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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Swimming in an area known for Turtles and Cenotes Tour
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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Swim in an area known for sea turtles, snorkel a coral reef, and explore a cenote on a half-day nature tour in the Riviera Maya. You're guaranteed to see some of the wild, native sea turtles that thrive along the coast, or receive a full refund for the tour. This turtles and cenote tour includes all equipment, snacks, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Cancun or the Riviera Maya.
  • Half-day combination snorkeling tour
  • Swim alongside sea turtles
  • Snacks and drinks provided
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Cancun or the Riviera Maya
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
All necessary gear & equipment
Snack of Fruits, pastries, empanadas, and drinks.
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
13 USD p/p tax for turtle conservation fee

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up starts at 7am, depending your hotel location the time may change, we will contact you by email ton confirm the exact pick up time and location. We do pick up major hotels in Cancun and Riviera Maya, if you hotel in not deserved by our route we will set the closest pick up point.

Departure Time

7:00 AM
Meet a driver at your hotel in Cancun or the Riviera Maya (major hotels only), then travel to a beach on the Caribbean coast that’s perfect for spotting turtles. Put on snorkeling gear and swim out from the beach, following experienced snorkel guides. Beginning snorkelers can use this time to get tips on snorkel technique, with guides swimming alongside you the entire time.

You’ll have one hour in the water to swim in an area known for the turtles, an amazing chance to see the marine reptiles as they paddle through the ocean. Watch for bright coral, eagle rays, and schools of colorful fish as you snorkel through the bay, which is protected by a thriving coral reef.

Following the snorkel, continue to a cenote, an access point to a freshwater, underground river. Use your snorkel gear to see what’s beneath the surface as you swim in the cenote, then dry off for a snack of fresh fruits, pastries, empanadas, and refreshments. This half-day snorkeling tour concludes with a return transfer to your hotel.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to the fact that the turtles are wild animals, there is no guarantee that you will see any turtles on your tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Wisest Travel

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Swimming in an area known for Turtles and Cenotes Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Swimming in an area known for Turtles and Cenotes Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Swimming in an area known for Turtles and Cenotes Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Swimming in an area known for Turtles and Cenotes Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Great service
Marcela
, Sep 2020
Long car ride, amazing guide. You get to see the turtles and they are adorable and the Cenote is beautiful!
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Everything about this tour was...
asholiviamay
, Mar 2018
Everything about this tour was amazing!! Our tour guide, ilaria, was full of knowledge and had a wonderful personality. I cannot day enough good things about our excursion. We are making plans to come back to Mexico this summer to swim with the whale sharks!!
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We had only five in our group and my...
Sara H
, Mar 2018
We had only five in our group and my van arrived 10 min early which worked because I was there. Our guide was so personable and friendly and really took time to talk and get to know us. We went right away to the beach and went out in a rinky-dinky boat. The guys were nice who ran the boat and made sure we had our gear in good working order. We dived right in and saw 2 turtles and 4 stingray! It was amazing! Then, we went to two cenotes, both underground. It was an amazing experience! I highly recommend!
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Fantastic tour and probably best if...
Izabela F
, Dec 2017
Fantastic tour and probably best if you book it here rather at the hotel. We had a great guide Miguel who briefed us on swimming with turtles in the car. Then we went to the beach and started swimming, it takes around 40 minutes over a designated area on the beach. It is not guaranteed that you will see the turtles but there is high possibility that you will. After swimming we drove to cenote which was underground, and it was a great experience.Definately would recommend this short but great trip!
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The tour was fantastic! I loved...
Crystal M
, Nov 2017
The tour was fantastic! I loved snorkeling in Akumal...it was just enough time. The Cenotes were fabulous! I appreciated the knowledge Linda shared with us concerning the history of the Cenotes and why the coral reefs must remain untouched and intact, I was traveling alone and most of the tours would not do a hotel pick up for a single person but Viator does!
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By far the best crew ever! We saw...
Dee
, Sep 2017
By far the best crew ever! We saw numerous turtles. The guides would point them out to us. They wanted everyone to experience this once in a lifetime sighting. My daughter was extremely nervous about snorkeling although she can swim. The crew comforted her and she was able to get close to turtles and got a great video from the experience. The cenotes were stunning! The entire trip was perfect!
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It was ok. Pickup was prompt...
Warren H
, Mar 2017
It was ok. Pickup was prompt. Guide was multilingual, but we were sitting in the back of a 12 person van with squeaky shocks, and her voice did not travel well, but she was very polite and knowledgeable. We ended up going down to the beach south of Tulum, walked to the beach , boarded boats and a 2 minute ride to the reef. Reef was dying, few fish, but we did see some turtles , which was the hilight of the trip. Turtles approached me as if they were looking for food. Only spent a max. of 10 minutes in the water. It would have been nice to stay there for at least 1/2 hour to explore the rest of the reef. Then off to the beach, where they tried to upsell us on pictures taken by a guide. This wasted at least 45 minutes to an hour . If I had known it was this long, I would have swam back out to the reef. It is what it is, but I get tired of people trying to sell to us all the time. Back to the bus , had a snack and some water, then off to the cenote, which was a private one, and was a decent one to dive in. Good lighting and some interesting structures . Back to the hotel. All in all, an ok trip, but knowing what I know now, I would have taken a bus or cab to the beach south of Tulum and done it on my own for basically cab fare.
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I totally botched the pick up time...
Emerson W
, Feb 2017
I totally botched the pick up time and we missed our van. A quick call to the phone number listed on the Viator ticket put us on the next tour that very same day. No muss, no fuss. The tour guides were great and you definitely get your fill of turtle viewing. Cenotes were beautiful as well.
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We thoroughly enjoyed this tour...
Kevin C
, Sep 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The guide Fran and the photographer Chris were outstanding and made it even more special. We would highly recommend this trip. We can't wait to come back and do it again.
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