Tulum, Snorkel and Cenote

Ok, imagine that  you would like to do a single tour that covers it all, that takes you to Tulum, Snorkel and Cenote place, after all these are the most well known places to visit while staying at the Riviera Maya, right?.

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If  You are staying in Playa del Carmen, or Cancun or any hotel in between, maybe you are in one of the all inclusive hotels or you are in one of the Airbnb´s in the city, and you really want to go to many places but you either not have enough time or you really want to enjoy the hotel and benefits of your all inclusive. Well this is the tour for you!

All main icons of the Riviera Maya in one single tour, this is really the hottest tour ever!, culture, adventure, and wildlife in one single day and for all ages.

Just imagine you go to one of the nicest spots in all the Riviera Maya in Mexico, The Bay of Tulum. In this beautiful site, you will snorkel in the Mesoamerican coral reef (the second largest in the world), where you can swim with the turtles and watch schools of more than 50 different species of fish, as well as rays.

The average duration of the activity is about 45 minutes, and believe me it`s totally worth it every single second of it. Besides the turtles which are awesome, the reef is just outstanding, the colors, and the fact that is the second largest in the world will take your breath away.

The places that you will visit in this tour are:

The Bay of Tulum

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To start with Tulum, Snorkel and Cenote excursion we will go to Tulum. In this beautiful site, you will snorkel in the Mesoamerican coral reef (the second largest in the world). Here you can swim with the turtles and watch schools of more than 50 different species of fish, as well as stingrays. A boat will take you from the shore, and before you jump into these clear waters, you can spot from not too far away the majestic Ruins of Tulum.

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You have no idea how amazing is to jump into these clear waters, you can see everything from the boat. Once you are in the water, you start following your guide which will show you all the cool spots of the reef, on the way you can see wild turtles saying hi to you, the cool thing about this, is that they are wild, same as the sting rays, they are free, and when they see fishing boats most of the time they get close to get what the fisherman used to throw away from the fishing of the day.


So keep your eyes open and you might see one or 2, or maybe more!

The archaeological site of Tulum

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These ruins are known to be the only ones located in front of the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea. During the ancient times Tulum was an important port, used by the extensive commercial network of the Mayas, since the commercial maritime and terrestrial routes converge here.

A certified guide will accompany us on the archaeological tour.

Ocean Tours Mexico - Tulum Ruins - Full day tour - Tulum, Snorkel and Cenote

You will enjoy free time to take some photos and really get into the Mayan culture, this is one of the most popular attractions, due that Tulum is considered as the most beautiful mayan place due that the location where is situated is just amazing.

Arrival to Cenote Caracol

In Cenote Caracol you will swim in the crystal clear waters of a cenote, but not only that, our guides will show you a cave with lots of underwater stalactites and stalagmites,  that belong before the dinosaurs extinguished. After this activity, you will be able to taste a typical Mayan food and watch its elaboration in the traditional way, under the earth.

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Visit of the cave

After the meal you can visit and roam a cave with incredible formations of stalactites and stalagmites, in addition to a tour of the jungle accompanied by our guides, who will explain the flora and fauna of the region.

If you want adventure, culture and to enjoy the crystal waters in one single shot, this is the tour that certainly will leave you with the greatest experience in your vacation.

This is why visiting Tulum, Snorkel and Cenote Excursions with Ocean Tours Mexico, makes the difference for all busy or people that want to enjoy longer their all inclusive while staying at the Riviera Maya.


If you are traveling to the Riviera Maya or you are staying in Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cancun or the Area, you must do this excursion!

Contoy Island a Paradise to be!


Contoy Island, is what all want to see about paradise.

If you are a nature lover and you are visiting the Riviera Maya, Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum, this is just the place to enjoy a nice day in an Island where only 200 people per day are allowed to be on it.

Paradise is calling and this is the closest of a virgin Island that you can get.

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Contoy Island beach


I have traveled for a long, long time, from Argentina all the way to Rusia, Alaska and all the Caribbean Islands. I also worked on cruiseships, which allowed me to know places around the world, take private tours and all, but honestly one of my bucket list places to go was this, Contoy Island.

On this excursion, Ocean Tours Mexico will take you to two of the most beautiful and best-known islands in the Yucatan Peninsula:

Contoy and Isla Mujeres.

Contoy Island is a National Park and a protected natural reserve since it is a very important shelter and nesting area for maritime birds.

It’s a beautiful Caribbean island north of Cancun with spectacular beaches. Because of it’s natural reserve status, the only building on the island is a small museum dedicated to the beauty of it’s flora and fauna. For it’s fantastic biodiversity Contoy Island is a magnificent spotting place for pelicans, storks, sparrows, cormorants, and many other bird species.


The Crew of Contoy Tour

The trip is made in a large and comfortable speedboat, it just take 40 minutes into this wonderful island of the Mexican Caribbean.

Before reaching the island, they will make a stop at the reef just south of it for an optional 40-minute snorkeling session at the tip of the largest second coral reef barrier in the world, the “Mesoamerican Reef Barrier“. Lots of fish, stingrays are there and it´s a place that only who has permission from the Mexican government can go. So your adventure to an exotic place will start here.

Contoy fish

Snorkeling in the Second Largest Reef in the World

After snorkeling, the island is just 10 minutes away. While you enjoy the breath-taking view, you will disembark on the pier next to one of the beaches where a small tranquil bay is formed, resembling a natural pool with crystal-clear waters!

The guides will lead a 30-minute walk around the island to visit the museum (optional). An internal lagoon where many bird species nest, a set of trails that lead to the other side of the island. Finally the tower, where you can appreciate the magnificent view of the entire island.

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Clearest Water in the Caribbean

After all that, people can taste the local food prepared for locals of Isla mujeres. Normally is our local crew or even your capitan, so you will go for a nice lunch. They prepare a delicious “Tikin Xic” fish (a traditional recipe from Yucatan), grilled chicken, guacamole, salad, bread, and seasonal fruits.

The most nicest thing is that the fish and the chicken are spicy but never hot.  They prepare a salsa that will totally satisfy the hot salsa lovers.

Water and sodas are available on the boats at all times, and after snorkeling, so is beer.

After lunch, we will rest on the beaches of the island for 90 minutes.

You will get a chance to get a nice tan, swim in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and see mantas.

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Relax in Clear Waters

You will then leave towards “Isla Mujeres”, a delightful island with tons of history. For one hour, you can walk (and maybe shop), around the small streets in the central part of the island.

We take the boat back to the Punta Sam pier in Cancun around 4 PM.


Come and enjoy an awesome and peaceful day in Contoy.

Its certainly something to show off when you get back home after your vacation.



Akumal Turtles Swim + Cenote Tour

Akumal Turtles and Cenotes tour in the Riviera Maya by Ocean Tours, is the most friendly tours you ever being while Traveling to the Riviera Maya in Mexico, snorkeling in a nice bay full of turtles and then getting into the jungle to visit Cenotes is just amazing!

Sometimes can be a little hard to please everyone, due most of the excursions like ATVs, or even cenotes, are a little hard for people of all ages.

Ocean Tours Mexico is a company which has being for a long time in the market, in fact has great reviews in tripadvisor and its well known around the area. They do all kind of cool activities, but for families I think this is one of the best.

If you are looking for something to do with your family look no further, this is the greatest adventure for all!

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Let me describe you what is all this tour about.


Swimming with turtles in Akumal

After they pick you up at your hotel, the guide and driver will introduce themselves, they have basically most of the languages, like English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, among others.

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The whole tour start by  by taking you to the Akumal bay with full snorkeling gear to go into the water, and you will swim out from the beach in search of the beautiful turtles.

You will remain in the water for approximately one hour. Every day we get the chance to see around 3 different species of sea turtles.

Swimming with turtles - Turtles & Cenotes tour in the Riviera Maya by Ocean Tours

In the Underwater world you´ll get a great chance to swim with eagle rays

This is the time to enjoy the warm waters of Akumal Bay while snorkeling around the bay in search of many interesting fish and corals. We often see eagle rays, grouper and more colorful fish.

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2 different cenotes (underground rivers)

The next adventure is situated into the subtropical rainforest. Where you´ll explore the unforgettable world of underground rivers and “cenotes”; Taking an easy, guided walk through huge caverns and observe natural history dating back millions of years.

Swiming in the crystal clear blue waters of these unique limestone pools and relax amongst the thousands of white stalactites and stalagmites that surround you at every turn.

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Cenotes- Turtles & Cenotes tour in the Riviera Maya by Ocean Tours

Very safe trips and excellent service

Ocean tours professional guides will make sure you feel safe and ensure and that you´ll have the most fascinating experience. Even if you are not such an experienced snorkeler or if you are not so comfortable swimming the guide will make your swim with turtles & cenotes experience unforgettable, they will make you feel safe, secure and adapt to your level.


About gettinga picture gallery to remember this unique day?

During the tour day, pictures will be taken of you while you’re snorkeling experience the photographers are super experienced, think about them as your personal paparazzi, at the end of the day you can buy an USB with these unforgettable moments in this Turtles & Cenotes tour in the Riviera Maya by Ocean Tours

Photographers on this tour are professional and honestly the pictures are amazing, it´s totally worth to get them for a really economic price, if you think about it in some other tours, a single picture cost between $40 to $120 dollars, here you´ll get all the pictures of all your day for only $40, and even if you do not want them, photographer staff always make fun to take pictures and enjoy the day!

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The equipment that you get to do the activities is high quality equipment

This means, Full snorkeling gear will be provide,  and you can use for free the wet suit at our cenotes. The gear is disinfected and washed carefully every day. (I´m a witness of this)


Snack at the Cenote

After the cenote snorkeling activity, they will take you to have a buffet snack that includes: Fruits, pastries, cereal bar and refreshments, if you think about it it´s sort of like a half day tour.

The only thing that I recommend is to have something to eat for breakfast before you go to the tour.

Even if you did not have anything, after each activity, they normally provide something to eat,  so you can re charge energy and keep the good vibes with the Turtles & Cenotes tour in the Riviera Maya by Ocean Tours


They even offer if requested some vegetarian food. It´s important to let Ocean Tours know about it, prior of your tour.


One of the things that I like the most about this company is that they only manage Small groups – Exclusions:

Groups between 10 to 12 passengers maximum, which helps them to provide a customized experience and quality. Staff is super friendly and they can provide the best service and help.


Extra things to bring or get while you take this tour.

$10 USD for conservation of marine fauna Payable in cash only at the pickup service.

Gratuities (optional)

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Logo T-shirt (available to purchase)


Book your tour now!



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* The order of Activities may change according to the weather conditions.

This is important to know due that Ocean Tours, will normally re-schedule if the weather would be really bad.



Swim with Whale Sharks Cancun | Ocean Tours Mexico

Today, my family and I went to swim with whale sharks in Cancun with Ocean Tours Mexico and it was Awesome!

The best time to swim with whale sharks in Cancun is the summer season from June to September and we arrived just in time to have an experience of a lifetime.

We stayed in Cancun in one of the nicest bed-and-breakfasts that we could afford. Honestly everyting was great but we needed to get out and my wife and 12 year old child wanted to do something cool. We really wanted to do whale shark tour and some of our friends highly recommended Ocean Tours, so we booked the tour and crossed our fingers for good weather.


The company picked us up in the hotel that was next to our bed-and-breakfast, it was early but we were so exited. The guide introduced himself to us and explained how the entire tour would work from start to finish. He told us lots of interesting facts about whale sharks, and it was interesting to learn that the biggest aggregation of whale sharks takes place in the waters off of Cancun.


When we arrived to the Pier, Punta Sam, just past Cancun, they offered us a nice breakfast with some fruit, coffee and some pastries, yummy. Exactly what we needed to get some energy and start the day. At this point we were so excited we couldn`t wait to get into the water with the whale sharks.

Ocean tours Mexico - On our way to snorkeling with Whalesharks in Mexico

Everyone say hi!!!!


Dolphins, Manta Rays, and Whale Sharks

We got into the boat, our crew Juan and Pepe,were fun and helpful, but our guide Tomas, was the best. On the way to the whale sharks the whole boat came alive with excitement as 3 dolphins started riding the bow wave. We also saw a number of turtles and a manta ray.

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Just amazing being on the boat and having these 3 dolphin friends racing with us!


So we arrived at the whale shark site and saw our first whale shark just a couple of feet from the boat. The dorsal fins of hundreds of whale sharks were protruding out of the water around us, we could not believe it. The water was so clear that you could see the entire body of the whale sharks when they swam close to the boat.

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Me, snorkeling with the biggest fish in the Ocean!

Whale Sharks Cancun

The most amazing animal that I ever seen! Thanks Ocean Tours!


Snorkeling with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks - Ocean Tours Mexico

While we were swimming with the Whale Sharks these Giant Manta Rays came by to say HI!


We sank into the water and come back to the surface to follow our guide to take us as close as possible to the whale shark; and there it was!… Awesome, majestic, beautiful but huge!!!!!, we start swimming next to it, because of the excitement I never felt tired, I just couldn’t believe that I was snorkeling with the biggest fish in the world. All the spots, and how docile and nice they are. Of course there was a point that our speed did not compared to its speed and we had to stop. The boat came to pick us up, we go back to the boat with a smile on our face, we just cannot believe that we were there…

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It´ s like a dream come true! my wife and the Whale Shark!


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The guide had us all prepare our masks and snorkels and we jumped into the water two people at a time accompanied by a guide. Seeing a whale shark underwater is beyond words, it is something that has to be experienced. We swam alongside these massive fish until we could not keep pace anymore, and then we turned around to see another 2 or 3 swimming right at us! The entire group jumped into the water at least 5 times and by the end nobody had any energy left to swim anymore, it was simply amazing. Everyone was grinning ear to ear and buzzing with excitement.

My wife that normally feels seasick was fine, probably because before we got into the boat our guide offered us a seasick pill and also an acupressure wristband so she would not feel badI think in fact, she enjoyed it the most! My son was so happy and I was the happiest of all, think about it, being in the middle of the ocean swimming with these animals, and loving every minute of it. The best part was seeing how happy my entire family was, it was a once in a lifetime experience.

Snorkeling and Lunch in Isla Mujeres, Punta Norte

After swimming we went to Isla Mujeres to Punta Norte, (North point), to have a nice and chilled out snorkel at the reef, and to have some delicious ceviche. Punta Norte in Isla Mujeres is considered as one of the top 10 beaches in the world.

Snorkeling in Punta Norte - Isla Mujeres- Ocean Tours


Snorkeling in Punta Norte - Isla Mujeres- Ocean Tours

Playa Norte Snorkeling


Chill out time in Playa Norte- Isla Mujeres- Ocean Tours Mexico

Nothing like a beer in Paradise!


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Traditional Ceviche, the most amazing and Fresh food that I’ve ever tasted!



After that they took us back to our hotel after having the greatest time of our life swimming with whale sharks in Cancun.


Thanks Ocean Tours Mexico.


Snorkeling Team in Playa Norte Isla mujeres - Ocean tours Mexico