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Akumal, Mexico
Swim with sea turtles

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Overview

Swim with sea turtles in Akumal Bay without having to worry about buying your own snorkel gear by booking this private excursion led by a professional guide. You only need to bring a bathing suit and a towel, as all snorkeling equipment along with beach entry is included in the tour price.
  • Choose from the different departure times the one that best suits your itinerary.
  • Private tour just for you and your group.
  • Entrance fees to Akumal are included
  • All snorkeling equipment will be provided
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9MXM+87 , 9MXM+87C Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Av. Gonzalo Guerrero towards Akumal beach first attention module Akumal, Tulum, Quintana Roo

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Akumal Ecological Guides
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Swim with sea turtles?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Swim with sea turtles.
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Swim with sea turtles?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Swim with sea turtles.
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What is the social distancing policy during Swim with sea turtles?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Swim with sea turtles.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Swim with sea turtles?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Swim with sea turtles.

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Reviews

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136 reviews

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star-5
Thank you!
Olivia_C
, Jun. 2022
The guide was super friendly and knowledgeable! I saw many turtles, fish, and coral, overall a beautiful and easy to navigate experience.
star-5
Amazing experience
Georgia_G
, Jun. 2022
We had an amazing time swimming with the turtles!!! David was our guide and he was brilliant, we saw stingrays, lots of turtles, coral and different types of fish. Highly recommend!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic snorkeling experience
Anne_W
, Jun. 2022
Santiago was a great guide and we saw approximately 8 different turtles. Amazing experience - i can highly recommend it! Wear a long sleeve shirt to protect against sunburn
star-5
Safe, Educational and Memorable
Gaudi_T
, Jun. 2022
Our tour guide, Santiago, made us feel immediately at ease. His voice and patient approach make the trip not only safe but pleasant and enjoyable. He has a deep love for nature, which shows in how he engages with the ocean and its habitants. He quickly found turtles for us to observe at a safe distance. Santiago also constantly checked on our well-being and often helped drag us alone with his floating donut.
star-5
Gorgeous Adventure
Sara_S
, May 2022
My wife and I were guided by David. He was very sweet and taught us a lot about Akumal Bay and the animals we saw. We saw a sting ray, countless fish and many turtles. After the hour long tour, you can hang out on the beach, swim in the green zone and grab a bite to eat. This is an excellent way to spend a day of vacation near Tulum.
star-5
Good experience all in all!
Kaden_H
, May 2022
We wanted to see sea turtles and that’s what we got. Granted you can’t get too close to them which is understandable and they were mostly in an area we were not allowed to go, we did get the chance to see five of them from a relatively good distance! Our tour guide, Robby, was very informative and laid back!
star-1
Never bother to go, list money
Brian_P
, May 2022
They wanted $100 more for transport to and from our hotel. Never went. That’s more than the event itself. Victor should put a map with distance from present location in the app. The address alone is not especially helpful.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
So sorry , your hotel is 45 min from Akumal , our private transport partners are trustworthy, you can also take a taxi (40 usd) or buses from playa del carmen to akumal (3 usd per person) Akumal is on the map and our meeting point on the viator page
star-5
Great fun! Our guide was...
Crystal_H
, Apr. 2022
Great fun! Our guide was so nice and searched very hard to find us turtles! We found some and it was amazing!
2 travellers found this review helpful
star-3
Got sick, tried to move...
Evgenii_F
, Apr. 2022
Got sick, tried to move two times in a row: to the next day at first, but we didn't get well so we requested to move it again (to the following day). Our second request was ignored. Didn't get any answer.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Incredible experience!
Amber_M
, Apr. 2022
This experience was fantastic! The meeting point was easy to find, the first snorkelling site as you approach Akumal beach. Our guide - Roly- was ready and waiting for us when we arrived with snorkelling equipment and life jackets which are mandatory. We had our own snorkels which we could use. We booked the first slot at 9am and had a guide for just the 2 of us. I was nervous about going in the sea and had a few moments of panic throughout but Roly was patient and encouraging and I completed the whole tour with his help. We saw about 8 or 9 turtles, the first one within minutes! We also saw a stingray. I’d thoroughly recommend this especially if you’re not looking for an entire day tour and just want a guide for turtles.
star-5
Amazing experience and ...
Stephanie_D
, Apr. 2022
Amazing experience and the guides were incredible in finding turtles and fish and just hands down amazing highly recommended guides
star-5
Rolly the Turtle Whisper!
Rob_S
, Apr. 2022
"Rolly" Rolando was our guide, having the one on one experience was educational and fascinating! Our guide made all the difference in the world. Thank you Rolly!!
star-5
Amazing experience
Simon_B
, Apr. 2022
It was awesome! We saw six turtles and two sting rays. Our guide was very nice and informed us about the animals and the beach. We totally recommend going with Akumal Ecological Guides. The stand was easy to find, it‘s at the exact geolocation that you can find in the description. Thank you guys again! It was wonderful
star-3
Not so much value for nearly 40 euro’s.
Gabritta_d
, Mar. 2022
Hard to find meeting point. Guide Danny was nice and polite. Still the english is really, I mean réally basic so don’t have a high guide /info expectations. Just explaning the rules and regulations. Not much info on the animals. We saw 3 turtles en I saw one small stingray. A bit of small fish. It was a bit disappointing on that matter. Danny did make sure we were safe in the water which I think is very important.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
3 free turtles!!!
star-5
Had a great time...
Alisan_H
, Mar. 2022
Had a great time snorkeling in the reef! We got to see 6 different sea turtles, 2 rays, and lots of fish.
star-5
Great experience.
k_b
, Mar. 2022
Our tour guide, Roly, was great! We got to see a number of Sea Turtles and one Barriacuda. Great setup.
star-5
Cool 1h Turtle Snorkeling
Marius_M
, Mar. 2022
Saw four big turtles, a stingray and several nice fishes. Also many corrals (nice but no special corrals if you already saw some in other places). Orlando "Yoyo" was a great guide!
star-5
Amazing
Mehdi_I
, Mar. 2022
Angel was super guide amazing experience , I saw 7 turtles and 2 manta rays The turtles were 40 cm away from us
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing experience. The...
Yvonne_T
, Mar. 2022
Amazing experience. The guide was attentive and informative and made sure I was able to see all the turtles and sting rays.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing experience
Leisha_W
, Feb. 2022
We arrived early via taxi from playacar (550 pesos) - the stall was easy to find and we didn’t have to wait around at all. Very friendly people and handy lockers at the beach to use. Many our guide pointed out sea turtles, sting rays, squid and lots of fish - would definitely recommend and an hour snorkelling was plently.
1 traveller found this review helpful

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