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Kayak Mexico and Snorkel Expedition – Half Day Tour

Explore the islands of Mazatlan on your own kayak and snorkel in some of the best locations! Experience an exciting adventure in nature.

USD $99.00USD $109.00

Per Person

Explore Islands and Ocean on this Kayak Mexico Tour

On this Kayak Mexico and Snorkel Expedition adventure, you will kayak to some of the best islands in the Bay of Mazatlan: Venados and Pajaros Island. You will explore the coastline while learning about its natural and geological history from expert guides. This kayak Mexico tour offers options for all levels: single kayak for the most experienced and adventurous, double kayak to share, or tandem double kayak with a guide. The adventure will be documented by a guide with a GoPro camera.

During the trip, you will visit the best beaches for swimming and the best reef locations for snorkeling. The small archipelago you’ll visit is a natural protected area and a major ecological reserve for regional marine and terrestrial flora and fauna such as brown booby birds, pelicans, reptiles, and endemic plants. Furthermore, various tropical colorful fish, mollusks, crustaceans, and other invertebrates inhabit the rocky reefs along their coastline. These local marine ecosystems sustain most artisan fisheries and the livelihood of many local fisherman and families.


  • Go kayaking in the ocean to Pajaros (Bird) Island and Deer Island
  • Explore island flora and fauna
  • Go snorkeling and see fish near the islands

Tour Information

Duration: 3.5-4 hours
Start and end location: Mazatlan
Availability: Year-round


  • 7:00 am – Pickup service (exact time varies depending on your hotel location)
  • 7:30 am – Arrive at the beach location. Welcome and briefing on island ecology, a quick kayak lesson, and security measures.
  • 8:00 am – Expedition begins. You will paddle towards Isla Pájaros, just half a mile (800 meters) from the shore (20 minutes paddling). Your first stop is at the beach at Isla Pájaros, where you will walk along the coast looking for coastal birds before you get ready for your first snorkeling session. Then you will hop back on the kayak again to navigate around the island to various snorkeling sites. For the more adventurous, an alternative route will take you to Deer Island for more snorkeling fun and amazing landscapes!
  • 12:00 pm – Return to the beach location and transfer to your hotel.

What’s Included

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at your hotel
  • Bilingual expedition guides
  • Briefing on island ecology and the Bay of Mazatlan natural history
  • Bottled water, fruit, snacks, and lunch
  • Fully equipped Kayak and basic snorkeling equipment

What’s Not Included

  •  Tips for captains and guides

What to Bring

  • Bathing suit
  • Rash guard or Lycra shirt
  • Hat, sunglasses, and waterproof sunblock
  • Dry bag (recommended)
  • Binoculars

Important Notes

  • The tour operator requires a minimum of 4 adults to proceed with the tour. You may book with fewer than 4 and allow the remaining spots to be filled by other travelers. If no other travelers join the expedition and the minimum of 4 is not reached, you will receive a refund.
  • This tour has a maximum of 10 travelers. If you have more than 10, contact us at and we will try to find a group for you.
  • Level of activity: Easy to moderate
  • The minimum age for this tour is 6 years old, when accompanied by an adult (main paddler) on a double kayak. Child prices apply for 6 to 11 years of age. The adult price applies for those 12 and older and they can ride alone on a single kayak.
  • For safety reasons, this tour is not recommended for expectant mothers or people with heart conditions, neck and/or back problems.


Isla Pajaros, Mazatlán, Mexico

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Isla Pajaros, Mazatlán, Mexico 23.254444, -106.476111

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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