Adventure Snorkeling in Akumal Bay

Chacalal, Mexico

Experience hosted by Sergio Maximo

  1. 90 mins
  2. 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
  • 780 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 780 reviews.

Rachel
October 2021
Sergio was fantastic, we had a great time and we saw sea turtles! They were incredible. We were also very lucky to swim to another location and see more marine life amongst coral reef, fantastic day. Thank you Sergio
Nicholas
October 2021
Sergio was amazing - I was little scared to be out in the open water but he made me feel pertly comfortable in the water with him!
Liia
October 2021
Excellent experience! Not only did we swim with turtles and stingrays, Sergio also took us to the coral reef to see an immense variety of marine life.
Marco
October 2021
We had a lot of fun with Sergio, pleasant and professional guide. He met us in town to prepare us to avoid the tourist traps, and then drove with us to the beach. Took care of the worst band for us, gave us some good advice about not using sunscreen to not hurt the turtles, and here we went watching turtles, stingrays, corals and plenty of different fishes. Loved it.
Ben
October 2021
Would definitely recommend Sergio. He took us away from the larger groups and made us feel like we were the only ones out there. We saw everything there is to see and then some. He told great stories and a bit of history. He never rushed us and made sure everyone was safe and happy. Would book a trip with Sergio anyday!
Sara
October 2021
wow what a great experience. Sergio was friendly and helpful. Met us on time(do not go early as there is no shops or restaurants around) . Sergio then drove us down to the beach turtle sanctuary area and guided us through lockers etc. In the water one of our group was less confident than the others so he took time with her to ensure not only safety but that she enjoyed her experience to. Saw multiple turtles, stingrays and of course fish. Sergio educated us a little on turtles and guided us round the course. Could not have asked for a better time. Do take water shoes, and some cash there is a restaurant and bar on the beach for after. Could you do it without Sergio, yes, was it fun and easier with a guide, for sure with every penny

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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 within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.