Best Dinner Cruise in Los Cabo
Is the title a little bold? I don’t think so. Best Dinner Cruise in Los Cabo. The Cabo Wave. If you have looked how many dinner cruises there are, you will think I am going out on a limb and saying this bold statement. But I am being serious. I think this is the best dinner cruise in Los Cabo. This is my third sunset dinner cruise that I have taken in Los Cabo and this one trumps them all. We have sat and watch cruises go in and out of the harbor and I would not want to be on any other but the Cabo Wave because I really believe it is the best dinner cruise in Los Cabos that I have done so far.
Cabo Wave Dinner Cruise
Cabo Wave contacted me and asked if I, my husband and the couple we were traveling with would join them on a 5-course sunset dinner cruise with a full bar and live music. I looked up the information on the dinner cruise and saw the schedule and WOW some of the pictures are amazing.
I love the sunsets in Cabo. They are amazing. I have never really experienced a sunset like that anywhere else. It is God’s beauty showing off each evening. I accepted this offer from Cabo Wave and started getting excited about the evening. But I really had no idea what to expect. I just really hoped it was not going to be a party cruise that half the boat was already drunk before we left the harbor. Spoiler Alert! It was not at all a drunken party. It was so great and very classy.
Now onto the review of my time with Cabo Wave Dinner Cruise and how they showed hospitality.
Welcome to Cabo Wave
We were greeted as we entered the boat, which was a two-deck catamaran boat, with a host of men. They were there to greet us and help us up to the top deck of the catamaran. The top deck was amazing. It had sectional outdoor seating all throughout the deck with lighting on each table. Drinks were served immediately. Their welcome drink is a mojito. But many other options were available including non-alcoholic.
We found our perfect spot. Close enough to the live music but able to see the beautiful sites of the harbor and the shoreline as we sailed out into the ocean.
Oh did I mention? This excursion only holds 40 people. How awesome is that? We were not alone on the boat but we didn’t feel like we were packed on the boat and having to scream over other conversations. It was amazing. Let’s start counting how many times I say, “It was amazing”.
I am falling in love more and more with the insights I am learning from international hospitality. I know I am writing about an excursion and the staff of the excursion is paid to take care of the customer, but the hospitality is far beyond what I experience in the States. Let’s learn a few things from our international friends.
Being greeted and made to feel at home was their priority for the first impression. There were two older ladies in front of me as we were loading the boat. I loved the fact that three of the staff came to the ladies before they even stepped onto the boat and helped them walk on. They didn’t make them feel uncomfortable, they made their first steps into “their home” comfortable and secure.
The ladies had their purses in their hands and a little wobbly from the water. The staff took their purses and walked them up the stairs to their selected seating. They didn’t just say hello and welcome, they took extra steps to make sure the guest was comfortable and had a place to rest.
We need to greet people with this same joy. As guest comes into our homes, we need to stop what we are doing and greet them. Survey if they are having trouble entering your home. Your guest might be tired or just need a glass of water. Notice that and help. This is the first impression of your home. Not the clean living room that you worked hard to make beautiful. It is you that makes the first impression.
Starters on Cabo Wave
Every 10 minutes or so, we would be served appetizers while sitting on the top deck. It ranged from beautiful shrimp ceviche to Caprese Bruschetta. 5 different appetizers were served. It was amazing. (Oops I said it again) The appetizers were just the perfect size and the presentation is was so elegant.
What I witnessed during this time was the staff serving the guest. They presented the appetizers as something special. The servers brought the appetizers out on beautiful plates and the presentations were well thought out. The chief took time to think about the guest and make sure what he was presenting them to the guest was the best he could do.
Even if we are just serving grilled cheese sandwiches, figure out a way to make the presentation special. Maybe it is cutting it into cute triangles or adding a cup of cut fresh veggies and dip. Do something that makes your meal or snack a little extra special because you have guests in your home.
Dinner On Cabo Wave
Dinner was on the lower level of the boat. We really didn’t know what to expect. It was amazing. A very tender steak and large shrimp with wonderfully steamed vegetables that followed the warm bread.
This meal’s presentation was beautiful. The colors of the food and how they are placed on the plate was one of the nicest meals I have had. The main course was so great but the dessert was like the cherry on top. The dessert was a warm crepe with chocolate and a strawberry that is cut into a flower. We were so full even before the dessert came but who can resist something this amazing? We didn’t, we finished every bite.
The waiters were so attentive. I don’t think I put my fork down 10 seconds before they came to clear my plate from the table. One thing when you host in your home, try to anticipate your guest needs. If their drink gets low, go ahead and ask to refill it. If they are finished with their plate, go ahead and remove it from the table to where they can relax while others are finishing their meals.
Finishing the evening
We finished the evening back up on the top deck of the boat, watching the sunset, listening to wonderful music from the band. The music was soft rock and jazz. The setting was perfect, or should I say amazing? The sunset in Los Cabo is the prettiest Sunset I have ever seen. I highly encourage you to put on your bucket list a sunset on the West Coast. The sunset is amazing.
The evening was better than we ever would have imagined. We have returned from the trip and we are still talking about this one excursion. It is still my favorite. This is a trip you would want to save for. The cost is $135 a person. I know that is a little higher than some of the other excursions, but the food, the drinks, the music, the servers, the food, (oh yeah, I said that already) and the sunset are ≥well worth that amount. It is an experience that you will love and hold as a memory for a long time.
If you missed the review on the Wirikuta Dinner Show, be sure to check it out too!