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Immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea on a full-day snorkeling tour from Playa del Carmen. Explore the natural sanctuary of Akumal and swim with majestic sea turtles during your underwater adventure. Gain insight into the area’s marvelous marine life with an experienced guide then plunge into the dazzling depths of a cenote surrounded by intricate limestone formations. Enjoy the fun and educational experience of this unique snorkeling tour.  

Highlights

  • Sea turtle snorkeling tour from Playa del Carmen
  • Marvel at spectacular rock formations while snorkeling in a cenote, a deep natural well of clear water
  • Swim and snorkel with sea turtles in Akumal, a bay protected by a barrier reef
  • Observe coral and a variety of colorful fish
  • Learn about the local marine ecosystem from a professional guide
  • Round-trip hotel transport, snorkel equipment and snacks included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's a fun getaway from Playa del Carmen and a rare opportunity to swim and snorkel in the Riviera Maya's only natural sea turtle sanctuary.

What You Can Expect

Akumal Sea Turtle Snorkeling Tour from Playa del Carmen

Akumal Sea Turtle Snorkeling Tour from Playa del Carmen

Depart from your Playa del Carmen hotel and venture to Akumal in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan. On arrival, don your snorkeling gear and plunge into the glittering water alongside your insightful and informative guide. Seek out sea turtles in the protected natural sanctuary of the bay, looking out for four of the eight species of sea turtle in the world. Gaze down to the 8-foot (2.4-meter) depths of the shallow water to see sea turtles feeding on sea grass in their natural habitat. 

Absorb intriguing information about the precarious and often solitary life of sea turtles as your guide explains the complex ecosystem of Akumal; explore the colorful coral reefs and troves of tropical fish as you swim in an underwater wonderland reminiscent of Finding Nemo.  

Next, return to shore and venture to a stunning cenote, a subterranean natural pool surrounded by ethereal limestone carvings. Gaze at the shimmering surface, watching the light dance and the water drops echo in this ambient location. Plunge into the darkened depths and snorkel beneath the surface, looking out for fleeting fish and underwater caverns. 

Dry off and enjoy a refreshing snack before boarding the minivan for your return journey to your Playa del Carmen hotel. 

Customer Reviews

Katalin I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Wonderful morning! Highly educational regarding the sea turtles and the cenotes of the Yucatan. Super friendly and enthusiastic guide and driver! Beautiful beach at Akumal, and the snorkelling itself was magical! the cenote was stunning, and so relaxing, to end the morning!

Matt D

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

WAY overpriced! This is way too expensive for a half day trip. When we got to Akumal to snorkel there was a sign that is was $6 USD and at the cenote it was $5 USD to enter, so we paid over $110 EACH for a ride to the attractions and a tour guide? I will say it was neat to see the turtles and we did see quite a few. It was windy so the water was foggy and you couldn't see very far, but that is obviously out of the control of the tour company. The cenote was BEAUTIFUL and fun to swim/jump in. The guide and driver were great, I just think this is too expensive for all the more you get.

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