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.
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
We had too many long stops at stores and places with pushy vendors.
We had too many long stops at stores and places with pushy vendors. We thought our stop at the Golden Zone would be longer, but the tour guide was not informative about that.
We had too many long stops at stores and places with pushy vendors. We thought our stop at the Golden Zone would be longer, but the tour guide was not informative about that. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Our guide was not as good as the one we had the day before in Puerto Vallarta.
Our guide was not as good as the one we had the day before in Puerto Vallarta. She spent a bit too much time talking with the people in the front of the ship. Had a nice stop at the Cathedral Basilica and drive along the bay. Then a 30 ... Read More
Our guide was not as good as the one we had the day before in Puerto Vallarta. She spent a bit too much time talking with the people in the front of the ship. Had a nice stop at the Cathedral Basilica and drive along the bay. Then a 30 minute drive to one shop with bathrooms. Slight break and back to ship. Spent an hour driving with little historic information on Mazatlan. Lovely stop and excursion....just not the right guide. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Went on our own all around the city-- town square, cathedral, hotel with 360-degree rooftop view ...
Went on our own all around the city-- town square, cathedral, hotel with 360-degree rooftop view bar, then on barkeep Sandro's recommendation to local restaurant with amazing shrimp.
Went on our own all around the city-- town square, cathedral, hotel with 360-degree rooftop view bar, then on barkeep Sandro's recommendation to local restaurant with amazing shrimp. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Hugo, the tour guide, was very engaging.
Hugo, the tour guide, was very engaging. Great memory for remembering passengers names. He tried very hard to make the experience as good as possible.
Hugo, the tour guide, was very engaging. Great memory for remembering passengers names. He tried very hard to make the experience as good as possible. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
There is absolutely nothing in the Port of Mazatlan but tankers and cargo ships.
There is absolutely nothing in the Port of Mazatlan but tankers and cargo ships. You have to drive about 30 minutes to go anywhere that you might be able to look at. It was a waste to even stop here.
There is absolutely nothing in the Port of Mazatlan but tankers and cargo ships. You have to drive about 30 minutes to go anywhere that you might be able to look at. It was a waste to even stop here. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Since it was so hot and humid when we were there we joined a group in an air conditioned shuttle ...
Since it was so hot and humid when we were there we joined a group in an air conditioned shuttle bus at the port. It gave us a nice overview of Mazatlan and a stop at the cliff divers. We would have walked around more on our own except ... Read More
Since it was so hot and humid when we were there we joined a group in an air conditioned shuttle bus at the port. It gave us a nice overview of Mazatlan and a stop at the cliff divers. We would have walked around more on our own except the heat was almost unbearable. Next time we will book at a different time of year. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The bus was very late.
The bus was very late. Left us standing on the dock for more than an hour. They blamed traffic and construction. The tour itself was interesting to see the town and church.
The bus was very late. Left us standing on the dock for more than an hour. They blamed traffic and construction. The tour itself was interesting to see the town and church. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great tour, saw a lot of the town, enjoyed it
Great tour, saw a lot of the town, enjoyed it
Great tour, saw a lot of the town, enjoyed it Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
They took us first to a jewelry store.
They took us first to a jewelry store. We went next door to a small open restaurant and had guacamole and chips. Then they took us to see the cliff divers. Not very high and they swam very fast to shore to collect money for watching him ... Read More
They took us first to a jewelry store. We went next door to a small open restaurant and had guacamole and chips. Then they took us to see the cliff divers. Not very high and they swam very fast to shore to collect money for watching him jump. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was a less interesting stop.
This was a less interesting stop. I wasn't really excited about Mazatlán in the first place; nothing about the tour changed my mind.
This was a less interesting stop. I wasn't really excited about Mazatlán in the first place; nothing about the tour changed my mind. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I enjoyed the tour I have been to Mazatlan before but this time I got to see more then just the ...
I enjoyed the tour I have been to Mazatlan before but this time I got to see more then just the Golden Zone. We got to see the Shrimp market that was a highlight for me.
I enjoyed the tour I have been to Mazatlan before but this time I got to see more then just the Golden Zone. We got to see the Shrimp market that was a highlight for me. Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Wow, what an enjoyable experience.
Wow, what an enjoyable experience. Pleasant bus ride with excellent and passionate commentary by tour guide. We learned so much about Mazatlan and were surprised at the diversity, hidden architectural treasures and daily life. An added ... Read More
Wow, what an enjoyable experience. Pleasant bus ride with excellent and passionate commentary by tour guide. We learned so much about Mazatlan and were surprised at the diversity, hidden architectural treasures and daily life. An added surprise was the stop at a seafood market to see the GIANT prawns/shrimp. When I say 10 inches I'm not kidding. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
we booked thru princess a walking tour of the downtown area.
we booked thru princess a walking tour of the downtown area. the tour group used is very competent and organized. we took a van downtown, walked around to see the church, the opera house and the cliff diners, we were taken to a silver ... Read More
we booked thru princess a walking tour of the downtown area. the tour group used is very competent and organized. we took a van downtown, walked around to see the church, the opera house and the cliff diners, we were taken to a silver store and a place for lunch which gave you a free drink. for the price paid, it was very reasonable. i dont think i would do this on my own Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
RamirosTours took us for a van ride around the city and stopped at key places for us to sightsee.
RamirosTours took us for a van ride around the city and stopped at key places for us to sightsee. For $25 pp, he drove us around for 3 hrs. He had a great personality and made the ride enjoyable. Took us to the Cathedral, to watch the ... Read More
RamirosTours took us for a van ride around the city and stopped at key places for us to sightsee. For $25 pp, he drove us around for 3 hrs. He had a great personality and made the ride enjoyable. Took us to the Cathedral, to watch the cliff divers, to the Golden Zone and some other shopping areas. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was the best port out of the 3.
This was the best port out of the 3. Very clean. There were 'volunteers' and even the police help you get to where you want to go. There was a blue line you followed to the main area. We did take a small city tour. They took ... Read More
This was the best port out of the 3. Very clean. There were 'volunteers' and even the police help you get to where you want to go. There was a blue line you followed to the main area. We did take a small city tour. They took us to the other part of town. We just went to the other side and dropped off in another shopping area. The tour was just ok. The guide did his best to give us some details while driving. They stopped at an area to see these cliff divers who came to the bus with hands out for 'tips' for you watching them dive from the bus. The city was nice - I would just skip the tour. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Enjoyed seeing the city on an air conditioned bus; also appreciated time to do some shopping in the ...
Enjoyed seeing the city on an air conditioned bus; also appreciated time to do some shopping in the Gold Zone.
Enjoyed seeing the city on an air conditioned bus; also appreciated time to do some shopping in the Gold Zone. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
could not understand or hear the speaker as he was on the top deck and we were on the bottom and ...
could not understand or hear the speaker as he was on the top deck and we were on the bottom and others continued to talk as i am sure they could not hear neither.
could not understand or hear the speaker as he was on the top deck and we were on the bottom and others continued to talk as i am sure they could not hear neither. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Again, private tour, smaller bus/van means fewer people and a little more flexibility.
Again, private tour, smaller bus/van means fewer people and a little more flexibility. Overall happy with this tour and would recommend. At $27USD it was a great value IMO.
Again, private tour, smaller bus/van means fewer people and a little more flexibility. Overall happy with this tour and would recommend. At $27USD it was a great value IMO. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
5hrs of relaxation at a resort!
5hrs of relaxation at a resort!
5hrs of relaxation at a resort! Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Downtown, twenty bucks, old town, port area, local driver, local knowledge, cliff divers, light ...
Downtown, twenty bucks, old town, port area, local driver, local knowledge, cliff divers, light house, shopping, catheral, hotel, beach, shopping, internet, food, and much more
Downtown, twenty bucks, old town, port area, local driver, local knowledge, cliff divers, light house, shopping, catheral, hotel, beach, shopping, internet, food, and much more Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Enjoyable except for the overbearing presence of street vendors who just about accosted us as we ...
Enjoyable except for the overbearing presence of street vendors who just about accosted us as we attempted to get to the point to see the divers.
Enjoyable except for the overbearing presence of street vendors who just about accosted us as we attempted to get to the point to see the divers. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Our guide was wonderful at explaining everything we saw and giving us a history lesson as we drove ...
Our guide was wonderful at explaining everything we saw and giving us a history lesson as we drove along, which I love.
Our guide was wonderful at explaining everything we saw and giving us a history lesson as we drove along, which I love. Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The Mazatlan Van Man Tour was AMAZING!
The Mazatlan Van Man Tour was AMAZING! Our driver was Ricardo. He was knowledgeable, respectful, and helpful. We booked this tour just before entering the terminal. The price was lower than what they offered on the ship for a tour that was ... Read More
The Mazatlan Van Man Tour was AMAZING! Our driver was Ricardo. He was knowledgeable, respectful, and helpful. We booked this tour just before entering the terminal. The price was lower than what they offered on the ship for a tour that was twice as long. He took us through the highlights of the city, a beach resort, and finally to do some shopping. I would 100% recommend this tour and if we go back to Mazatlan we will definitely book with the same company and request Ricardo again! Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line