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Turtle Snorkeling in Akumal

#3 of 23 Tours in Akumal Features Animals
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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  • Average5%
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“sea grass” (62 reviews)
“fish” (217 reviews)
“ocean tours” (18 reviews)
Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 155 2055
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love sea turtles this was totally incredible for me watching them come up for air n eating the sea grass... amazing 10/10

Thank ginny199
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Got local bus from grand cirenis to alkumel beach for couple of dollars once at beach you will b pestered by vendors offering you swim with dolphins walk straight past them and walk to dive centre where you hire life vest and locker for a...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The beaches along here are ideal for snorkelling. The barrier reef just off the coast means there is plenty to see and during our time there in May we could see the turtles daily however there were also stingrays plenty of colourful different fish including...More

Thank SueWolves53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing, turtles everywhere. In the water 2 minutes and 5 or 6 right next to us, and some crazy looking fish by the reef too. Went with AK Tequila (ask for Willie, everyone knows him), paid $60 for 2 people and included everything, guide, gear...More

Thank deftones147
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend anyone to do this. Even if you've never snorkelled before the water is beautiful and you are so much over the coral (And obviously turtles everywhere)

Thank travellerlife201624
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was sceptical wether is would see any sea turtles but there were there every day at 3pm on the beach! Very close encounters and different sizes of sea turtle, one of my most memorable experiences was when they came up for air right next...More

1  Thank Lana D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived about 4:30 and were ready to be bombarded by salesman. They told us that life jackets were required but we knew that they were not from research before we went. Don't pay for life jackets unless you really want one! They are not...More

1  Thank Jaco64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I just got back from Akumal and was wonderful trip. I went snorkeling everyday and saw the turtles everyday just about 20/25 yards off the beach. I also saw cowfish, stingrays and an eagle ray but only on the first day. Also swam a...More

1  Thank KarenCityofAngeles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Woke up early and drove hours to see turtles. Theyre all scared of humans and swim away from you insantly. Barely saw any. Water is mirky. Go to maui for turtles and see hundreds of friendly ones. Peace

Thank Amber C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience, loved every minute and would definitely do again. I didn't pay a guide but instead we watched for them to guesture their group and we headed that way. Magical to watch in natural habitat turtles eating at the bottom of the sea.

Thank shaz710
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heidi s
Around what time is the best time to see the turtles in clear water ??
9 June 2017|
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Response from Marguerite C | Reviewed this property |
Turtles can be seen all day long. Clarity of the water depends largely upon turbulence/wave action. Keep an eye out for the forecast vis a vis wind and overcast.
Kyle A
Hi, Kyle. What would you like to know about this attraction? Hello, when did you do the turtle snorkeling tour? We are visiting mexico at the end of may and I heard akumal was closed for snorkeling and all the tours say the turtle ones aren't available?
19 May 2017|
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Response from toby A | Reviewed this property |
I was staying very close to turtle beach and we just got a taxi to it and swam without a tour. we would spend all day at the lovely beach going in and out of the water without any guides. I would definitely recommend going... More
Julie L
Hi, Julie. What would you like to know about this attraction? We had a tour booked since December to go snorkeling with the sea turltes at Akumal and were contacted today that they are not allowed to do this tour now. What tour group did you use that took you to see the turtles?
3 May 2017|
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Response from Jerry-HXO | Reviewed this property |
We didn't organise this as part of a tour but just took a taxi to the beach. There are a number of local "official" guides standing at the entrance to the beach who can provide you with mask and snorkel and take you out to... More