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Mazatlan, Mexico
Deer Island
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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Explore the stunning, rugged scenery of Isla de Venados during this small-group, half-day excursion to the 'Deer Island' of Mazatlán. Enjoy a front-door pickup and drop-off from your hotel accommodation. Discover the unique flora and fauna of the island chain. Tours include snorkeling, kayaking, light hiking, and free time to relax on the beach.
  • A half-day, small-group kayaking and snorkeling trip to Isla de Venados
  • Enjoy a personalized experience in a group of only ten travelers
  • Discover the unique animal and plant species in Mazatlán's stunning island chain
  • Tours include snacks, bottled water, a towel, and round-trip hotel transfers
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8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children under 10 must always be accompanied by an adult in a double kayak
  • Kayaking to the island is our only way, there is no boat
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The maximum weight in the individual kayak is 102 kg (225 pounds) and in the double 192 kg (425 pounds)
  • Minimum age allowed 6 years old
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY All Over Mazatlan
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Deer Island?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Deer Island.
What is the policy on sanitization during Deer Island?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Deer Island.
What is the social distancing policy during Deer Island?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Deer Island.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Deer Island?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Deer Island.

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See the city from a new vantage point!
, Jan 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed the kayak /hike/snorkeling trip to Deer Island. Our guides Evelyn and Daniel were fun, personable and informative! We highly recommend this tour, the views from the peak of the island are spectacular!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Happy to read you enjoy your Deer Island tour with us :D
Great morning excursion in Mazatlan
, Dec 2021
The tour guide Aurora and Daniel were very nice and knowledgeable, great hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed the kayaking, the hike was unexpected yet pleasant, then we ended with a relaxing snorkel on the beach.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you for your review, hope to see you again in the near future :D
Evelyn and Daniel of All Over Mazatlan were great fun for Deer Island tour
, Dec 2021
Evelyn and Daniel were great guides! Lots of energy and very helpful getting and off the kayaks. Evelyn’s stories were informative and very encouraging on the hike to the top of the island.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thanks so much for your feedback! We’re glad you enjoyed our Deer Island tour :D
Great activities and an awesome guide!
, Aug 2021
We loved this excursion!!! Kayaking from the beach to deer Island wasn't difficult. The hike up to the peak was filled with butterflies and great views. The snorkeling and beach time was also great. Our tour guide was the best we had through our entire stay in Mazatlán. the only negative is I wish our kayaks were more suited to open water. They didn't coast well. other thab that, everything was great!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you very much for your review. We'll work on your suggestion :D
Fun tour!
, Jun 2021
Tour was confirmed the day before. I was picked up on time in the morning. It was just 3 people on the tour. Cesar, our tour guide, spoke English and was very friendly and helpful. One thing the tour company needs to mention on their website -- please remind people to bring sneakers. Cesar took us on a hike up the mountain and I was wearing flip flops. I almost slipped a few times. Anyway, a fun tour and I would recommend.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you very much for your review. We'll work on your suggestion :D
Great trip! Good workout too.
, Jan 2021
We had a really good time! The kayaking was super fun, we saw some really cool fish while snorkeling including puffers and what I think were blue tangs, and the view from deer Island was pretty incredible. Haven't gotten our photos yet but I am excited to.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Hola Nayaki! Love to read you had a good time with us :D Hope to see you again in the near future.
Fabulous Excursion!
, Aug 2019
Someone in a blue shirt was right there to greet us and take us to 5 lined up and prepared kayaks. Cesar was a fabulous guide - he helped each of us over the waves, and off we went. He shared info about the island and other fun tidbits. I have neck and shoulder issues so he created a way to tow me back to land! It was lovely! The snorkel face masks and fins were great and so easy to use. A perfect snack was provided and plenty of water. It was totally worth it!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you very much for letting us be part of your vacation in Mazatlan! And thank you for your nice comments. We hope to see you again in the near future ;D
Island Expedition
, Apr 2019
WOW, what an adventure. Didn't realize that we would be kayaking from the beach over to Deer Island so had to adjust our baggage and place in waterproof bags. We had a small group of 4 and my husband and I were in a double kayak (by choice) and once assisted out past the surf, we paddled easily to the island in about 20 minutes (with coordinated paddling ; )(we had long sleeve shirts and life jackets supplied). Once there, we were assisted bringing the kayaks ashore and drank and ate snacks provided, then hiked up the mountain half way (the rest of the hike was a little steep for us so we didn't go to the top) to an overview of the island and got great pictures of both sides (we had brought our cameras/phones, the guide offered pictures but his camera didn't work). We hiked past cactus similar to ours in Arizona along the narrow path, then returned to the beach where we rested, refueled and got our snorkeling equipment and instructions on use and accompanied to an area where we saw a stingray and many beautiful fish. We were then invited to partake in tasting fresh coconut, first drinking the milk then eating the meat with chamoy and tajin (or plain) while having our questions answered by our very informed, funny and personable english speaking guide, Paul. Then we proceeded to return via kayak to Mazatlan with instructions about change in surf and where to head. We arrived safe and sound and Jacob (10yo) got the thrill of flipping his kayak in the surf on arrival (which soaked my non dry bag bag). After assisting us with the kayaks to shore (another guide helped) ,we were driven back to our hotel. All in all, an excellent adventure for sure!!!
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