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Swim and Snorkel with Turtles

Price: $91.00
Tour operates Monday through Saturday.
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Swim and Snorkel with Turtles

Make your way to Akumal, a small town between Playa del Carmen and Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Discover one of the best places to visit in the Mexican Caribbean for its great variety of beautiful beaches and take this opportunity to snorkel and swim with sea turtles.

Once in Akumal this great adventure awaits, you simply have to wade into the water directly from the beach. The ocean floor at Akumal is covered with sea grass, one of the turtles' favorite foods. They'll linger for hours in the bay, casually munching on the grass, and giving you a chance to get up close and personal. This is their natural habitat and with a maximum depth of only 8 feet you can swim and snorkel alongside the turtles with ease. You can also witness other marine life such as tropical fish and stingrays while you view beautiful reefs. The water in the bay is calm, and with the warm and clear water it's a great spot for small children to play.

Remember, the turtles are wild animals and you are in their natural environment. Getting too close, touching them or trying to feed them is not allowed. While these turtles are used to people, loud noises when you are next to them while they graze or getting too close can disturb their feeding patterns and cause them stress.

After this unforgettable experience, you will have enough free time to relax on the white sand of Akumal's amazing beach or to take a swim. Be aware of your tour operator instructions and meet him at the previously established meeting time in order to return to your transportation.

Enjoy a delicious light snack while driving back to Playa del Carmen, where you will catch the ferry in perfect time to be back to Cozumel and your ship.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural, Water/Beach, Active
Shore Excursion Duration
6 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Activity leaves from Cozumel Fiscal Pier at Downtown. Taxi ride is about a 10 - 15 minute ride, depending on what pier your cruise ship docks at. Taxi fare is not included in the price of the tour (full details will be provided with your electronic ticket)
Food/Beverage Provided
Bottled water & light snack
Dress
We recommend you to wear comfortable lightweight clothing, swimsuit, sunglasses and a hat. In order to swim with the turtles you must wear bio-degradable sunscreen. Bring a towel from the ship and a change of clothes if you wish.
Restrictions
All guests must sign a waiver form prior to participating in the excursion. All participants must be: proficient swimmers, in good health and self-sufficient. The use of a life vest during the snorkelling activity is mandatory, no exceptions. In order to snorkel, all guests have to be a minimum age of 10 years old. Guests under any of the following illness/medical conditions are not allowed to participate: pregnancy, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, epilepsy, respiratory conditions, blood pressure conditions, back/neck injuries, medicated/taking antidepressants, lithium, beta-blockers or base (vein) constrictors. No physical contact with the turtles or other marine life is permitted during the encounter.
4 Stars4Based On 1 Review Review This Tour
4 StarsAlmost thereAugust 18, 2016

Reviewer: Sassi Morales Diaz Ordaz
It was a great experience.... the guide, driver and representative were great.... we loved the place being in recovery and hopefully the coral will come back radiant. The turtles were amazing too. The only reason why I have it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the only restaurant that served typical food was opened as we were getting ready to leave so we were not able to eat and hydrate properly. I have been recommending this excursion to everyone and hopefully they will continue to guard the restoration of this beach.

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