Mazatlan City Tour Excursion Reviews

Mazatlan is full of historical sites and has a prominent art scene to visit when you go for a city tour. As well, there's a great aquarium thats perfect if you've got kids with you. The town is an ideal mix for nature and city lovers alike.
1/2 day city tour including stops near beach area for shopping, Cathedral Basilica and also 1-hour ...
1/2 day city tour including stops near beach area for shopping, Cathedral Basilica and also 1-hour harbour cruise, as well as viewing cliff diving. Tour Guide Alma T was excellent.
1/2 day city tour including stops near beach area for shopping, Cathedral Basilica and also 1-hour harbour cruise, as well as viewing cliff diving. Tour Guide Alma T was excellent. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We had never been to Mazatlan before and figured that this excursion would give us an overview of ...
We had never been to Mazatlan before and figured that this excursion would give us an overview of the city, which it did. The bus was comfortable enough, and took us to see the Cathedral, the Golden Zone, a Cliff Diver (wow!!), and other ... Read More
We had never been to Mazatlan before and figured that this excursion would give us an overview of the city, which it did. The bus was comfortable enough, and took us to see the Cathedral, the Golden Zone, a Cliff Diver (wow!!), and other areas of Mazatlan. The highlight for us was that I left my travel mascot Teddy Bear at the Cliff Diver area. Irma, our tour guide, was very conscientious about trying to locate the bear for me. As it turned out, we returned to that area before we went back to the ship (since when we stopped the first time, the diver was not able to dive) and Irma asked around until she found a vendor who had taken the bear for safe-keeping. I was grateful for Irma's kindness, and for the kindness of the vendor who rescued our mascot. I don't think I'd take the tour again, but it was fine for an overview. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was ok.
This was ok. Kinda boring but we got to see what we wanted. Next time we will just take the open air cab to town. It's much cheaper and your on your own timetable. I really loved this port. Lots to see and do.
This was ok. Kinda boring but we got to see what we wanted. Next time we will just take the open air cab to town. It's much cheaper and your on your own timetable. I really loved this port. Lots to see and do. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked a City Tour through an independent and reputable website we always use.
We booked a City Tour through an independent and reputable website we always use. The tour guide was great and it was my family of 6 people plus two sisters traveling together. The guide stopped to see the cliff divers, shopping, ... Read More
We booked a City Tour through an independent and reputable website we always use. The tour guide was great and it was my family of 6 people plus two sisters traveling together. The guide stopped to see the cliff divers, shopping, catherdral, golden zone and we ate lunch at La Costa Marinera. He added an extra couple hours at no charge to us. Highly recommend this tour. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We're told it would be a rustic beach area.
We're told it would be a rustic beach area. It was sufficient with bathrooms and a small restaurant with decent food. It had the best beach for swimming and relaxing of the entire trip!
We're told it would be a rustic beach area. It was sufficient with bathrooms and a small restaurant with decent food. It had the best beach for swimming and relaxing of the entire trip! Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
City tour was brief and we did not get a good flavor of what Mazatlan was like.
City tour was brief and we did not get a good flavor of what Mazatlan was like. We visited the Cathedral, went to the Goldenzone, saw the cliff divers, and then back to the ship. We were dropped off at a shopping area and we had to go ... Read More
City tour was brief and we did not get a good flavor of what Mazatlan was like. We visited the Cathedral, went to the Goldenzone, saw the cliff divers, and then back to the ship. We were dropped off at a shopping area and we had to go through the gauntlet to get back to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Overall good - the guide was very knowledgeable - a little boring and heavy on sales side.
Overall good - the guide was very knowledgeable - a little boring and heavy on sales side. I would chose something different for myself next time but it would be fine for a first time if you want a taste of the city.
Overall good - the guide was very knowledgeable - a little boring and heavy on sales side. I would chose something different for myself next time but it would be fine for a first time if you want a taste of the city. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We were here on New Year's Day, so a lot of the city was closed down.
We were here on New Year's Day, so a lot of the city was closed down. This might have contributed to us not being super impressed with this tour! I gave some details in the main part of the review, but we would more than likely not ... Read More
We were here on New Year's Day, so a lot of the city was closed down. This might have contributed to us not being super impressed with this tour! I gave some details in the main part of the review, but we would more than likely not book this tour again and opt to stay on the boat instead. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Took a taxi to the bascilica.
Took a taxi to the bascilica. Walked around the church and the park across the street. Then walked up two blocks to indoor shopping. The variety of goods and food stuff was amazing. Then took a taxi to the Art Museum. It was free and ... Read More
Took a taxi to the bascilica. Walked around the church and the park across the street. Then walked up two blocks to indoor shopping. The variety of goods and food stuff was amazing. Then took a taxi to the Art Museum. It was free and took less than an hour. Walked across the street to the Archeological Museum, but they wanted 45 pesos (no American money). Since I didn't have any, I skipped it. Then walked to the beach and visited the statues along the beach. Then I grabbed another taxi and he gave me an hour long city tour. Cheap day for under $25 dollars and saw everything I wanted to see. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Good guide though we found too much steering towards shopping which was not part of the itinerary ...
Good guide though we found too much steering towards shopping which was not part of the itinerary such as stopping in for a "free drink" in a jewelry store and staying too long.
Good guide though we found too much steering towards shopping which was not part of the itinerary such as stopping in for a "free drink" in a jewelry store and staying too long. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
get to see the old Mazalan, learn a little history of the town and able to take some pictures for ...
get to see the old Mazalan, learn a little history of the town and able to take some pictures for memories
get to see the old Mazalan, learn a little history of the town and able to take some pictures for memories Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Nice bus tour, included stop at a shopping area including jeweler.
Nice bus tour, included stop at a shopping area including jeweler. A drugstore next to the jeweler, which was also popular.
Nice bus tour, included stop at a shopping area including jeweler. A drugstore next to the jeweler, which was also popular. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Not much to see in Mazatlan, except the church.
Not much to see in Mazatlan, except the church. The trip to the "Gold Zone" was a waste of time. The rock divers were a different experience, but you are accosted by aggressive sales people (cheap hats and other assorted crap) ... Read More
Not much to see in Mazatlan, except the church. The trip to the "Gold Zone" was a waste of time. The rock divers were a different experience, but you are accosted by aggressive sales people (cheap hats and other assorted crap) while you try to watch the divers. Not worth it. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It was fine.
It was fine. Not special, because we were blocked from most of the scheduled tour route by the holiday parades for Carnival.
It was fine. Not special, because we were blocked from most of the scheduled tour route by the holiday parades for Carnival. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Walking tour nothing really exciting to see.
Walking tour nothing really exciting to see.
Walking tour nothing really exciting to see. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Hop on and off the bus.
Hop on and off the bus. It was great!
Hop on and off the bus. It was great! Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
My parents booked this tour for us, and as it was our first excursion booked outside of the ...
My parents booked this tour for us, and as it was our first excursion booked outside of the Princess Cruise umbrella, we were all a bit nervous. Nothing to be scared of, though. Our tour guide, Martin, was so passionate about Mazatlan. He ... Read More
My parents booked this tour for us, and as it was our first excursion booked outside of the Princess Cruise umbrella, we were all a bit nervous. Nothing to be scared of, though. Our tour guide, Martin, was so passionate about Mazatlan. He wanted us to love everything about the city and had stories about everything. Very funny, interesting guy. Our driver, Daniel, was also a safe driver, and despite the crazy drivers who turn from middle lanes, I felt very secure in the van. I never felt pressured by Vista to buy anything, despite the stores we went to (like the marketplace, where everyone was marketing their wares. It's what they do there). The beach we drove by was absolutely stunning, and he even gave us the option to see cliff divers, warning us beforehand that tips would be requested. I'd definitely recommend Vista tours for anyone who wants to see Mazatlan. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Half the tour was at the market.
Half the tour was at the market. Interesting experience and enjoyed seeing it but too much time there. We did not buy.
Half the tour was at the market. Interesting experience and enjoyed seeing it but too much time there. We did not buy. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
In Mazatlán, we took a last second tour, booked in the port area.
In Mazatlán, we took a last second tour, booked in the port area. Saw the little they had to see, in 2 hours, and had lunch at Pancho's. Wanted another beach day, but it was very overcast and gloomy, so we made the best of it.
In Mazatlán, we took a last second tour, booked in the port area. Saw the little they had to see, in 2 hours, and had lunch at Pancho's. Wanted another beach day, but it was very overcast and gloomy, so we made the best of it. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Deceptive 9 hour tour that was less than a 1/2 day.
Deceptive 9 hour tour that was less than a 1/2 day. Taken to Cliff diving show and then shopping mostly. Left at a hotel for a show and not very appetizing lunch and then provided cab transportation back to the ship. Seemed like a waste ... Read More
Deceptive 9 hour tour that was less than a 1/2 day. Taken to Cliff diving show and then shopping mostly. Left at a hotel for a show and not very appetizing lunch and then provided cab transportation back to the ship. Seemed like a waste of money. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Overall it was kind of disappointing.
Overall it was kind of disappointing. Part was because of all the construction you had to maneuver around (not fault of the tour guide). Shopping was limited to a small area away from other shopping at a jewelry store that "had good ... Read More
Overall it was kind of disappointing. Part was because of all the construction you had to maneuver around (not fault of the tour guide). Shopping was limited to a small area away from other shopping at a jewelry store that "had good deals." I would have liked to have more shopping choices. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Nice tour of the city.
Nice tour of the city. Cliff divers were less than impressive and food at the buffet was not worth the effort, but we enjoyed the folklorico dancers and the resort had beautiful facilities for anyone choosing to use them.
Nice tour of the city. Cliff divers were less than impressive and food at the buffet was not worth the effort, but we enjoyed the folklorico dancers and the resort had beautiful facilities for anyone choosing to use them. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
good over view of city, but bus had poor sound system, only heard half of what tour guide was ...
good over view of city, but bus had poor sound system, only heard half of what tour guide was saying.
good over view of city, but bus had poor sound system, only heard half of what tour guide was saying. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Enjoyed looking around this expanding city after years of absence.
Enjoyed looking around this expanding city after years of absence.
Enjoyed looking around this expanding city after years of absence. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
City tour followed by a lunch at a beach restaurant.
City tour followed by a lunch at a beach restaurant.
City tour followed by a lunch at a beach restaurant. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line