Adventure Snorkeling in Akumal Bay

Chacalal, Mexico

Experience hosted by Sergio Maximo

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Once-in-a-lifetime
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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
  • 902 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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$37 per person
Join 3 other guests
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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 902 reviews.

Tea
January 2022
Amazing experience! Sergio safely led us through the bay, showed us interesting parts and answered all our questions. We saw some turtles but what impressed me the most was coral reef. All the colorful fishes and corals! A really nice day I would definitely repeat. We went on the 9am tour and it can still be quite cold. If it's not the warmest day it's probably better to take a later one. But still totally worth it. :)
Barry
January 2022
Sergio was excellent today, he made us well aware of what would happen and what we needed to do. He also took his time to explain and point out all the sea-life he came across. Highly recommended Sergio if you are looking for a guide to swim with the turtles . mucho bueno 👍
Daniela
January 2022
The experience with Sergio was phenomenal! Although, he is very experienced he was very patient with us. We also did another tour with him where he took us the the Laguna Yal Ku to swim with fishes. It was really amazing! I really could not recommend him enough. If you are in the Tulum- Akumal region, contact him!!!!
Lisa
January 2022
Great tour and a very special location. Sergio wanted to make sure we saw everything - turtles, fish, rays, coral reefs - and Akumal did not dissapoint!
Paige
January 2022
We had an absolute blast. Just a bunch of college girls who thought they could swim better than they can. The water was cloudy the day we went but it was okay because Sergio was the best part. Amazing storytelling, such a kind spirit. Amazing location as you get access to the beach and its restaurants when you’re done. All in all an unforgettable experience and likely the story we’ll tell everyone back home.
Laura
January 2022
It was a great experience. Everything was very well organised and we were given brand new snorkels on the day. We didn’t have great visibility, but still saw 5 sea turtles including 2 babies, as well as reef fish and stingrays. Sergio was a great tour guide!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.
The skill level for this experience is beginner.

What to bring

Towels
Appropriate swimming gear
Bio-degradable Sunscreen
Covid-19 Specific Gear (Face Mask)

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.