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Turtle Snorkeling in Akumal

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Akumal 77730, Mexico
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish” (236 reviews)
“ocean tours” (18 reviews)
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Akumal 77730, Mexico
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"sea turtles"
in 118 reviews
"fish"
in 236 reviews
"ocean tours"
in 18 reviews
"akumal bay"
in 62 reviews
"life jackets"
in 62 reviews
"roped off area"
in 17 reviews
"dive shop"
in 70 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 57 reviews
"public beach"
in 32 reviews
"sting ray"
in 41 reviews
"natural habitat"
in 12 reviews
"large turtles"
in 12 reviews
"underwater camera"
in 28 reviews
"amazing experience"
in 39 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 32 reviews
"an excursion"
in 21 reviews
"playa del carmen"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trip was worth it as we managed to see 2 turtles, stingrays, cuttlefish and a variety of multicoloured fish. One of the downsides was that we were not warned how fast the boat would take us to the turtle bay and as a result...More

Thank Kelsey F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we had a very windy day which meant cloudy waters. However, we were still able to see a few turtles. I can only imagine if we had a perfect weather day how nice the snorkeling would have been. Would definitely do again.

1  Thank Heather D
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

Beach access is 100 Pesos ($5), but you can't go out in the water far enough to see any turtles. They require you to pay for a guide, which is an additional 600 Pesos ($30) per person if you have your own gear, and they...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

We had a private driver named eno, he was very helpful and had a lot. The water was calm and was able to spot 2 sea turtles.

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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We got a taxi to Akumal specifically to do some snorkelling and look for turtles. We were lucky enough to see quite a few turtles throughout the day. As other reviews say, head to the dark areas of sea grass to see the turtles feeding....More

Thank gl1990
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Although the sea was rough the bay was very calm. The snorkelling guide was superb and we saw three turtles plus a group of squid also lots of other normal reef fish..

1  Thank Geoff B
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

This was sold to us my Lomas as the “turtle event. Saw three turtles. They say they don’t know what time of years when there are more turtles. I don’t believe that, science right? Should have done some research and not have trusted them to...More

1  Thank Living T
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

We were lucky to come nearby a young turtle. So calm eating at the bottom and then elegant to the surface to take some breath and again down to eat

Thank Jan D
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We'd read all sorts about snorkeling here re:pay for beach access, go through the dive shop, lots of people trying to harass you for snorkeling tours etc... We asked a taxi to take us to the area of akumal where you can see turtles. We...More

2  Thank maztUk
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went snorkling today to see some turtles. We just went in the main entrance and payed the $100mx + 200 each to get some snorkling gear and life jacket. We were asked if we wanted to do a tour for 500...More

Thank Chas B
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Shelli M
May 24, 2018|
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Response from QuitaPeluza | Reviewed this property |
I was there with my family and my snorkel gear. The 6 of us wondered around. This is a free beach. Don't be fooled. Snorkelling is free. You may have to pay for renting equipment, but as long as you stay within the permitted... More
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365JULIE
March 21, 2018|
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Response from kim12016 | Reviewed this property |
We have done the tour, it was a wonderful experience for us and we had a excellent time I would suggest the tour as there is cluster of people on the beach at akumal wanting a environment fee. With the tour you will bypass... More
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Spencer L
January 22, 2018|
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Response from Mirka H | Reviewed this property |
Hi. You can go to Akumal bay without paying. You can swim in some areas without paying, but if you want to go to restricted areas in sea and swim with turtles you have to pay for guide. I heard that a bit further from this... More
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