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Deer Island (Isla de Venados)

El Cid Marina, Mazatlan, Mexico
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Beautiful rolling waves and clear pretty water

Wayyyyy better beach here. My friends and I paddleboarded over on a Saturday morning at 8am and... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
San Diego, California
Best Personal Tour Ever

I booked a private, single person tour through an independent company suggested by our concierge. I... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Tabitha D
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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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“banana boat” (47 reviews)
“boat ride” (23 reviews)
“day trip” (17 reviews)
El Cid Marina, Mazatlan, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 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 4 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

Thank Tabitha D
Reviewed 30 June 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

1  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

1  Thank mburnett2017
Reviewed 4 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
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This was a great afternoon! It takes about 45 minutes by boat to get to the island and the boat staff provide drinks during the ride. Once on the island you can take a banana boat ride, which is a lot of fun, take a...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Very relaxing, first a boat ride, then snorkelling and kayaking, Beach volleyball and hiking were also available. It included lunch.

Thank Anita F
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14 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
13 November 2016|
Response from jPribs | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the hotel, but you can get there everyday.
2 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