Water activity

Riviera Maya: Turtles and Cenote Snorkeling Tour

4.4 / 5

87 reviews

Activity provider: Wisest Travel

Riviera Maya: Turtles and Cenote Snorkeling Tour

Activity provider: Wisest Travel

From US$ 99 per person

Swim with sea turtles and discover cenotes on this snorkeling tour in Riveria Maya. Discover the natural wonders of the Yucatan Peninsula by exploring its jungles and coral reefs.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch
Pickup included
You must be present at the agreed time and meeting point (previously confirmed by your Wisest Travel Concierge), with this electronic ticket and an official identification.

Experience

Highlights
  • Swim neck to neck with sea turtles in their natural habitat
  • Explore the beautiful Mesoamerican reef
  • Swim through the Riviera Maya's famous cenotes
  • Experience the natural world of the Riviera Maya on a snorkeling tour
  • Relax with hotel pickup and drop-off included in the tour
Full description

Enjoy a unique experience on a snorkeling tour dedicated to exploring the natural wonders found in the underwater world of the Riviera Maya. Spot sea turtles and swim through a jungle cenote as you explore several highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula. Start your tour by making your way to Akumal Bay. Get ready with your snorkeling gear and explore a Mesoamerican reef. Swim with sea turtles in their natural habitat and visit a cenote jungle pool.

Explore the underground cave, a place known for its ancient formations of stalactites and stalagmites. The combined rays of light filtered through the small orifices of the cave make for an impressive sight.

Includes
  • Round trip transportation with A/C
  • Certified multilingual guide (French, German, Italian, Dutch and Portuguese under request)
  • Snorkeling with turtles
  • Cenote exploration
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Snacks and water
  • Marine life conservation tax ($13 USD/$260 MXN)
  • Photos
  • Souvenirs
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers
  • People prone to seasickness
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Waterproof camera
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Beachwear
  • Water shoes
  • Cash
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Biodegradable insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Touching marine life

Know before you go

  • Transportation is included only for the areas of Cancun and the Riviera Maya. If you’re staying in a different area, an extra fee may apply
  • Please make sure that you provide your complete hotel details (name and address) at the time of booking
  • Please keep in mind that due to the fact that the turtles are wild animals, unfortunately, there is no guarantee that you will see any during this activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 87 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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This trip was booked as a cheaper alternative to what our hotel was offering, I recommend booking this was to avoid hiked up prices. Our pick up time was advised 24hr previous and our guide and tour transport were waiting early for us. Debbie our guide was lovely and discussed local knowledge and info for our multi lingual party with ease including everyone equally. The cenotes were great with plenty of time to explore the underwater caves. There was a sandwich and muffin snack with water available. We arrived at akumal beach resort for the turtle swim which was very busy (no apparent limits to entry) also it was windy (out of our control obviously) We headed into the sea with Debbie and an on-site guide also to keep our party of 12 together - very difficult as many others in the water in orange life vests. This and the wind had caused poor visibility in the water I actually felt the water was way too busy for the turtles and this has become too commercial in what is their home.

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November 19, 2022

Oto was our guide and he was amazing!! He spoke German, very good English and Spanish! The food they provide was not the best… so I would suggest bringing your own snacks/food! We did stop at a gas station and got a sandwich, not sure if all guides will stop though. I would definitely bring a towel, and a long sleeve shirt or shorts because they don’t allow you to wear sunscreen because of the crystal clear water and to keep the turtles safe! They also give you an option to buy the pictures/videos your guide takes of you which turned out amazing! 10/10 would recommend.

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October 5, 2022

Our tour guide Laura was super friendly and accommodating. Although we booked the tour in English, we were lucky that Laura was from Germany and speaks our language. Pick up was on time and hassle free. The way to Akumal took three quarters of an hour where we saw turtles, a ray and fish. Then we went to the cenote, 15 minutes away. She was impressive, but the water was chilly. Overall we really liked it. The only drawback are the life jackets, which are getting old and therefore not so handsome and stained. But otherwise an all-round successful trip

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October 3, 2022

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