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Turtle Snorkeling in Akumal

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Address: Akumal 77730, Mexico
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+52 984 155 2055
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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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A magical experience

We booked the half day tour cenote snorkeling and turtle adventure through Ocean Tours. Fernando was our guide for the day was very informative. The cenotes were beautiful and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Midland, Canada
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Midland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked the half day tour cenote snorkeling and turtle adventure through Ocean Tours. Fernando was our guide for the day was very informative. The cenotes were beautiful and just enough time was spent there. Arriving at Akumal Beach, it's very busy with tourists and locals. Our belongings were placed in storage bins (not locked) but it felt safe to... More 

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Smithers, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At this location, which is within a Marine Park, there were several rules : for example we were required to wear life preservers and also forbidden from wearing fins. This tales away from the "snorkelling experience". Aside from that, it was a profound experience to encounter these (green) turtles in their natural home, as they meandered on the grassy bottom... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went today (2/18/17) and there is currently no snorkeling permitted with the sea turtles (other than a very small area close to the beach). No tours allowed and no snorkel gear rental available. They have suspended all activities until they sort out licensing. Some estimate it will be prohibited for a couple weeks.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My first experience snorkeling was in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, so needless to say everything after was a disappointment. While this location is no Great Barrier Reef, it was lovely to swim with the sea turtles and we saw a number of other fish including sting rays. I could have spend a lot longer here...but out group was off... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

During February the turtles are nesting and laying eggs, so the area is restricted to observing the turtles only above water via life vest. Swimming or diving is not allowed in the bay as it disturbs the turtles. We chose a guide that provided us with equipment and escorted us out to the reef. Antonio was great, showing is many... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was one of the best excursions that we did on our trip to Mexico. We saw many sea turtles, stingrays, and a variety of other fish. You swim inches away from them and some of the guides take pictures of you while you are snorkeling. All pictures are available for purchase at the end.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled here as a couple and were a little disappointed. We thought we would see more than 4 sea turtles and we thought the reef would have way more fish. We only saw a few. We were taken on a swim in a large group by a guide. We weren't allowed to swim off on or own or swim... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place will satisfy every snorkelers. Turtles, rays, squids and exotic fish wherever you look under water. They got used to humans because they are not afraid, I found the fish rather curious. I didn't take turtles pictures because I did not have the camera with me but they are there.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed swimming, snorkeling right off the beach at the resort. We were happy we didn't have to take an excursion to snorkel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just fantastic best experience of my life saw barracudas rays and the turtles tour guide was amazing highly recommended

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