We took their Snorkel + Optional Turtle tour: Dos Ojos cenote, Akumal Bay to swim with the turtles, and Yal Ku to swim with the fish. All admission fees, transportation, all the snorkel equipment, a wet suit (recommended as the cenote water is about 75 degrees and it also prevents sunburn on the back and shoulders when snorkeling outside), a flashlight, lunch, snacks and plenty of drinks were included.
Everything was outstanding from pickup to drop off. Our guide, Javier, epitomizes what an outstanding guide should be. He is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, worked hard to insure everyone had a great time and his English was very good. We recommend asking for him.
We have snorkeled many times so we will try to put what we saw into perspective:
The cenote snorkel was fascinating as one is actually swimming in a cave with stalagmites and stalagtites, hence very different than a reef. Since the cenotes are limestone holes/caves, the colors are shades of beige and gray with a few small fish. This is probably as close as a snorkeler can come to experiencing cave diving. Akumal Beach is very pretty and one walks into the water to snorkel in an indicated area. We saw about 6 turtles grazing on the sea floor grass. They were medium size turtles, about 18 - 20 inches long. The reef there is nice and most newer snorkelers should enjoy it. It was a good experience. Yal Ku is called the "natural aquarium" because it is one of the places the underground rivers meet the sea in a natural lagoon setting. When we were there, tens of thousands of sardines (really) were in the lagoon. We have never seen anything like it before. In addition, pelicans dove into the water only a few feet from us, several times. Javier said they like to do that. It must be a new species, "show time pelicans". :) You will sleep very well that night.
NET: An excellent tour company, an outstanding guide and a fun day snorkeling. Their email communication was excellent and the tour was run very well.
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