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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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Pete K wrote a review Aug 4
Oldham, United Kingdom30 contributions14 helpful votes
I am aiming this review specifically at TUI, can’t find a place which specifically reviews their turtle excursion. Anyway with regard to the tui half day turtle and cave tour it’s absolutely rubbish. Literally 15 mins in the water looking for turtles after a 1.5 hour drive to get there. Then off to the caves where we were told we couldn’t put on insect repellent despite the tui advert making a point of saying bring some. There was no tui presence on this trip though so we had to obey the guide and we got absolutely feasted on by mosquitoes. Combined the turtle and cave experience lasted about 30/35 mins for £80 odd per person. Absolutely rubbish then the guide who did nothing at all is mithering you all the way back for a tip. If you’re gonna go turtle watching sort out your own trip and swerve tui
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Christopher R wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom22 contributions3 helpful votes
We were staying at the Secrets Akumal hotel and were approached by a man on the beach asking if we wanted to snorkel with the turtles. We were a bit suspicious, mainly because he kept saying it was not dodgy but after asking in the hotel we found out they were legitimate. We snorkled in July and saw about 6 turtles over a period of an hour. it was a pretty awesome experience. Cost about $25 each - the guy we spoke to was Willie and his colleague Vicente.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Kelsey G wrote a review Jun 2022
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Awesome experience. Our guide, Israel <spelling>, was incredible...both with all thr adults as well as the 8 year old in our group. He ensured we all felt safe in addition to making sure we saw some absolutely amazing turtles and dozens of different kinds of fish. I would do this again!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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NCMom913 wrote a review Jun 2022
Raleigh, North Carolina13 contributions11 helpful votes
We had an excellent guide. I can not remember her name. She was very patient with us. My teenager even loved the experience.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Charlotte M wrote a review Jun 2022
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We got a cab here as was told you could swim with turtles for free. However when we got here we was told we had to pay 120 pesos to be able to get on the beach. A very pushy guy approached us and was persuading us to do a tour as that would be the only way we would see any turtles. The tour sounded good and we wanted to make sure we would swim with them until he said it would be 500 pesos each. We said we didn’t have that cash on us and long story short he somehow got it down to 600pesos for 2 people!! I recommend doing the tour as we saw 4/5 turtles, Stingray, squids and crabs. Don’t let them rip you off as they are very pushy and just want your money!! The beach at Akumal is stunning and was a good morning but don’t be ripped off for no reason!!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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