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Private Tour: Akumal Marine Turtle Snorkeling and Cenote Adventure

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    What to Expect
    Your private guided tour begins with pickup from either your Cancun or Riviera Maya hotel.

    First, you'll head off to Akumal, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Riviera Maya, where you'll have a opportunity to swim and snorkel with wild marine turtles in their natural habitat. You'll also be swimming among hundreds of colorful fish and manta rays in this beautiful coral reef, and your guide will point out some of the best spots to observe such amazing sea life.

    Once through, you'll take a short ride to a cenote or natural sinkhole. It will be either Cenote Chikin Ha or Cenote Azul, depending on the day. Here, enjoy a refreshing swim in the sparkling waters of this underground river, or choose to snorkel further into this underground Mayan world. Your guide will provide details on the role of cenotes in human evolution, and tell tales of cavern divers who recently found skeletons of the first Americans nearby. 

    Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel. 
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup for travelers from Cozumel is at Playa del Carmen ferry port.


    • Cancun Airport, Cancun Mexico


    • Ferry Playa del Carmen., Av Benito Juárez, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    • Private, knowledgable guide
    • Private transportation
    • Snorkeling gear
    • Water and soft drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Cenote Azul
    • Entry/Admission - Chikin Ha
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Bring both a swimsuit and a towel
    • Please let us know your preferred tour time when booking (e.g. early morning, etc)
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We did the turtle and cenote tour with Carlos, who is a very nice and well informed guy. Our tour started at 8:30 in the morning, when probably most of the tourists just wake up. Thereby, we had to see the chance to see 3 turtles and a sting ray in clear water before all other
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    Response from Diego I, Manager at Private Tour: Akumal Marine Turtle Snorkeling and Cenote Adventure
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you for the opportunity to take this amazing tour with us, hope you come back soon!
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    We did both the turtle snorkeling and an all day archaeological private tour. Carlos & Eduardo were great, as were both of our drivers. They took care of our every need and made sure we got exactly what we wanted out of each of our adventures. In fact, the all day tour wasn't
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Contoy Excursions - Private Day Adventures
    99 reviews
    Hingham, Massachusetts
    Great birding excursion
    Great half-day excursion. Hernan (birding guide) and Angel (driver) met us this morning at 5:50 a.m. at our hotel
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    Would definitely do it again :)
    We did the turtle and cenote tour with Carlos, who is a very nice and well informed guy. Our tour started at 8:30
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    Dusseldorf, Germany
    Great trip!
    We had a great trip! Absolutely worth it! We saw 3 turtles and our guide Carlos was amazing! The cenote we went
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    Marcie C
    Best experience EVER!!!
    My boyfriend and I took a trip to Costa Mujeres and decided to swim with the Whale Sharks. There are just no
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    Whale Shark Private Tour
    Excellent... Five of us decided to do a private whale shark tour instead of the commercial ones while in Cancun.
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    Nashville, Tennessee
    What an amazing trip!
    Met great people on the trip and Willy and Joseph were fantastic! Nice boats, well organized and not only did we
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    London, England
    The best trip ever
    Once in a life time trip, willy & joseph were an amazing guide and skipper. I felt nervous about going on this
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    London, England
    Fantastic memories made
    I felt very nervous prior our trip. However our trip guide Willy and Skipper Joseph, assured me it will be ok. We
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    Miami Beach, Florida
    Great tour! Great Staff!
    Took the private tour with 2 friends earlier today. Omar and Herbert took GREAT care of us and we had a
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    Snezhana B
    Whale sharks
    IT WAS SUCH AN AMAZING, INCREDIBLE TOUR!! Highly recommend! It was such a pleasure to see and swim with this
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    Incredible experience
    Our second time taking a private boat tour swimming with whale sharks. Omar and Herbert, the guide and captain
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    Las Vegas, Nevada
    2-Days of Adventures with Hernan and Miguel (5-star level of service)
    For the past 8 months I have been working with Carlos in planning and modify 2 days’ worth of private tours for my
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    Eryn F
    Go Swim with Whale Sharks!
    This is a once in a lifetime experience that you absolutely must do! Diego and Julian were beyond an awesome guide
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    Toronto, Canada
    Excellent tour with great guides!
    Great tour swimming with the whale sharks! We got really close and it was a very well organized boat tour. Really
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    Harvard, Illinois
    Whale Shark Excursion
    This company is the best in the area. Everyone one of staff is friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and go the extra
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