• slider Image
  • slider Image
  • slider Image
  • slider Image
  • slider Image
  • slider Image
  • slider Image
  • slider Image
  • slider Image
  • slider Image

Snorkel with Turtles in Akumal Bay and in the Enigmatic Cenotes

Snorkeling with turtles is a magical experience. It is nearly guaranteed to see turtles in Akumal bay, especially with a guide. They feed on the turtle grass that grows on the bottom of the bay. Akumal Bay is known for its assorted species of sea turtles which use the beaches for breeding, feeding and rearing their young.  Akumal is the home of Centro Ecológico de Akumal CEA, a non-profit group dedicated to environmental~marine research, education and sea turtle protection. This protected environment provides an optimal opportunity to see the animals in their natural habitat, including the many different species of fish and plant life. 

Akumal is a small community with sandy white beaches, swaying palms, sun, surf, and a feeling of paradise.  Buffet lunch at a beachfront restaurant, chairs, drinks and more are included in both the half and full day tours. 

The full day tour also includes snorkeling in the Cenotes (pronounced “say-no-tays”) which are surface connections to a complex system of underground rivers and caves formed over 6,500 years ago. Being porous, caverns and caves formed where the fresh water collected in the underground river system – cenotes are areas where sections of cave roof have collapsed allowing us to access the underlying river and cave system.

The water that gathers in these subterranean cenotes is crystal clear with a slight turquoise color with a very pleasant temperature of about 77-78° F (25-26º C). Cenotes are beautiful, enigmatic and unique in the world, the stalactites and stalagmites that form inside the cenotes are true natural works of art. In many, holes in the ceiling allow the sunlight to filter into the cenotes, giving the scene a magical feeling unlike anything you have ever experienced before.

images

Full Day Tour - Akumal & Cenotes

This full day adventure allows you to experience two unique and magical environments, the mystical freshwater cenotes of the Yucatan and the turtles of Akumal Bay.

  • The full day tour includes:
  • Transportation & Tour Guide
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Entrance to Cenote and Akumal Bay
  • Guided snorkeling tour in Akumal with Turtles and Reef
  • Lunch in a beachfront restaurant with all you can eat buffet and open bar
  • Drinks all the time during the tour (beer, water and sodas),
  • Free time after lunch to snorkel on your own or relax
  • Beach chairs and Hammocks
  • Biodegradable suntan lotion
  • Access to freshwater showers & changing area
  • Insurance & taxes

Departs Playa del Carmen daily @ 8:30am returning @ 4:00pm

Guides speak both English and Spanish, on Wednesdays we also have a German guide

$99 per person

 

Half Day Tour - Akumal Bay Only

The half day tour include:

  • Transportation & Tour Guide
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Entrance to Akumal Bay
  • Guided snorkeling tour in Akumal with Turtles and Reef
  • Snacks on the beach including cookies, fruit, fresh fruit juices & up to 2 beers per person
  • Drinks all the time during the tour (water and sodas)
  • Free time for additional snorkeling on your own or to relax
  • Beach Chair
  • Biodegradable suntan lotion
  • Access to freshwater showers & changing area
  • Insurance & Taxes

Departs Playa del Carmen daily @ 8:30am returning @ 12:30pm

Guides speak both English and Spanish, on Wednesdays we also have a German guide

$80 per person

Snorkeling Akumal Photos
Photos of snorkeling with turtles in Akumal Bay

B_snorkel-akumal-turtles_NR-0539.jpg

Snorkeling Cenote Photos
Photos of some of the Cenotes of the Riveria Maya

B_diving_cenotes_gran-cenote_FT-8915.jpg

Akumal Beach & Restaurant
Photos from Akumal Beach & Beachfront Restaurant

B_snorkel-akumal-beach_NR-0111.jpg