• Location: Cancun, Mexico
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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Snorkel in a pristine cenote and with sea turtles at Akumal, a protected marine area,  on this full-day excursion from Riviera Maya. Learn about the area's natural resources, including its spectacular limestone rock formations, and the marine ecosystem from your guide. This family-friendly adventure includes use of snorkel equipment and round-trip transportation from your Riviera Maya hotel.


  • Snorkel with turtles on this tour from Cancun!
  • Admire amazing rock formations while snorkeling underground in a cenote
  • Snorkel and swim with sea turtles in Akumal, a protected marine area
  • Learn about the surrounding marine ecosystem from your professional guide
  • Round-trip hotel transportation, use of snorkel equipment and snacks included

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What You Can Expect

Turtle Snorkeling Adventure from Cancun

Turtle Snorkeling Adventure from Cancun

After pickup at your Riviera Maya hotel in the morning, board a comfortable vehicle for a short trip to your snorkeling adventure. 

The first stop is an underground cenote, or limestone sinkhole, filled with fresh groundwater. Slip on your provided snorkel gear and jump in. Swim among the otherworldly rock features in this clear water, exploring one of the region's unique natural land formations. 

Dry off, take a rest and enjoy a provided snack before traveling to your next stop.

Arrive at Akumal, a protected area for four different species of sea turtles. Learn about the biology and characteristics of each type of turtle, as well as the region's conservation efforts. Slip into the calm, warm water with your guide and snorkel among these peaceful creatures. Swim through schools of tropical fish and vivid clusters of live coral. 

At the end of your adventurous day of snorkeling and exploring the natural wonders of the area, enjoy drop-off at your Riviera Maya hotel.

Customer Reviews

Karen K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Definitely an amazing experience! My kids had an awesome time. The Cenote was a great part of the adventure as well. Very close to Playa del Carmen and Cancun.

Brian C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Friendly guide, professional and a wonderful experience all round!

Adam Z

4 star rating: Recommended August 2017

This was a lot of fun. We saw a 6' turtle, as well as two smaller ones in their natural habitat, a stingray and a large barracuda. There was a lot of people however, and the snorkeling was mainly over sea grass and the water was murky. But we did see turtles!


4 star rating: Recommended January 2013

Snorkeling in cenote and with lots of turtles was a great experience. Definitely recommend this tour is a small group.

Michelle M

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2014

Our guide was nice, but not very animated. We saw quite a few turtles but not much else and the beach was very busy. It might have been better to just taxi to Axumel and rent snorkel gear. The cenote stop was very nice and all the family enjoyed swimming in the cenotes.

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