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Deer Island (Isla de Venados)

El Cid Marina, Mazatlan, Mexico
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Wonderful Experience

This is a fun day at the beach for everyone of all ages! The fun begins as soon as you get on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer L
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Lakewood, California
Beautiful and fun

Took the trimaran trip to Deer Island for snorkeling, kayaking and the banana boat. SO much fun and... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
MichelleLyng
,
Tampa, Florida
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Amphibious vehicles take vacationers to this uninhabited island off Mazatlan for snorkeling trips and other beach activities.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“banana boat” (51 reviews)
“boat ride” (22 reviews)
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El Cid Marina, Mazatlan, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Jennifer L
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Took the trimaran trip to Deer Island for snorkeling, kayaking and the banana boat. SO much fun and absolutely beautiful. Simple yet delicious local lunch was served with fresh coconuts (by request) prepped for whatever drink you want. Highly recommended.

Thank MichelleLyng
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We took a trip out to the island while on vacation to Mazatlan. It was really fun. We snorkeled, kayaked, and rode a banana boat. It was an amazing time.

Thank Patrick F
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour. First we took a catamaran ride along the bay, all the way to the lighthouse. We saw a sea lion, and our guides told us about the different islands we passed.. once at the island, the people that live/ work...More

Thank nabundes
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Our hotel arranged a trip for all of us, we had a great day there meditation, snorkelling, kayaking and beach volleyball.

Thank sonny360
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We went to Deer Island on a catamaran when we visited Mazatlán and we enjoyed it. We got to see farther down the coast and this included the "Mexican icebergs" and a small island with sea lions. The beach on Deer Island was nice and...More

Thank first_timersWinnipeg
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

As part of the El Cid free package to attend seminars, the KOLONAHE DEER ISLAND TOUR sucks. The trip out was ok but once we got there, it was all down hill. There is nothing to see when you snorkel, so why offer it? There...More

5  Thank Loretta P
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We took a catamaran over to the island and it was perfect for a getaway for a couple of hours. The beach wasn't quite as clean as I would have expected but it was cool to look across the water to the city.

3  Thank Katie M
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

The boat tour was about an hour from the Marina dock to Deer Island. It was nice to boat past all the resorts and see the beach from the ocean. The tour guide was friendly, funny and kept the drinks flowing even though it was...More

1  Thank Prairiegirlie
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We signed up for the cruise and bbq on the beach. The staff were so friendly and fun. Drinks were unlimited. Would recommend for a group or couples. Please tip well. Thank you.

2  Thank Patrick P
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LindaE1970
22 March 2018|
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Response from aborsuk |
When we were there, someone came on the island with 2 black dogs. They weren't part of the tour, but I think they were a private group because we saw the dogs get off a small boat. Hope that helps.
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keg5776
14 February 2017|
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Response from jPribs | Reviewed this property |
Probably way too late to reply, but I just saw this. Yes the catamaran will pull into shore. You will get out in ankle to shin deep water. I would not recommend to tour to the top of the island for it can be strenuous for... More
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suekucey
13 November 2016|
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Response from jPribs | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the hotel, but you can get there everyday.
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