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Turtle Snorkeling in Akumal

Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 155-2055
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Ranked #3 of 17 activities in Akumal
Type: Water sports
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,... more » 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! « less
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Meaford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We started off visiting and snorkelling a Centoe (we have been to a couple but never snorkelled one). Pretty cold (wear the wet suit), but sooo beautiful. Serene in a super eerie way (if you have ever visited Chiken Itza and listened to the story about the sacrifices in the "well of Souls" centote and the diving excavation of that... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Grab your snorkel gear and go!!! Though it was pouring raining, determined to find the turtles we mustered through the storm. Swam farther than the rest and finally found them! multiple sized Tortugas, up close and personal, people-friendly. amazing experience. Locals says they are usually not that far out at sea but b/c of the storm they go out, also... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Brilliant trip, got the local bus to the beach where you can hire snorkelling equipment (or use your own) life vest and a guide for approx. £8 ($13, E9) the guide took us all around the bay to swim with the giant turtles. completely safe even for people who are not the greatest of swimmers. highly recommend.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This was the funnest thing we did all vacation. We saw many many turtles, our tour guide was awesome and very respectful of wildlife (made sure we understood not to touch the turtles or get too close so as not to harass/bother them, many other tours did not care about this). It was a long swim and it was our... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was a fun tour that we were able to book at our hotel. It was a small group that when in a van. We left around 8 a.m. and got back about 4 p.m. I had never snorkeled, but found it easy to do. Our tour guide was very informative and very attentive to my mother (age 74). It... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We ended up taking the turtle snorkelling tour as we didn't bring enough money to pay the deposit to rent the gear on our own and it was a real letdown. Despite having to watch a video on what to do and what not to do beforehand, the guide did exactly everything you shouldn't. He flapped about with his mask... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

To start off I've been on several snorkel trips but what sets this place apart is that the waters are very calm and you can go extremely far from the beach and feel safe. My six year old was quite nervous but our guide was extremely attentive to his needs which allowed us to enjoy the experience. I've been to... More

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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Seeing the giant turtles munching away happily on sea grass, then snorkelling throughout the reef area was very nice. The beach and water seem crowded, but if you stick with a guide, they seem to find enough isolated space. The turtles are beautiful and to see them in the wild is great.

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Amazing white sandy beach where you don't only swim in crystal clear water but also snorkel within 100-200mts from the beach with rays, giant sea turtles and a huge variety of fish. Also good variety of reefs to explore. The area has a Diving Center where you can rent all snorkeling kit including a life jacket (highly recommendable to bring... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My wife and I with a few friends traveled via Collectivo from the Oais Tulum for a day well spent with the turtles in Akumal.The water was a little choppy,yet Susan managed to point out aprox. 6 turtles grazing in the sea grass.Simply incredible! After an hour or so,we stopped for snacks and refreshments (try the Tamarindo-a Mayan drink much... More

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