Category: Nature and Adventure
Departs: Share: Tuesdays and Thursdays Private: Everyday
Language: English, Spanish, German, French and Italian
Our Marine turtle tour is definitely one of the best nature tours in Cancun and surroundings. For sure the best ecotourism activity to do with kids. The waters where the turtles are living in, are very calm, which makes the marine turtle tour a very suitable family activity. Kids will get the opportunity to swim and snorkel with fascinating turtles in their natural habitat, which is even the second largest reef in the world!
All of this will take place in a natural protected area: the Mesoamerican coral reef. In this reef you are able to see turtles, rays and some other colorful fishes in their natural environment. After swimming with the marine turtles in the bay you will enjoy the fresh and clear waters of a cenote and some snacks.
Pick-up at your hotel in Cancun. Our van will transport you to ´Place of the turtle´ (in Maya language), Akumal.
Snorkel with the amazing sea turtles in Akumal. Akumal is a natural protected area and the natural habitat of the turtles. Your guide will provide you with enough information.
Snack moment at the cenote!
After snorkeling with the sea turtles, you will get the opportunity to swim in ´Cenote Azul´ too. Cenote Azul (blue Cenote) is a famous and beautiful cenote. Take a jump from the rocks in the crystal waters of Azul.
Around 12pm the van will bring you back to your hotel.
1. I don´t know how to swim or snorkel. Can I do the activity?
Yes. Our guides will show how to use in an appropriate way the snorkel equipment (mask, breathing tube, lifejacket and flippers). Besides, the use of the lifejacket provides security and stability to float in the ocean and cenote.
2. I have small children, can they do the activity?
Sure. This activity is suitable for the whole family. You can enjoy both children and adults.
3. Can I touch the turtles in the tour?
No. It is important to know not to touch fauna or flora. It is strictly forbidden to touch the turtles, or come to close to them, and take or cut some of the coral reef. It is important to respect the natural habitat of the turtles and not to disturb them.
4. Do I have to use a lifejacket?
You have, even if you are an excellent swimmer or diver, you cannot realize the activity without using a lifejacket, as it is mandatory by Mexican Law and for safety.
5. Can I do the activity all year round?
You can. As long the weather allows us. We are fortunate that in the protected area in Akumal, turtles find their food in abundance and it is their annual nesting area, which means we can always see these wonderful animals.
6. Which days I can do this tour?
You can take the tour any day in the week in a private service o with a minimum of 6 pax as a regular tour.
If you have any further questions, please dial (998) 8843667 8849580 or 884 9214 where we will answer all your questions.
Swimming with Turtles in Cancun is an experience of the closest to understanding the beauty of nature embodied in marine life. An activity that leaves learning to people of all ages. Ideal to enjoy in Family, with friends or that special person the Tour of Swim with Turtles in Akumal is an excellent option to enjoy all day of contact with nature. To carry out this tour, we will take you to the small town of Akumal one of the semi virgin places that are still in the state. Its calm and shallow waters match the extensive beach and palm trees at wholesale to provide that calm and relaxation that one thinks to find in places far from the cities.
The name of Akumal comes from the Maya and means “Place of the Turtles” without doubt the name giving us to understand that this place has been home to these beautiful animals for quite some time. Today Akumal is a protected natural area because besides being home of the Turtles, it also has other species that live within its extension. The tour will give you the opportunity to simply swim, snorkel or if you prefer to snorkel next to these peaceful animals, who go out to eat and moved by curiosity share their majestic swim alongside tourists who day by day visit Akumal They are seduced by the idea of appreciating this moment of living nature at its maximum expression.
After doing this beautiful activity you can relive those moments while swimming in the fresh waters of a cenote and savor some snacks. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the natural habitat of these wonderful sea creatures and perform the Turtle Swim in Akumal with Ecolors Tours!
Shared tour (Tuesdays and Thursdays) $125USD ($2,250 MXN)
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