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Deer Island (Isla de Venados)

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Snorkeling, but the day was cold and cloudy

Super glad we went to the island. If we had planned better (not waited till our last full day) and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice peaceful relaxing place

Took boat taxi over to this quiet remote beach area. Good to get away from busy tourist area for a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Amphibious vehicles take vacationers to this uninhabited island off Mazatlan for snorkeling trips and other beach activities.
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El Cid Marina, Mazatlan, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a sailboat across the water from the Golden Zone in Mazatlan to Isla de Venados (Deer Island). This island is definitely worth a visit to get away from the crowds and merchants and noise of the main beach. Our sailboat ride roundtrip was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ourconstantjourney
Reviewed 1 week ago

great day one deer island sunwing guest recieve and meal and lots of extras well worth the trip for the day

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sheila Wolak K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super glad we went to the island. If we had planned better (not waited till our last full day) and the weather was warmer, I would have liked to stay longer - perhaps exploring the island on a hike, having lunch, etc. As it was,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CallieNative
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took boat taxi over to this quiet remote beach area. Good to get away from busy tourist area for a 2-3 hour respite . Very nice clear water and nice forestry setting

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank papawis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Deer island is a nice swim from the main beach, or 200 pesos for a motor ride (2way). There are two cabanas, one for the tours, and the smaller one to the left if you’re on your own. The sandy beach facing Mazatlán is not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank RalphRCole
Reviewed November 27, 2018

While visiting Mazatlan in October, we wanted to try a new adventure. Deer Island was a fun day where we snorkeled, swam, and explored the beach. The bathrooms were nice and the beach was beautiful!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GlobalDaytripper
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Great trip to Deer Island, everything was clean and Leti, our guide, was AWESOME!! All of the food was delicious and we totally enjoyed kayaking and being in the water. The water was warm and delightful...wonderful day!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Lara B
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Either taking the sailboat tour, or traveling yourself by kayak, it is worth a day trip to Deer Island. The snorkeling is great and the beach is small but nice. For the more adventurous, hike up to the summit of small hill on the island....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Alaska_Explorer
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Beach is great, snorkelling is great around the corner. The beach hut for lunch provided by El Cid for El Cid guests is great. The cruise over on the Kolonahe was really fun. Would definitely recommend!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Becky R
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This is a fun day at the beach for everyone of all ages! The fun begins as soon as you get on the boat! The beach is clean, the water is clear and warm, and there are plenty of activities for all. The lunch was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jennifer L
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January 18, 2019|
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Response from ourconstantjourney | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! Yes, the main beach of Mazatlan usually has people all over offering the boat/sailing/jet ski ride over. We caught ours in front of Restaurant Pancho's, there's also quite a few beach front hotels near there. I... More
January 14, 2019|
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Response from CallieNative | Reviewed this property |
We used Aqua Sports, just north of The Mazatlan Inn, and they provided all the gear and a ride to the island. As I was not going to snorkel with my kids, they also brought me a chair and umbrella. We told them when we wanted... More