Ever seen pelicans fighting over fish? Or a sea lion steal fish from a pelican? It’s a colorful comical sight watching the Cabo San Lucas pelicans down at the makeshift fish cleaning and filleting station on the marina. Tourists mill around, snapping pics, adding to the melee.
Have your camera ready too, as there are some great photo opps.
The scene is not for the squeamish though – expect to see blood, guts and entrails.
“Poncho” always wins
Fishermen take their fish to the boat ramp at the end of the marina dock (the makeshift cleaning station), where fish cutters strip the skins from the fish, cut up the fish meat and baggie up the raw fillets. The guts and skin are thrown out for pelicans and gulls to grab – they end up playing a tug-of-war with their beaks.
But they all lose when “Poncho,” the marina’s resident sea lion, lumbers up the ramp to steal their prizes.
Beside the steel filleting tables, freshly-caught marlin are strung up on a hook and yanked up to be weighed and measured. If you’re quick, you can get your photo taken beside one of these beauties, before it’s taken down to be cut up.
Cabo San Lucas is the most expensive resort destination in Mexico.
But stopping by the fish filleting station to watch these Cabo San Lucas pelicans is one of those fun, free things you can do when walking around the marina.
Funny antics of the Cabo San Lucas pelicans
Do you like pelicans? Do you think they’re funny-looking birds?
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