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Mazatlán Excursions


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The cruise lines making port in Mazatlán offer tours, excursions and adventures for almost all interests. The most popular tours are the walking tours of Old Mazatlán and excursions to the historic Sierra Madre towns of Concordia and Copala.

Your ship will dock at the commercial port, and you will be taken to the adjacent Cruise Terminal via tram. All of the day's excursions will depart from the Cruise Terminal.

If you have taken any of the tours listed below, we'd like your feedback on your experience. Please click on the link of the tour you took, and then click the "Write a Review of This Tour" link and tell us what you experienced.

Last Updated: January 25, 2012

Old Town Mazatlan


Beach, Snorkel & Sailing

Tour Name & Brief Description

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Kayaking

Kaktus Island Kayak Adventure
5 hours      Rated: 3 Stars

Spend a day on beautiful Goat Island, where you'll have time to swim, bask on the beach and take a 75-minute kayak trip through the calm waters of the island's protected side.

 

Activity Level:

High boat snack  




Hotel pool

Shopping, Resort, Beach & Lunch
6½ hours

On this fun excursion, you'll see the famous Papantla Flyers perform their ages-old dance, shop in the Golden Zone and then relax at one of Mazatlán's best resorts.

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Activity Level:

Low Bus meal  




Beach

Stone Island Beach Break/ Stone Island
5¾ to 6 hours      Rated: 5 Stars

Explore the primitive side of Mazatlán on this fun tour. You'll spend several hours on Stone Island, relaxing, swimming, or strolling the beaches that stretch for miles. Domestic drinks are also included.

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Activity Level:

Moderate Bus meal  




Paddles

Deer Island Adventure & Kayak
5 hours

Enjoy a great time kayaking in the calm waters of of Deer Island, plus enjoy lounging on the beach and hiking a trail for some great views of Mazatlán.

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Activity Level:

Moderate boat meal  




Screamer

Mazatlán Jet Boat Adventure
1½ hours

Get your adrenaline up and your mojo working again as you take 360° spins and speed through the waters around Mazatlán on a jet-powered boat. After your first ride, you'll want another!

 

Activity Level:

High boat    

Biking

Tour Name & Brief Description

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Bicycle

Cross Country by Bicycle
4 hours

See some of the Mazatlán area that few others experience. You'll ride for 3½ miles cross country on extreme terrain near the El Yugo estuary. The bonus: you'll have time to do some bird watching.

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Activity Level:

High Van snack  

Birding

Tour Name & Brief Description

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Blue Heron

Estuary Cruise & Tropical Birds/ Estuaries & Bird Watching Expedition
6 hours      Rated: 5 Stars

You'll spend a day relaxing as you travel through a tropical estuary, replete with mangrove forests and many unique bird species. An hour on a tropical beach is also included.

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Activity Level:

Moderate boat meal  

Canopy

Tour Name & Brief Description

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Canopy

Huana Coa Canopy Adventure
5½ hours

Ride to the canopy in a 6X6 Swiss Army ATV, then experience a 12 station canopy featuring 9 zip lines and bridges, and take in a visit to a local tequila distillery, with complimentary tastings included.

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Activity Level:

High Bus snack  

City Tours

Tour Name & Brief Description

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Papantlas Flyers

Cathedral, Golden Zone, Show & Beach
4 hours

Explore the city of Mazatlán, then see the famous Papantla Flyers perform their ritualistic dance. Plus you can do some power shopping in Mazatlán's Golden Zone, and relax at a leading resort.

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Activity Level:

Low Bus meal  




Cathedral

Old Mazatlán Plaza, Theater & Cathedral/ Old Mazatlán on Foot
4 hours

Explore the historic center of Old Mazatlán, with its cliff divers, the Immaculada Concepcion Cathedral, the Angela Peralta theater, beautiful buildings and the city market. Plus, you will be given the option of heading to the Golden Zone after the tour.

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Activity Level:

Moderate Walking    




Diver

The Best of Mazatlán
7 hours

Make a visit to the historic Old Town, shop for interesting souvenirs in the Golden Zone, witness a performance by the famous Papantla Flyers and relax at a beautiful top tier hotel, with all of its amenities.

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Activity Level:

Moderate Bus meal  

Cultural Tours

Tour Name & Brief Description

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Papantla flyers

Malpica, Concordia & Folkloric Show
5½ hours

Explore the countryside, learning how adobe bricks are made. Then visit the village of Malpica, touring a tile factory and a wood-fired bakery, and see Concordia, home to a colonial church and a pottery. Back in Mazatlán, you'll witness a performance by the famous Papantla Flyers.

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Activity Level:

Low Bus snack  




Papantla flyers

Cathedral & Folkloric Show
4½ hours

This tour covers the highlights of Mazatlán, including a visit to Old Mazatlán and its historic buildings, then shop in the Golden Zone, followed by a performance by the famous Papantla Flyers.

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Activity Level:

Low Bus Handicapped  




Copala

Concordia, Copola & Golden Zone/ Sierra Madre, Concordia & Copala
7 hours

Visit an adobe brickyard, then head to Malpica for a visit to a tile factory, a bakery and a pottery. You'll also see the colonial towns of Concordia and Copala, with cobblestone roads and ages-old churches. The tour ends in the Golden Zone for shopping.

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Activity Level:

Low Bus meal  




Pottery

Colonial Route & Shopping
4 hours

Visit a tile factory, a bakery with a wood-fired oven and make a stop at Concordia, founded in 1565, famous for its colonial-era church and its furniture factories and potteries.

 

Activity Level:

Low Bus snack  

Fishing

Tour Name & Brief Description

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Sportsfishing

Mazatlán Sportsfishing
7 hours

If you've ever wanted to do some deep sea fishing in some of the world's best waters for marlin and sailfish, this is the tour you have to take. Is there a better way to do Mazatlán?

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Activity Level:

Moderate boat meal  

Food & Drinks

Tour Name & Brief Description

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Beer

Una Cerveza Por Favor! The Pacifico Brewery
3 hours

So what makes Mexican beer so special? You'll learn how on this tour of Mazatlán's famous Pacifico Brewery. Samples are included. Homer Simpson, eat your heart out!

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Activity Level:

Moderate Bus snack  




Salsa

Salsa Making & Salsa Dancing Class/ Salsa and Salsa
5 hours

OK, we eat salsa with our tortilla chips, and salsa is a Latin dance popular throughout Latin America. This fun tour shows you how to create some delicious salsa, and then you learn to dance the salsa.

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Activity Level:

Moderate Bus snack  




Shrimp

Shrimp Feast!
3½ hours

Take in a buffet-style meal of unlimited shrimp, along with chips, salsa and guacamole, and an open bar. That would be nice in and of itself, but the location of your feast is an experience to be savored.

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Activity Level:

Low Bus meal  

Golf

Tour Name & Brief Description

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Golf clubs

Golf at Estrella Del Mar
5½ hours

The Estrella del Mar Golf Course is one of the best golf courses in Mexico, boasting a prime location inside the Golden Zone. Designed by Robert Trent Jones. The course is 7,045 yards, par 72.

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Activity Level:

Moderate Van meal  

 

Motorsports

Tour Name & Brief Description

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ATV

ATVs at Stone Island
3 hours

Enjoy a few hours aboard a single-rider ATV as you drive through tropical plantations, lagoons and hidden estuaries on beautiful Stone Island.

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Activity Level:

High boat    

Important Information


Notes on the above cruise excursions:

  • The information on the cruise excursions listed above was developed from publicly available sources.
  • The cruise lines may elect to add to, change, delete or otherwise alter the itineraries of the excursions above;
  • The cruise lines may restrict the number of passengers allowed to go on any particular excursion.
  • The cruise lines may impose other restrictions on any particular excursion, including height, weight, minimum age, etc.; make sure to check with them to determine if there are such restrictions.
  • There may be seasonal limitations on certain excursions or tours, such as whale watching. Be sure to check with your cruise line to determine if the tour in which you're interested is available when you're on your cruise.

Why buy a tour through the cruise lines?

  • They have selected tour operator partners who are safe, reliable, licensed and insured.
  • They offer a wide selection of tours, purchasing convenience and can provide expert advice on the most appropriate tour for you.
  • They offer a one price, no surprises policy, with no hidden fees.
  • They will be happy to credit your onboard account if you've already booked an excursion and there is a change in itinerary of the ship.
  • They will wait for you if your tour is late.

Footnotes


1 Princess Holland America


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