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Turtle Snorkeling in Akumal

Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 155-2055
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Ranked #3 of 18 activities in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Houston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Snorkeling with Fab was a joy. He made it a lot of fun and seeing the Turtles, Sting Rays and colorful fish was quite an experience.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was one of our chosen activities when renting a car whilst staying at Tulum. Mask and snorkel rental can be done on the beach or at various shops before you get there. We chose the beach where for $25 pp, we got a guide and joined another family on a tour of the Bay. Well worth the extra $5... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Took the collectivo to Akumal Beach to swim with the turtles. We paid $20.00 US each to the Pirates de Akumal for use of snorkel gear, lockers, showers and a guide for 1 hour. There were only the 2 of us plus the guide, who was very knowledgeable, pointing out many colorful fish, stingrays, squid and of course the giant... More

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Six of us went to the beach. Took the collectivo as much cheaper than an arranged trip from our resort. Only five mins from Grand Principie Tulum. I highly recommend going to the Ecological Centre. you watch a short video and then for only 300 pesos a guide takes you out onto the reef. Snorkel equipment also provided in the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Wow, swimming with Turtles in Akumal in Riviera Maya is fantastic !! Lots of turtles every where and it is a great adventure for us. The turtles ar so cute and friendly, and we got really close to them and swimming along with the turtles was amazing!!

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Cozumel, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A must experience when traveling on the ,Maya Riviera, it is between Tulum and near Playa Del Carmen (about 20 minutes from each) and easy and cheap ride by collectivo or Mayab. Enjoy the turtles , but do not bother them (although many people tend to forget it... )

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

A most natural and tranquil experience swimming with the turtles.... recommend anyone do while in Riviera Maya. The town of Akumel Bay is gorgeous. Lots of nice homes along the seaside and quaint restaurants for happy hour and dinner.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I thought it was a must-do! Took a collectivo from PDC for 35pesos one way and got there around 10am. There was a decent number of people around by then but it didn't feel crowded or anything. The water was a little rough but gets nice and clear as you swim out farther. For $15usd I got full-day use (until... More

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Tarzana, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We took the collectivo from our hotel today to Akumal. Such an easy journey and the snorkeling was great. If you've snorkeled before, you are better off bringing you own mask and snorkel along - for sanitary reasons and to save money and time. However, we did rent a locker at the dive shop and get life vests as they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We got the bus to Akumal from the catalonia royal Tulum which only took about 10 minutes. We were asked to watch a short video on how to care for the turtles and explaining information about the conservation area. I thought that snorkelling with the people from the conservation area would be expensive but it was really really good value!... More

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