to be rude, but if you say “No Thank You” to a promoter, that will NOT make them go away. The best way is to just ignore them, do not respond, do not look at them. Everyone needs to make a living, but the tactics are extremely irritating and rude. There are “spotters” all over watching the tourists, and when they see someone talking to a promoter, that tourist is now “a good mark” as they will then send the next promoter that is promoting whatever it is they promote, and the next one, and the next one, and the next one, and on and on and it never stops.. You see this on the beach. If you buy something on the beach, you will be inundated with beach vendors the entire time you are on the beach, one after another. It is very frustrating. Now we know people like to buy things off the beach, but you don’t want your entire beach visit interupted every 2 mintues by another vendor. Ignore the vendors. Towards the end of your beach visit, THEN ask one over if you want to buy what they have. You will then be peppered with the other vendors so you can always get what you want then. Buy what you want at the END of your beach visit.
BUYING TIPS. Whatever the vendor asks for a price, they will generally sell the item for 1/3 -1/2 of the amount they start with. Haggling is part of the fun, but beware, they will try to get a price that is really too high. A 12″ tall wood carving, which are really nice will be offered at $60. You can buy the same thing on the street corner in San Diego or Phoenix for $20 and you can in Cabo too. They will act like you are robbing them, but they are happy to make the sale.