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Deer Island (Isla de Venados), Mazatlan

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Escape the nearby resorts and enjoy the unspoiled beaches on Deer Island (Isla de Venados). The calm waters in this ecological reserve make the island perfect for snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking. Numerous tour companies offer excursions from Mazatlan; if you prefer to explore on your own, you can rent a boat with a driver to take you to the island. You'll find little shade once there, so ask in advance about borrowing an umbrella. The food service on the island is limited to those on the tours (and some reports cite poor quality), so pack a cooler full of drinks and snacks to keep you going. Make Deer Island (Isla de Venados) a part of your Mazatlan vacation plans using our Mazatlan holiday planner.
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  • Deer Island is very beautiful but only accessible by tour boats. The food that they serve is horrible and it is very very tacky. I would avoid this at all costs and instead take the little ferry (ding...  more »
  • This was about a 4 hour excursion for us. They took us in a catamaran on a one hour ride around the ocean along the coast of Mazatlan. Then we went to Deer Island, where there was snorkeling, kayaking...  more »
  • American family of three went on catamaran ride to deer island. The day before we did stone island and the islands are quite different. The shores on deer island are a lot calmer and less people. We d...  more »