I was recently in Cabo San Lucas for two days. We walked around, and eventually took a water taxi from the beach near The Office, back to the Marina. They charged us three of us $5 a person.
The next day we did the opposite. We started at the marina and went to beach. We paid the same rate, $5 a person, but there was a guy on the dock that wanted $1 a person "for the government." We even got an official looking slip of paper.
It was $3, so no big deal, but I've been wondering ever since if the "government" guy really was with the government, or did we get scammed? I'm suspicious, because he wasn't there on the first day, and he wasn't there when we came back to the marina on the second day. He was only there when we started from the marina.
Was this a scam or was it real?