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Adventure Snorkeling in Akumal Bay

Chacalal, Mexico

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Experience hosted by Sergio Maximo

90 mins
Includes tickets, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

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…

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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.
From $35
/ person
Wed, Jan 27
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Wed, Jan 27
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person
Wed, Jan 27
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$35 per person
$35 per person

Meet your host, Sergio Maximo

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 334 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 4.93 out of 5 from 334 reviews.

Hadassah & Berel
January 2021
Sergio, aka “jeti”, is a super special human being. You simply cannot compare this experience to any sort of official tour company. With Sergio, you’re getting an expertly guided tour that is fully personalized and nothing less than magical. We saw sea turtles, sting rays, fish, corals, you name it. No matter how advanced or inexperienced you are in the water, Sergio will take great care of you. We definitely recommend buying a waterproof “bag” for your phone so you can take videos under water! Don’t even hesitate, book this experience ASAP!
Sergio, aka “jeti”, is a super special human being. You simply cannot compare this experience to any sort of official tour company. With Sergio, you’re getting an expertly guided t…
Paméla
January 2021
Sergio était à l’heure, super gentil et accueillant, le lieu de plongée est parfait, nous avons vues des tortues géantes, une raie, des poissons tropicaux et que dire des coraux... spectaculaires, Merci a Sergio de nous avoir fait découvrir la Baie d’Akuamal, nous le recommandons😎👌🏼
Sergio était à l’heure, super gentil et accueillant, le lieu de plongée est parfait, nous avons vues des tortues géantes, une raie, des poissons tropicaux et que dire des coraux...…
Zahn
January 2021
This was incredible. We’ve been snorkeling with turtles before but never been this close. The beach is beautiful and it was the perfect amount of time in the water. Sergio was an excellent guide and clearly cared about the turtles and respected their space. 10/10 recommend.
This was incredible. We’ve been snorkeling with turtles before but never been this close. The beach is beautiful and it was the perfect amount of time in the water. Sergio was an…
Banah
January 2021
The snorkeling itself was really nice, I saw many different turtles and even a beautiful black sting ray. I think there was miscommunication before because I had message Sergio where to meet the day before and he had messaged me before the excursion but I didn’t see his response in time since I don’t have international data, so that was a mistake on my part. I think it just felt frenzied because it was the last tour of the day, he was tired and I felt bad abt that. I was unclear where to meet him since the address isn’t exactly by the turtle statue, although he found my taxi and waved it down luckily so I found him. You may want to book a round trip taxi and make sure the taxi waits for you because it’s hard to find them on the way back. Sergio stayed with me and made sure I found one to get home which I appreciated a lot.
The snorkeling itself was really nice, I saw many different turtles and even a beautiful black sting ray. I think there was miscommunication before because I had message Sergio whe…
Kevin
January 2021
We have seen a lot of turtles, fishes and corals, which we really enjoyed. The communication about meeting point and trip could have been a bit more detailed. Sergio is is a really funny and nice guy.
Cassy
January 2021
Sergio was an amazing host! she was extremely communicative and very informative throughout the scuba session! He didn’t rush us throughout the experience and allowed us to explored for as long as possible! He was legit amaze! 😊 I’m glad he did the tour. I will surely be coming back.
Sergio was an amazing host! she was extremely communicative and very informative throughout the scuba session! He didn’t rush us throughout the experience and allowed us to explore…

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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