Snorkeling in Cenote and Swim with Turtles

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

From: $119.00 to: $149.00


For snorkeling lovers: Swim in a cenote and with sea turtles at Akumal bay. The tour includes a delicious meal a la carte at a local Mexican restaurant.

  • Swim with turtles: this activity is not available on Mondays, and during the months of September and February. (Consult the Akumal by regulation)
  • Online booking is available from 2 to 6 adults. If you are a bigger group, contact us to get your quote.
  • For a custom tour, ask us for your preferred itinerary and quote.


Snorkeling in Cenote and Swim with Turtles



The ideal snorkeling tour gathering swimming in the ocean and in a cenote! This private snorkeling tour offers an amazing experience that is perfect for families, kids and group of friends. With this private tour, you will receive the opportunity to snorkel right alongside the gentle giant of the ocean, the green sea turtle. After a dip in the ocean, our guides will transport you to the cenote you have chosen for a different snorkeling experience. You have the luxury of picking any cenote on our list. We have a variety of spots that embody a cave experience or that of a natural, open cenote.


While snorkeling alongside a sea turtle may seem extreme, they are some of the gentlest creatures in the ocean. They are truly majestic creatures that guide through the water with ease. Also, if you get lucky, you will be able to see a few stingrays swimming just above the ocean floor. Again, don’t worry, these animals are harmless.

Moving from the ocean to a smaller body of water in the jungle, the cenote. No matter what cenote you choose, you are sure to experience a fun-filled day. Every cenote is unique. As you snorkel through the water, you will see beautiful formations and landscapes you have likely never before seen.


This tour is completely adaptable for snorkelers of all ages and skill level. Our guides will play to your strengths and are happy to provide snorkeling tips. Any and all equipment you need will be provided by your guides. We will end the tour with a great lunch at a local Mexican restaurant before bringing you back to your hotel.


We hope that you will join us on our swim with turtle tour partnered with snorkeling in a cenote. We know you will have a memorable experience!




General info:

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Physicality: Easy
  • Age: All ages
  • Snorkeling: Basic swimming skills required. This excursion suits everyone from novices to experts.
  • Absolute Adventure is working with a local cooperative according to the Mexican law. This tour is not available during the months of September and February, as well as on Mondays. (Consult Akumal Swim with Turtles regulation.)
  • Which cenote will you visit? There are several cenotes displayed in the pictures of this tour, you will have to choose one of them with your guide.
  • Mobility: We can adapt this tour for people with disability.


This snorkeling tour is exclusively private to better meet your expectations.

All tours are scheduled at the best hours to avoid high traffic and heat on the sites.


  • 08:15am: Transportation from your hotel to Akumal
  • 09:00am – 10:00am: Snorkeling with turtles
  • 10:00am – 10:30am: Transportation
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm: Snorkeling in cenote
  • 12:00pm – 01:00pm: Lunch in a restaurant
  • 01:00pm – 02:00pm: Transportation to your hotel


Itinerary is based on a departure from Playa del Carmen. Pick up time is recommended time to avoid the crowds. We can leave later if you want to.


Schedule is indicative, we can stay more or less time at each place depending on your preferences.

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel with air-conditioned transportation
  • Experienced certified private guide all day long
  • All entrance fees
  • Akumal bay cooperative fee (mandatory)
  • Cleaned equipment (mask, snorkel, wetsuits, life jackets)
  • Cool drinks in the van (waters, soda, beer)
  • Lunch in a restaurant with one main course a la carte and drinks (waters, soda, beer)


  • Tips
  • Swimsuit and beach towel
  • Flip flops or water shoes for swimming activities
  • Hat or cap and sunglasses
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Biodegradable mosquito repellent
  • Camera/Underwater camera
  • Cash for souvenirs/tips


You can bring personal belongings you require during the tour (phone, camera, extra set of clothes…). While you are visiting or snorkeling you can leave the things you don’t need in the van. Our driver will always be in the van, so keeping your things safe!

7 reviews for Snorkeling in Cenote and Swim with Turtles

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Well organized, safe, and fun! We did the snorkeling with sea turtles and a cenote adventure. I’d recommend this to anyone. This was the best day of our vacation.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    We went snorkeling in a cenote and then snorkeling in the ocean with turtles. It was a great combination and a very satisfying day. The whole time, Chris and Marianna were wonderful guides, explaining everything along the way and making sure all our needs were met. They were also great with the kids.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    We used Absolute Adventure for a private snorkeling trip. Our family had never snorkeled, but Absolute Adventure took great care of us. The best part is that it was private. It was just us, not a big tourist group. We were picked up at our resort. Not only were they on time, but early. The turtles and fish were amazing. We highly recommend Absolute Adventure.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Excellent guide; good English and very friendly. It was nice to avoid the very large group excursions that are sold out of the resorts and get a personalized one of a kind Experience.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Went swimming with the turtles at Akumal Beach followed by a swim in a Cenote. What a great day. Came within 5 feet of several turtles. Cenote and lunch was great also. I highly recommend Absolute Adventures.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    We had a four person private tour and it was just what we were looking for. We went early in the morning to Akumal to snorkel with the sea turtles. Then we had an amazing time in a cenote snorkeling around. It was quiet and informative. Thank you very much for the wonderful time and I would definitely recommend this company!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    We snorkled in a bay with green turtles and Chris was wonderful, patient with our group of all levels of experience. Then on to the cenotes, which was definitely a highlight!! Crystal clear water, formations overhead and bats hunkered down or ting around!! It was awesome!! So fun and Chris added his humor, knowledge and even with some more tentative in our group he made everyone feel comfortable and safe.

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