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Swim with sea turtles provided by Akumal Ecological Guides

Swim with sea turtles
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 15m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 15m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
The sighting with sea turtles is a unique activity in the world, and it can only be done in Akumal since it is in their natural habitat; With the mandatory equipment by the authorities and with my experience, I guarantee an extraordinary visit in a natural and sustainable activity.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
What to expect
  • We are going to swim with the sea turtles at Akumal beach. This experience is private and we will take a tour inside the bay with snorkeling equipment at a depth of approximately 2 meters, the turtles are in their natural habitat and we can observe without touching.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • We are going to swim with the sea turtles at Akumal beach. This experience is private and we will take a tour inside the bay with snorkeling equipment at a depth of approximately 2 meters, the turtles are in their natural habitat and we can observe without touching.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 204004P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • snorkeling activity insurance
  • Entrance to the beach
  • bathrooms and showers
  • lockers
Exclusions
  • Photography
Duration
1h 15m
Departure details
  • 9MXM+87 Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico Av. Gonzalo Guerrero towards Akumal beach first attention module Akumal, Tulum, Quintana Roo
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • snorkeling activity insurance
  • Entrance to the beach
  • bathrooms and showers
  • lockers
Exclusions
  • Photography
Departure details
  • 9MXM+87 Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico Av. Gonzalo Guerrero towards Akumal beach first attention module Akumal, Tulum, Quintana Roo
Duration
1h 15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 4 Aug 2020
A note from Swim with sea turtles
you can bring your personal snorkel tube or we will give you a new one
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Popular mentions

5.0
59 reviews
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jpaspirations
Sidmouth, UK42 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
A rough day with not a turtle in sight. Aggressive sales , won’t let you on the beach without paying which is against the law since Mexican beaches are public. They even constantly tell you not to swim beyond certain areas. Horrendous
Written 25 January 2022
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Loralie E
St. Albert, Canada31 contributions
Loved it. We saw 8 or 9 turtles, 2 stingrays, a yellow stingray (I think), and some fish. It was a beautiful day with little wind and the water was quite clear. Our guide, Al.... (I'm sorry, I have forgotten his name), did a terrific job informing us of the rules, the safety of the turtles, the importance of the sea grass, and relentlessly hunted down the turtles for our group. He had a wonderful sense of humor...remembering "sting Ray's" name. 🤣
Highly recommend!!!!
On an additional note, I requested a change to our time on rather short notice as well as stood in the wrong spot....they found me and changed my time. Thank you for a terrific adventure.
Written 13 January 2022
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Alexander Sm
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
We saw 4 turtles and a couple stingrays. The experience was great and I would highly recommend. Our guide Rolando was kind, and you can tell he loved his job. He also took photos for us, all in all it was a great experience and I would totally do it again.
Written 7 January 2022
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William G
10 contributions
Great guide. English was a bit rough, but I speak Spanish. Super friendly. We saw lots of sea turtles in January 2022. Also sting rays, probably a dozen different kinds of fish and some squid. Also, I don't know how big their groups normally are, but we went at 10:00 am and it was just me and my partner. It looked like way more people were on the beach in the afternoon. BTW, you can't enter and swim with the turtles without a guide.

The one warning I have is that even though I brought reef safe sunscreen, they wouldn't let me put it on. They don't allow any type of sunscreen in order to protect the coral and the sea grass the turtles eat. But a little sunburn was worth it for this amazing experience.
Written 5 January 2022
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Jonathan B
2 contributions
We saw lots of sea turtles, stingrays, and fish among the reefs. Our tour guide Many was very kind and made sure we saw lots of wildlife. The entry fee into the beach allowed us to relax, have food/drink at the beschside bar and watch the pelicans hunt along the shore once the tour was over.
Written 4 January 2022
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Ali K
8 contributions
Dec 2021
We arrived in a taxi, and before we knew it the guides on this trip had already located us and helped both us and our taxi driver communicate and understand eachother for a return trip.
They then helped us find lockers, entry etc etc!
Everything was truly cared for.

BUT The best highlight was definitely our snorkeling guide "Angel". What a funny, decent and down to earth guy with much knowledge. He helped us locate dozens of turtles, stingrays and special fishes. Moreover he made the experience fun with jokes and such.

Definately choose these guys. For the price range they have set, it is a steal!
Written 4 January 2022
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James N A
Worcestershire, UK225 contributions
Brilliant experience.
Our guide Angel was the best guide, he explained everything really well.
They provided the necessary equipment inc disposable/sealed mouth pieces.
We saw many turtles, a lobster, octopus, stingrays and lots of fish.
I believe our experience was better than some of the other tours I could see as their groups were quite large.
Ours was just our family so was quite personal.
Thank you Angel.
Written 26 December 2021
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MaggieD
Fredericksburg, VA3 contributions
Dec 2021
This tour was so fantastic!! We saw sea turtles (or some duplicates, not really sure), stingrays, interesting fish and even an octopus. Our guide Angel was very knowledgeable about so many things related to the sea turtles, the bay, etc. He was awesome. This is was one of the highlights of our vacation.
Written 26 December 2021
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Chaitanya I
5 contributions
Akumul ecological guides are very friendly and helpful. I came all the way from Cancun using public transport and it was totally worth it. My guide Melki was great and made sure I was comfortable throughout: We spotted 4 turtles and observed 3 of them very closely for a while. We also spotted sting rays and an eagle ray!! I highly recommend this for anyone who is interested in a good snorkeling experience. I suggest you stay in the beach after the tour even if you don’t have your own snorkel gear as you can spot turtles and rays sometimes by just standing in the beach!! I spotted a baby ray and a big one just near the beach.
Written 25 December 2021
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ckarschn
Rochester Hils, Michigan30 contributions
Dec 2021
Manny the tour guide was AMAZING! He was so great with our boys, ages 7 and 9 and first time snorkelers! He helped them by having them old on to a small tube and helped them learn how to snorkel and breath underwater. They were able to see many sea turtles (7 total), a school of fish, two sting rays (one of them was pregnant as well!) and many, many fish. Manhy was enthusiastic and encouraging. The boys loved him! Thank you for such an amazing time!
Written 24 December 2021
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peterwS1708OA
peterwS1708OA
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Excellent guide and snorkel tour
Rolly was a fantastic guide as he took some great pictures and has a real knack for finding and showing us the wild
Cassieeee00
Cassieeee00
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Snorkeling with seaturtles
We were out snorkeling together with the guide Rolando. We saw a couple of seaturtles, both big and small ones. It
Luc A
Luc A
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Snorkel con tortugas
Excellent experience, Valentino was an excellent guide speaking Spanish and English for both of us. We saw numerous
Richardpyra
Richardpyra
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Excellent Experience
We arrived in Akumal with a goal of snorkeling to see sea turtles. When we arrived at the beach we were offered a c
thedenvermills
thedenvermills
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Valentin was a great guide!
We recently visited Akumal and the Akumal Ecological Guides was a great way to enter into Akumal with our car and g
strylee
strylee
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I like turtles
Great experience with Rolando the guide! He was very friendly, patient, and accommodating! We got to spend time han
danielabD8709OP
danielabD8709OP
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Unforgettable experience
We had a wonderful experience during the one hour snorkeling tour with Valentin. He showed us several turtles, stin
Hannah P
Hannah P
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Rolando the best turtle guide!
I had a fantastic time today seeing turtles and rays with my guide Ronaldo in Akumal. I highly recommend!! Gracias
Celine M
Celine M
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Great experience
We had initially planned to snorkel by ourselves but eventually decided to take a guide and we have absolutely no r
jennifertZ6356OX
jennifertZ6356OX
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Amazing experience!
Rolando was awesome! If you want to snorkel with sea turtles in Akumal, I highly recommend you book a guide because
JKroll123
JKroll123
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Over the expectations
We came yesterday for diving with sea turtles and we had a really special experience. We all ready did it in Thaila
Larissa O
Larissa O
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Awesome!!!
Valentin was a great guide & great person. Big smile & showed us around. We saw awesome turtles and sting rays. Val
Stefanija E
Stefanija E
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Definitely worth it!
I visited akumal with a friend and we decided to take a tour and snorkel with the turtles. Rolando, our tour guide
tryshahislop
tryshahislop
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Amazing!
One of our favorite experiences from our vacation! Our guide, Henry, was very friendly and knowledgeable. We saw se
agordon2015
agordon2015
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Brilliant guides for snorkelling with turtles at Akumal
Had a wonderful time snorkeling at Akumal recently with guide Rolando. He managed our 2 kids (age 8 and 5) brillian
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