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Snorkel with Marine Turtles

  • Snorkeling with Turtles in Akumal Riviera Maya
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  • Swim into cenotes and Akumal snorkeling tour
  • Akumal, means Place of the Turtles

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!

Itinerary

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).

Overall rating: (38 Reviews)

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 from Milwaukee, WI Jun 1, 2021
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 from Bowling Green, KY May 14, 2021
The trip was well worth it.. As advertised we saw several turtles up close while snorkeling. Score: Recommend: YES from New York Apr 2, 2021
Above and beyond expectations! Don't miss! Score: Recommend: YES from Oklahoma City Jan 18, 2021
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 from Draper, Utah 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. Score: Recommend: YES from Houston, TX Jul 17, 2020
Our driver was excellent and patient gave us a lot of pointers I would used this company again Score: Recommend: YES from Chicago Illinois 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. Score: Recommend: YES from Wheaton IL Jan 10, 2020
Our driver/guide was fabulous!!! He made the trip wonderful. Saw lots of turtles! Score: Recommend: YES from Bartlett Illinois Nov 4, 2019
Great snorkel tour! Would recommend to anyone! Score: Recommend: YES from New York, NY May 30, 2019
Great adventure Score: Recommend: YES from Temagam, Ontario Canada Apr 30, 2019
The guides were very helpful and friendly. On line booking was easy and quick reply. Score: Recommend: YES from London Aug 29, 2018
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 from Iowa May 31, 2018
Better than expected! Having our own private car an driver was perfect. Score: Recommend: YES from New York City May 18, 2018
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 from SW Michigan Apr 9, 2018
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 from London, UK Dec 5, 2017
Great experience. Saw 3 turtles and 3 sting rays. Monica was a great guide Score: Recommend: YES from Woodstock, Ga Nov 17, 2017
We had a great time with our wonderful guide Victor Theurel. He was very knowledgeable of the area and provided great history and local color. He drove carefully and ensured that we were comfortable and happy with our excursion. Score: Recommend: YES from Morristown NJ Nov 13, 2017
This was far our favorite tour on our vacation! My husband is obsessed with sea turtles so I surprised him with this! He was so excited! We had an unexpected stop on the way at Cenote Azul for 45 minutes. It is gorgeous and was a nice surprise! We then headed to Akumal Bay to swim with the turtles. We were in the water for about an hour and saw 4 sea turtles, 2 sting ray, 3 baby squids and a ton of beautiful fish! Afterwards our tour guide took us a few hundred feet away to a restaurant for ourninvluded lunch of chicken or beef fajitas. It was hands down the best meal we had while staying in Cancun! We were the only ones who booked that tour so we basically got a private tour that day. Our driver and tour guides were so nice too! This tour was by far the best part of our vacation! Akumal Bay was so beautiful we decided next time that we will be staying there instead of Cancun! Score: Recommend: YES from Los Angeles, Ca Aug 9, 2017
awesome excursion Score: Recommend: YES from Little Chute Jul 17, 2017
Totally unexpected to go to a cenote. Beautiful!!!! Our guide/drive was extremely friendly and helpful. Score: Recommend: YES from Colorado Jun 23, 2017
Amazing tour! Great pickup service at hotel. The driver stayed with us and was very nice. Score: Recommend: YES from Knoxville, Tn Oct 17, 2016
Our guide, Javier was great! The cenote was incredible and we got there early before too many other people arrived. Saw several sea turtles and a sting ray, Akamual bay was beautiful! And lunch was delicious! GREAT TOUR! Score: Recommend: YES from Amarillo, TX Aug 1, 2016
Awesome excursion! Would highly recommend to anyone! We got to see several sea turtles, tropical fish in the reef, a barracuda and even a sting ray! Excellent time! Score: Recommend: YES from Colorado Jun 27, 2016
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! The guides were fantastic! Highly recommend! The pick up was right on time! No complaints whatsoever! The water at the bay was amazing and perfect for viewing the turtles, sting rays, barracudas and squid! Score: Recommend: YES from Canada Jun 21, 2016
We got lucky and had a private van just for the two of us. Driver, Javier, was funny and very friendly. Took us to the cenote first which was absolutely beautiful. He told us we'd have an hour and a half to do whatever we'd like there and he waited back in the van so we had privacy. Water was clear and cool. Not many other people there. Saw lots of iguanas, and got to jump off the side into the cenote (maybe 15 feet) which was a small adrenaline rush. You could see the fish everywhere since the water was crystal clear. Snorkeling was about 20 minutes from there. We saw 4 turtles and a lot of fish. The instructor there was so nice and pointed out whenever he saw a turtle. Javier took us over to a local place after for fajitas. Loved this tour, highly recommended. Score: Recommend: YES from Washington, DC Jun 9, 2016
Our guide Javier was wonderful. It was the best excursion of our trip Score: Recommend: YES from Sandy hook, ct Apr 15, 2016
Wish we would've seen more but it was still fantastic Score: Recommend: YES from Arlington, WA Apr 8, 2016
What a great experience! Cenotes Azula was so pretty and the snorkeling was amazing - we saw turtles, squid, sting ray, barracuda and more! All the staff were so friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend. Score: Recommend: YES from Boston, MA Mar 2, 2016
The guide was SUPER GOOD, would highly recommend this tour so worth the money!!!!! I want to now own a snorkel just so next time I can do it in water by my resort as well. Score: Recommend: YES from Edmonton,AB Canada Jan 29, 2016
Xavier who was our driver was excellent. He gave us the time we needed at each part of the tour while feeling safe at all times. Daniel was our guide for the snorkeling. He was awesome as well. He even took our camera way down below getting great shots of the turtles and other sea life. The cafe where Xavier took us for lunch had great fajitas. Score: Recommend: YES from Mays Landing NJ Oct 19, 2015
We had Javier as our driver to for the Cenote and Marine Turtles. He was very polite, funny and informative that made this excursion even better. He went out of his way to make sure we were safe and taken care of. Cynthia was our guide for the snorkeling with the sea turtles. Again, here is another great addition to your company. She made sure we understood what we a were doing and how to really enjoy this tour. Cynthia has a great personally and makes everyone feel at home, right away. The pictures we got from snorkeling was fantastic! Cynthia even took a few close ups of the turtles for us. I really enjoy this trip and would book another adventure with Cancun adventures in a heart beat! Score: Recommend: YES from Dublin, CA Oct 9, 2015
Our driver (I forgot his name) was incredible. Very kind, professional and informative. Guillermo (our snorkel guide) was great and we saw many turtles. The cenotes azul were beautiful. Lunch was delicious! It was an amazing tour and if we go back to Cancun we will definitely do this exact tour again. Thank you! Score: Recommend: YES from Flagstaff, AZ Oct 5, 2015
Tour guide was excellent. Very friendly :-) Score: Recommend: YES from England, UK Sep 9, 2015
Was amazing!!!! Our tour guide was so professional and really friendly :-) Score: Recommend: YES from England Sep 8, 2015
Alfonso was our driver and escort. He was wonderful. Very pleasant and informative. I would recommend this privite tour. Pablo took our photos while we snorkled. That is a great investment. Alfonso also took us to lunch after we snorkled the fish and fijitas were out of this world. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Score: Recommend: YES from Arizona Aug 31, 2015
At the time of our excursion, a storm had blown in excess amounts of seaweed. The waters were still a bit turbid as well. These factors did not detract from our enjoyment of viewing the turtles. Our driver and guide for the day was EXTRAORDINARY!! We were so grateful for his (David's) knowledge of the area and the consideration he gave to every aspect of the role he played in our day. David most definitely made our day both memorable and special! Score: Recommend: YES from Austin, TX Aug 6, 2015
I wish the turtles part was longer! I would have gone without cenotes to swim with turtles for more time, but it was great! Score: Recommend: YES from CA Aug 3, 2015
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