SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    The Best of Mazatlan

    Mazatlán, Mexico

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Your tour begins with an interesting ride along Mazatlan’s oceanfront for a view of the lighthouse and offshore islands. Continue into the heart of the old downtown for a short visit to the imposing cathedral before a stop at a waterfront rocky promontory to view the brave cliff divers.


    You’ll have time to browse or shop at the Golden Zone before heading for a resort for an afternoon of swimming, sunning and relaxing, where you’ll also enjoy a delightful lunch with a colorful Mexican folkloric show. Your escort will provide you with towels, a place to change and show you where lunch will be served.


    The return to your ship will be by taxi in groups of four.


    Need to Know:

    Note: We recommend that you bring your swimsuit, beach gear and leave your valuables on board the ship. Tour sequence may vary. Check in with your tour escorts at hospitality desk in hotel lobby for complimentary transportation back to ship. Once participants join their tour, they will be required to complete a liability waiver.
    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $75.00 USD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
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    Salsa & Salsa

    Mazatlán, Mexico

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    Are you ready to try Mexican salsa, margaritas and learn how to dance the Salsa? Then this tour is for you! Upon arrival at one of Mazatlan’s beachfront resorts, you’ll learn the art of making the best Mazaritas “Mazatlan Margaritas” in town and experience a hands-on cooking class. You’ll learn about spices and make a variety of sassy salsas while snacking on fresh cheese quesadillas and chicken taquitos.


    After your cooking lesson, get ready for some real fun! A salsa instructor will show you step by step, the moves and swings of the salsa. By the end of the tour you’ll be ready for the dance floor and armed with fantastic recipes. After the class you’ll have the choice to relax on the beach, enjoy one of the hotel’s pools, or shop at the stores of the Golden Zone which is just a short stroll from the resort. Towels will be provided by the resort for your use at the pool or the beach. Return to the ship is by complimentary taxi, please check in with your tour escorts. Once participants join their tour, they will be required to complete a liability waiver.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age.
    • Adult from: $109.00 USD
    • Child from: $85.00 USD
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Age
    • Snack
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    Mexican Show, Sightseeing & Shopping

    Mazatlán, Mexico

    Duration 4 hrs

    Explore the heart and soul of Mazatlan and be amazed by Mexico´s ancient culture and Post-Hispanic era. Your tour will begin by stopping at Vigia Hill for a perfect view of the world’s highest natural Lighthouse, offshore islands and Mazatlan’s scenic coast line. Then, ride through the city’s historic center for a visit to the 19th-century cathedral. Take a short drive to see the famous cliff divers. Next, enjoy a show at the Spectaculare Theatre, the history of Mexico with a semblance of Mayan rituals and their prophecies combined with the most representative folkloric dances. A complimentary drink will be offered at the show venue. After the show, you’ll have some free time to shop in the Golden Zone.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.
    • Adult from: $65.00 USD
    • Child from: $41.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Shopping
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    Hike to the Lighthouse

    Mazatlán, Mexico

    Duration 3 hrs

    If you would like to get the best view of all of Mazatlan, you’ll find it at this magnificent lighthouse, 515-feet (157 m) above sea level. This is the highest natural working lighthouse in the world and at night, light can be seen more than 30 miles out at sea. Your invigorating day starts when you board your transport for a five minute ride to the foot of El Creston hill, where the lighthouse is located. Soon after, your challenging hike will take you up the winding path to the world’s highest natural lighthouse.


    If you’re a nature lover, don’t miss this opportunity to see iguanas, tropical birds, butterflies and some exotic varieties of cactus and flowers along the way. Arriving at the top, your reward is the stunning view, which includes the Pacific Ocean, your ship by the harbor below and miles of Mexican coastline to the south and north. You’ll have 25 minutes to relax, have a drink and take photos. Pass by the Historical Center before on the way back to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 10 years of age. Pregnant women, those with a heart condition or with back or knee problems cannot participate. Hike is on uneven gravel terrain with inclines for approximately 1 1/2 miles with close to 300 steps and one hour in duration. Guests will be required to complete a liability waiver.
    • Adult from: $59.00 USD
    • Child from: $49.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Age
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    Old Mazatlan Walking Tour

    Mazatlán, Mexico

    Duration 4 hrs

    Your journey starts with a short taxi ride to the city’s main square, where your walking tour begins. Explore into the heart of the Historical Center of Mazatlán, strolling through its narrow streets, while your guide informs you about the area’s history and learn about old houses along the way. See where once the “Grand Hotel” was and now the House of Music. Visit the magnificent and recently restored to its original European style “Angela Peralta” Opera House, named in honor of the world-famous Mexican opera singer. Walking through these cobblestone streets, you´ll arrive to the Old beachfront called “Olas Altas” aligned with bars, coffee shops and restaurants. As you continue your way to a rocky promontory to watch the local cliff divers who jump into a scant 8 feet of water, you’ll learn about several monuments on this beach promenade.


    Your walking tour ends at one of the local restaurants, where a complimentary refreshment and some salsa & chips will be served, before proceeding back to your ship. You have the option to return directly to your ship on a complimentary taxi or take a taxi at your own expense to the Golden Zone for some shopping. If you decide to go to the Golden Zone, it will be your responsibility to get back to your ship on time.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Sidewalks can be uneven in many areas. Total walking distance is approximately 1.5 miles at a steady pace over paved surfaces that include uneven surfaces with some steps. All sights are within a 5 to 10-minute walking radius. Pregnant women, heat stroke prone and those with a heart condition, knee or back problems should not participate. Tour sequence may vary. Once participants join their tour, they will be required to complete a liability waiver. In case the Opera House is closed for a function only a photo stop will be made.
    • Adult from: $49.00 USD
    • Child from: $39.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Snack
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    Bar Hopping

    Mazatlán, Mexico

    Duration 3 3/4 hrs

    Board a specialized, open-air trolley and visit the most famous bars and areas of this picturesque town. Your tour guide will share stories and information as you take in the sights. After a short sightseeing ride to the first bar which is famous for its shrimp and Mexican spirits, you’ll enjoy a complimentary drink. Then head back out to the best beach bar where you’ll be offered a complimentary cocktail.


    Board your trolley for the final stop located at the Golden Zone which is perfect for yet another drink while hanging out at the bar. Here you’ll have some free time to shop and browse before returning to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 21 years of age to drink alcohol. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties.
    • Adult from: $65.00 USD
    • Child from: $61.00 USD
    DURATION 3 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Age
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    Historic Mazatlan by Rhino

    Mazatlán, Mexico

    Duration 4 hrs

    Discover beautiful Mazatlan in a two passenger mini-Rhino. See various sites that most tourists never get to see. This is a perfect vehicle to drive through the narrow streets of the Historic District. Before starting your tour, you’ll receive a brief orientation and safety instructions from your guide. Start by visiting the Cathedral, Machado Plaza which is considered to be the heart of the historic district as well as the Opera House and its museum. Next, stop at the Diver’s site for an amazing cliff diver’s show; continue driving north along the ocean front boulevard towards New Mazatlán. Here, enjoy the scenery and views of ‘Puerto Viejo Bay’, beaches and islands. Upon arrival to the Rhino’s base camp in the Golden Zone, you’ll have time for some shopping before returning to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age and weigh no more than 250 lbs. Drivers must be at least 18 years old and present a valid driver’s license to the tour operator. Price is per mini Rhino. Only one person needs to book the tour. Pregnant women and guests with back/neck injuries may not participate on this excursion. Closed toe shoes are required.
    • Adult from: $275.00 USD
    • Child from: $275.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Weight
    • Age
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    ATV Mazatlan Beach Adventure

    Mazatlán, Mexico

    Duration 3 hrs

    Enjoy a drive along the beach on a scenic and exciting ATV Adventure. This tour is perfect for both the beginner as well as the more advanced off-road rider. You’ll travel approximately 30 minutes by bus or van to Delfin Beach where your semi-automatic ATV will be waiting. Upon arrival, your guide will provide instructions and mandatory safety gear.


    Hop on your one person ATV and travel caravan style along the beach of the mighty Pacific Ocean. Your ride is for approximately 1 1/2 hours, as you enjoy miles of endless beach, palms trees and the gentle sea breeze. You’ll return to a rustic beachfront palapa (palm thatched roof) and have the opportunity to prepare your own quesadilla, made with handmade corn tortillas and enjoy refreshing soft drinks before returning to the ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license and weigh less than 290 lbs. Due to rough terrain this tour is not for pregnant women, guests with heart or respiratory conditions, back or neck injuries. Participants should wear long shorts or pants and closed toe shoes. Bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Wear your swimsuit under your clothes and bring a towel if you wish to stay in the Golden zone to swim. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility. Activities may be reversed to accommodate participants. A complimentary snack is included in the tour. Once participants join their tour, they will be required to complete a liability waiver. Please note that if guests do not follow instructions, the ATV may be taken away with no refund possibility.
    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Weight
    • Age
    • Snack
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    Nature Exploration by ATV & Kayak

    Mazatlán, Mexico

    Duration 5 hrs

    Kayak through glassy-smooth mangrove channels teeming with wildlife and then drive an all-terrain vehicle along a beach that is a vital nesting site for Olive Ridley sea turtles.


    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a leisurely drive to the Verde Camacho Ecological Center, an institute dedicated to protecting the surrounding estuary and beaches, which are a favorite nesting site for Olive Ridley sea turtles. Your exploration of this pristine natural environment will begin by easing into a kayak and paddling off into the estuary.


    The waters are typically calm with no waves or strong currents, which makes for almost effortless paddling. Kayaking is a great way to observe the wildlife, as you can easily pause when you wish, and there is no motor to disturb the animals in their natural habitats.


    While paddling through the channels, which are rimmed with mangroves, you can expect to see an abundant of water birds. Roseate spoonbills, wood storks and white-faced ibis are commonly spotted. You will also pass an enclosed area inhabited by American crocodiles, which thrive in brackish estuaries and mangrove swamps.


    After kayaking, you will hop aboard an ATV and ride down a nearby beach, while learning even more about the local ecosystem. Olive Ridley sea turtles migrate here each year to lay eggs in the sand before returning to the open ocean. While among the most plentiful of sea turtles, Olive Ridleys are declining in number, making this sanctuary all the more valuable.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 18 years of age and show a valid driver's license in order to drive the ATV. This tour is not for guests with back injuries or physical disabilities. Bring a hat and biodegradable sunscreen and bug repellent.
    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
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    Old Mazatlan by Bike

    Mazatlán, Mexico

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Join this easy, family oriented biking adventure. After your bike assignment and a safety briefing from your guide, you’ll follow him along the small and quiet streets of old, downtown Mazatlan. Stop to visit the main cathedral and learn about this city’s history while you ride through the historic center.


    Continue along the oceanfront riding on the safe pedestrian/bike-only path. Get a close look at the sculptures and highlights before returning to the starting point, where you can either decide to stay in town on your own or head back to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 10 years of age, weigh less than 250 lbs. and be 50” in height or taller. Helmets are included in the tour price and are mandatory, as well as reflective light jackets. Participants must know how to ride a bike and have no history of back injuries or a heart condition. Pregnant women cannot participate.
    • Adult from: $75.00 USD
    • Child from: $61.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Weight
    • Height
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    Huana Coa Canopy Adventure

    Mazatlán, Mexico

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    Adrenaline will be pulsing through your veins after experiencing this canopy adventure! Situated approximately one hour outside of Mazatlan, the sprawling La Vinata Los Osuna plantation, where blue agave is grown and processed into tequila, is home to this exhilarating tour. Once you step off of your motorcoach, you'll be transported into a world that will take your breath away. The fun begins with the rush of an off-road experience in a classic Swiss Army Pinzgauer 6 x 6 vehicle delivering you from the valley floor into the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range that surround the plantation. From here, the action really begins. You'll get a thorough briefing on the techniques and safety measures used during your canopy adventure by a certified staff member who will provide you with equipment of the highest quality.


    A series of 12 platforms with nine zip lines, a flex-walk bridge and nature trek await you. The course provides extraordinary views of the plantation's diverse flora and fauna while soaring above the valley floor. A rappel from the final platform located in an ancient Huanacaxtle tree will bring you safely back to earth among the vast rows of blue agave. Before returning to your ship, you'll have time to visit the Los Osuna tequila distillery. You’ll see how this popular liquor is produced and be able to taste it as well. The return to your ship will be along Mazatlan's magnificent oceanfront boulevard passing by the Golden Zone, where you may choose to stay on your own for some shopping before returning to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 9 years of age, at least 4 feet tall and weigh no more than 250 lbs. Due to the nature of this tour, pregnant women or guests with a heart condition, knee pain or injury, spinal and/or neck problems or limited mobility should not participate. Please wear long pants, closed toe shoes and bring sunscreen. Signature on liability waiver is required. There are two nature treks during the course of the tour, participants must walk approximately 1/2-mile (735 yards) over some uneven terrain, climb steps up to platforms and rappel 40 feet 12 meters) down to the ground from the final platform. .
    • Adult from: $159.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Weight
    • Age
    • Snack
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    Sierra Madre Country Tour

    Mazatlán, Mexico

    Duration 7 hrs

    Rising behind Mazatlan is the Sierra Madre range of mountains, which separates the coastal area of Mexico from the interior. Rich in mineral wealth and extremely rugged, these mountains have become the subject of spectacular legends. Your exploration will take you from historic Mazatlan to the Durango Highway, stopping at a brickyard where adobe bricks are handmade and fired, much as they have been for several centuries. A short drive along the foothills of the Sierra Madre will take you into Concordia where you’ll visit a 220-year old church and enjoy a refreshing drink at a typical small restaurant.


    You’ll continue to the village of Copala, once a thriving Spanish gold mining town founded in 1565, where you’ll take a leisurely walk through the cobblestone streets. See Colonial houses, the jail and a spectacular church dating back to the early 18th century and enjoy a delightful lunch of Mexican food at a local restaurant. Visit a furniture factory and a potter’s home who produces roof tiles, jars, flowerpots and dishes typical of this region. Back at Mazatlan’s Golden Zone you'll have approximately 40 minutes of free time to browse and shop before the scenic drive back to your ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Guests should be able to board bus without assistance. Walking is on both paved surfaces and rough terrain with inclines and multiple steps. Bring a hat, camera and comfortable walking shoes.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $65.00 USD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal

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Printed on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 12:13pm