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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).


  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Hotel pickup and return
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
Not included:
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional information

  • All kids are welcome
  • Children rate: 5-11 years old

What to bring

  • Biodegradable Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Camera

Pick-up Information:

  • 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

Refunds and Cancellations:

  • Cancellations made 48 hrs before = 100% refund
  • Cancellations made between 36-48 hrs before = 80% refund.
  • Cancellations made between 24-36 hrs before = 50% refund.
  • Cancellations made less than 24 hrs before = no refund.
  • No show = no refund

Overall rating: (47 Reviews)

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: Recommended: YES from Norfolk, England, UK
We had an awesome time swimming with the sea turtles and cenotes. The driver was amazing. Score: Recommended: YES 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: Recommended: YES 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: Recommended: YES 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: Recommended: YES from Washington, D.C.
The best excursion we have been on! Our driver was amazing and so helpful! Would definitely recommend! Score: Recommended: YES 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: Recommended: YES 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: Recommended: YES from Salem, WI
Our tour guide was great and seeing the turtles was really cool. Lunch and the Cenote were just okay. Score: Recommended: YES 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: Recommended: YES 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 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: Recommended: YES from Bowling Green, KY
The trip was well worth it.. As advertised we saw several turtles up close while snorkeling. Score: Recommended: YES from New York
Above and beyond expectations! Don't miss! Score: Recommended: YES 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: Recommended: YES 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: Recommended: YES from Houston, TX
Our driver was excellent and patient gave us a lot of pointers I would used this company again Score: Recommended: YES 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: Recommended: YES from Wheaton IL
Our driver/guide was fabulous!!! He made the trip wonderful. Saw lots of turtles! Score: Recommended: YES from Bartlett Illinois
Great snorkel tour! Would recommend to anyone! Score: Recommended: YES from New York, NY
Great adventure Score: Recommended: YES from Temagam, Ontario Canada
The guides were very helpful and friendly. On line booking was easy and quick reply. Score: Recommended: YES 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: Recommended: YES from Iowa
Better than expected! Having our own private car an driver was perfect. Score: Recommended: YES 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: Recommended: YES 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: Recommended: YES from London, UK
Great experience. Saw 3 turtles and 3 sting rays. Monica was a great guide Score: Recommended: YES from Woodstock, Ga
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: Recommended: YES from Morristown NJ
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: Recommended: YES from Los Angeles, Ca
awesome excursion Score: Recommended: YES from Little Chute
Totally unexpected to go to a cenote. Beautiful!!!! Our guide/drive was extremely friendly and helpful. Score: Recommended: YES from Colorado
Amazing tour! Great pickup service at hotel. The driver stayed with us and was very nice. Score: Recommended: YES from Knoxville, Tn
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: Recommended: YES from Amarillo, TX
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: Recommended: YES from Colorado
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: Recommended: YES from Canada
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: Recommended: YES from Washington, DC
Our guide Javier was wonderful. It was the best excursion of our trip Score: Recommended: YES from Sandy hook, ct
Wish we would've seen more but it was still fantastic Score: Recommended: YES from Arlington, WA
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: Recommended: YES from Boston, MA
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: Recommended: YES from Edmonton,AB Canada
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: Recommended: YES from Mays Landing NJ
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