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Deer Island (Isla de Venados)

El Cid Marina, Mazatlan, Mexico
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Cool little island

Took a sailboat around and out to this island. Definitely worth it! Beautiful little beach and very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Aubrey T
via mobile

We went on the Deer Island tour in Mazatlan. It was fairly enjoyable. We started off at the El Cid... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
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Amphibious vehicles take vacationers to this uninhabited island off Mazatlan for snorkeling trips and other beach activities.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“boat ride” (21 reviews)
El Cid Marina, Mazatlan, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took a sailboat around and out to this island. Definitely worth it! Beautiful little beach and very relaxing. Ask your guide about the hidden trail that you can take all the way to the top of it too! Stunning views!

Thank Aubrey T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went on the Deer Island tour in Mazatlan. It was fairly enjoyable. We started off at the El Cid marina; later than the indicated 9:30am which makes it hard if you have impatient teens/kids. They were quite strict with everyone must always have their...More

Thank MTVandenberg
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Wayyyyy better beach here. My friends and I paddleboarded over on a Saturday morning at 8am and hiked up the tiny 5 minute path to the top with a guide. Floating on the beach was the best part. It was shallow and by the angle...More

Thank LienDang
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I booked a private, single person tour through an independent company suggested by our concierge. I rode a jet ski to the island, where they set up an umbrella and chair just for me. They laid out snorkeling equipment and a fresh coconut. Luis, my...More

1  Thank Tabitha D
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Take a sail boat excursion and snorkel kayak and ride the banana boat. Lunch and drinks were included which was awesome!

Thank April V
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Food could of been better. Tour was great. The host were very nice and let you do your own thing. All activities were fun.

Thank Rose1108-r
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Deer Island is very beautiful but only accessible by tour boats. The food that they serve is horrible and it is very very tacky. I would avoid this at all costs and instead take the little ferry (dingy) over to Stone Island, much much better...More

3  Thank Kyle D
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This was about a 4 hour excursion for us. They took us in a catamaran on a one hour ride around the ocean along the coast of Mazatlan. Then we went to Deer Island, where there was snorkeling, kayaking, banana boat rides, and swimming on...More

2  Thank mburnett2017
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

American family of three went on catamaran ride to deer island. The day before we did stone island and the islands are quite different. The shores on deer island are a lot calmer and less people. We didn't seem rushed on the activities because their...More

Thank representin757
Reviewed 3 June 2017

It's expensive to go across if you want a tour. I tried to swim it one day. Made it half way and turned around. The waves are strong and the currents are, too. Not much over there. Catamarans are 10000 pesos. I found one guy...More

1  Thank _lorrie1972
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15 February 2017|
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Response from jPribs | Reviewed this property |
Probably way too late to reply, but I just saw this. Yes the catamaran will pull into shore. You will get out in ankle to shin deep water. I would not recommend to tour to the top of the island for it can be strenuous for... More
14 November 2016|
Response from jPribs | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the hotel, but you can get there everyday.
3 August 2016|
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Response from jojoishere | Reviewed this property |
Did not use a tour company but they are available. Just go to the beach in front of any of the golden zone hotels and you will see catamarans. Tell the people there that you want to go to the island. They will bring you and... More