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Mazatlán: Mazatlán 1873 Observatory Guided Tour

1. Mazatlán: Mazatlán 1873 Observatory Guided Tour

Visit the Mazatlán 1873 Observatory to see a wide range of attractions. Discover how this ancient building went from a military outpost to a meteorological building. Enjoy exploring the observatory to see birds, cacti, iguanas, and more.   Start the day by riding up the 80-meter slope on a funicular. Admire the views of the ocean as you ride this unique method of transportation.  Watch a short film to learn the history of Mazatlán and the observatory. Take a look around the museum styled to look like a house from the 1800s.   Next, go to the distillery where mezcal is made using agave plants and stop at the bird sanctuary. Get to see more than 70 species of birds, including macaws, parrots, parakeets, flamingos, and toucans, all of which have been rescued.   Head into the former dungeon turned cellar where wine, mezcal, and sake are kept. Then walk around the gardens to see the different types of cacti and agave growing there.   Go to the reptilian land where more than 200 iguanas live and you can interact with them. At the end of the day, you can enter the sky bar if you want to have a drink while enjoying the views. 

Mazatlan: All-Inclusive Party Boat/Deer Island Tour

2. Mazatlan: All-Inclusive Party Boat/Deer Island Tour

Board your boat 15 minutes before the tour departure time at Marina Mazatlan. As soon as you step onboard, savor a freshly-made drink by a super-skilled bartender or a cold beer from the open bar. Then, cruise through the marina, the Golden Zone and its hotels, and take in great views of Valentinos and the Malecon. Afterward, head to Deer Island where, after putting a life jacket on, you will disembark to perform as many water activities as you like from the ones offered. Once you've had your fun in the water, get ready to enjoy a variety of local dishes served by one of the crew members. On the way back to the marina, dance on the upper deck or simply relax lying down on the lounge sofas.

Mazatlan: City Aquarium Premium Access and Sightseeing Tour

3. Mazatlan: City Aquarium Premium Access and Sightseeing Tour

Make the most of your day with a brief sightseeing city tour and a Premium Access pass to Mazatlan Aquarium including the Humboldt Penguin Exhibit, interactive tank areas. See educational exhibits such as shark diving, sea lions, tropical and predators birds, and more. Start this exciting marine life adventure on a traditional open-air vehicle ride from your accommodation to the city aquarium. Skip the ticket office line for a quick and full-access visit to the Aquarium and Humboldt Penguin exhibit. The Humboldt Penguin exhibit is home to 14 of these amazing creatures that live in temperate areas of South America and never see ice or snow. Get up close with them, both above and below the water in the Humboldt Penguin Habitat. Explore the indoor saltwater fish tanks and the biggest jellyfish tank in Mexico. Stick your fingers into the doctor fish tank. Enjoy the fantastic experience of exfoliating dead cells from your skin. Admire the museum of the sea, which displays a wide variety of snails, marine mammal bones, and a miniature display of the arts and fishing methods used around the world. Discover the outdoor areas. Interact with wonderful creatures such as stingrays and electric rays, love birds, and Tilapia fish. Or simply walk along and meet a variety of birds, reptiles, and mammals, Get your snacks and camera ready for educational exhibits of tropical birds, predatory birds, and sea lions where Toby, Ely, Tito, and the superstar Bony will perform fantastic numbers in the water and air. Enjoy a brief sightseeing tour on the open-air vehicle through the boardwalk and Historic District before returning back to your accommodation.

Mazatlan: City Tour in a Traditional "Pulmonia" Open-Air Car

4. Mazatlan: City Tour in a Traditional "Pulmonia" Open-Air Car

Hop onboard the Pulmonia, and savor all the sights of the city. Tour through all the key spots in a fun way. Take in charming narrow streets, the seafront, and fantastic hilltop views. Enjoy cruising through authentic Mazatlan. Make a stop at Playa Norte and experience feeding birds whilst they fly. Watch cliff divers make a live jump. Ride through the charming narrow streets of the historic district, and take in the picturesque seafront boulevard. Marvel at beautifully restored architecture, including the Plazuela Machado, the Angela Peralta Theater, and the double-towered, spectacular Cathedral. Enjoy some free time at the main market, and immerse yourself in local culture among the small shops, food vendors, and juice bars. Your last stop will be atop El Vigia Hill. Enjoy the view, before feeling the breeze as you are driven back down to town.

Mazatlan: Ten Islands Boating Expedition

5. Mazatlan: Ten Islands Boating Expedition

The insular areas (islands, islets, and rocks) of the Gulf of California represent approximately 50% of the insular territory of Mexico. On this route, you will get to know the most important islets of Sinaloa, which are in front of the port of Mazatlan. On board a high-speed, semi-rigid boat, you'll cross the bay whilst discovering different islands, islets, rocks, and beaches. This will give you the opportunity to take photos while your guides share the history, geology, and life of each of these landmarks. During your tour, you'll be surrounded by diverse types of birds, such as gulls, frigates, and ducks, among many animals such as dolphins, turtles, and with a bit of luck, stingrays. On the morning tour, snorkel and spend some free time on the famous Deer Island. On the afternoon tour, enjoy a beautiful sunset show.

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What people are saying about Mazatlan

Our guide was great and provided services above and beyond the event description. We had a spectacular time at the aquarium and during sightseeing. Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided an extensive historical and cultural information about the sites and monuments we visited. We were taken to a restaurant outside of the Golden Zone that provided with with an authentic taste of Mazatlán.

The half day City Tour was just fabulous! We learned so much about Mazatlan, the history, what to see and do. Our Guide Hector was the best!! Very entertaining, knowledgeable and accommodating. I highly recommend this activity to anyone new to Mazatlan!!!

Comfortable seating, great service, boat was clean, music was great, food was delicious.

Best excursion ever, a must do if you want to see the city

Excellent tour and the Roman guide, very professional