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 marine 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 Marine Turtles and the very colorful fish at the second largest reef in the world.
The marine 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 Marine Turtles are very close to the beach, here you will get the chance to enjoy the marine 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).
- Use of snorkel equipment
- Hotel pickup and return
- Entrance fees
What to bring:
- Biodegradable Sunscreen
- All kids are welcome
- Children rate: 5-11 years old
- Pick up is available in most of hotels in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Exact time of your pick-up will be sent by email after booking.
- In case we dont have pick-up for a specific hotel or location will be sent you the nearest meeting point where pick-up is available
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! Dec 7, 2020
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. Jul 17, 2020
Our driver was excellent and patient gave us a lot of pointers I would used this company again Feb 7, 2020
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. Jan 10, 2020