Stone Island and Old Town Sightseeing Tour
Your adventure begins as you and your group head to the historic city of Old Mazatlan. Listen as your tour guide shares interesting stories and important facts while you explore this fascinating city. Stand at the Old Spanish Fort for amazing overviews of Mazatlan then watch daredevils climb 45 feet up the cliffs and wait for the right moment to dive between the rocks into 8-foot-deep waters below.
Wander around Machado Square, check out the central market and visit the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Step inside this structure built in the late 1800s and take a photo of the Star of David in the top windows; this symbol was added as a thank you to a Jewish family who donated money to help with construction. This majestic cathedral has a mix of Gothic and Baroque styles and covers an entire city block.
From here you will head to the docks and board a boat for a scenic ride over to Stone Island. Explore the island on horseback or jump into one of the many water activities such as kayaking, boogie boarding or a banana boat ride. Take a swim in the crystal clear waters or just relax on the sandy beach with a cocktail or two. While here enjoy a delicious lunch of grilled chicken, breaded fish, quesadillas or a combination plate giving you a sample of each item (vegetarian meal available upon request).
Sign up now to enjoy the famous beaches at Stone Island and visit the highlights of Old Mazatlan.
Please Note: Your 5-hour tour includes a tour guide, transportation, two activities on the island, lunch, soft drink and bottled water. Guests must be a minimum age of 6 years old for this tour and specific ages to participate in the following beach activities and be supervised by an adult: Boogie Boarding - 12 years; Kayaking - 12 years; Banana Boat - 12 years; Horseback Riding - 8 years; Horsecart Tour - 6 years. Must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol. Children 12 years old and younger must wear a life jacket. All guests must be able to step in and out of a boat. Wheelchair access not available.
Reviewer: Al Breitwieser
This turned out to be a great call! The instructions were very clear, and it was very easy to find our guide and fellow passengers. There were only 6 of us total, plus the guide. The city tour part was perfect. The guide was very knowledgeable, and spoke excellent English. We made several stops where we were able to get out and enjoy the views and see the sights, including a great coastline overlook, the cliff divers, and the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Then we were off to Stone Island, where we were set up at a beach front restaurant with unlimited drinks, lunch and a couple of activities. My wife and I did the horseback ride, which was short, but a lot of fun. I ventured out with a few of our excursion mates on the "banana", towed behind a boat, again, a lot of fun! Then they got us back to the port in time to walk around the marketplace that is right there by the cruise ship.
Excellent, very accommodating, interesting, knowledgeable, and nice guide. I love Mazatlan! We always felt safe and happy. Great tour.
We loved our tour guide, Jean Carlos! When ever we had questions, he would show us historic pictures on his phone and was happy to explain. He had a true love for Mazatlan! He would take us to beautiful vantage points, there were street vendors at a couple spots, but he never pressured you to have to buy anything. He knew we were there to see the city. We enjoyed Stone island. Went for horseback rides along the beach, and the food was great. Lots of things to do. Enjoyed a fresh coconut. Only downside was the people selling things on the beach. There were a lot of them walking along the beach, so don't expect to sleep in the sand. Overall, we would go back and do a tour with Jean Carlos again. We are definitely planning a trip back to Mazatlan.
Reviewer: Cindy Gates
It was awesome, loved my guide