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Akumal Bay: Cenotes And Snorkeling with Turtles

4.4 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: Ocean Tours

Akumal Bay: Cenotes And Snorkeling with Turtles

Activity provider: Ocean Tours

From US$ 97.68 per person

Explore the swallow underwater world of Turtle Bay at Akumal on a guided snorkeling tour. Search for 3 of the world’s 7 sea turtle species, and swim in the crystal clear waters of a massive cenote.

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Duration 6 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time, your tour guide will be wearing an Ocean Tours uniform. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.


  • Discover the underwater world of Turtle Bay on a leisurely snorkeling tour
  • Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear fresh waters of a massive cenote
  • Spot 3 of the world's 7 sea turtle species, with sightings guaranteed
Full description

Uncover a rich and biodiverse world beneath the waves on this guided snorkeling day trip in Akumal Bay. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off from locations Riviera Maya, Cancun, and Tulum. Stay hydrated during your tour with the included bottle of water. 

Start with pickup from your doorstep and travel to Akumal Bay in a climate-controlled van. Be equipped with high-quality snorkeling gear and begin your swim along the beach as you search for 3 different turtle species. 

Expereince an hour of swimming alongside these majestic animals in their natural habitat. Feel the warm waters of the bay and spot other marine life as you admire the vibrant colors of various coral species.  

Head to 2 different naturally-formed cenotes that are located amid a tropical rainforest. Take a leisurely guided walk through the huge caverns and observe fantastic rock formations that date back millions of years. Keep an eye out for local wildlife like bright birds. 

Swim in the crystal clear blue waters of these unique cenotes and relax amongst the thousands of white stalactites and stalagmites that surround you at every turn. Return to your accommodation by van at the end of your cenote adventure. 

  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel lobby
  • Bilingual guide
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Reef snorkel tour at Akumal Bay
  • Swimming at 1 cenote, walking tour at 1 cave
  • Bottled water
  • A fee of 13 USD for entrance to the federal marina and national park
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Non-swimmers

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Credit card
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Drones
  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Touching animals

Know before you go

  • You will be contacted after booking to confirm pick up time and place
  • A photography service is provided for this adventure and your photos will be available for purchase at the end of the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 29 reviews

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Beautiful day of discovery. Having already swum with turtles in Egypt and if this is also your case, I advise you not to do Akumel beach. Already it is nothing extraordinary compared to others, the corals and the fish... really worth looking for them and the turtles... saw two from afar and one up close in a regulated atmosphere with many people and few weather. Disappointed not to mention the price! The cenote with the cave on the other hand magnificent. Great experience that I would do again without hesitation. The excursion itself is not worth it for the turtles but yes for the cenote and the cave.

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April 18, 2022

We had a great time! Only issue was the location I selected on the map was not the location we got picked up at but they made it right and after that we had no issues at all. We got to swim with turtles and fish - there were stingrays but the water was too murky to see them. The cenote was an amazing experience too!

March 15, 2022

The cenote was absolutely amazing. Have never seen anything comparable and have traveled a lot. The Cenote Xtun is a bit remote and apparently you can only get there with a tour. The turtles in Akumal were of course great too, maybe a bit too many people in the water at the same time.

February 6, 2022

Product ID: 323318