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Turtle Snorkeling in Akumal

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Address: Akumal 77730, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 155-2055
Description: Discover the amazing experience of swimming and seeing the Green Turtles...
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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We had a private guide take us snorkeling. It was great to see the turtles in their natural environment. The sea weed was still quite bad in the area when we were there making... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We had a private guide take us snorkeling. It was great to see the turtles in their natural environment. The sea weed was still quite bad in the area when we were there making the water not as clear.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Wow!breath taking!you go out on a hunt to see some turtles! we saw 8! huge! out of this world size turtles!! just swimming under you like if you arent even there!! amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Another fantastic half day trip...the trip was just fab !! The sea was very clear and there were so many turtles all around us!! Plenty of snorkeling time to see beautiful sea life in its natural habitat! We even saw a shoal of cuttle fish which were beautiful!! After this we were taken to swim in some under ground cenotes... More 

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Dover, KY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

there are fewer turtles her now than in the past. The sea grass they feed on is sparser, and what is still there is not as lush. We only saw 3 turtles this year, when in years past we would see dozens. There are also more excursions visiting and in the water at 1 time, so the area is MUCH... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Loved swimming with the turtles!! Water was warm and clear. Saw a lot of turtles and fish! Wished we could have stayed longer!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Ok, so this was sold to me as "swim with turtles". I never for 1 second thought that this would actually happen, given how rare these creatures are, along with the fact that sea weed seemed to have taken over the beaches in Mexico this year. When I got on the bus, the tour guide said he was 95% sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

In a nice calm bay within two minutes of the shore you can see greenback turtles happily chomping on the sea grass. Visibility is good and you get to see some coral too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

good tour but very murky sea. No clear views. Water is not clean in sea. Though we saw few sea turtles

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Bring you're own gear and ID to rent a life jacket (mandatory) and don't touch the turtles!! AWESOME EXPERIENCE

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

As I have an environmental conscience I was initially worried about this trip having already said no to swimming with dolphins. So I was delighted to arrive at the beach, (this in its self is truly beautiful), to find that our tour had its own "environmental enforcer"! A local person who swam with us to make sure we didn't break... More 

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Address: Akumal 77730, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 155-2055
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal

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