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Cancun or Playa del Carmen: Turtles & Cenote Snorkeling Tour

4.6 / 5

25 reviews

Cancun or Playa del Carmen: Turtles & Cenote Snorkeling Tour

From US$ 89 per person

Explore the incredible underground rivers, or "cenotes" of the Mayan civilization. Take a swim with 3 different species of sea turtles in their own natural environment and at a spectacular coral reef with transfers from Cancun or Playa del Carmen.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 6 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup starts at 7:00 AM. Depending on your hotel location, the pickup time may change. The local parter will contact you by email to confirm the exact pickup time and location. Pickup is offered from major hotels in Cancun and Riviera Maya, if your hotel in not on the pickup route, the local partner will assign the closest pickup point.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Encounter turtles in their natural environment
  • Snorkel in the world's 2nd largest reef system
  • Explore a sacred cenote, an underground river
Full description
Start the tour with pickup from the lobby of your hotel then set off on your 3-hour cenote discovery tour. Find out about how these impressive underground rivers were sacred places for the Mayan civilization and are the habitat for an array of marine and wildlife. Explore a beautiful cenote, where you can swim and snorkel. First, head over to the most beautiful cenote of the area just outside Riviera Maya. Observe eagle rays and find colorful fish amongst the world's 2nd-largest reef system. Full snorkeling gear will be provided and a professional guide will be there with you at all times to ensure you feel safe and take pictures.  Then, travel to a designated bay to admire sea turtles in their natural environment. Spend approximately 1-hour swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy this incredible opportunity to get up close to these spectacular creatures with sightings guaranteed. During the tour, enjoy a buffet snack of fruit, pastries, homemade "empanadas" (stuffed pastries), and refreshments. Finally, get dropped off back at your hotel where your memorable experience concludes.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Cenote tour with snorkeling
  • Guaranteed snorkeling with turtles
  • Coral reef snorkeling
  • All necessary gear and equipment
  • Snacks and water
  • Turtle conservation fee ($13 per person, including children)
Not suitable for
  • Non-swimmers
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Children from 0 to 4 years old cannot occupy a seat in the bus; child price is for children between 5 and 11 years old
  • Please bring comfortable lightweight clothing, walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a swimsuit, and an extra change of clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

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My sister and I both enjoyed our guide Dorian. He was very friendly and knowledgeable of the area where we went to do snorkeling with the turtles, which was in Akumal. A very beautiful area! And then we went down the road a bit to the very beautiful cenotes and had an amazing time snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the cenotes.

November 23, 2021

Email communication is exceptional which is important to know exactly when and what to do or bring! :)

January 12, 2022


December 24, 2021

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