Snorkel with Sea Turtles Tour

  • Snorkeling with Turtles in Akumal Riviera Maya
  • Ready to board the boat on the beach
  • Arriving to Akumal Beach
  • Instructions about turtles swimming
  • Snorkel with marine turtles
  • Snorkel near the Akumal beach

A great half-day excursion to beautiful Akumal Bay, where youll have the experience of a lifetime as you snorkel with sea turtles, swimming freely in their natural environment, you will be amazed!

Get to snorkel with sea turtles in Akumal, were the second largest reef in the world is located and get to discover the sacred waters of a marvelous Cenote.

Akumal, means "Place of the Turtles" in the Maya. Akumal is located 100km (62 miles) south of Cancun in the heart of the Riviera Maya. In the natural protected area you get the opportunity to snorkel and enjoy the amazing Sea Turtles and the very colorful fish at the second largest reef in the world.

The sea turtles come really close to the beach of Akumal and you get the chance to see them really closely. To complete the adventure you will discover and explore unique cenotes and snorkel in its crystal clear waters. Cenotes are underground rivers, which show the unique water systems of the Yucatan Peninsula! You will see the roots of the trees hanging in the water, that take the water from the Cenotes.

During this tour you really get the chance to immerse yourself in the sealife of Akumal, Mexico! Come and make this experience a memory for a lifetime!


7:00 AM - Pick-up with our comfortable vans at your hotel

9:00 AM - Go Snorkeling in a Cenote and enjoy crystal clear waters and amazing formations.

10:15 AM - Snorkeling in Akumal, a natural protected area where the Sea Turtles are very close to the beach, here you will get the chance to enjoy the sea turtle observation with explanation of your guide.

11:45 AM - Lunch

12:30 AM - Transfer back to your hotel by our comfortable vans.

2:00 PM - Expected to Arrive back at your hotel in Cancun (1:00 pm Playa del Carmen).

Alex was our guide. He was very knowledgeable, we were able to see 4 turtles, 2 stingrays, 1 starfish, 1 puffer fish and numerous other colourful fishes. Amazing time!
Score: Recommend: YES
Elizabeth Collins from Norfolk, England, UK
We had an awesome time swimming with the sea turtles and cenotes. The driver was amazing.
Score: Recommend: YES
Jason from Philadelphia, PA
We had so much fun snorkeling! Our tour guide was great he gave us a heads up whenever there were sea turtles around and got to see a total of 3!
Score: Recommend: YES
Anonymous from Kansas City
the trip was amazing & our private tour guide Domenic was absolutely fantastic! The cenote was beautiful and our snorkel trip went beyond all expectations we saw 8 sea turtles which were AMAZING! Our turtle guide was wonderful. Also the lunch in the village was authentic and delicious! A 5 star rating and a must to for anyone coming to Cancun
Score: Recommend: YES
Chris Scannapieco from Philadelphia, PA
We really enjoyed this tour. Our driver, Alfredo, was great. The cenote was beautiful! We had plenty of time to enjoy it and it was not too crowded. We appreciated that the folks at the turtle area told us beforehand that visibility was limited due to storms and gave us an opportunity to cancel, but we decided to go ahead with that portion too and were able to see several turtles and other creatures thanks to our great guide Monica!
Score: Recommend: YES
Anonymous from Washington, D.C.
The best excursion we have been on! Our driver was amazing and so helpful! Would definitely recommend!
Score: Recommend: YES
Kendis Roberts from Aurora, Colorado
The choice of restaurant for lunch I would not recommend. It had animals (cats and dogs) by our feet while we ate and the roof leaked tons of rain into us and table. I would not recommend that place to eat. The your itself was fantastic. Cenotes were so cool and we saw turtles and stingray!!
Score: Recommend: YES
Anonymous from New York
Our driver was very attentive, friendly and helpful. The snorkeling crew made sure we followed their guidance and saw all the animals including 3 turtles, a family of squid and a giant puffer fish
Score: Recommend: YES
Jennifer D from Salem, WI
Our tour guide was great and seeing the turtles was really cool. Lunch and the Cenote were just okay.
Score: Recommend: YES
Debbie from Pacific Northwest, USA
Offer photos, my waterproof digital camera was stolen from my bag and it was all I had for pictures of the sea turtles. The experience was AMAZING I'm just really disappointed someone from the airport stole my only pictures.
Score: Recommend: YES
Eliza Schefus from Milwaukee, WI
This tour was nice. It took longer to get to our destination because of traffic, there was a wreck. The cenotes were beautiful, we were there an hour. Swimming with the turtles was awesome...it just didn't last long enough. We may have been in the water for 15 minutes. Ten of those minutes were swimming to the actual place the turtles were. We seen 5 turtles, a stingray & a barracuda. The lunch spot was very delicious & our driver Benjamin took great care of us.
Score: Recommend: YES
Leah from Bowling Green, KY
The trip was well worth it.. As advertised we saw several turtles up close while snorkeling.
Score: Recommend: YES
Rod Ford from New York
Above and beyond expectations! Don't miss!
Score: Recommend: YES
Tracy from Oklahoma City
Our family had an AMAZING time! We had the cenote to ourselves in a big rainstorm and it was magical! We swam with turtles, rays, cuddle fish, flounder, a school of baby barracuda, and a ton of beautiful fish! It was a dream come true to see and swim with the turtles! Our guide was so accommodating and fun! Lunch was amazing!
Score: Recommend: YES
Parker Family from Draper, Utah
This was actually our 2nd time doing this excursion. The first time was back in April 2018. We really enjoyed it then, so we wanted to do it again, but we we're nervous the tour would not live up to the experience we had last time. So glad we signed up for it again! This time was just as good if not better than the first time! We had Mr. Morales as our driver and he was friendly and excellent. We enjoyed the cenote and especially snorkeling at Akumal with the sea turtles. Sergio was our snorkel guide. We saw 7 or 8 turtles of all different sizes! Turtles are my favorite animal, and to see them up close and personal in their own environment is truly amazing. Last time I did not have my camera or go pro, this time I made sure to have my phone in a protective case so I could get some videos. The authentic lunch was just as good as I remember it last time. Everyone was really covid safe the whole trip, wearing mask, checking temperatures, using hand sanitizer. Make sure you bring tip money and maybe even some money to purchase souvenirs.
Score: Recommend: YES
Mel B from Houston, TX
Our driver was excellent and patient gave us a lot of pointers I would used this company again
Score: Recommend: YES
Bulmaro Ojeda from Chicago Illinois
Our snorkeling with the turtles adventure was incredible! We brought 7 people and everyone said it was their best snorkeling ever. The waters were calm and we saw everything we set out to see. Our concierge in our hotel tried to talk us out of this adventure. They said that they would be unable to take us into the water to see the sea turtles. Boy were they wrong and I'm happy I stuck to my guns!!!! Our driver, Carlos, was great. Very attentive to our needs. The lunch was delicious and loved by all. The margaritas were truly amazing made with fresh squeezed lime juice. We loved shopping in the little nearby areas.
Score: Recommend: YES
Karen - Wheaton, IL from Wheaton IL
Our driver/guide was fabulous!!! He made the trip wonderful. Saw lots of turtles!
Score: Recommend: YES
Pamela A Verkuilen from Bartlett Illinois
Great snorkel tour! Would recommend to anyone!
Score: Recommend: YES
Anonymous from New York, NY
Great adventure
Score: Recommend: YES
Darren Graydon from Temagam, Ontario Canada
The guides were very helpful and friendly. On line booking was easy and quick reply.
Score: Recommend: YES
Anonymous from London
Our guide was great and so was our guide for the sea turtles! We saw 6! The lunch after was delicious and fun. The cenote Azul was beautiful as well.
Score: Recommend: YES
Allison from Iowa
Better than expected! Having our own private car an driver was perfect.
Score: Recommend: YES
Caralyn G from New York City
Snorkeling in the cenote was a lot of fun! Only 2 of the 8 people in the group saw a sea turtle's head while we were snorkeling. The beach at Akumal was beautiful and lunch in town was great!
Score: Recommend: YES
Anonymous from SW Michigan
A great day out and beautiful locations. Our driver was helpful and friendly, and the guide at the beach to snorkel with the turtles was amazing, with his help we saw 4 or 5 turtles, I absolutely loved every minute. The cenote we stopped off at in the morning was a little paradise. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Score: Recommend: YES
Sam from London, UK

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Tour from Cancun Includes hotel pick-up
Adults: $163.00 USD
Kids: $145.00 USD

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Kids (5 - 11):
- Kids from all ages are welcome
- Kids from 5 to 11 years old pay

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