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Akumal Bay: Cenotes And Snorkeling with Turtles

Akumal Bay: Cenotes And Snorkeling with Turtles

From US$ 94.63 per person

Explore the warm and swallow underwater world of Turtle Bay at Akumal on a leisurely guided snorkel tour. Search for 3 of the world’s 7 sea turtle species, and swim in the crystal clear waters of a massive cenote.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time, your tour guide will be wearing an Ocean Tours uniform. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.


  • Explore the warm underwater world of Turtle Bay at Akumal on a leisurely guided snorkel tour
  • Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear fresh waters of a massive cenote
  • Spot 3 of the world's 7 sea turtle species, with sightings guaranteed
Full description
Start with pickup from your hotel and travel to Akumal Bay. Be equipped with full snorkeling gear and begin your swim along the beach as you search for 3 different turtle species. Enjoy an hour of swimming alongside these majestic animals in their natural habitat. Enjoy the warm waters of the bay, and spot other marine life and various coral species.   Next, explore 2 different cenotes, which are underground rivers in massive underground cave systems situated in the tropical rainforest. Take a leisurely guided walk through the huge caverns and observe natural rock formations dating back millions of years. Swim in the crystal clear blue waters of these unique cenotes and relax amongst the thousands of white stalactites and stalagmites that surround you at every turn.
  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel lobby
  • Bilingual guide
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Reef snorkel tour at Akumal Bay
  • Swimming at 1 cenote, walking tour at 1 cave
  • Bottled water
  • A fee of 13 USD for entrance to the federal marina and national park
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Non-swimmers
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 4 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sandals
  • Cash
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Sun hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Credit card
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Touching animals
  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • You will be contacted after booking to confirm pick up time and place
  • A photography service is provided for this adventure and your photos will be available for purchase at the end of the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

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We play Very nice experience with our guide rachelle who was adorable and very professional. Thank you for this unforgettable day!

January 11, 2022

The snorkeling with the turtles tears down the rating quite a bit. It is pure mass tourism and nothing else. One can only feel sorry for the turtles! We would never do it again. Also, the water is cloudy and at one point countless people. Swimming in the cave system was great, gladly again at any time. That was the real highlight of the trip. A photo service should also be included, but photos on land in life jackets should be taken by us in pairs. We could have bought these pictures in the end. We clearly communicated that we found it unnecessary and so were left alone with it. The guide was good, he knew what he was doing. However, everything seemed very disorganized, unfortunately. But anyone who cares about nature and turtles should really not do this excursion. We regret it!

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December 17, 2021

Good excursion, the bad thing that when you see the turtles in nature you risk not being able to see one. The way to the cenote is quite busy.

September 18, 2021

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