travelogue – Mazatlán jungle tour

The most popular tour out of Maz is the boat trip through estuary mangrove swamps.

Our family took the tour, most of us for the second or third time. Excellent — especially the birds.

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The boat gets you very close to bird life.

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Birds are increasingly tolerant of tourists here.

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This is the flat-bottomed boat used on the tours. They sometimes get stuck at low tide.

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Mangey beach dog.

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New on the tour is a research project growing … sea horse.

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We got about 90 minutes on a pristine, protected beach.

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A lovely spot marred only by the recent introduction of quad vehicles. (Gladly no one rented one the day we were there.)

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It is astonishing the number of over-weight people lounging the beaches of Mexico.

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Mom
Mom
Randy
Randy
Rob
Rob
Dad
Dad

Great Blue Heron.

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Feeding the pelican.

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These giant birds have learned to come to the boat for a daily handout.

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Long-time tour guide Polo even puts a fish on his head. (I remember Polo from my first jungle tour perhaps 20 years ago. Then he had a pet racoon on the boat.)

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Yvonne feeding the birds. 🙂

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The pelicans truely are impressive.

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Getting the fish is the easy part. Keeping it from your dive-bombing competitors is the bigger challenge.

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This hat went overboard. The skipper retrieved it.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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