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Mexico Islands Snorkeling Expedition – Half Day Tour

Great scenery, wonderful wildlife, friendly guides, and the best snorkeling around make this the perfect way to experience the Bay of Mazatlan and its majestic islands.

USD $494.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $494.00
2USD $247.00
3USD $170.00
4USD $132.00
5USD $110.00
6USD $95.00

Explore Mexico Islands and Go on a Snorkeling Adventure

This Mexico islands expedition captures the spirit of the Bay of Mazatlan. First, you’ll cruise to three of the bay’s most famous islands with a crew of expert marine scientists. During this adventure, you’ll have the chance to interact with playful dolphins, sea lions, sea turtles, and a great variety of coastal birds. Throughout the day, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful scenery and learn a lot from the fantastic expedition leaders as you explore some of the best reefs, beaches, and crystal clear waters of the area. The tour boats provide a great platform to ensure a more intimate encounter with marine life and awesome photography opportunities.

The islands of Venados (Deer Island), Lobos (Wolf Island), and Pajaros (Bird Island) are very important natural icons for Mazatlan. This small archipelago is part of a natural protected area that serves as an ecological reserve for the local flora and fauna. These islands are home to several species of birds, reptiles, and endemic plants. Additionally, an incredible array of tropical colorful fish, mollusks, crustaceans, and other invertebrates inhabit the rocky reefs along the coastline. The local marine ecosystems sustain most artisan fisheries and the livelihood of many local fisherman and families.

You will also get to visit the Mexico islands of Dos Hermanos and Los Cardones. If it is winter, you will be able to find sea lions at the colony at Roca Tortuga.


  • Go snorkeling around Mexico islands near Mazatlan
  • Cruise by all Mazatlan’s famous islands: Venados, Pájaros, and Lobos
  • See unique wildlife in the ocean and on the islands

Tour Information

Duration: 4 hours
Start and end location: Mazatlan
Availability: Year-round, sea lions present only in winter


  • 9:00 am – Pick-up at your hotel lobby (exact time will vary depending to your hotel location)
  • 9:30 am – Welcome by the crew at the Marina. Briefing on island ecology and biodiversity, security measures, and itinerary.
  • 10:00 am – Expedition begins. You will navigate along the coasts of the islands, starting at Isla Pájaros, where you will embark on your first snorkeling session. Later, you’ll head to Venados and Lobos Island for some great bird watching opportunities and a second snorkeling session. Finally, you will return to Isla Venados f0r an optional hike or additional snorkeling. There will also be time to have lunch and refreshments, take a walk along the beach, or simply lay back and relax!
  • 14:00 pm – Back to the Marina and drop off at your hotel.

What’s Included

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at your hotel
  • Bilingual guides (naturalists & marine ecologists)
  • Briefing on island ecology and the Bay of Mazatlan natural history
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, canned fruit juice, and lunch
  • Basic snorkeling equipment (snorkel, fins, and mask)
  • Guided snorkeling sessions

What’s Not Included

  • Tips for captains and guides

What to Bring

  • Camera and binoculars
  • Bathing suit
  • Rash guard or Lycra shirt
  • Hat, sunglasses, and sunblock (biodegradable & waterproof)

Important Notes

  • This tour has a maximum of 16 people. If you have more than 16 people, contact us at There is a catamaran with a capacity of 25 passengers that we can arrange with advance notice.
  • Level of activity: Easy
  • The minimum age for this tour is 4 years old. If you are traveling with smaller children or babies, we suggest this same expedition on a bigger and more comfortable catamaran, which makes the duration 5 hours. Contact us at if you would like to arrange for a catamaran ride.
  • For safety reasons, this tour is not recommended for expecting mothers or persons with heart conditions, neck and/or back problems.


Isla Pajaros, Mazatlán, Mexico

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Isla Pajaros, Mazatlán, Mexico 23.254444, -106.476111

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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