Welcome to Mazatlan! you are now just about twenty kilometers south from the Tropic of Cancer, perhaps watching the sun setting on the Pacific ocean while a warm breeze caress your face. Beautiful! but don´t get too tempted to lay in the sun all day, the best of Mazatlan is out there to be discovered! Beyond the city limits lies an exotic land of lush vegetation and exuberant wildlife, rivers, wetlands, islands, esplendorous mountains, and the bluest ocean you have ever seen. So our best tip is: get out there an explore!

Head out to Pájaros Island and snorkel at its very best rocky reef locations, hike to the top of Venados Island for magnificent views and amazing photo opportunities, become a marine biologist for a day while tracking humpback whales and swimming among dolphins in their natural habitat, help baby sea turtles get to the sea for the first time, paddle through the mangroves, go birding in the Sierra Madre mountains, or discover ancient petroglyphs while hiking through a natural protected area!

Plus, your trip can make a difference! From ecotours and day trips to multi-day expeditions, our adventures will fill you up with life changing experiences, long lasting memories and the satisfaction of giving back while taking part on genuine research and conservation initiatives throughout Mazatlán, Sinaloa and the Mexican Pacific Riviera.


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La vida entre dos mundos: mamíferos marinos de Sinaloa

Con el trópico de Cáncer cruzándolo a solo unos ki

11 March, 2016 read more

Humpback whale mother and calf pairs early this winter season

Female Humpback whales are thought to reach sexual

15 January, 2013 read more

First recorded sighting of False killer whales in Mazatlan, Sinaloa.

On january 10th a thursday morning, our crew left

26 April, 2012 read more


In December of 2008, National Geographic´s TRAVELER Magazine, on its 10th edition for Mexico, published an article about research-based whale watching in Mazatlan with Onca Explorations.


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