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Address: El Cid Marina, Mazatlan, Mexico
Activities: Snorkeling
Description: Amphibious vehicles take vacationers to this uninhabited island off...
Amphibious vehicles take vacationers to this uninhabited island off Mazatlan for snorkeling trips and other beach activities.
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A fun excursion to get off the resort for a day. Catamaran ride was fun. The lunch however was very bland and tasteless.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Linda T
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Taken the tour today. We went for the snorkelling but visability was very bad less than 5 feet. Not many fish to see. Plus trying to snorkel while people are learning and kicking you in the face isn't great. It's not any kind of reef as described in the brochure just a few rocks. Getting on and off the boat... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The hype is much better than the island. Don't waste your time. I was told at least a dozen times that Nazatlan mean the land of the deer. and so they named an island deer island. Big Whoop! there is nothing there you can't get on the mainland, except and expensive boat fee. Save your Pesos and go to Senor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A fun excursion to get off the resort for a day. Catamaran ride was fun. The lunch however was very bland and tasteless.

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Boscobel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The boat ride and crew was very enjoyable...there is no dock at the island so travel from the Kolonahe to the shore was aboard a little boat...if you have any walking issues this would be very hard to transfer. Lunch was ok...

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Rushmore, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great time!!! We would recommend all ages to experience a great time with activities and food to try.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The gal that sold us tour said snorkeling was good but on the sailboat they said no snorkeling since the water was murky from winds.

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Toronto, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

by far the best excursion. the snorkeling was good. beach volleyball was fun. there were also options to banana boat or kayak. good beach to swim

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red deer
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We took a sail to deer island and had a snack on the beach with a drink. Snorkelling not great there but nice place to spend part of the day.

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Rome
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Had a good time on Deer Island... just the people from the tour on there which was nice. Beautiful water

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

nice boat ride. nice beach. good drinks, food was ok, snorkling was average. one of those trips where it has more to do with who you are with, then where you are going. If I wasnt with good friends it would have been boring

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