Akumal; Snorkeling with Turtles

Akumal, MexicoPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Martin

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in Spanish and English
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.

What you'll do

Akumal is the “Place of the Turtles” in the Mayan language.

Akumal Bay is a protected natural area, for this reason we will follow the animal protection regulations.

We will snorkel and swim with white and green turtles, colorful fish, coral reef and with good luck stingrays, squids, and barracudas.

The experience includes;
-Local guide.
-Photos and videos unlimited with GoPro.
-1: 30 hrs of duration.
-Life jacket.
-Visor and snorkel tube.
-Bathrooms, showers and lockers.
-Private bracelet for the beach, and the protected area.

I am a local guide, I will take care of you all the time and I also seek to share this beautiful experience in a sustainable and safe way. My goal is to show the visitor how to respect the marine life in my Akumal community and at the same time be able to give them an unforgettable experience with sea turtles.
Akumal is the “Place of the Turtles” in the Mayan language.

Akumal Bay is a protected natural area, for this reason we will follow the animal protection regulations.

We will snorkel and swim with white and green turtles, colorful fish, coral reef and with good luck stingrays, squids, and barracudas.

The experience includes;
-Local guide.
-Photos and videos unlimited with GoPro.
-1: 30 hrs of duratio…
Guidelines created with World Animal ProtectionLearn more

What's included

  • Tickets
    Private bracelet for the beach and the protected area of turtles.
  • Equipment
    Life jackets, visor and snorkel tube.
    Bathrooms, showers and lockers.<...

Meet your Host, Martin

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 221 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello my name is martin.
I was born, raised and have lived 25 years in my beautiful community and home Akumal; town full of beautiful places and natural landscapes.
I guided and instructed visitors for 10 years, helping to explore, enjoy, protect and most importantly, preserve the refuge of sea turtles here in Akumal.
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Where you'll be

Welcome to my AKUMAL community!
We will snorkel in a beautiful bay, home to turtles, rays, colorful fish and a coral reef.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 221 reviews.

Eduardo
November 2021
Incredible experience! You get to see the turtles up close and the swim is super refreshing! You can also hang around the beach later which is also super nice. Martin is a great guide, friendly and knowledgeable!
Esther
November 2021
Martín es un guia excelente. Aunque el día que fuimos la visibilidad no era muy buena, hizo todo lo posible para que disfrutaramos de la experiencia. Vimos tortugas, diferentes especies de rayas y varios peces :-)
Marta
November 2021
Martín is an awesome host, he knows a lot about Akumal and how to transmit the love he feels for this wonderful place.
Kimmy
November 2021
Martin was super nice and a great guide, making sure the group was together, would definitely recommend his tour to my friends and family
Juliana
November 2021
La experiencia fue genial! Al comienzo mi mamá tenía un poco de miedo y Martín la acompaño y ayudo con mucha paciencia. Vimos tortugas, peces, rayas, calamares, arrecifes y aprendimos mucho sobre la vida en el mar! Al cancelar la experiencia con Martín también cancelas la entrada al parque natural, por tanto cuando acabas de nadar con las tortugas puedes seguir disfrutando de la playa, comer en los restaurantes o hacer otro plan en el mar. Lo recomiendo sin duda!!
Kelsey
November 2021
I loved this experience so much! Martin definitely knows what he's doing and was a great guide. We saw so many turtles, fish, squid, and sting rays. The beach is beautiful and we loved relaxing there afterwards. Overall great experience and value!

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Activity advisory

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We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, experts in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sun protection long sleeve lycra

Water shoes (opcional)