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Chances is seeing a turtle in the afternoon in Akumal Bay?

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Chances is seeing a turtle in the afternoon in Akumal Bay?

Is early morning the only time to see turtles in Akumal Bay? I was hoping to stop by after a visit to The Jungle Place and wondered if the chances of seeing a turtle in the afternoon were slim.

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1. Re: Chances is seeing a turtle in the afternoon in Akumal Bay?

When I was there in 2007, we went out three different afternoons. Two of the three afternoons, we were able to watch multiple turtles. They were usually close to the grassy areas in between the coral (usually eating)

Keep in mind, this was in June. It may be different at different times of year.

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2. Re: Chances is seeing a turtle in the afternoon in Akumal Bay?

Thank you! We will be there in November.

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3. Re: Chances is seeing a turtle in the afternoon in Akumal Bay?

You will see less turtles than in the morning and get ready for large tourist boat groups from the various nearby hotels

Have patience and you will see them - just takes a little more time

Plus don't forget all the other sealife in this bay

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4. Re: Chances is seeing a turtle in the afternoon in Akumal Bay?

We went on an afternoon trip from a nearby hotel in May this year and saw several

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5. Re: Chances is seeing a turtle in the afternoon in Akumal Bay?

Thank you everyone!!

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6. Re: Chances is seeing a turtle in the afternoon in Akumal Bay?

On Sept. 9, we entered the water at about 5:30, just as most of the day's beachgoers were packing up. In less than an hour we saw 9 turtles and a stingray.

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Wow! That is fantastic!!

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8. Re: Chances is seeing a turtle in the afternoon in Akumal Bay?

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9. Re: Chances is seeing a turtle in the afternoon in Akumal Bay?

We have snorkeled in that bay about ten times, all in the late morning or early to mid afternoon...and we have ALWAYS managed to find turtles!

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10. Re: Chances is seeing a turtle in the afternoon in Akumal Bay?

I am glad to know that we can go anytime and still see turtles. I was worried that it had to be only early morning and then was trying to make that fit with a 10:30am to the Jungle Place.

Thank you for all of the help! :)