• Location: Mazatlan, Mexico
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Sail to the sparkling shore of Matzatlan to uncover the city’s rich history on this guided walking tour. Explore the intriguing streets of Matzatlan, discovering cultural highlights and historical treasures, before watching the city’s renowned cliff divers jump from exhilarating elevations. Wander the atmospheric Old Town and visit iconic landmarks such as the Cathedral, Municipal Market and Machado Square. Ascend Watcher’s Hill to enjoy breathtaking views before strolling back to the port to set sail into the sunset.


  • Mazatlan city tour and cliff diving shore excursion
  • Visit the famous buildings of Old Mazatlan including the cathedral and the Angela Peralta Theater
  • Enjoy a spectacular cliff diving show
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Mazatlan Shore Excursion: City Tour and Cliff Diving Show

Interior of the Mazatlan cathedral

Matzatlan boasts a rich historical and cultural panorama that begs to be discovered. Absorb all of the city’s secrets on this interesting and informative tour, which reveals tales of early Aztec settlers, Spanish colonization and French invasions.

Escape the crowded tourist zones and immerse yourself in Matzatlan’s delightful downtown, a provincial and picturesque area that harbors architectural wonders. Visit the iconic 19th century cathedral and gaze at its soaring towers before strolling around the ambient Machado Square. Absorb the vibrant atmosphere of the bustling market place while scouring stalls for unique souvenirs and local delicacies.

One of Matzatlan’s most famous former residents is undoubtedly Angela Peralta, a famous opera singer considered a Mexican national treasures. The Angela Peralta Theater stands testament to the singer’s musical legacy and is one of the city’s most alluring attractions. Sip a refreshing drink in a charming sidewalk café before exploring the theater’s rich interior.

Experience Matzatlan’s renowned cultural expression of cliff diving. Watch with baited breath as death defying cliff jumpers dive from 45-foot (14-meter) platforms into shallow waters below. See, too, panoramic views of the city and the Pacific Ocean from the incredible vantage point of Watcher’s Hill.

Customer Reviews

Christopher M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Chilly Willy was a terrific guide with lots of info regarding the area. We are so glad that we signed up with your company and had him for our guide, definitely an experience to remember.

Vernon J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Excellent tour and our tour guide, Chilly Willy, was knowledgable and very informative.

Marilyn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great tour. It gave a good overview of Mazatlan. Thanks.

Diane B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was great. We had Chilly Willy and he was awesome

Sandra S

4 star rating: Recommended January 2018

This was the strangest way to get a tour. We were told through a phone call to go to Vista Tours. We went a day before our tour to make sure we could find the place and see about the time to arrive. We were told to arrive before 9:00 as the tour started then. On tour day we arrived at 8:30 and the office was locked. A woman showed up shortly and told us our tour would not begin until 10:00. We returned and were told to get in a clean van, which we did. The driver did not speak English and he said we were going on the tequilla tour, which we tried to tell him we had not signed up for. He took us to the tequilla factory. It turns out that this was actually the tour beginning, Once we got on that van with Abbie we were on our way for the correct tour. Abbie was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed her sense of humor and the explanations she gave us. We took a walking tour through the market and Old Town. We viewed the Cathedral and went to watch a cliff diver. We, of course, stopped at the cruise line jewelry store. The dropped us at a location close to our condo, which was nice. It was slated to be a 4 hour tour but was only three hours. Abbie was fantastic!

Jonathan S

4 star rating: Recommended October 2017

The tour was good but the city was under construction so a lot of the roads were impassable. But what we did get to see was nice. The weather was hot and humid but that didn't stop us from enjoying it. The time spent in the mercado ? was a little too long but we grabbed an ice cream bar and spent the remaining time enjoying that with the sights and sounds. Mazatlan is a beautiful place and once the construction is done it will be better.

Paul B

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

Mix up getting started. 45 minutes delay in getting our driver. Extra time going to the office for 1 visitor to use their credit card to pay for the tour. The tour was very nice. Would have liked more time with the divers. Too much time at the jewelry store but others were buying. Felt rushed because the cruise ship was in port for such a short time. Otherwise very satisfactory. We liked our guide.


4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

This tour was a shore excursion that gave us a great overall perspective of Mazatlan city. We were able to get out of the bus at several locations and enjoy the scenery, including the famous cliff divers. The tour guide was very friendly and patient at every stop and gave historical information while traveling to each stop. I would definitely recommend this tour especially for first-time visitors to Mazatlan.

Stewart M Australia

3 star rating: Worth doing December 2016

Similar to cruise ship excursion but much cheaper. Had trouble at beginning finding guide as he was from a different tour company than shown on voucher .Luckily we asked otherwise would probably have been left behind .Guide was informative ,

Doris A

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2015

The tour guide was good. The only thing is that they take you to places that they want you to spend money at, jewelry shops, markets, tequila store, etc.

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