Guided tour

Mazatlan: Deer Island Eco Tour with Snorkeling and Hiking

4.3 / 5

4 reviews

Mazatlan: Deer Island Eco Tour with Snorkeling and Hiking

From US$ 51.93 per person

Discover the natural wonders of Deer Island on an ecological tour from Matazlan. Spend the day snorkeling and kayaking in crystal clear waters, hiking across the island, and learning about native flora and fauna from your expert guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please provide your hotel details at time of booking in order to schedule your pickup point and time.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit the beautiful Deer Island, nestled between Bird Island and Wolf Island
  • Snorkel in the island's crystal clear waters and see colorful marine life
  • Kayak around the island to soak up scenic views
  • Hike across the island to uncover native flora and fauna
  • Learn about the island, its history, and its ecosystem from your expert guide
Full description
Your ecological adventure begins with pickup from your hotel then heads towards the 3 islands of Mazatlan. Perhaps the most iconic symbols of Mazatlan, the islands are named after the main species that inhabit or once inhabited them. The destination of today’s tour, Deer Island, is nestled between Bird and Wolf Island, and is the largest and most popular island of the 3. There’s plenty to see and do on Deer Island, thanks to its natural attributes and terrain which provide a fantastic recreational space. Spend the day snorkeling in the warm waters in search of colorful marine life, relaxing on the white sandy beaches, and kayaking around the shoreline to soak up incredible views of both Mazatlan and Deer Island itself. You can also follow your expert guide on an ecological hike around the island, to see and learn about native flora and fauna that grow and live here in abundance. At the end of a fun, adventurous, and educational day, head back on board the boat for the return journey to Mazatlan, and then drop-off to your hotel.
  • Bilingual guide
  • Kayak and life jacket
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • UV protection rashguard
  • Towel
  • Dry bag
  • Monocular
  • Water and juice
  • Fruit and cookies
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • The maximum weight for an individual kayak is 225lbs and in a double is 425lbs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 4 reviews

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The paddle over to the island was easier than it looked, we were there in no time. Our marine biologist guide, Paulo was so knowledgable and interesting. He took great care of us. Super fun hiking up to the hillyop for the views! I would do it again next time i visit, beautiful beach.

February 15, 2020

I really think you don’t need to pay for this but just can rent kayaks for cheaper and do it yourself. The end can be traumatic for people with not much water/kayaking experience as you have to ride a wave in to shore. Most people come out of the boat, which is made of hard plastic and can hit you in the head, like it did my girlfriend. It left her with a traumatic experience right at the end. The snorkeling wasn’t good either.

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August 2, 2021

Our guide, Cesar, was excellent. He was warm, funny and very knowledgeable about mazatlan. The trip included a short hike on deer island with incredible views.

November 15, 2020

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