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Turtle Snorkeling in Akumal

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Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 155 2055
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Discover the amazing experience of swimming and seeing the Green Turtles all year in Akumal, our environmental friendly tour is also for first timers, no previous experience needed, you just decide to come and we will assure you have one of the most fascinating experiences ever!
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  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 155 2055
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Power boat drops you off with 2 guides that take you on a 45 min long swim over the turtles area. You can expect to see turtles, stingrays & many other marine life. Life jackets & snorkeling equipment is provided, check your jacket is the...More

Thank matthew p
Reviewed 4 days ago

Easy to see the turtles, you need to swim out to the seagrass were the turtles feed. Arrive early in the morning to avoid the groups of people. Except the turtles it is a good beach with restaurant, white sand and palm trees. No need...More

Thank Jenniferstalhammar
Reviewed 5 days ago

Saw a few turtles. Go early to avoid the crowds. Not as fun as we had hoped. Better places to snorkel with smaller crouds.

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed at Secrets Akumal the first week and January so the area was heavily populated during the day. The best time to go was either early morning or just before sunset when all was calm. This activity can be enjoyed by small and young...More

Thank Jufrafay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had heard great things about snorkeling here- and it is a beautiful spot. We arrived early in the morning to avoid crowds, and got in with our own gear (we’d been told by some locals that this was the way to go...) We wore...More

1  Thank Sara H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful spot to see the turtles . We only saw two but lovely and not much else. We had a car so could drive to Akumal ... I believe no buses are allowed . Still a pleasant day

Thank plenge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly, this place is amazing. The beach is lovely and the snorkeling is great. I saw 6 turtles and 3 big sting rays in about 10 minutes as well as loads of other fish. You need to get there early though, we arrived for 8...More

2  Thank HolidayFriend26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the beach at around 11am it wasn't crowded yet. As you drive in many people will try to stop you amd sell you tours but they aren't needed and the beach has free access. We rented out some snorkeling equipment and headed...More

1  Thank Justiina P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always check several sources before I travel, as I did with Akumal. It is a beautiful beach t it has become a tourist trap. If you notice all the good and excellent reviews are from "local experts" , these are the people who make...More

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time snorkeling ought to the turtles, and saw several as well. I'm guessing December isn't ideal for turtles, but I was able to get goosed by one anyway. Going with a guide allowed us to see many other amazing creatures that...More

1  Thank Nichole S
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11 January 2018|
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Response from Ira S | Reviewed this property |
If you want to swim with the turtles you must have a tour guide. There is a ranger on a kayak patrolling the area and he will ask you to leave if you do not have a guide. The advantage of the guide is they have all the... More
Cheryl J
3 January 2018|
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Response from kim12016 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in December. From what I understand they are there all the time as there local . You should be good , you will love it . Have fun .
Gail S
25 December 2017|
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Response from diazzorro | Reviewed this property |
It’s negotiable, depends on how many Of that want to go together. Also how good you are at negotiating. If you get to a price you are happy to pay, do it. If not walk away, try someone else. Or go onto the public beachhead... More