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Deer Island (Isla de Venados)

El Cid Marina, Mazatlan, Mexico
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Ranked #18 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.
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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.

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3 attraction reviews
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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.

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Vancouver, BC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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

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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.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

An array of activities including kayaks (that's what we did) as well as snorkeling. A pleasant getaway from the hustle and bustle of the resorts!

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Wonderful catamarran ride to the deer island beach with a crew to make lunch of salads, fruit, and grilled brochettes, and all the drinks anyone could handle. Activities included banana boats, kayaks, snorkling, and volley ball on a nice sunny day.

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This tour is pretty terrible. I must say that the crew were great! The tour however was lacklustre, the "snorkelling" was so poor it's literally just go over to those rocks with this equipment every one else has used that didn't get cleaned! The food was super bland, but being that hungry everyone ate it. And the banana boat was... More

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