June 1 – Sept 17
6 Hs

TULUM & TURTLES DISCOVERY (Private Turtles & Tulum Ruins) is a half-day tour where we will discover the incredible archaeological site of Tulum by a professional guide and Explore the warm and shallow underwater world of Turtle Bay at Akumal on a leisurely guided snorkel tour in search of 3 of the world’s 7 sea turtle species. Turtle-sighting is guaranteed.

Tour Description

Visit of Tulum

Discover the Mayan archaeological site of Tulum, world famous for its unique location alongside the Caribbean coastline. Built on a natural outcrop facing the rising sun, the stunning turquoise blue ocean backdrop makes this beautiful site one of the most picturesque in the world.

A certified guide will be your companion is this adventure full of history and magnificent views.

Swimming with sea turtles

After pick you up at your hotel, we will approach the Akumal bay in full snorkeling gear to go into the water, and we will swim out from the beach in search of the beautiful turtles. We will remain in the water for approximately one hour. Every day we get the chance to see around 3 different species of sea turtles.

We provide high quality equipment

Full snorkeling gear will be given to you, You can have also for free the wet suit. The gear is disinfected and wash carefully every day.

Very safe trips and excellent service

Our professional guides will make sure you feel safe and ensure you 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.

Get a picture gallery to remember this unique day

During the tour pictures will be taken by a professional photographer while you are snorkeling.

At the end of the day you can buy an 8GB USB.

Snack and drinks

During the tour we will offer to our clients a box lunch.

Small groups

Groups between 10 to 12 passengers maximum, which helps us to provide a customized experience.


  • $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).


– Pick up from hotel between 6:00 AM to 9:20 AM Leave back to the hotel: 14:00 PM

Additional information

    • We have an excellent rating on Tripadvisor
    • We operate the tour
      Every service and every part of the tour is directly operated by Ocean Tours. We guarantee an excellent high quality service to ensure the total satisfaction of our clients.
    • We are experienced
      We have over 10 years of experience in operating tours as Ocean Tours started in year 2005.
    • We are proffesional
      Our guides are enthusiastic, experienced and knowledgeable. The whole team will make your tour unforgettable.
    • We are dedicated
      Working with small groups of clients, max. 12 people per van ensures you a familiar private tour feeling. We want you to remember your tour forever One professional photographer per group!
    • We are safe
      Our professional guides are certified in First-Aid Our transportation is very safe and comfortable, and our drivers are very experienced.
  • Professional Photographers Team
    Our professional photographers team will come with you on the tour and get the best shots at these fantastic locations.

Since our personal encounter experience with the whale sharks, we couldn’t get them out of our heads. So we decided to share this unforgettable moments with as many people as possible by taking them out to see the whale sharks. We will accompany you on this fun experience as friends. Our team guarantees an excellent, high-quality service and ensures the total satisfaction of our client-friends.

Some of our Guides:

Turtles and Cenotes tour includes:

  • Air-Conditioned Transportation
  • Tour of 3 Cenotes (underground rivers) + snorkeling in 2 of them
  • Guaranteed Snorkeling with Turtles
  • Coral Reef Snorkeling
  • All necessary gear & equipment
  • Wetsuit at the Cenotes
  • Snack of Fruits, pastries, empanadas, and drinks.
  • Guide in Spanish, English, French, Italian, Dutch, German, and Russian.

What to Bring:

  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses / Hat / Shirt (Sun protection in general)
  • Biodegradable sun lotion
  • Extra cash for tips / souvenirs

Available Extras:

  • Picture and HD video collection of the day on a 8GB USB or memory stick for $30 USD
  • Turtles & Cenotes swimmer t-shirt ($20 USD)

About the Turtles

  • They are in danger
    Unfortunately, all 7 species of Sea Turtles are endangered. This is due to illegal poaching and pollution. In Mexico, turtles are protected since 1990. Fishing, hunting, or poaching turtles is now a Federal offense.
  • Most species visit Mexico
    Out of the 7 species of Sea Turtles that remain, 6 of them nest in Mexico.
  • They are thousands of miles
    Whether it is for migrational reasons, for mating, or feeding, Sea Turtles can travel hundreds or thousands of kilometers before reaching their destination.
  • The temperature of the nest defines the gender of the Turtles
    Warmer temperatures produce mostly females, while lower temperatures produce mostly males. A tempered climate usually yields a similar amount of males and females.
  • Baby turtles use the moon as guidance
    Sea Turtles are photo-tactical, which means they are attracted by the light. They use the brightest light as guidance, which is usually the reflection of the moon on the water. They avoid the shade, including the vegetation at the top of the dunes, where danger may lurk.

About the Cenotes

  • The Yucatan Peninsula is an ancient coral reef
    During the last ice age, the Yucatan Peninsula was a huge coral reef covered by water. When the sea levels lowered, the dry air formed our limestone soil (the Yucatan Penbinsula).
  • How were the Cenotes formed? 
    Limestone is very porous, allowing water particles to flow through it, forming underground rivers. As the water erosions the underwater caves, their roofs collapse giving birth to cenotes.
  • Cenotes: Access to the Mayan Underworld
    The Mayans believed that Cenotes were sacred doors to the Underworld, where several of their deities lived. In Mayan Mythology, the center of the Earth is a place filled with life, from where plants, trees and water come.
  • Mayan Mythology
    To the Mayan, the depths of the Earth were full of life. Trees, plants and water came from there. In the western muind, the depths are associated with evil and punishment, but to the Mayan, it was the origin of all life.
  • Crystal-clear Water
    Because cenotes are filled with rainwater that was filtered by the limestone, cenote water is one of the clearest in the world, with over 150 feet of underwater visibility.
  • Cenotes are part of the longest underground river system in the world
    A group of divers recently discovered the connection between both underground river systems in the Riviera Maya area, so adding up to a whopping total 153.6 Km, the Sac Actún System (white cave in Mayan) became the longest in the World as far as we know. Eleven cenotes serve as entrances to this system.
  • There are over 7 thousand Cenotes in the peninsula
    Each of them is uniquely decorated by Nature
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