Enhance your sightseeing experience of Mazatlán on a full-day sightseeing tour of the Mexican city. Alongside your guide, you’ll explore the ambient Centrol Historico — home to the neoclassical Teatro Angela Peralta and the Plazuela Machado — while listening to history-rich commentary. See, too, fearless cliff divers plunge into the ocean from dizzying heights before you board a boat to Stone Island. Here, you’ll choose two beach activities from an extensive range including kayaking, boogie board riding or horseback riding, and enjoy lunch and an open bar.
Full-day sightseeing tour of Mazatlan
Discover the ancient monuments of Centro Historico
Observe fearless divers jumping from cliffs into the ocean
Take a boat to Stone Island and partake in two activites of your choice
Lunch and round-trip transport from Mazatlan hotels are included
After pickup from either your Mazatlán hotel or cruise port, board an air-conditioned coach and travel into the city’s ancient center, Centro Historico. Here, you’ll visit monuments such as Teatro Angela Peralta and the ambient central palaza, before gazing at the pointed spires of the Cathedral. As you explore, your guide provides history-rich commentary to enrich your knowledge of the city’s history. You’ll have ample time to wander Centro Historico independently before watching a cliff diving spectacle. Gasp as you witness fearless divers plunge from dizzying heights into the ocean, and then board a boat destined for Stone Island — renowned for its pristine beaches. On arrival at Stone Island, you’ll be provided with lunch and offered drinks from an open bar. If you wish, opt to partake in two beach activities; choose from an exciting range including kayaking, riding a banana boat or horseback riding, or choose to soak up the Mexican sun on a relaxed horse-and-cart ride. Your tour will conclude with drop-off at your Mazatlán hotel.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Stone Island and Town Tour
, Apr 2019
We were fortunate to have just ourselves with our english speaking guide on this tour which took us initially thru Historico Mazatlan then onto a catamaran to Stone Island to bask on the beach and enjoy several activities while there, including a delicious lunch of chicken/beans/rice and beverages. We chose just the donkey and cart ride thru town and our escort happened to have lived in my hometown in Arizona so it was an extra special conversation. As we were the only english speaking visitors the captain made of point of addressing us as Arizona which helped me que into his tour information. Once returned to the dock, we continued our tour back thru Mazatlan and received detailed information to our questions about the sites. Our guide stayed with us the entire time rather than dropping us off so we always had a resource close by. We saw people enjoying the banana boats, the quads, the horseback riding and swimming while we kicked back and soaked up the sun with an abundance of liquid refreshments. A thoroughly enjoyable day! Thank you Enrique.
The guides were all very nice and extremely accommodating. Enjoyed the day, just wish the sightseeing tour portion was longer. In my opinion, we spent too much time at shops on the side of the road rather than seeing more 'sights'.
Was not really what we expected. City tour short. 15 minutes allowed to tour a church and open market. Cliff divers were sketchy and we didn't feel safe. Stone island was jam packed with people. So so food. Weak drinks. The only beach activity appeared to be a banana boat which we couldn't find the guy to help us ride it. One of us rode the horses and she was back in 10 minutes. Too many hawkers allowed to pester you while you ate. I was not thrilled with Mazatlan. Wouldn't visit this city again.
This was a very commercialized tour. We stopped in town but only had 30 minutes to walk around and shop in the market. Not enough time. All the other stops were nice but geared to the locals selling their wares at every stop. The cliff divers were very aggressive towards the visitors and we felt very uncomfortable there. Stone Island was very busy and we were rushed in and directed to a table and immediately had to order our lunch. There were no chaise loungers on the beach so we sat in plastic chairs all day. The free drinks were horrible and the beer was very watered down. The lunch was good. We did not see any snorkeling. There was horses, ATV's and the banana boat riders. Some of the locals were allowed to come into the area selling their wares. Very irritating to be bothered over and over again. Would I do this again.....nope! Definitely not worth the price we paid.
Our Guide George was very good and was knowledgeable about Mazatlan. The downtown stop at the church and the market gave us time to experience those two cultural attractions as well as the panoramic view of the city from the hill top and George did not push us from a time perspective. We were disappointed in a few things. First the cliff jumpers were only operating on an additional gratuity of 25.00. Secondly, the horse back ride was a 3 block circle which I would have enjoyed going further for a longer time even if it was a separate charge. The carriage ride around the village was good allowing us to view the general culture and was 15-20 min long. The food was good and our guide's service to us was excellent.
We had been there before. The best part of the trip is that the waters are more calm and accessible on this island. So this is a good place to be able to actually get in the ocean water and have that experience. Most of the other Mazatlan beaches have waves that are just too daunting and not safe. The lunch is very good and authentic. Our driver, Jean Carlos, was wonderful. Very professional, kind, well informed and just an all round great guide for the day. WE greatly enjoyed our time with him.
This was a disappointing tour. Our guide was not informative about Mazatlan and not interactive. He also didn't speak very good English, which I expect on a tour like this. We had a long wait for our boat to Stone Island. It seemed unorganized. The access to Stone Island was the only good part of the tour. It was well-managed on the island. The Old Town Sightseeing portion of the tour is a joke. The guide dropped us off at the cathedral and market, but didn't come with us to provide information. I went back to Old Town on my own and learned much more from free walking tour websites.
I don't know if the tour was worth doing or not do to the fact that when our party of 10 arrived at the designated time we were told we were an hour late and the tour had already left. Being that we had already paid for the tour we were given a private tour guide, Carlos, who was very knowledgeable.