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Turtle Snorkeling in Akumal

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Akumal, Mexico
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About Turtle Snorkeling in Akumal
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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Create memories with your family and friends of swimming and snorkeling in an area known for marine turtles in the natural habitat of Akumal. This private 6-hour tour in Cozumel takes your group (up to 10 people) to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Riviera Maya — dig your toes into the white sand and swim with the provided snorkel equipment in warm waters close to a coral reef. On the way back to shore, discover a cenote and learn more about these entrances to the underground Maya world from your personalized guide.
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Viris wrote a review Sep 12
20 contributions6 helpful votes
This was so much fun! I highly recommend, waters calm so easy for kids. We saw 5 turtles, 1 stingray & a few school fish. We had our guide and hired a camera guy (go pro). The snorkeling was for about 2 hours and we paid about $38 USD! The camera man took over 100 photos of us and a few videos.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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❀•𝚁𝚘𝚜𝚊•❀ wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom20 contributions6 helpful votes
I had a very enjoyable experience snorkelling in Akumal it was unforgettable and highly memorable little adventure. I saw lots of tropical fish of various different colours and the staff were all very helpful and attentive, I highly suggest trying this
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Jana B wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom66 contributions48 helpful votes
We visited a while back. I was very excited as we got to see the turtles in their natural habitat, just casually swimming around. Yes, it is restricted area and you have to stay with the guided group, but it is 100% worth it.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Deesdesk04 wrote a review Mar 2020
Halifax, Canada13 contributions3 helpful votes
How we ended up in Akumal is a review for another day; long story short: don't buy your adventure packages off the street; even if they look legit. (like the businesses on the corner of 5th & Constitution Ave for example) The actual adventure of swimming with Turtles and Stingrays was amazing to witness. And yes, real stingrays with real stingers. Well, they call them 'stingers', but now that I've seen them... (bees and wasps have stingers) 'small pointy spears' would be a more accurate description! After coming all this way, we weren't going to decide to endanger our likelihood of seeing turtles. We spent the money and hired a local guide to take us out into the feeding grounds. If you hire a guide, they have a guarantee for your money. If you don't see a turtle, they will refund your money. He was great to deal with, very patient and accommodating with one of our friends who isn't a strong swimmer. He ended up towing her around most of the way so that she could see the turtles too. The facility has nice, well maintained and pretty low-key. We had brought reef-friendly sunscreen with us, but we were told that NO SUNSCREEN" was their policy. Also, you can't wear fins, this is to protect the coral. Both rules rigidly enforced. The snorkeling took about 50 minutes. Trust me, considering the choppy waters that day, and without the fins, that was more than enough time. I respect that they are protecting the environment and the creatures that live in it as opped to submitting to corporate greed. It's refreshing to see the 'right thing' being enforced for once. Inside, it gives me a glimmer of hope that the world is slowly recognizing the importance of all living things. Understanding that what we do today has profound effects on all our tomorrows. The locals weren't as overwhelming as in Playa. There are some local shops nearby in the village. There are also some local convenience stores. We lazed around for about an hour afterwards, grabbed some food and waited for the van to come to pick us up. Definitely one of the highlights of this trip
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Cbassjack wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
We jumped into a cab around 10am from Tulum and drove the 30mins to the beach. The ride cost us 500p/$25. Once there we payed 200p to get onto the beach and 100p for a locker that they return to you when you bring back the locker key. We purchased a guide/equipment 500p per diver. The guide really helped making sure we got to see a lot. We had a great time. After we had lunch/drinks on the beach and left around 3pm. By then they were offering 2 for 1 snorkeling deals.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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