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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 25 Activities in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Discover the amazing experience of swimming and seeing the Green Turtles all year in Akumal, our...
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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 NEW

We had Gina, and she found us turtles, sting rays, eagle manta ray, and cannons. She explained the environmental impact the turtles are facing.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing experience. Saw many turtles and fish as well as reef. However, I was saddened by the number of people I saw in the bay-this is very stressful on the flora and fauna. Numbers of tours need to be limited. It is not our right to see these turtles but a privilege that we need to RESPECT.... More 

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Baden, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the Akumal dive centre through Ocean Tours - our guide from Ocean Tours, Jessica Gamper was excellent as was the guide from the centre (unfortunately I don't have his name). We saw lots of turtles and stingrays, along with beautiful fish. Water was calm and as a novice snorkeller, I appreciated the support from both the staff and... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

They will tell you on entering you have to do a tour. You don't. Just tell them you are going to hit the beach. They freak out cause morons harass the turtles. I brought my own snorkel an mask and floated around. Saw an eagle ray and a few turtles. Watch for a few minutes and they surface for air... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I would definitely encourage everyone to skip the "guided tour" and jump in a cab and take a drive down to Akumal and go snorkeling. First of all, it's cheaper. Second of all, the cab driver was super prompt and was waiting to scoop us back up. The snorkeling was fantastic - the turtle were so beautiful along with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I booked Tulum sightseeing & Akumal swimming with turtle tour in November, 2014. It was my second time visiting Mexico including Cancun & Playa del Carmen area. I have been to other ruins in Mexico, so I did not expect much in visiting Tulum, but it turned out to be the best tour during this trip. The tour guide, Ara... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The trip was fun, had a great day, but Akumal is a bit depressing. Saw LOTS of turtles, which are majestic of course, but the bay itself is over-run with yahoos. The coral is completely dead and I saw no other sea life than the turtles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We came here last year and didn't hire a guide. A lot of places are roped off, but we still saw one turtle. This year, we paid the $25 each for the guide Sylvia. It was SO WORTH IT!! She searched out things for us to see and made sure we all saw it. I stopped counting turtles after five.... More 

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Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We had read the reviews on this . We had an idea that we would catch a cab from our resort and do this excursion on our own . I'm glad we were asked when we got there if we wanted a tour guide . Things have changed and there are lots of places that you cannot swim without a... More 

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Pardeeville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

great pickup right at the resort, great snacks and drinks, our guide was knowledgable and fun. Saw so many turtles and stingrays, as well as a huge snapper! The beach was lovely, all gear was provided. Then we stopped at Azul cenote on the way back, got to jump off the ledge, snorkel and have the little fishies munch on... More 

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