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Deer Island (Isla de Venados)

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Address: El Cid Marina, Mazatlan, Mexico
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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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day at deer island

we bought this nexus excursion on the plane, looked good and it was. Our only complaint was that it was too short.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
BRENDA R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an awesome time at this island. Boat ride from marina is about an hour long.. fun not ride they serve drinks and refreshments the entire time.. on the way passed a spot with sea lions, our kids loved the sight watching them swim and sun bathe.. deer island itself is amazing, nice beach area with a volleyball court, to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we bought this nexus excursion on the plane, looked good and it was. Our only complaint was that it was too short.

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Colfax, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The catamaran took you for an hour ride around some of the other islands for an hour before you get to Deer Island, The crew is awesome tending to your drinking needs and visiting with you. On the way we saw a tiny island with sea lions sunning themselves and we saw dolphins. We were escorted to the island from... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took catamaran to Deer Island...they transfer you to a small boat and take you to the island or you can jump of catamaran and swim to the island Beware if you have mobility issues ie knees, back, hips etc. as they take you off the catamaran to a small fishing boat and the waves rock both like crazy so getting... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We set out on this 5 hour tour as part of a timeshare presentation. It was really a nice way to get to the quiet of a very pretty little island. Rode the banana boat and got dumped although we had said no dumping. A bit scary for me because it was quite hard to get back on. Nevertheless a... More 

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The boat ride takes you along the shoreline. You can see the different ares of Mazatlan. Upon arrival at the Island, you can partake in some activities such as "banana boat ride", snorkeling, swimming, and playing volleyball. You can relax on the beach and sun tan.

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Bedford, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Nice 5 hour visit. snorkel the peninsula, kayak the Beach, nice food and drink, the boat ride was excellent.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Almost 6 hours , boat ride , banana boat, mexican lunch , snorkelling....vary nice , every body loved it. It's worthed by the money you paid. Tour operators " Luis" really great & friendly crew. Highly recomended

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I rented a kayak and paddled to the island from El Cid. It took 15-20 minutes. Frankly, there's not much at the island, but I love kayaking so it was a nice trip. I've heard the snorkeling isn't any good, and I didn't see any fish near the island, so don't expect that. Some days this week were quite windy... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

The boat trip getting to Deer Island was relaxing and informative. Once we arrived on the island we waited on a dusty dirt road for a trailer pulled by a tractor to take us to the other side of the island. Lunch was good, but the extras that we purchased were a huge disappointment. We rode the skinny, tired horses... More 

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