Akumal; Snorkeling with Turtles

Akumal, MexicoPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Martin

90 mins, Hosted in Spanish and English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes tickets and equipment

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
  • 171 Reviews
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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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Join 2 other guests
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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 171 reviews.

Jane
October 2021
Martin was very thoughtful and professional. He explained everything about the area we were in and guided us around the reefs and turtle eating areas finding different fish and creatures for us to see. The only draw back was the water wasn’t as clear as it usually is because it was rainy while we were snorkeling which was fun in itself. I would highly recommend this tour.
Laura
October 2021
We had a great time during our tour. We were a bit late but Martin was very patient with us and very accommodating. My friend loves turtles so she was very happy with the tour as we saw many turtles and learned about the marine life.
Melanie
October 2021
Seeing sea turtles with Martin was incredible, even better to share the experience with friends. It is very apparent that he is born and raised in the area, it was like he had a homing device for the various animals! Very good value, you can't beat it :)
Heidi
October 2021
Martin was an excellent guide! He knew where to bring us to see the turtles, fishes, and other marine life and he was very friendly and polite. Overall it was a great experience! Would recommend :)
Dany
October 2021
Nos encantó la experiencia! Martin es extremadamente amable y nos explico todo lo necesario a la perfección . Vimos un monton de tortugas y peces distintos, incluso un par mantarrayas.
Alexandra
October 2021
We had our 5 year old daughter with us that was being very difficult. Martin was extremely patient & took us out separately to accommodate our daughters wants to go play in the sand. I would definitely recommend him for anyone who has children.

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Activity advisory

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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

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sun protection long sleeve lycra

Water shoes (opcional)