Turtle Sanctuary & Mangrove Kayaking Experience

Discover the Turtle Sanctuary in El Recreo established to preserve olive ridley sea turtles. Learn about the preservation efforts, then roll up your sleeves and help hatchlings make it to the ocean. Paddle through the mangroves in a kayak.

Visit the Turtle Sanctuary at El Recreo where the local community has joined the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas to help preserve olive ridley sea turtles. Start the tour with hotel pickup from your accommodation in Mazatlan. Set off for the turtle sanctuary in El Recreo where you will spend the day. When you arrive, meet the faces behind the program and connect with the people as they share with you some of the preservation techniques they use. Get acquainted with hatchlings in the incubation room, before rolling up your sleeves and helping the new hatchlings make it to their new home.

After this, hop into a kayak for a 1-hour tour of the mangroves area. Glide amongst lush vegetation tunnels as you immerse yourself in the habitat of the many species of wetlands wildlife. Then, enjoy some free time to relax on the beach with the option to take a swim and refresh yourself. Finally, eat a delicious meal shared with other members of the group. Enjoy dishes prepared with ingredients sourced directly from the community orchard, from farm to table. Return to Mazatlan, where you memorable day concludes.


2 Working Days
5 hours
Voucher Type
No Amendments
No Refunds

Operating Hours

Start time: 8 am or 2.30 pm

Duration: 5 hours

What You Get

Turtle Sanctuary & Mangrove Kayaking Experience

Adult: 13 years old and above

Child: 5 to 12 years old


  • Entrance tickets
  • Visit to the Turtle Sanctuary, incubation room, and incubation corral
  • Turtle preservation briefing
  • Seasonal fresh fruit
  • Kayak tour through mangrove wetland
  • Traditional brunch from the community orchard
  • Visit to the community orchard
  • Turtle release experience
  • Digital turtle release certificate


  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water

Additional information:

  • This activity requires a minimum of 4 adults to proceed
  •  You must be able to walk on the sand
  • This tour includes free time to relax on the beach and the option to take a swim
  • The total kayaking tour time is 1 hour
  • It is recommended to come in comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring sunscreen, reusable water bottle and insect repellent. 

How to use:

  • After your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email with your e-voucher
  • Present the e-voucher on your mobile or print it out

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Meeting point: Mazatlan cruise vessel terminal, Av. Emilio Barragán 517, Lázaro Cárdenas, 82040 Mazatlán, Sin., Mexico.

Please meet at the gate just outside the main cruise-ship terminal by the blue arch. The representative will be holding a sign with their logo on it.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
13 years old and above
5 to 12 years old

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