Mazatlan Tours
Deer Island
4.5
Recommended by 95% of travellers
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Ages 6-100, max of 10 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Water and juice
  • Honey bran
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lycra with UV protection
  • Towel
  • Dry bags
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Photos and souvenirs


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 122287P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • 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
        • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Deer Island?
        Deer Island price starts from C$93.79. Discover and book Deer Island on Tripadvisor
        What is the Deer Island cancellation policy?
        Deer Island cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Deer Island on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Deer Island?
        Deer Island is hosted by All Over Mazatlan. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact All Over Mazatlan on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Deer Island on Tripadvisor
        How much time do I need for Deer Island?
        On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Deer Island on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 122287P1

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        • DavidC829
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          Excellent tour to start our visit of this city
          Arturo was our tour guide and provided an excellent day. He was very patient explaining things in Spanish and English, and was incredibly friendly. Would recommend to anyone.
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        • DavidH14103
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          We were very lucky on the last das of the season. We saw 2 adult humpback with a baby. We accompanied them for 2 hours! Also we saw tortugas and jellyfishes. Very pleasant. Our guide Arturo is very friendly and nice guy and answered all our questions. He also give us insider tips for Mazatlán. So this is a must-do for everybody who is visiting Mazatlán!
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        • djhdwh
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour and life saving!
          Great crew and great weather.we had a wonderful time. Arturo, Alberto and Ramona did great job guiding us on this tour. We may have even saved a life! A man had fallen asleep on a big yellow rubber duck floaty and the riptide had had its way with him. The captain towed him back to safety at shore!!!
          Written March 15, 2024
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        • Discover152846
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          A tour worth going on
          The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly he knew his history of everything we saw that day. The sights are worth seeing beautiful and lovely too see
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        • Carol B
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          Mazatlan Experience
          We really enjoyed learning more about the history of Mazatlan. Arturo was an attentive and informative guide. The only problem was that the air conditioning was not working in the van so the ride was very hot and uncomfortable.
          Written February 12, 2024
        • 822terryn
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          A must do while in Mazatlan
          Such a great afternoon. Arturo is an excellent guide with so much knowledge of the local sea life and the islands. Enjoyed the swim/snorkel and loved the Mexican snacks! The other guests were wonderful as well. Overall a must do while in Mazatlan
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          Picture Perfect Tour
          Arturo was a great tour guide. Was very knowledgeable and hospitable. We loved the boat ride, and all the historical stories about the islands! The driver of the boat did a great job as well! Our group of 8 (ages 7-53) all enjoyed it immensely. Beautiful tour of the islands. The weather was picture perfect as well! Not a cloud in the sky!
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          An amazing facility! All age groups (1-60) were blown away by this aquarium. They even have an area where, after washing your hands, you can touch the marine life.
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        • Kitten92
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        • lorii953
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          Great private tour!
          We had an amazing tour. We were the only couple on the tour. Our guide Arturo was very knowledgeable about the history of the city and the area. The cathedral is not to be missed. It is a beautiful work of art. The city tour was a bit rushed but we had a reservation for a specific time at the Aquarium. The Aquarium was very good. Lots of displays in addition to the garden areas. There were a lot of species to look at and learn about. Our guide was a biologist and used to work at the Aquarium so his level of knowledge was outstanding.
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        Asia
        Lake Stevens, WA14 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We didn’t really know what to expect on this but it turned out to be the highlight of our trip. Although our driver was almost an hour late, we were still very satisfied we didn’t cancel. We were picked up at our resort, met up with the tour guide on the beach with our kayaks waiting for us, kayaked to deer island, hiked up the mountain, snorkeled near the shore, and kayaked back to go back to the resort. We enjoyed that it was an open tour with other people because we got to meet new people. One of the tour guides was also a photographer that took photos for us so we didn’t have to chance taking out our phones and just enjoy the moment. They were all very candid which we loved. The kayak trip was short and our arms hurt the next day but it was worth it! The hike was really short but the view was phenomenal! Would definitely do again!
        Written January 12, 2021
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        Hola agalarpe! First of all, we are very sorry the driver was so late, we'll work and improve on that (promise). It is great to read that the tour was worth the wait. Hope you can join us in another one of our experiences in the near future. Thank you
        Written January 13, 2021
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        Nick G
        1 contribution
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023 • Friends
        Awesome tour. We booked through our Sunwing advisor Marlon Alcaraz at the hotel. He explained everything super well, his English is great.

        Boat ride was the perfect length, all the booze we wanted. Tour guide Jose was informative and personable. Once we got to the island we were greeted well and enjoyed some kayaking and Banana boat rides.
        We didn’t try the snorkeling, and the volleyball was there if you would like to play it.
        Tacos, salad and fruit for Lunch was delivered to the island by a local restaurant and it was fresh and delicious.
        Not too long and not too short. Would recommend.
        Written February 8, 2023
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        Annette A
        7 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Family
        The views were to die for!
        Our tour guide was awesome!
        So friendly & knowledgeable
        We had the best time!
        Kayaking on the ocean wasn't as hard as I thought it would be - we loved it!
        Snorkel first thing when you arrive though, when more boats arrive & jet skis, visibility goes way down.
        We still saw a few pretty fish though.
        The hike was a bit challenging, wear good hiking shoes, but the view is worth it!
        Written February 23, 2024
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        Mary Anne L
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Couples
        This is a great tour for those interested in something other than the typical party boat experience. Our guide Paolo was great! He was very knowledgeable about the area and very patient as we were a group of adults approaching retirement age!
        The tour starts with a half mile kayak (individual kayaks) trip out to the island. The water was calm on the way out to the island and a pleasant paddle to start. Once on the island we were able to rest a bit and then start up the trail ( if you could call it that) to the ridge line across the island. This part of the excursion does require a bit of physical fitness and good shoes for hiking. Flip flops are definitely not recommended for this portion! While a bit taxing, the hike was worth it for the views!! Once back down to the beach, we had a snack and then dove in for some snorkeling. In general, the masks worked well and the fish were plentiful, even if the water was a bit stirred up. The kayak trip back was a little more work than on the way out due to slightly rougher waters and just being a bit worn out from all the activity. The end of the tour ended with a splash as we were sure we had made it to shore and our entire group (4 of us) was up ended from our kayaks by a big wave! We were in shallow water and nobody was hurt. We joked that it felt like we had just completed a triathlon! On top of the great tour, we added some new found friends we will definitely keep in touch with!
        Written January 19, 2024
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        Alexa A
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2021
        Cesar was a fantastic guide and expert on every aspect of the trip - the sea life we saw while kayaking/snorkeling, the turtle shells we saw on the beach, and the plants and birds on the fun hike. He gave us some other great tips for our time in Mazatlan and was a joy to hang out with. Highly recommend this tour for anyone looking for an affordable day activity.
        Written February 15, 2021
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        We're very happy you had a good time in our Deer Island tour. Hope to see you again in the near future.
        Written February 17, 2021
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Enrico G
        Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2021 • Friends
        We went on a Monday ,my buddy and myself with 2 Guides Aurora and Daniel .
        Good 20 min paddle to the island ,the hike to the top is steep at end .
        Saw lots of birds ,an Iguana and a Coatimundi greeted us on the beach .The snorkeling was OK, near the beach not too many but still interesting.
        The guides are knowledgeable ( especially Aurora )
        I highly recommend this tour ,need to be in decent shape in order to make the hike.Bring good grip shoes or sandels .
        Written December 7, 2021
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        Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track, thank you!
        Written January 24, 2022
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        Adventurer698579
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2022 • Friends
        We had an amazing experience with All Over Mazatlan! We kayaked to Deer Island, hiked to a peak on the island, then snorkeled in the ocean. As the afternoon winds picked up, our wonderful guides helped us stay together when we had to kayak back across to the mainland. Safety was their priority on that return trip and they diligently worked to help each of us safely get to shore. They were energetic, professional and very fun. We highly recommend All Over Mazatlan.
        Written January 22, 2022
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        Thanks so much for your feedback! We’re glad you enjoyed our Deer Island tour :D
        Written January 24, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        ssandy
        Cashmere, WA4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023
        Went on the Deer Island kayak trip with Raoul and Hector. They were very kind in waiting for us due to vehicle mishaps. Our group had a couple that was not the strongest and they managed to keep everyone motivated and reach the island. Their knowledge of the geography and local animals and trees was great, and they were both patient with our Spanish and had very good English. I was happily go with All Over Mazatlan again if this is the caliber of employees they have.
        Written January 24, 2023
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        Daniel L
        16 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had an excellent time doing this tour. Paolo was a great guide - very knowledgeable about the island and the area and very helpful. The kayak trip across was nice, due to the typically calm morning conditions. After a short rest on the beach, we went for a hike up to the central ridge of the island. The trail is rough and steep in places, so wear decent hiking shoes or sandals and be careful of the agave and cacti. The view from the top is worth the climb. After coming down and another rest break, we went snorkeling along the coast and saw a variety of fish including puffer fish. The masks provided worked well for most of our group, but they don't seal well if you have a beard. The kayak back was tougher due to being tired and rougher water, but it was still good, and getting wiped out by a wave at the beach was a fun but wet conclusion. Definitely a good tour, but it did require some basic fitness.
        Written January 19, 2024
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        cstargio
        Dana Point, CA18 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Our guides, Daniel and Sirgio, were amazing. Very chill and accommodating! We were a group of 11 adults, all family, so a lot to manage - both had a great sense of humor and let us take our time. We only wish we had used more sunscreen!!!
        Written March 5, 2022
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        Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track, thank you!
        Written March 29, 2022
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