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Turtle Snorkeling in Akumal

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Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 155 2055
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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%
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Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 155 2055
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Met a couple of Mayan guides at Buena Vida Restaurant and decided to go snorkeling with them the next day. They were kind enough to bring the life jackets and masks with them and only charged us $10 for the rentals for 2 of us....More

Thank ygwhitty
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We caught a bus from outside of the hotel and walked along the beach, a chap approached us and asked if we were wanting to swim with the turtles and we were charged about 7 dollars each for an hour's snorkel all equipment provided and...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went here for years and the place was great, went this year and I will never visit again. The local "ocean patrol" have completely ruined this experience. I would have gladly paid to enter this beach but the last thing I wanted was to be...More

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In Akumal is beautiful beach. On the way to the bay you will be stopped but a lot of local guys who will try to sell tours and telling you that you need swim jacket because it is mandatory. It is not ig you only...More

Thank Mirka H
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I are both divers, we decided to visit Akumal on a day off. Can honestly say that as far as turtles and rays were concerned, we were not disappointed. During our guided tour, around the protected roped off area, we saw at...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was disappointed to learn of the new restrictions on snorkling in the Bay. Well intended so as to preserve the coral reef, tourists are now required to pay for a guide $50 per person, in order to actually snorkel over the turtles. Otherwise you are...More

Thank Milton B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in June 2016 and was told by numerous friends back Home to do this. However you pay $48 each for the excursion with either the hotel or Thomson for something you can do cheaply yourself. We paid for the bus to akumal bay...More

Thank voyager71288
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Akumal is a great place to snorkel right off the beach..many turtles and sting rays. Well protected area. .roped off. And also can go on a boat and snorkel the reef.

2  Thank Roger S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When my mom, grandma, and I went there, we rented the equipment and got in the ocean there were no turtles?! First of all if there would be no turtles, they could at least bring it to some area to see them. Second, good thing...More

Thank Jozik779
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi, I regret of not being aware of the fact that some new rules have been introduced this year, restricting your snorkeling to a very limited area in the ocean which basically means that your chance to see any turtle is minimal. We came there,...More

1  Thank M G
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21 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
maureen B
7 September 2017|
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Response from Monica Z | Reviewed this property |
I went in May so I think the best advice I can give you is to contact the Akumal Dive Shop. They are located right at the location where you'll be snorkeling. And I believe they will be able to answer your concerns.
29 August 2017|
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Response from hectorsobe | Reviewed this property |
I didn't pay for a guide. The place is not so big and it's safe to go without a guide