Snorkel with turtles in Akumal Tour

Enjoy private transportation from your resort or accommodation to Akumal Bay in Riviera Maya. Only to experience an unforgettable day of swimming with turtles, exploring the marine world of the Mexican Caribbean and then enjoying lunch at a stunning local spot.

Akumal is a small beach town located on the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, in the state of Quintana Roo. The name “Akumal” means “place of the turtles” in the Mayan language, and the town is known for its beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters, which provide excellent opportunities for snorkeling and diving.


The main attraction of Akumal is its beautiful beach, which is known for its soft white sand and calm turquoise waters. The beach is home to a large population of sea turtles, which can often be seen swimming in the shallow waters close to shore.


Your tour includes private transportation with pick up at your accommodation spot (Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen or Tuum). Since turtles live in Akumal Bay this tour offers flexibility in terms of pick up time. The tour can begin with pick up at 8 a.m. and finish as late as 4 p.m. The total duration of the tour is around 5 hours, depending on your accommodation spot and its distance to Akumal.

Once we get to Akumal we will take a short 5-minute boat ride to get to the turtles’ area. And then you will be able to explore the fascinating underwater world of the famous turtle bay on a guided leisurely snorkel tour in search of sea turtle species. But that is not it! You will also be able to spot brightly colored tropical fish, the coral reef, rays, and more! We promise, this is an unforgettable experience that you can’t miss during your visit to the Mexican Caribbean!


You are not an experienced snorkeler? Worry not! Your professional guide will make sure you feel safe at all times and ensure you have a lovely time during your snorkeling on the Akumal tour!


Please note that the transportation is private, however once in Akumal you will join a shared boat.


After your amazing snorkeling experience we will make a lunch stop at one of my favorite restaurants in Akumal with stunning ocean front views and delicious food options and great margaritas! 


Any questions? Drop me an email to for assistance. 


  • Minimum number of people to make this tour happen: 2 people
  • Maximum number of people to make this tour happen: no maximum
Trisha’s Tip: Do not touch or feed the turtles. I do not support caged animals but the least we can do is let them have their space. Try to be at least 6 ft from turtles, and other fauna. Don’t touch the coral.
Kids 5+ years
  • Round trip private transportation
  • Snorkeling with snorkeling equipment: snorkel, goggles, fins, and life jacket
  • Snorkel guide and boat captain
  • Surprise location lunch stop


  • Pick up from your accommodation in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen or Tulum.
  • Snorkel tour, includes snorkeling equipment
  • Lunch stop (optional)
  • Drop of at your pick up location

Please take in mind that these times are approximate, there may be variants due to weather conditions or indications of the port captain.

  • Wear swim suit
  • Towel
  • Sun Glasses
  • Hat
  • Snacks
  • Cash for tips and additional purchases
  • Biodegradable sunblock
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Waterproof case for your phone
  • Some might like to bring water shoes
  • Tips are not included. Take into consideration that your guides and captain work hard to make you enjoy a fun time. So, if you felt they did a great job please do not be shy to tip! 
  • Snacks, food and drinks. 
  • Please note that the lunch stop does not include food or drinks. You are free to eat or drink anything you like at the restaurant, but these will be on your own. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Riviera Maya and I would love to share it with you. However, the lunch stop is optional.
Book this tour to swim with turtles, private transportation and a stop for lunch!
YES! You will swimming up close to turtles! Book today!
4+ hours
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2.5 to 3 hours
$39 USD TOTAL/Per Person – ($30 USD Deposit)
8 to 10 hours


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