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Turtle Snorkeling in Akumal

Address: Akumal 77730, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 155-2055
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Ranked #3 of 21 Activities in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: Discover the amazing experience of swimming and seeing the Green Turtles all year in Akumal, our...
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We went with the ecological centre guys, great price, great guides and the responsible way to see these fantastic animals. The corals did not impress us very much, fish are okay, we saw a huge grouper which was fab and some stingrays. The turtles are fantastic. Saw plenty grazing just below us and regularly swimming up for air. Huge majestic... More 

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Saint Hyacinthe, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I've been snorkling in Akumal plenty of times in the last few years. I don't remember a single time without seeing a few turtles. It seems they're always there and you don't need any guide to see them. Only have to get a mask, get in the water and swim a little eyes open. If you go a little further... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It was organized as a tour from our hotel, so it was very convenient half a day trip. They picked us up from the hotel, lunch was included ( just water and sandwich) and brought us back to the hotel at the end of the day. At Akumal we received a local Mayan guide that was given to our small... More 

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Gorey, Ireland
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57 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Beautiful beach & clear water. Lots of turtles and Stingrays, but plenty of other sealife as well. Turtles are just like on wildlife programmes. They pay you no attention. Feed down low & come up for air every now and again. When I was out on my own I avoided the groups which seemed to jostle for a good view.... More 

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Berrien County, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I'll admit it, I'm afraid of boats. This was the perfect snorkeling for me - you walk right out from the beach. We snorkeled for about an hour with Brian as our guide. He knew I was very nervous and was very kind and stopped several times to make sure I was ok. It was a great day, very calm... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Great to see the turtles saw tons. Make sure to skip the hecklers on way in and go straight to the dive shop and get a guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

First of all, if you have eyes, you do not need to pay to go on a turtle snorkeling tour. We rented life jackets and a locker from the Akumal Dive Shop and headed out on our own. Within two minutes we saw our first turtle! We saw many more after that, as well as sting rays, manta rays and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is the best snorkeling experience I have had in the Riviera Maya. Akumal bay offers the experience to swim with turtles, stingrays and other sea life. Take a good waterproof camera so you can send photos to friends and family. I went with a tour company for my swim with the turtles and it included visiting a cenote also.... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Dive shop rents equipment reasonably, does tours, has lockers. Beach wonderful. Restaurants on beach. Turtles all sizes, even one that gives rides to lazy fish!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

As an excursion during a cruise we selected swimming with the sea turtles in Akumal Bay. The excursion from the cruise cost around $100.00 per person but that was because it included transportation and lunch. They schedule you to be in the water for an hour but it seemed much longer. The tour guides were excellent! We went out as... More 

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