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.
The boat gets you very close to bird life.
Birds are increasingly tolerant of tourists here.
This is the flat-bottomed boat used on the tours. They sometimes get stuck at low tide.
Mangey beach dog.
New on the tour is a research project growing … sea horse.
We got about 90 minutes on a pristine, protected beach.
A lovely spot marred only by the recent introduction of quad vehicles. (Gladly no one rented one the day we were there.)
It is astonishing the number of over-weight people lounging the beaches of Mexico.
Great Blue Heron.
Feeding the pelican.
These giant birds have learned to come to the boat for a daily handout.
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.)
Yvonne feeding the birds. 🙂
The pelicans truely are impressive.
Getting the fish is the easy part. Keeping it from your dive-bombing competitors is the bigger challenge.
This hat went overboard. The skipper retrieved it.