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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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Sea grass area now roped off

Previously you could snorkel in the spot where lots of turtles spend their day eating the sea grass, but that day has ended. The area has always been free and open to the public... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Previously you could snorkel in the spot where lots of turtles spend their day eating the sea grass, but that day has ended. The area has always been free and open to the public, but unfortunately tour operators effectively took it over and made it seem as though you had to pay to snorkel. Local word has it that when... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Throughout our honeymoon both myself and wife agreed this was by far the best experience we had done!! I would highly recommend anyone to have a go even more so than swimming with dolphins. Our guide was excellent and the photographer that goes round with you takes some brilliant pics. Admittedly when we went was breeding season so were a... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

100% worth a visit, Don`t pay, just swim out to them and ignore the locals. Take a good snorkel and a decent underwater camera.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My favourite experience during my stay in Mexico. Swimming with the sea turtles was amazing, to just watch them swim in the ocean rather then in a tank is something you have to do!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly the irresponsible behaviou rof some tourists means that swimming with the turtles is being stopped. We visited at the beginning of March, arriving just after 8am and were able to swim with no problem. We saw numerous large turtles grazing on the sea grass and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As we dried off we saw Conservation officers and 4... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited beginning of March 2017, all activities are banned except for a small area. Too many people messed with the endangered turtles and ruined it for everyone. Instead take a local charter and go snorkel in nearby reefs and lagoons. Just talk to the great guys on the beach.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed snorkeling with the turtles in the roped-off area. Water was choppy that day, so there wasn't much to see at the reef beyond the ropes. Had a much better snorkeling experience overall at Akumal Lagoon further down the road. It's a quiet place compared to the scene at the bay, and plenty of rock formations and fish.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great couple of hours snorkeling and saw a lot of Turtles and other fish. We rented the gear on the beach and didnt hire a guide as you dont have to. There are sensible do's and don'ts rules but we saw people trying to touch the Turtles. Please respect them and stick to the rules.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a tour that included a Tulum guided tour, cenotes and "snorkeling with tortugas" - not exactly Akumal (which I think is actually closed right now). We got our snorkeling - on choppy seas - with a sea turtle here and there (attracted by some bait), but it wasn't really the relaxing swim with turtles that I had imagined.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great afternoon with local guide to see turtles feeding in the shallows and sting rays in the sand. However, its really busy on the beach and in the water so doesn't feel very "natural". Turtles are about 3m below you and pay little attention to the people. You'll have more peace if you're prepared to swim further out. Guides... More 

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