We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Deer Island (Isla de Venados)

El Cid Marina, Mazatlan, Mexico
Improve this listing
Ranked #14 of 54 Attractions in Mazatlan
Type: Islands
Activities: Snorkeling
Description: Amphibious vehicles take vacationers to this uninhabited island off Mazatlan for snorkeling trips and other beach activities.
Write a Review

98 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    46
    27
    11
    8
    6
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great private beach to enjoy the ocean. Nice lunch on the beach and a chance to relax in the sun and do some activities like snorkling and riding the banana.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Definitely worth a visit. Get a coco loco and enjoy some fresh caught oysters while you're there. They will grill them up with butter if you ask.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oceanside, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We took a short boat ride to Deer Island, and it was lovely. Quiet, tranquil, no hotels, resorts or restaurants. Local people make fresh fruit cocktails and cut up fresh young coconut from the trees. It was a lovely way to spend the day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We went on this boat and beach trip. It was overrated, overpriced and not what we expected. They were late in leaving the dock. The food was not that good. The crew was friendly enough but that is the only positive thing I could say about this venture.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I just thought it was not worth the cost...I could have stayed at our beach and not cost me...the only part was the snorkel, and there really wasn't much to see there. We made the best of it though.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Boat ride was OK. The beach here was nothing to write home about, water was cloudy and you definitely could not snorkel.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The trip was ok. There is not a whole lot to see in the waters around the island. When I was snorkeling I did not see much. The boat out was good and the time on the island was ok. One great thing was seeing Mazatlan from the island.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It was nice, boat ride was for about an hour. good music and drinks. relaxing getaway from the resort beach that was swarmed with vendors. They had a guy cut up fresh coconuts which was well worth it. snorkeling was fun, we later learned that the fish were more off to the side than we were snorkeling around.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver, BC
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We had a blast. The beach is beautiful ... swimming there is great as it is calm. Snorkeling was okay ... a bit murky and hard to see the fish. But fun overall ... the guys on the boat were exceptional ... we toured the shoreline first and he told us a bit of the history. We all enjoyed the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This was a nice getaway.you get to spend the all day cruising on the boat and staying on the island.the crew was amazing and helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Deer Island (Isla de Venados) also viewed

 

Been to Deer Island (Isla de Venados)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing