Adventure Snorkeling in Akumal Bay

Chacalal, Mexico

Experience hosted by Sergio Maximo

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes tickets and equipment

What you'll do

In the Maya language, Akumal means place of the turtle. That is because many sea turtles are full-time residents of Akumal Bay. That makes seeing turtles out in the bay very possible when you're with an experienced guide like me.

I'll meet you near the beach and provide you with life jacket and snorkeling gear. I will then take you through an exclusive entrance onto the beach of Akumal Bay.

At the beach, I'll give you instructions on how to use your equipment, where we'll be swimming, what marine life you can expect to see, how to be mindful and respectful of the marine life and environment, and most importantly, how to be safe in the water.

Once we enter the water, we'll take a brief pause to make sure everyone is comfortable in the water and with their equipment.

Then, I'll guide you around the circuit and show you all of the marine life that Akumal Bay has to offer. You can see sea turtles, stingrays, barracudas, reef squid, coral reef and many other tropical fish.

After we've had fun in the water, we'll head back to shore and I'll take your equipment. If you need any help with the rest of your day, I'll be there to assist you.
Other things to note
You do not need to be a strong swimmer to participate in my tour but you should at least be comfortable in the water. The bay can be closed on occasion due to adverse weather conditions.
In the Maya language, Akumal means place of the turtle. That is because many sea turtles are full-time residents of Akumal Bay. That makes seeing turtles out in the bay very possible when you're with an experienced guide like me.

I'll meet you near the beach and provide you with life jacket and snorkeling gear. I will then take you through an exclusive entrance onto the beach of Akumal Bay.

At the beach, I'll give you i…

What's included

  • Tickets
    A bracelet will be provided that functions as your admission ticket.
  • Equipment
    Life Jacket/Flotation Device, Snorkel Mask and Tube will all be provided.

Meet your host, Sergio Maximo

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 731 Reviews
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I have been taking people to swim with the turtles of Akumal Bay EVERYDAY for the past several years. I work for one of very few companies in Akumal that are authorized to take people into the bay to snorkel. So, I have very exclusive authorization and access. I am knowledgeable about local marine life and I love to tell others all about it. I am also qualified and certified in marine life saving techniques. I renew these certifications annually and have done so for many years. Safety and conservation are always my top priority when in the water.
I have been taking people to swim with the turtles of Akumal Bay EVERYDAY for the past several years. I work for one of very few companies in Akumal that are authorized to take people into the bay to snorkel. So, I have very exclusive authorization and access. I am knowledgeable about local marine life and I love to tell others all about it. I am also qualified and certified in marine life saving techniques. I renew these certifications annually and have done so for many years. Safety and…
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Where you'll be

We will meet on the turtle statue in Akumal pueblo or a mutually agreed upon location. From there, we will enter the beach through an exclusive access point. From there, the rest of the tour will be conducted in Akumal Bay, on the beach and in the water.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 731 reviews.

Anna
September 2021
We had a great experience snorkeling with Sergio! We saw multiple turtles and many different species of fish. Sergio definitely knew his way around the waters and took great care of us.
Alecia
September 2021
Such an amazing experience! he was so kind and made us feel safe. 10/10 recommend if you feel iffy about it which tour to choose, this is the one! He knew exactly what he was doing!
Linsey
September 2021
Sergio was a great guide! For someone that doesn’t have very much confidence in the water made me feel very safe and never left my side. We got to see sea turtles which was awesome, unforgettable experience!
Laura
September 2021
This was such an amazing experience! Sergio stayed with us the whole time and kept us safe, but we got to do everything independently! If you’re considering booking, do so! It was such a life changing experience!
Hannah
September 2021
An amazing experience! We saw two turtles, two stingrays and a bunch of beautiful fish in the reef. Sergio took us quite far where there weren’t any people so there were a lot of colorful cute fish. Lifejackets and snorkels were included and we needed to pay 100 pesos deposit for a locker. 10/10 would recommend! 🤙🏼🐢
Coline
September 2021
fantastic tour with a fantastic guide!! everything was top-notch. Sergio is a very pleasant person and respectful of the place we visited. everything went smooth, can only recommend!!

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Activity advisory

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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

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 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Towels

Appropriate swimming gear