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Deer Island (Isla de Venados)

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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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Deer Island

Excelleent View of this island from the Playa Mazatlan Hotel. You can get some awesome sunset fotos.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Cold Lake
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Deer Island is near El Cid la Marina and it is another place where you can spend some time with your family or friends.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We took a day trip to the island and we had a blast! We snorkeled, climbed to the top of the island and watched the sun begin to go down. It is definitely worth the trip!

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

at least a guy came by with a seedoo and i got to drive it a bit but, the trip over made me so seasick and tired i couldn't even enjoy the cocktails or food :( and it was a bit cold by then so I couldn't enjoy much

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Cold Lake
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Excelleent View of this island from the Playa Mazatlan Hotel. You can get some awesome sunset fotos.

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Granville, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Equipment was not usable for snorkling. Granted it was late in the season but our family paid their money just like everyone else. Would not recommend again

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Lethbridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were very happy with our trip to Deer Island. The boat ride over was about an hour long and the drinks were flowing the entire time. The island is beautiful with nice calm ocean that you can actually swim and snorkel in, a luxury we didn't have at our resort. I would recommend taking your own snorkel equipment if... More 

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Detroit Lakes
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We wanted to go to Stone Island but Angel at El Cid talked us into going to Deer Island for more money but more do to he said and private. It was boring, we went for a 2 minute (if that) banana boat ride, we wanted to go snorkeling (every tour we've ever been on has given us a wrapped... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We enjoyed a nice day trip away from the beach at Golden Zone. The boat ride over was about 1 hour. Once you get to the island- its a nice day on the beach with kayaking, banana boat ride and swimming in the ocean. It's the one beach I saw that you can walk around without having any vendors trying... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The start of the trip was a bit confusing as we waited like lemmings to get on the catamaran but overall the trip was good. When we returned to land we were greeted by four massive iguanas and two crabs by the docks. We couldn't swim in the ocean at our beach at the Riu Emerald Bay and loved that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Loved the catermoran ride to the island and the banana boat was fun, snorkelling was ok but not great and you pretty much self organized island stuff yourself so ask lots of questions so you don't miss out on anything

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Address: Address: El Cid Marina, Mazatlan, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Sinaloa  >  Mazatlan

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