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Turtle Snorkeling in Akumal

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Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 155 2055
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3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves
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Tulum Ruins with Optional Underground River Swim and Lunch from Cancun
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Yucatan Peninsula Full-Day Private Tour: Akumal, Tulum Ruins and Cenote Swim
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Akumal 77730, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Majestic tour, Miguel was our guide, he was amazing . You will not be sorry. You gave us memories for life and we thank you for that.

Thank kim12016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We rocked up here to see the turtles. We didn't book in advance. Just turned up. We were asked if we wanted to go out with the locals or tour guide. We decided on the local man and we weren't dissapointed He was definitely the...More

Thank Louisa A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The most I saw was two. Someone said they saw six. It was a very cool experience. They feed Not get far off shore so easy to get to them. No fins allowed.

Thank fabutvlagt
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Its a very touristic place. All snorkelling groups swim behind each other within a fenced area. We only saw 3 turtles and 1 stingray within 45mins. Visibility of the water was very poor which made the spotting very difficult.

Thank Viktoria N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Akumal at about 1030. As we drove in there were many people offering their services as guides. You must have a guide, and there are price differences so do shop around We listened to a few sales pitches and selected a guide....More

1  Thank Ira S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returned to this beach for second time. Went with other hotel guests that were concerned about going out of hotel. Please don’t be put off. Take usual common sense precautions that you would anywhere in the world and enjoy Mexico. We got two taxis from...More

2  Thank diazzorro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great way to spend the day The area is famous for turtles and the water is clear and clean Grab your snorkel and dive in for a remarkable day

Thank devonwayne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the greatest amount of turtle activity in the area , don’t be afraid of the majestic beast of the sea , there is other things to sea , young manta rays and other fish. The turtles are curious and some will come right up...More

3  Thank DBachand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

one experince we wanted to do was swim with the turtle while in Mexico. Tui was charging a ridiculous price for their excusion. We found out , that Akumal beach was around 2 km from our hotel , Bahia Principe , riviera Maya. We caught...More

3  Thank joey1995
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw one turtle, my husband didn't see any. Tour guides were excellent but would have liked to be able to snorkel without having to follow someone around all the time. Got to see a lot of amazing fish! Would like to go back and...More

Thank Lori M
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8 December 2017|
Response from diazzorro | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not in the cordoned off zone with the turtles. You can only snorkel in the public beach swimming zone. You have the cordoned off section, then a boat section, then the public area. There is Coral to the top right hand... More
Carlos F
24 November 2017|
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Response from Ernie H | Reviewed this property |
We hiredo the masks on the beach & went on our own, you do not have to be guided, do it on your own. ErnieH
20 September 2017|
Response from CeciliaM405 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes it is the same Akumal and turtle bay. I don't think Tulum is a bay, just a nice place to visit some Mayan ruins by the water and beautiful beaches. It is a shame Akumal is close for a month. If you stay at a hotel by... More