La Bufadora Tours
This marine geyser shoots water 60 to 100 feet up into the air, and is truly one of the most unusual sights you'll see in Ensenada. Some tours combine up with visits to other attractions in the area, including the Plaza Civica (with statues of Mexican heroes) and the Riviera del Pacifico (once a grand casino that now houses an interesting museum). You might also have time included for shopping in Ensenada.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $30 to $40.
Booking Advice: Cruise line prices are quite competitive with third party vendors for this this tour. These excursions are considered to be easy in terms of physical exertion, and last for about 4 hours.
Wine Country Tours
For around 4 hours, enjoy the samples of cheeses and wines produced at two notable wineries in the Calafia Valley. You can also purchase wines you fancy at a discount. Shopping time in Ensenada is often included in these tours.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $36 to $40.
Booking Advice: These excursions are rated as easy regarding physical exertion. If you're opting to shop at tour's end, most of these exertions specify that you're responsible for your transportation back to your ship. Cruise line rules about alcohol do apply should you purchase from the wineries. Cruise line prices are very competitive with third party vendors.
Shopping in Ensenada
These 3 hour excursions also include a city tour, and give you ample opportunity to shop in Ensenada.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $21.
Booking Advice: From the pier, the main shopping and dining area, Avenida Lopez Mateos, is well within walking distance. There are also plenty of vendors about the pier area. Silver, jewelry, “knock off” accessories, clothing, and handmade crafts are quite popular buys. These excursions through the cruise lines are rated as easy in terms of physical exertion.
Beaches & Resort R&R in Ensenada
For 5.5 to 6.5 hours, these excursions take you out for R&R by the beach or at a resort. Resort excursions usually include lunch, use of the resort pools, jacuzzi, and facilities. At Ensenada, beach escape excursions at Rosarita's are definitely not family friendly; expect a complimentary drink, scads of bars, and beach games such as volleyball.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $36 to $45.
Booking Advice: Both excursions are rated as easy.
One way to see the surrounding terrain, taste wine at one of the wineries, and shop in Ensenada is on a Jeep Tour. These last for 3.5 hours, and give you the opportunity to explore the Valle de Guadalupe and take in other panoramic views of Northern Baja.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $80.
Booking Advice: Although these excursions are rated as easy, these are not for everyone. Pregnant ladies and people with back and neck injuries are excluded. To drive, you have to be at least 25 years of age and have a valid license. Also, drivers are not permitted to drink wine or other alcoholic beverages for safety's sake.