Day Trips to Deer Island / Isla de Venados and Goat Island / Isla de Chivos (GPS N23°23'18" W106°46'59") from Mazatlan Day Trip Excursions and Eco-Tours of islands within the Mazatlan Island Ecological Reserve just off the beaches of The Pearl of The Pacific!
Deer Island (Isla de Venados) and Goat Island (Isla de Chivos) are just off the beaches of the Golden Zone -- little more than 3000' at the closest point from the Las Flores Beach Resort -- but they are worlds away.
Actually pretty much one landmass (depends on tide level) they are referred to separately because their topography makes them appear to be two islands.
These beautiful islands are part of the Reserva Ecologica Islas de Mazatlan -- an ecological reserve known worldwide -- and protected from development, as is their neighbor directly to the north, Bird Island / Isla de Pajaros.
Combined with somewhat restricted tourism that limits human impact on the island ecosystems, these pristine sanctuaries make delightful day trips!
Designated Natural Reserve in 1991, Deer Island and Goat Island are two of the more pristine places that can be accessed on a Mazatlan day trip.
Deer Island / Isla de Venados is the central and highest of the three islands visible from Mazatlan beaches, with its appendage, Goat Island / Isla de Chivos to its left (south). Both islands have warm calm waters are ideal for snorkeling and observing the untouched beauty of this spectacular ecosystem.
Video of Deer Island off Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Deer and Goat Island Mazatlan Day Trip Directions
Most tourists get to Deer and Goat Islands with one of our tour operators.
It is suggested that you follow their lead and book Mazatlan day trips to Deer Island / Goat Island through one of the professional tour operaters listed on the tours page of this website.
The boat ride to either island is short, and many tour operators provide activities, such as kayaking, snorkeling, food and beverages. Most tours last from 4-6 hours.