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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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  • You can charter a boat trip from the Marina or a kayak tour from the Golden Zone over to Deer Island. There are public bathrooms there and a volleyball net. It seems that there are a few "tour" operat...  more »
  • Booked the Deer Island tour from the Riu Emerald Bay. Left from El Cid marina on a catamaran for the island. The boat anchors a few hundred feet away from the island, your choice to swim to it or wait...  more »
  • La promenade en catamaran était agréable, l'équipage professionnel. Vous aurez un déjeuner et des breuvages. Ici vous pouvez nager, faire de la plongée, du kayak, du ‘’ Banana Boat’’ ou jouer sur la p...  more »