All Inclusive Tour
Extras
All Year
Dates
6 Hs
Duration
Cancun
Location
4/10
Physicality

Tulum Ruins Tour + Coral Reef Snorkeling + Two Cenotes

“Enjoy the best of the Riviera Maya all in one tour

Not only do we guarantee you the best possible service, but you’re not going to believe how much fun it will be!

 

All Inclusive Excursion:

  • Air conditioned round-trip transportation
  • Guided tour in the Tulum Ruins 
  • Guided tour in 2 different Cenotes
  • Coral Reef Snorkeling
  • Full Gear for all activities
  • Lunch
  • Water and soft drinks
  • And more!

 

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel. The first stop on the tour is the famous Tulum ruins. We go here first because in the morning as it’s not too hot to walk around the Tulum ruins, and it’s much less crowded!

Our second stop will be at Tulum Beach where the boat will be waiting to take us snorkeling at the coral reef. The last stop is at the cenotes located approximately 1 mile from Tulum.

Tulum Ruins Tour
Our archeologist guide will show you the best of the Tulum Ruins and explain the mystical Mayan history. Guided tour of the ruins will be 45 minutes. Afterwards, you’ll have 25 minutes to explore the Tulum Ruins by yourself and take the best picture.

Snorkeling at Tulum’s Coral Reef
First, we’ll board a boat that will take us just 5 minutes away from the shore to the Coral Reef. Our guide will be in the water with you the entire time, taking care of you while ensuring you’re in the best parts of the coral reef to catch glimpses of the wildlife: imagine lots of colorful fish, sting rays, and 60% of the time, we even see sea turtles! All snorkeling gear is included. The entire snorkeling activity is 35 minutes. Afterwards, we’ll go by boat to admire the Tulum Ruins from the sea: a completely unique viewpoint!

Cenotes  
This will be our last stop, just 20 minutes away from Tulum.

Here we’ll have a buffet lunch and visit two different cenotes. The first cenote we visit is called a “dry cenote”, where we can walk and admire incredible stalactites and stalagmites formations. In the next cenote, we will go snorkeling for 30 minutes to admire the fantastic underground world full of stalagmites. In addition, you’ll get a tour of the jungle while being accompanied by our guides, who will explain the flora and fauna of the region.

Regardless of age, all people are required to pay a Natural Reserve Fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is payable upon pick-up at your accommodation at the beginning of your tour ($10 USD/Person)

 

Itinerary

7:30 – 8:30 am – Pick up at any location you are staying

9:00 am  – Arrive at Archaeological Ruins of Tulum

11:00 am – Arrive at Tulum Beach for snorkeling

13:00 pm – Arrive at Cenotes Park

13:30 pm – Snorkeling st first cenote

13:50 pm – Buffet lunch

15:00 pm – Visit second dry cenote

16:30 pm – Back in the van to return to your hotel

IMPORTANT: If you’re staying at a hotel, please let us know your room number upon checking in to your hotel, in case we need to contact you the day of your tour. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us an email or give us a call!.

 

What's Included

In Ocean Tours, we take care of every detail so you can have a unique experience discovering the highlights of this area.

We include all that’s necessary to fully enjoy snorkeling, the ruins of Tulum and the cenotes with us. Below, you’ll find a list of our inclusions plus some suggestions for what you may consider bringing on the tour.

 

What’s Included in the Tulum Ruins Tour

  • Free round-trip ground transportation from Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum: pick-up & drop-off at your hotel, rental or home is included in the tour price.
  • Snack during transportation
  • Bottled water & soft drinks
  • Typical regional lunch with pork (cochinita pibil), salad, and tortilla chips with sauces & fruits (vegetarian available upon advance notice)
  • Full gear including a high-performance silicon mask & snorkel with release valve (wetsuit for cenote snorkeling during winter months or on request)
  • Prescription snorkeling mask for those who wear glasses (advance notice required)
  • Experienced, bilingual guides in English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Polish
  • Short boat trip before snorkeling above a beautiful coral reef
  • Two different cenotes to explore, one for walking and one for snorkeling
  • Guided tour at the ruins of Tulum
  • Professional photography service during the tour

IMPORTANT. Regardless of age, all people are required to pay a Natural Reserve Fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is payable upon pick-up at your accommodation at the beginning of your tour ($10 USD/Person).

 

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit, towel, sunglasses, shoes/sandals & hat
  • Biodegradable sunscreen (please apply prior to tour)
  • Camera or underwater camera, if you have one
  • Swimming t-shirt for sun protection, as well as reducing the potential for negatively impacting to the reef by moderating our usage of sunscreen
  • Extra money (for tips or available extras)

 

 Available Extras.

  • Snorkel t-shirt for swimming, $20 USD
  • Pictures on a 2GB USB
    • Taken by a professional photographer 
    • 1-3 people: $40 USD (+$10 USD per additional person)  

Pregnant Women, Children & Seniors are Welcome

Pregnant Women

Pregnant woman are welcome on this tour, please let us know at the time of booking your Full Adventure Discovery tour so we can recommend the best day with the best sea conditions.

We understand you may need more assistance and we’re more than happy to assist you!

Please remember to ask for help whenever needed during your tour. 

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns prior to your tour, either through email or a quick chat on the phone! We’re here to help! 

Children                                                                       

Children’s are the most adventures so they are welcome on the tour.

Children under the age of 4 join the tour for free, however they must pay the Natural Reserve Fee of just $10 USD.

Children between 4 and 11 years old pay a reduced price. Reduced prices for children between 4-11 years of age appear in the form upon booking your tour.

Please let us know if you have additional questions relating to young children and infants.

Seniors   

We know how important this experience is for you. We also understand that you may need more assistance and we are happy to assist you!

Lastly, we also have snorkeling masks with prescription if you wear glasses. Please let us know in your reservation if you need us to provide you with a prescription mask.

Need more information? Please feel free to contact us through email or phone! 

People With Disabilities Welcome!

People who may have disabilities are more than welcome to take the Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling & Cenotes Tour only depending upon personal safety and upon the degree of disability. One of our main values here at Ocean Tours is:

This excursion is easy for 90% of people, regardless of disabilities or not because we can assist you when taking the tour in Tulum (wheelchair available for rent) and boarding the boat and while snorkeling our guides will assist you. The cenotes are less accessible for wheelchair or difficulty walking but even that we can try! Everything else can be taken care of by our guides, who always take the utmost care & responsibility for our guests. Rest assured, no matter what’s going on physically, we’ll do our best to make sure you have the best possible day with us.. Like we said earlier, if you want it, everything is possible!

Lastly, we understand you may need more assistance and it’s our pleasure to support you! When onboard and in the water, remember to take your time, keep calm and enjoy, we will always be assisting you.

We will do everything possible for anyone & everyone to enjoy this unique experience, regardless of circumstances.

At Ocean Tours, we’re proud to say that we’ve had plenty of customers, from all walks of life, and most have little to no trouble at all finding the beauty of this experience, and having the trip of a lifetime!

Please let us know before your reservation about your disability, and together we’ll plan the best trip for you.

If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team through email or phone. 

Looking for a relaxed and safe trip

This trip makes the most out of your well-deserved vacation. You’ll visit three of the Yucatan Peninsula’s major highlights. But, we’ll do it in a fluid and relaxed time schedule.

At Ocean Tours, safety comes first so while taking this tour you’ll be accompanied by one of our experienced guides. It’s great to have an expert with you alongside your adventure as they can offer up a wealth of insights about Mayan history and the ecosystems of the Mayan Riviera – all while taking care of you.

Tulum Ruins

Although there are many long stories you could tell about Tulum while visiting it’s large archaeological site, Tulum’s ruins are actually an easy going, fast visit. Which is a good thing, considering it’s very hot and humid almost every day of the year. To get you out of the sun, we take umbrellas with us that you can use as a sun protection or if we get surprised by a rainshower. To keep dehydration at bay, water is available for free during the entire duration of your trip.

Snorkeling in Tulum at the coral reef

The only requirements for snorkelling is an ability to swim, fairly good fitness as can be a strenuous activity, and the ability to laugh at yourself when you first put on the mask and tube (feeling rather like a fish out of water!)

If you haven’t snorkeled before, we urge you to give it a go and try your best: we assure you that you’ll be richly rewarded. The snorkel spots we frequent are shallow enough that, once you’re prepared and ready, you simply follow the guides and in no time at all you’ll find yourself mesmerised by the beauty below you.

The average water temperature is around 27°C (80°F) and you simply will not notice how long you have even been swimming. Our guide will bring a large buoy for resting so that if you become fatigued, you can simply float when you need to.

Cenote

A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Cenote water is often very clear, as the water comes from rain water that’s slowly filtered through the limestone. Cenotes are the only perennial source of potable water in the Mayan Riviera, and have long been the principal sources of water in much of the region.

While taking the tour of the cenote, we will provide waterproof flashlights and a life jacket for this most breathtaking experience. Inside this wondrous, mysterious cenote, it’s safe as long as you stay with our qualified guide.

Although water temperatures in cenotes remain relatively constant year-round, and cool off minimally during the winter months, we do include the use of wetsuits during the winter season (November-March). On average, temperatures are approximately 77ºF (24 to 25ºC).

Coming from Cozumel

If you’re staying in Cozumel, yet you want to take this amazing highlight tour, then you have to take the ferry to Playa del Carmen.

The cost of the ferry is not included in the tour’s price, however your ground transportation to and from Playa del Carmen is included.

The tour begins with your guide picking you up at Playa del Carmen’s ferry terminal.

Therefore, we recommend that clients staying in Cozumel should take the 07:00 AM ferry which arrives in Playa del Carmen’s pier at 07:40. One of our guides from Ocean Tours will be waiting for you at the front door of “Señor Frog’s” which is just 60 feet from the ferry exit. From there, the guide will accompany you to your van with A/C, bottled water and an experienced driver ready to go. Your guide will be with you during the entire tour.

When we return from the tour, your guide will take you to the ferry pier in Playa del Carmen so that you can take the 5:00 PM ferry back to Cozumel.

If the 07:00 AM ferry is too early for you, then you can take a later ferry only if you do a Private Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins & Cenotes Tour with us.

Curious about our Private Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins & Cenotes Tour? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to see if this tour is the right fit for you!

For more information on the ferry schedule for:
Cozumel – Playa del Carmen – Cozumel,
please visit the following links
:

Ultramar Ferry

What happens if the weather is bad?

This tour runs daily and the tour will only be cancelled in very bad or extreme weather conditions. Of course, we’ll reimburse you completely in case of cancelation. We also take umbrellas with us in case of rain. If the sea is very choppy and not safe for snorkeling, we will head out to another fantastic snorkel spot at the Yalku Lagoon, which is protected from the sea and remains calm during rough sea-days.  

Pick-ups and drop off times

At what time will you pick me up?

After you make the reservation on our website, we will send you a confirmation email with the exact pick-up time for your location. We always ask for extra information, like room number or cell phone number. If eventually we have to make an adjustment of your pick-up time, we will contact you.

In general the pick ups for the Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins and Cenote tour are:

Hotels in Cancun to Tulum                              06:30 am

Hotels in Puerto Morelos to Tulum                  07:15 am

Hotels in Maroma to Tulum                             07:30 am

Hotels in Playa del Carmen to Tulum              07:50 am

Hotels in Playacar to Tulum                             08:10 am

Hotels in Puerto Aventuras to Tulum               08:40 am

Hotels in Akumal to Tulum                               09:00 am

Hotels in Tulum to Tulum Ruins                       09:20 am

 

How long is transportation time from my hotel to the activities?

The transportation time depends on the location of your hotel. All 3 activities are within a 10 kilometre radius: 

Hotels in Cancun to Tulum                                    2 hours

Hotels in Puerto Morelos to Tulum                        1,5 hours

Hotels in Maroma to Tulum                                    1 hours and 15 min

Hotels in Playa del Carmen to Tulum                     1 hour

Hotels in Playacar to Tulum                                    1 hour

Hotels in Puerto Aventuras to Tulum                      40 minutes

Hotels in Akumal to Tulum                                      30 minutes

Hotels in Tulum to Tulum Ruins                              15 minutes

These times are subject to change due to weather, traffic and unforeseen circumstances.

 

When will I will be back at my hotel?

Activities will run from 09:15 am till 4:00 pm.

Depending on the location of your hotel you will be back:

Hotels in Cancun to Tulum                                    06:30 pm

Hotels in Puerto Morelos to Tulum                        06:00 pm

Hotels in Maroma to Tulum                                   05:45 pm

Hotels in Playa del Carmen to Tulum                    05:30 pm

Hotels in Playacar to Tulum                                  05:10 pm

Hotels in Puerto Aventuras to Tulum                     04:40 pm

Hotels in Akumal to Tulum                                     04: 00 pm

Hotels in Tulum to Tulum Ruins                             04:20 pm.  

How long we will take in the activities

How long will we visit the Ruins?

We will take you on a guided tour, which will take approximately 45 minutes. During this tour, you will have some time to take pictures. Afterwards, you’ll also have some free time (30 min) for pictures and self-exploration of the ruins by yourself.

 

How long will we snorkel on the reef?

We will take you by boat to the reef, which is a 10 minute boat ride. The snorkeling activity itself will take 40-50 minutes, depending on ocean currents and circumstances.

 

How long will we stay at the cenotes?

We will visit two different kinds of cenotes. One is an open cave with a trail inside where our guide will lead you and show you the amazing formations. The second one is a closed cave where we will go down by steps and jump from the platform directly into the cenote’s freshwater. We will snorkel around the perfectly round shape of the cenote. In both cenotes, we will stay 40-45 minutes. After lunch, we’ll have time to see the pictures from our photographer or spend time exploring the surrounding area of the cenotes.  

Vegetarian Options

We have vegetarian options on this tour: in the morning, you’ll receive a small breakfast box that contains fruit, an empanada (fried pasty) with vegetables and a cereal bar. For lunch, you have options such as: beans, rice, salad, tortilla chips with sauce, and more empanadas.

If you’re a vegetarian, it’s important to let us know at the time of making your booking

Ground Transportation Included

Round-trip transportation, in vans equipped with A/C, to and from your hotel, rental or home in the Mayan Riviera, Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum (meeting point) is included in the price of the tour.

There is no extra charge for transportation.

Clients from Cancun (Hotel Zone and downtown) will pay an extra fee of $10 USD per person for their round-trip transportation.

If you want to be dropped off at a location other than where we picked you up, for example if you change hotels, we will be happy to help you. We only charge a small fee to guarantee space for your luggage. Feel free to ask about this service.

 

 

At Ocean Tours, we take care of every detail so you can have a unique experience discovering the highlights of this area.

We include all that’s necessary to fully enjoy snorkeling, the ruins of Tulum and the cenotes with us. Below, you’ll find a list of our inclusions plus some suggestions for what you may consider bringing on the tour.

What’s Included in the Tour

  • Free round-trip ground transportation from Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum: pick-up & drop-off at your hotel, rental or home is included in the tour price.
  • Snack during transportation
  • Bottled water & soft drinks
  • Typical regional lunch with pork (cochinita pibil), salad, and tortilla chips with sauces & fruits (vegetarian available upon advance notice)
  • Full gear including a high-performance silicon mask & snorkel with release valve (wetsuit for cenote snorkeling during winter months or on request)
  • Prescription snorkeling mask for those who wear glasses (advance notice required)
  • Experienced, bilingual guides in English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Polish
  • Short boat trip before snorkeling above a beautiful coral reef
  • Two different cenotes to explore, one for walking and one for snorkeling
  • Guided tour at the ruins of Tulum
  • Wetsuit (for cenote snorkeling during winter months or on request)
  • Professional photography service during the tour

IMPORTANT. Regardless of age, all people are required to pay a Natural Reserve Fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is payable upon pick-up at your accommodation at the beginning of your tour ($10 USD/Person)

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit, towel, sunglasses, shoes/sandals & hat
  • Biodegradable sunscreen (please apply prior to tour)
  • Camera or underwater camera, if you have one
  • Swimming t-shirt for sun protection, as well as reducing the potential for negatively impacting to the reef by moderating our usage of sunscreen
  • Extra money (for tips or available extras)

 

Available Extras.

  • Snorkel t-shirt for swimming, $20 USD
  • Pictures on a 2GB USB
    • Taken by a professional photographer  
    • 1-3 people: $40 USD (+$10 USD per additional person)

Pregnant Women, Children & Seniors are Welcome

Pregnant Women

Pregnant woman are welcome on this tour, please let us know at the time of booking your Full Adventure Discovery tour so we can recommend the best day with the best sea conditions.

We understand you may need more assistance and we’re more than happy to assist you!

Please remember to ask for help whenever needed during your tour

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns prior to your tour, either through email or a quick chat on the phone! We’re here to help! 

Children                                                                       

Children’s are the most adventures so they are welcome on the tour.

Children under the age of 4 join the tour for free, however they must pay the Natural Reserve Fee of just $10 USD.

Children between 4 and 11 years old pay a reduced price. Reduced prices for children between 4-11 years of age appear in the form upon booking your tour.

Please let us know if you have additional questions relating to young children and infants.

Seniors   

We know how important this experience is for you. We also understand that you may need more assistance and we are happy to assist you!

Lastly, we also have snorkeling masks with prescription if you wear glasses. Please let us know in your reservation if you need us to provide you with a prescription mask.

Need more information? Please feel free to contact us through email or phone! 

People With Disabilities Welcome!

People who may have disabilities are more than welcome to take the Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling & Cenotes Tour only depending upon personal safety and upon the degree of disability. One of our main values here at Ocean Tours is:

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU WANT IT!!!

This excursion is easy for 90% of people, regardless of disabilities or not because we can assist you when taking the tour in Tulum (wheelchair available for rent) and boarding the boat and while snorkeling our guides will assist you. The cenotes are less accessible for wheelchair or difficulty walking but even that we can try! Everything else can be taken care of by our guides, who always take the utmost care & responsibility for our guests. Rest assured, no matter what’s going on physically, we’ll do our best to make sure you have the best possible day with us.. Like we said earlier, if you want it, everything is possible!

Lastly, we understand you may need more assistance and it’s our pleasure to support you! When onboard and in the water, remember to take your time, keep calm and enjoy, we will always be assisting you.

We will do everything possible for anyone & everyone to enjoy this unique experience, regardless of circumstances.

At Ocean Tours, we’re proud to say that we’ve had plenty of customers, from all walks of life, and most have little to no trouble at all finding the beauty of this experience, and having the trip of a lifetime!

Please let us know before your reservation about your disability, and together we’ll plan the best trip for you.

If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team through email or phone. 

Looking for a relaxed and safe trip

This trip makes the most out of your well-deserved vacation. You’ll visit three of the Yucatan Peninsula’s major highlights. But, we’ll do it in a fluid and relaxed time schedule.

At Ocean Tours, safety comes first so while taking this tour you’ll be accompanied by one of our experienced guides. It’s great to have an expert with you alongside your adventure as they can offer up a wealth of insights about Mayan history and the ecosystems of the Mayan Riviera – all while taking care of you.

Tulum Ruins

Although there are many long stories you could tell about Tulum while visiting it’s large archaeological site, Tulum’s ruins are actually an easy going, fast visit. Which is a good thing, considering it’s very hot and humid almost every day of the year. To get you out of the sun, we take umbrellas with us that you can use as a sun protection or if we get surprised by a rainshower. To keep dehydration at bay, water is available for free during the entire duration of your trip.

Snorkeling Above the Reef

The only requirements for snorkelling is an ability to swim, fairly good fitness as can be a strenuous activity, and the ability to laugh at yourself when you first put on the mask and tube (feeling rather like a fish out of water!)

If you haven’t snorkeled before, we urge you to give it a go and try your best: we assure you that you’ll be richly rewarded. The snorkel spots we frequent are shallow enough that, once you’re prepared and ready, you simply follow the guides and in no time at all you’ll find yourself mesmerised by the beauty below you.

The average water temperature is around 27°C (80°F) and you simply will not notice how long you have even been swimming. Our guide will bring a large buoy for resting so that if you become fatigued, you can simply float when you need to.

Cenote

A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Cenote water is often very clear, as the water comes from rain water that’s slowly filtered through the limestone. Cenotes are the only perennial source of potable water in the Mayan Riviera, and have long been the principal sources of water in much of the region.

While taking the tour of the cenote, we will provide waterproof flashlights and a life jacket for this most breathtaking experience. Inside this wondrous, mysterious cenote, it’s safe as long as you stay with our qualified guide.

Although water temperatures in cenotes remain relatively constant year-round, and cool off minimally during the winter months, we do include the use of wetsuits during the winter season (November-March). On average, temperatures are approximately 77ºF (24 to 25ºC).

Coming from Cozumel

If you’re staying in Cozumel, yet you want to take this amazing highlight tour, then you have to take the ferry to Playa del Carmen.

The cost of the ferry is not included in the tour’s price, however your ground transportation to and from Playa del Carmen is included.

The tour begins with your guide picking you up at Playa del Carmen’s ferry terminal.

Therefore, we recommend that clients staying in Cozumel should take the 07:00 AM ferry which arrives in Playa del Carmen’s pier at 07:40. One of our guides from Ocean Tours will be waiting for you at the front door of “Señor Frog’s” which is just 60 feet from the ferry exit. From there, the guide will accompany you to your van with A/C, bottled water and an experienced driver ready to go. Your guide will be with you during the entire tour.

When we return from the tour, your guide will take you to the ferry pier in Playa del Carmen so that you can take the 5:00 PM ferry back to Cozumel.

If the 07:00 AM ferry is too early for you, then you can take a later ferry only if you do a Private Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins & Cenotes Tour with us.

Curious about our Private Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins & Cenotes Tour? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to see if this tour is the right fit for you!

For more information on the ferry schedule for:
Cozumel – Playa del Carmen – Cozumel,
please visit the following links
:

Ultramar Ferry

What happens if the weather is bad?

This tour runs daily and the tour will only be cancelled in very bad or extreme weather conditions. Of course, we’ll reimburse you completely in case of cancelation. We also take umbrellas with us in case of rain. If the sea is very choppy and not safe for snorkeling, we will head out to another fantastic snorkel spot at the Yalku Lagoon, which is protected from the sea and remains calm during rough sea-days.  

Pick-ups and drop off times

At what time will you pick me up?

After you make the reservation on our website, we will send you a confirmation email with the exact pick-up time for your location. We always ask for extra information, like room number or cell phone number. If eventually we have to make an adjustment of your pick-up time, we will contact you.

In general the pick ups for the Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins and Cenote tour are:

Hotels in Cancun to Tulum                              06:30 am

Hotels in Puerto Morelos to Tulum                  07:15 am

Hotels in Maroma to Tulum                             07:30 am

Hotels in Playa del Carmen to Tulum              07:50 am

Hotels in Playacar to Tulum                             08:10 am

Hotels in Puerto Aventuras to Tulum               08:40 am

Hotels in Akumal to Tulum                               09:00 am

Hotels in Tulum to Tulum Ruins                       09:20 am

How long is transportation time from my hotel to the activities?

The transportation time depends on the location of your hotel. All 3 activities are within a 10 kilometre radius: 

Hotels in Cancun to Tulum                                    2 hours

Hotels in Puerto Morelos to Tulum                        1,5 hours

Hotels in Maroma to Tulum                                    1 hours and 15 min

Hotels in Playa del Carmen to Tulum                     1 hour

Hotels in Playacar to Tulum                                    1 hour

Hotels in Puerto Aventuras to Tulum                      40 minutes

Hotels in Akumal to Tulum                                      30 minutes

Hotels in Tulum to Tulum Ruins                              15 minutes

These times are subject to change due to weather, traffic and unforeseen circumstances.

When will I will be back at my hotel?

Activities will run from 09:15 am till 4:00 pm.

Depending on the location of your hotel you will be back:

Hotels in Cancun to Tulum                                    06:30 pm

Hotels in Puerto Morelos to Tulum                        06:00 pm

Hotels in Maroma to Tulum                                   05:45 pm

Hotels in Playa del Carmen to Tulum                    05:30 pm

Hotels in Playacar to Tulum                                  05:10 pm

Hotels in Puerto Aventuras to Tulum                     04:40 pm

Hotels in Akumal to Tulum                                     04: 00 pm

Hotels in Tulum to Tulum Ruins                             04:20 pm.  

How long we will take in the activities

How long will we visit the Ruins?

We will take you on a guided tour, which will take approximately 45 minutes. During this tour, you will have some time to take pictures. Afterwards, you’ll also have some free time (30 min) for pictures and self-exploration of the ruins by yourself.

How long will we snorkel on the reef?

We will take you by boat to the reef, which is a 10 minute boat ride. The snorkeling activity itself will take 40-50 minutes, depending on ocean currents and circumstances.

How long will we stay at the cenotes?

We will visit two different kinds of cenotes. One is an open cave with a trail inside where our guide will lead you and show you the amazing formations. The second one is a closed cave where we will go down by steps and jump from the platform directly into the cenote’s freshwater. We will snorkel around the perfectly round shape of the cenote. In both cenotes, we will stay 40-45 minutes. After lunch, we’ll have time to see the pictures from our photographer or spend time exploring the surrounding area of the cenotes.  

Vegetarian Options

We have vegetarian options on this tour: in the morning, you’ll receive a small breakfast box that contains fruit, an empanada (fried pasty) with vegetables and a cereal bar. For lunch, you have options such as: beans, rice, salad, tortilla chips with sauce, and more empanadas.

If you’re a vegetarian, it’s important to let us know at the time of making your booking

Ground Transportation Included

Round-trip transportation, in vans equipped with A/C, to and from your hotel, rental or home in the Mayan Riviera, Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum (meeting point) is included in the price of the tour.

There is no extra charge for transportation.

Clients from Cancun (Hotel Zone and downtown) will pay an extra fee of $10 USD per person for their round-trip transportation.

If you want to be dropped off at a location other than where we picked you up, for example if you change hotels, we will be happy to help you. We only charge a small fee to guarantee space for your luggage. Feel free to ask about this service.

 

Most of our guides are diving instructors or archaeological expert, and have all been hand-selected by Ocean tours for their passion & care for nature, awesome attitude and exceptional empathy.

Our first concern is to give our clients a unique experience that they can remember for years to come. At all times, our team is there for you with knowledge, motivation, attention, and trust.

We truly provide the Mayan Riviera’s best quality in service & tours, and we always ensure the total satisfaction of our clients. We love what we do and we want to share these amazing experiences with you!

Some of our Guides:

If you prefer having a specific guide for your tour, please let us know at the time of making your booking and we’ll do our best to make sure you get your guide of choice. Although we can’t give you a 100% guarantee due to space & logistics, you can trust that we’ll do our best to make it happen!

What's Included

At Ocean Tours, we take care of every detail so you can have a unique experience discovering the highlights of this area.

We include all that’s necessary to fully enjoy snorkeling, the ruins of Tulum and the cenotes with us. Below, you’ll find a list of our inclusions plus some suggestions for what you may consider bringing on the tour.

What’s Included in the Tour

  • Free round-trip ground transportation from Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum: pick-up & drop-off at your hotel, rental or home is included in the tour price.
  • Snack during transportation
  • Bottled water & soft drinks
  • Typical regional lunch with pork (cochinita pibil), salad, and tortilla chips with sauces & fruits (vegetarianavailable upon advance notice)
  • Full gear including a high-performance silicon mask & snorkel with release valve (wetsuit for cenote snorkeling during winter months or on request)
  • Prescription snorkeling mask for those who wear glasses (advance notice required)
  • Experienced, bilingual guides in English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Polish
  • Short boat trip before snorkeling above a beautiful coral reef
  • Two different cenotes to explore, one for walking and one for snorkeling
  • Guided tour at the ruins of Tulum
  • Wetsuit
  • Professional photography service during the tour

IMPORTANT. Regardless of age, all people are required to pay a Natural Reserve Fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is payable upon pick-up at your accommodation at the beginning of your tour ($10 USD/Person)

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit, towel, sunglasses, shoes/sandals & hat
  • Biodegradable sunscreen (please apply prior to tour)
  • Camera or underwater camera, if you have one
  • Swimming t-shirt for sun protection, as well as reducing the potential for negatively impacting to the reef by moderating our usage of sunscreen
  • Extra money (for tips or available extras)

 

Available Extras.

  • Snorkel t-shirt for swimming, $20 USD
  • Pictures on a 2GB USB
    • Taken by a professional photographer 
    • 1-3 people: $40 USD (+$10 USD per additional person)  

Pregnant Women, Children & Seniors are Welcome

Pregnant Women

Pregnant woman are welcome on this tour, please let us know at the time of booking your Full Adventure Discovery tour so we can recommend the best day with the best sea conditions.

We understand you may need more assistance and we’re more than happy to assist you!

Please remember to ask for help whenever needed during your tour

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns prior to your tour, either through email or a quick chat on the phone! We’re here to help! 

Children                                                                       

Children’s are the most adventures so they are welcome on the tour.

Children under the age of 4 join the tour for free, however they must pay the Natural Reserve Fee of just $10 USD.

Children between 4 and 11 years old pay a reduced price. Reduced prices for children between 4-11 years of age appear in the form upon booking your tour.

Please let us know if you have additional questions relating to young children and infants.

Seniors   

We know how important this experience is for you. We also understand that you may need more assistance and we are happy to assist you!

Lastly, we also have snorkeling masks with prescription if you wear glasses. Please let us know in your reservation if you need us to provide you with a prescription mask.

Need more information? Please feel free to contact us through email or phone! 

People With Disabilities Welcome!

People who may have disabilities are more than welcome to take the Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling & Cenotes Tour only depending upon personal safety and upon the degree of disability. One of our main values here at Ocean Tours is:

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU WANT IT!!!

This excursion is easy for 90% of people, regardless of disabilities or not because we can assist you when taking the tour in Tulum (wheelchair available for rent) and boarding the boat and while snorkeling our guides will assist you. The cenotes are less accessible for wheelchair or difficulty walking but even that we can try! Everything else can be taken care of by our guides, who always take the utmost care & responsibility for our guests. Rest assured, no matter what’s going on physically, we’ll do our best to make sure you have the best possible day with us.. Like we said earlier, if you want it, everything is possible!

Lastly, we understand you may need more assistance and it’s our pleasure to support you! When onboard and in the water, remember to take your time, keep calm and enjoy, we will always be assisting you.

We will do everything possible for anyone & everyone to enjoy this unique experience, regardless of circumstances.

At Ocean Tours, we’re proud to say that we’ve had plenty of customers, from all walks of life, and most have little to no trouble at all finding the beauty of this experience, and having the trip of a lifetime!

Please let us know before your reservation about your disability, and together we’ll plan the best trip for you.

If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team through email or phone. 

Looking for a relaxed and safe trip

This trip makes the most out of your well-deserved vacation. You’ll visit three of the Yucatan Peninsula’s major highlights. But, we’ll do it in a fluid and relaxed time schedule.

At Ocean Tours, safety comes first so while taking this tour you’ll be accompanied by one of our experienced guides. It’s great to have an expert with you alongside your adventure as they can offer up a wealth of insights about Mayan history and the ecosystems of the Mayan Riviera – all while taking care of you.

Tulum Ruins

Although there are many long stories you could tell about Tulum while visiting it’s large archaeological site, Tulum’s ruins are actually an easy going, fast visit. Which is a good thing, considering it’s very hot and humid almost every day of the year. To get you out of the sun, we take umbrellas with us that you can use as a sun protection or if we get surprised by a rainshower. To keep dehydration at bay, water is available for free during the entire duration of your trip.

Snorkeling Above the Reef

The only requirements for snorkelling is an ability to swim, fairly good fitness as can be a strenuous activity, and the ability to laugh at yourself when you first put on the mask and tube (feeling rather like a fish out of water!)

If you haven’t snorkeled before, we urge you to give it a go and try your best: we assure you that you’ll be richly rewarded. The snorkel spots we frequent are shallow enough that, once you’re prepared and ready, you simply follow the guides and in no time at all you’ll find yourself mesmerised by the beauty below you.

The average water temperature is around 27°C (80°F) and you simply will not notice how long you have even been swimming. Our guide will bring a large buoy for resting so that if you become fatigued, you can simply float when you need to.

Cenote

A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Cenote water is often very clear, as the water comes from rain water that’s slowly filtered through the limestone. Cenotes are the only perennial source of potable water in the Mayan Riviera, and have long been the principal sources of water in much of the region.

While taking the tour of the cenote, we will provide waterproof flashlights and a life jacket for this most breathtaking experience. Inside this wondrous, mysterious cenote, it’s safe as long as you stay with our qualified guide.

Although water temperatures in cenotes remain relatively constant year-round, and cool off minimally during the winter months, we do include the use of wetsuits during the winter season (November-March). On average, temperatures are approximately 77ºF (24 to 25ºC).

Coming from Cozumel

If you’re staying in Cozumel, yet you want to take this amazing highlight tour, then you have to take the ferry to Playa del Carmen.

The cost of the ferry is not included in the tour’s price, however your ground transportation to and from Playa del Carmen is included.

The tour begins with your guide picking you up at Playa del Carmen’s ferry terminal.

Therefore, we recommend that clients staying in Cozumel should take the 07:00 AM ferry which arrives in Playa del Carmen’s pier at 07:40. One of our guides from Ocean Tours will be waiting for you at the front door of “Señor Frog’s” which is just 60 feet from the ferry exit. From there, the guide will accompany you to your van with A/C, bottled water and an experienced driver ready to go. Your guide will be with you during the entire tour.

When we return from the tour, your guide will take you to the ferry pier in Playa del Carmen so that you can take the 5:00 PM ferry back to Cozumel.

If the 07:00 AM ferry is too early for you, then you can take a later ferry only if you do a Private Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins & Cenotes Tour with us.

Curious about our Private Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins & Cenotes Tour? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to see if this tour is the right fit for you!

For more information on the ferry schedule for:
Cozumel – Playa del Carmen – Cozumel,
please visit the following links
:

Ultramar Ferry

What happens if the weather is bad?

This tour runs daily and the tour will only be cancelled in very bad or extreme weather conditions. Of course, we’ll reimburse you completely in case of cancelation. We also take umbrellas with us in case of rain. If the sea is very choppy and not safe for snorkeling, we will head out to another fantastic snorkel spot at the Yalku Lagoon, which is protected from the sea and remains calm during rough sea-days.  

Pick-ups and drop off times

At what time will you pick me up?

After you make the reservation on our website, we will send you a confirmation email with the exact pick-up time for your location. We always ask for extra information, like room number or cell phone number. If eventually we have to make an adjustment of your pick-up time, we will contact you.

In general the pick ups for the Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins and Cenote tour are:

Hotels in Cancun to Tulum                              06:30 am

Hotels in Puerto Morelos to Tulum                  07:15 am

Hotels in Maroma to Tulum                             07:30 am

Hotels in Playa del Carmen to Tulum              07:50 am

Hotels in Playacar to Tulum                             08:10 am

Hotels in Puerto Aventuras to Tulum               08:40 am

Hotels in Akumal to Tulum                               09:00 am

Hotels in Tulum to Tulum Ruins                       09:20 am

How long is transportation time from my hotel to the activities?

The transportation time depends on the location of your hotel. All 3 activities are within a 10 kilometre radius: 

Hotels in Cancun to Tulum                                    2 hours

Hotels in Puerto Morelos to Tulum                        1,5 hours

Hotels in Maroma to Tulum                                    1 hours and 15 min

Hotels in Playa del Carmen to Tulum                     1 hour

Hotels in Playacar to Tulum                                    1 hour

Hotels in Puerto Aventuras to Tulum                      40 minutes

Hotels in Akumal to Tulum                                      30 minutes

Hotels in Tulum to Tulum Ruins                              15 minutes

These times are subject to change due to weather, traffic and unforeseen circumstances.

When will I will be back at my hotel?

Activities will run from 09:15 am till 4:00 pm.

Depending on the location of your hotel you will be back:

Hotels in Cancun to Tulum                                    06:30 pm

Hotels in Puerto Morelos to Tulum                        06:00 pm

Hotels in Maroma to Tulum                                   05:45 pm

Hotels in Playa del Carmen to Tulum                    05:30 pm

Hotels in Playacar to Tulum                                  05:10 pm

Hotels in Puerto Aventuras to Tulum                     04:40 pm

Hotels in Akumal to Tulum                                     04: 00 pm

Hotels in Tulum to Tulum Ruins                             04:20 pm.  

How long we will take in the activities

How long will we visit the Ruins?

We will take you on a guided tour, which will take approximately 45 minutes. During this tour, you will have some time to take pictures. Afterwards, you’ll also have some free time (30 min) for pictures and self-exploration of the ruins by yourself.

How long will we snorkel on the reef?

We will take you by boat to the reef, which is a 10 minute boat ride. The snorkeling activity itself will take 40-50 minutes, depending on ocean currents and circumstances.

How long will we stay at the cenotes?

We will visit two different kinds of cenotes. One is an open cave with a trail inside where our guide will lead you and show you the amazing formations. The second one is a closed cave where we will go down by steps and jump from the platform directly into the cenote’s freshwater. We will snorkel around the perfectly round shape of the cenote. In both cenotes, we will stay 40-45 minutes. After lunch, we’ll have time to see the pictures from our photographer or spend time exploring the surrounding area of the cenotes.  

Vegetarian Options

We have vegetarian options on this tour: in the morning, you’ll receive a small breakfast box that contains fruit, an empanada (fried pasty) with vegetables and a cereal bar. For lunch, you have options such as: beans, rice, salad, tortilla chips with sauce, and more empanadas.

If you’re a vegetarian, it’s important to let us know at the time of making your booking

Ground Transportation Included

Round-trip transportation, in vans equipped with A/C, to and from your hotel, rental or home in the Mayan Riviera, Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum (meeting point) is included in the price of the tour.

There is no extra charge for transportation.

Clients from Cancun (Hotel Zone and downtown) will pay an extra fee of $10 USD per person for their round-trip transportation.

If you want to be dropped off at a location other than where we picked you up, for example if you change hotels, we will be happy to help you. We only charge a small fee to guarantee space for your luggage. Feel free to ask about this service.

 

Our first concern is the total satisfaction of our clients!

We’ve developed the most complete tour,
covering every need of our clients.

  • We are the Tour Operator
    Every service and every part of the tour is directly operated by Ocean Tours. This is why we’re able to guarantee an excellent and high quality service. Most of the web pages you see are simply selling tours as a middle-man, providing little to no guarantee of quality, safety or assurance. Here, you buy directly from the tour operator.
  • We have an excellent rating on TripAdvisor
    With 1,200+ five-star reviews, Ocean Tours is continuously rated one of the Best 25 Boat Tour & Water Sport operator in the Mayan Riviera.
  • Small Groups
    Working with small groups of clients (max. 12 people per van) ensures a familiar, private-tour feeling. We want you to remember your tour forever, therefore we have one dedicated, professional photographer per group!
  • Prescription Snorkeling Mask
    If you wear glasses, we can provide you with a prescription snorkeling mask, at no extra cost. All you need to do is give us advance notice during the time of booking your tour with us!
  • Vegetarian Lunch
    Upon request, we’re able to provide vegetarian options to our guests. You’ll be simply delighted!.
  • Professional team of photographers
    Our professional photographer team will come with you on the tour, getting the best shots of your group at these fantastic locations. You also can take your own camera.
  • Professional Guides
    Our guides are enthusiastic, experienced, knowledgeable, safe, and most importantly, they love what they do! The whole team will make your tour an unforgettable experience.
  • We Care
    Our professional guides are certified in first aid, our transportation is very safe and comfortable, and our drivers are very experienced.
  • 12 Years of Experience operating tours
    We have over 12 years of experience in operating tours as Ocean Tours, starting way back in 2005.

What's Included

At Ocean Tours, we take care of every detail so you can have a unique experience discovering the highlights of this area.

We include all that’s necessary to fully enjoy snorkeling, the ruins of Tulum and the cenotes with us. Below, you’ll find a list of our inclusions plus some suggestions for what you may consider bringing on the tour.

What’s Included in the Tour

  • Free round-trip ground transportation from Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum: pick-up & drop-off at your hotel, rental or home is included in the tour price.
  • Snack during transportation
  • Bottled water & soft drinks
  • Typical regional lunch with pork (cochinita pibil), salad, and tortilla chips with sauces & fruits (vegetarianavailable upon advance notice)
  • Full gear including a high-performance silicon mask & snorkel with release valve (wetsuit for cenote snorkeling during winter months or on request)
  • Prescription snorkeling mask for those who wear glasses (advance notice required)
  • Experienced, bilingual guides in English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Polish
  • Short boat trip before snorkeling above a beautiful coral reef
  • Two different cenotes to explore, one for walking and one for snorkeling
  • Guided tour at the ruins of Tulum
  • Wetsuit
  • Professional photography service during the tour

IMPORTANT. Regardless of age, all people are required to pay a Natural Reserve Fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is payable upon pick-up at your accommodation at the beginning of your tour ($10 USD/Person)

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit, towel, sunglasses, shoes/sandals & hat
  • Biodegradable sunscreen (please apply prior to tour)
  • Camera or underwater camera, if you have one
  • Swimming t-shirt for sun protection, as well as reducing the potential for negatively impacting to the reef by moderating our usage of sunscreen
  • Extra money (for tips or available extras)

 

Available Extras.

  • Snorkel t-shirt for swimming, $20 USD
  • Pictures on a 2GB USB
    • Taken by a professional photographer 
    • 1-3 people: $40 USD (+$10 USD per additional person)  

Pregnant Women, Children & Seniors are Welcome

Pregnant Women

Pregnant woman are welcome on this tour, please let us know at the time of booking your Full Adventure Discovery tour so we can recommend the best day with the best sea conditions.

We understand you may need more assistance and we’re more than happy to assist you!

Please remember to ask for help whenever needed during your tour

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns prior to your tour, either through email or a quick chat on the phone! We’re here to help! 

Children                                                                       

Children’s are the most adventures so they are welcome on the tour.

Children under the age of 4 join the tour for free, however they must pay the Natural Reserve Fee of just $10 USD.

Children between 4 and 11 years old pay a reduced price. Reduced prices for children between 4-11 years of age appear in the form upon booking your tour.

Please let us know if you have additional questions relating to young children and infants.

Seniors   

We know how important this experience is for you. We also understand that you may need more assistance and we are happy to assist you!

Lastly, we also have snorkeling masks with prescription if you wear glasses. Please let us know in your reservation if you need us to provide you with a prescription mask.

Need more information? Please feel free to contact us through email or phone! 

People With Disabilities Welcome!

People who may have disabilities are more than welcome to take the Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling & Cenotes Tour only depending upon personal safety and upon the degree of disability. One of our main values here at Ocean Tours is:

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU WANT IT!!!

This excursion is easy for 90% of people, regardless of disabilities or not because we can assist you when taking the tour in Tulum (wheelchair available for rent) and boarding the boat and while snorkeling our guides will assist you. The cenotes are less accessible for wheelchair or difficulty walking but even that we can try! Everything else can be taken care of by our guides, who always take the utmost care & responsibility for our guests. Rest assured, no matter what’s going on physically, we’ll do our best to make sure you have the best possible day with us.. Like we said earlier, if you want it, everything is possible!

Lastly, we understand you may need more assistance and it’s our pleasure to support you! When onboard and in the water, remember to take your time, keep calm and enjoy, we will always be assisting you.

We will do everything possible for anyone & everyone to enjoy this unique experience, regardless of circumstances.

At Ocean Tours, we’re proud to say that we’ve had plenty of customers, from all walks of life, and most have little to no trouble at all finding the beauty of this experience, and having the trip of a lifetime!

Please let us know before your reservation about your disability, and together we’ll plan the best trip for you.

If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team through email or phone. 

Looking for a relaxed and safe trip

This trip makes the most out of your well-deserved vacation. You’ll visit three of the Yucatan Peninsula’s major highlights. But, we’ll do it in a fluid and relaxed time schedule.

At Ocean Tours, safety comes first so while taking this tour you’ll be accompanied by one of our experienced guides. It’s great to have an expert with you alongside your adventure as they can offer up a wealth of insights about Mayan history and the ecosystems of the Mayan Riviera – all while taking care of you.

Tulum Ruins

Although there are many long stories you could tell about Tulum while visiting it’s large archaeological site, Tulum’s ruins are actually an easy going, fast visit. Which is a good thing, considering it’s very hot and humid almost every day of the year. To get you out of the sun, we take umbrellas with us that you can use as a sun protection or if we get surprised by a rainshower. To keep dehydration at bay, water is available for free during the entire duration of your trip.

Snorkeling Above the Reef

The only requirements for snorkelling is an ability to swim, fairly good fitness as can be a strenuous activity, and the ability to laugh at yourself when you first put on the mask and tube (feeling rather like a fish out of water!)

If you haven’t snorkeled before, we urge you to give it a go and try your best: we assure you that you’ll be richly rewarded. The snorkel spots we frequent are shallow enough that, once you’re prepared and ready, you simply follow the guides and in no time at all you’ll find yourself mesmerised by the beauty below you.

The average water temperature is around 27°C (80°F) and you simply will not notice how long you have even been swimming. Our guide will bring a large buoy for resting so that if you become fatigued, you can simply float when you need to.

Cenote

A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Cenote water is often very clear, as the water comes from rain water that’s slowly filtered through the limestone. Cenotes are the only perennial source of potable water in the Mayan Riviera, and have long been the principal sources of water in much of the region.

While taking the tour of the cenote, we will provide waterproof flashlights and a life jacket for this most breathtaking experience. Inside this wondrous, mysterious cenote, it’s safe as long as you stay with our qualified guide.

Although water temperatures in cenotes remain relatively constant year-round, and cool off minimally during the winter months, we do include the use of wetsuits during the winter season (November-March). On average, temperatures are approximately 77ºF (24 to 25ºC).

Coming from Cozumel

If you’re staying in Cozumel, yet you want to take this amazing highlight tour, then you have to take the ferry to Playa del Carmen.

The cost of the ferry is not included in the tour’s price, however your ground transportation to and from Playa del Carmen is included.

The tour begins with your guide picking you up at Playa del Carmen’s ferry terminal.

Therefore, we recommend that clients staying in Cozumel should take the 07:00 AM ferry which arrives in Playa del Carmen’s pier at 07:40. One of our guides from Ocean Tours will be waiting for you at the front door of “Señor Frog’s” which is just 60 feet from the ferry exit. From there, the guide will accompany you to your van with A/C, bottled water and an experienced driver ready to go. Your guide will be with you during the entire tour.

When we return from the tour, your guide will take you to the ferry pier in Playa del Carmen so that you can take the 5:00 PM ferry back to Cozumel.

If the 07:00 AM ferry is too early for you, then you can take a later ferry only if you do a Private Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins & Cenotes Tour with us.

Curious about our Private Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins & Cenotes Tour? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to see if this tour is the right fit for you!

For more information on the ferry schedule for:
Cozumel – Playa del Carmen – Cozumel,
please visit the following links
:

Ultramar Ferry

What happens if the weather is bad?

This tour runs daily and the tour will only be cancelled in very bad or extreme weather conditions. Of course, we’ll reimburse you completely in case of cancelation. We also take umbrellas with us in case of rain. If the sea is very choppy and not safe for snorkeling, we will head out to another fantastic snorkel spot at the Yalku Lagoon, which is protected from the sea and remains calm during rough sea-days.  

Pick-ups and drop off times

At what time will you pick me up?

After you make the reservation on our website, we will send you a confirmation email with the exact pick-up time for your location. We always ask for extra information, like room number or cell phone number. If eventually we have to make an adjustment of your pick-up time, we will contact you.

In general the pick ups for the Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins and Cenote tour are:

Hotels in Cancun to Tulum                              06:30 am

Hotels in Puerto Morelos to Tulum                  07:15 am

Hotels in Maroma to Tulum                             07:30 am

Hotels in Playa del Carmen to Tulum              07:50 am

Hotels in Playacar to Tulum                             08:10 am

Hotels in Puerto Aventuras to Tulum               08:40 am

Hotels in Akumal to Tulum                               09:00 am

Hotels in Tulum to Tulum Ruins                       09:20 am

How long is transportation time from my hotel to the activities?

The transportation time depends on the location of your hotel. All 3 activities are within a 10 kilometre radius: 

Hotels in Cancun to Tulum                                    2 hours

Hotels in Puerto Morelos to Tulum                        1,5 hours

Hotels in Maroma to Tulum                                    1 hours and 15 min

Hotels in Playa del Carmen to Tulum                     1 hour

Hotels in Playacar to Tulum                                    1 hour

Hotels in Puerto Aventuras to Tulum                      40 minutes

Hotels in Akumal to Tulum                                      30 minutes

Hotels in Tulum to Tulum Ruins                              15 minutes

These times are subject to change due to weather, traffic and unforeseen circumstances.

When will I will be back at my hotel?

Activities will run from 09:15 am till 4:00 pm.

Depending on the location of your hotel you will be back:

Hotels in Cancun to Tulum                                    06:30 pm

Hotels in Puerto Morelos to Tulum                        06:00 pm

Hotels in Maroma to Tulum                                   05:45 pm

Hotels in Playa del Carmen to Tulum                    05:30 pm

Hotels in Playacar to Tulum                                  05:10 pm

Hotels in Puerto Aventuras to Tulum                     04:40 pm

Hotels in Akumal to Tulum                                     04: 00 pm

Hotels in Tulum to Tulum Ruins                             04:20 pm.  

How long we will take in the activities

How long will we visit the Ruins?

We will take you on a guided tour, which will take approximately 45 minutes. During this tour, you will have some time to take pictures. Afterwards, you’ll also have some free time (30 min) for pictures and self-exploration of the ruins by yourself.

How long will we snorkel on the reef?

We will take you by boat to the reef, which is a 10 minute boat ride. The snorkeling activity itself will take 40-50 minutes, depending on ocean currents and circumstances.

How long will we stay at the cenotes?

We will visit two different kinds of cenotes. One is an open cave with a trail inside where our guide will lead you and show you the amazing formations. The second one is a closed cave where we will go down by steps and jump from the platform directly into the cenote’s freshwater. We will snorkel around the perfectly round shape of the cenote. In both cenotes, we will stay 40-45 minutes. After lunch, we’ll have time to see the pictures from our photographer or spend time exploring the surrounding area of the cenotes.  

Vegetarian Options

We have vegetarian options on this tour: in the morning, you’ll receive a small breakfast box that contains fruit, an empanada (fried pasty) with vegetables and a cereal bar. For lunch, you have options such as: beans, rice, salad, tortilla chips with sauce, and more empanadas.

If you’re a vegetarian, it’s important to let us know at the time of making your booking

Ground Transportation Included

Round-trip transportation, in vans equipped with A/C, to and from your hotel, rental or home in the Mayan Riviera, Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum (meeting point) is included in the price of the tour.

There is no extra charge for transportation.

Clients from Cancun (Hotel Zone and downtown) will pay an extra fee of $10 USD per person for their round-trip transportation.

If you want to be dropped off at a location other than where we picked you up, for example if you change hotels, we will be happy to help you. We only charge a small fee to guarantee space for your luggage. Feel free to ask about this service.

 

Ancient Mayan ruins, spectacular coast with a reef in front and magical underwater rivers. All this makes Tulum one of the most memorable destinations in Mexico! At the top of historical attractions, ocean lovers can enjoy the snorkel excursion to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef and explore part of the second longest underground river system in the world.

About Tulum, Reef Snorkeling & Cenote Discovery

  • About Tulum

Tulum is the only Mayan archaeological site to be found in front of the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea. The original name of Tulum was Zamá, which in ancient Mayan language means “dawn”. Tulum was an important walled city which in ancient times was used as a port for an extensive commercial network, since the terrestrial and maritime routes of the ancient Mayan people converged here.

  • About Snorkel at Playa Maya

Playa Maya is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You will be surprised by the color of the water of the Caribbean Sea and the size of the uncontaminated beach. The reef is colorful and it covers sandy, grassy and coral seabed. Some areas have been colonized by sponges and purple sea fans swaying in the current, and has a variety of tropical fish. The coral reef area is the one of the richest around: you’ll get to see tropical fishes like sergeant major, several species of grunts, schools of doctorfish tang, butterflyfish and parrotfish.  If you are fortunate, you could even spot a sea turtle, a stingray, or a spotted eagle ray! Nevertheless, if you want to be sure to swim with green sea turtles, book one of our tours to Akumal, where turtle encounters are guaranteed.

  • About Cenotes

A cenote is, in a few words, a cave with water. But the natural environment of the Yucatan Peninsula is what makes these places really spectacular scenarios. Snorkeling inside the cenotes in the Riviera Maya is one of the most requested aquatic activities, since it is such a unique experience in this area of the world.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The original name of Tulum is Zama, meaning City of Dawn, because it faces the sunrise.
  • Tulúm is the Mayan word for fence, wall or trench.
  • Tulum was among the first places in the Mayan kingdom to receive sunlight each day.
  • No more than about 1,600 people ever inhabited Tulum at one time.
  • Tulum is the third most-visited archaeological site in all of Mexico.
  • An estimated 50-80% of all life on earth is found under the ocean surface, the ocean contains 99% of living space on the planet, and less than 10% of that space has been explored by humans.
  • We have 4 types of rays in the Caribbean Sea: stingrays, eagle rays, mobula rays and manta rays. The most commonly seen is the stingray, followed by the eagle ray.
  • Rays in the Caribbean aren’t dangerous and only attack in self-defense, injecting a very painful, but not deadly, venom. So far, there are no known cases of humans being attacked by rays in this region.
  • A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Mayan for sacrificial offerings.
  • The term ‘Cenote’ derives from a word used by the low-land Yucatec Mayan —ts’onot—to refer to any location with accessible groundwater.
  • There are 4 kind of cenotes: open, semi-open, ancient and cavern.
  • In our tour, we’ll visit an ancient and a cavern cenote.

What's Included

At Ocean Tours, we take care of every detail so you can have a unique experience discovering the highlights of this area.

We include all that’s necessary to fully enjoy snorkeling, the ruins of Tulum and the cenotes with us. Below, you’ll find a list of our inclusions plus some suggestions for what you may consider bringing on the tour.

What’s Included in the Tour

  • Free round-trip ground transportation from Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum: pick-up & drop-off at your hotel, rental or home is included in the tour price.
  • Snack during transportation
  • Bottled water & soft drinks
  • Typical regional lunch with pork (cochinita pibil), salad, and tortilla chips with sauces & fruits (vegetarianavailable upon advance notice)
  • Full gear including a high-performance silicon mask & snorkel with release valve (wetsuit for cenote snorkeling during winter months or on request)
  • Prescription snorkeling mask for those who wear glasses (advance notice required)
  • Experienced, bilingual guides in English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Polish
  • Short boat trip before snorkeling above a beautiful coral reef
  • Two different cenotes to explore, one for walking and one for snorkeling
  • Guided tour at the ruins of Tulum
  • Wetsuit
  • Professional photography service during the tour

IMPORTANT. Regardless of age, all people are required to pay a Natural Reserve Fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is payable upon pick-up at your accommodation at the beginning of your tour ($10 USD/Person)

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit, towel, sunglasses, shoes/sandals & hat
  • Biodegradable sunscreen (please apply prior to tour)
  • Camera or underwater camera, if you have one
  • Swimming t-shirt for sun protection, as well as reducing the potential for negatively impacting to the reef by moderating our usage of sunscreen
  • Extra money (for tips or available extras)

 

Available Extras.

  • Snorkel t-shirt for swimming, $20 USD
  • Pictures on a 2GB USB
    • Taken by a professional photographer 
    • 1-3 people: $40 USD (+$10 USD per additional person)  

Pregnant Women, Children & Seniors are Welcome

Pregnant Women

Pregnant woman are welcome on this tour, please let us know at the time of booking your Full Adventure Discovery tour so we can recommend the best day with the best sea conditions.

We understand you may need more assistance and we’re more than happy to assist you!

Please remember to ask for help whenever needed during your tour

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns prior to your tour, either through email or a quick chat on the phone! We’re here to help! 

Children                                                                       

Children’s are the most adventures so they are welcome on the tour.

Children under the age of 4 join the tour for free, however they must pay the Natural Reserve Fee of just $10 USD.

Children between 4 and 11 years old pay a reduced price. Reduced prices for children between 4-11 years of age appear in the form upon booking your tour.

Please let us know if you have additional questions relating to young children and infants.

Seniors   

We know how important this experience is for you. We also understand that you may need more assistance and we are happy to assist you!

Lastly, we also have snorkeling masks with prescription if you wear glasses. Please let us know in your reservation if you need us to provide you with a prescription mask.

Need more information? Please feel free to contact us through email or phone! 

People With Disabilities Welcome!

People who may have disabilities are more than welcome to take the Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling & Cenotes Tour only depending upon personal safety and upon the degree of disability. One of our main values here at Ocean Tours is:

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU WANT IT!!!

This excursion is easy for 90% of people, regardless of disabilities or not because we can assist you when taking the tour in Tulum (wheelchair available for rent) and boarding the boat and while snorkeling our guides will assist you. The cenotes are less accessible for wheelchair or difficulty walking but even that we can try! Everything else can be taken care of by our guides, who always take the utmost care & responsibility for our guests. Rest assured, no matter what’s going on physically, we’ll do our best to make sure you have the best possible day with us.. Like we said earlier, if you want it, everything is possible!

Lastly, we understand you may need more assistance and it’s our pleasure to support you! When onboard and in the water, remember to take your time, keep calm and enjoy, we will always be assisting you.

We will do everything possible for anyone & everyone to enjoy this unique experience, regardless of circumstances.

At Ocean Tours, we’re proud to say that we’ve had plenty of customers, from all walks of life, and most have little to no trouble at all finding the beauty of this experience, and having the trip of a lifetime!

Please let us know before your reservation about your disability, and together we’ll plan the best trip for you.

If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team through email or phone. 

Looking for a relaxed and safe trip

This trip makes the most out of your well-deserved vacation. You’ll visit three of the Yucatan Peninsula’s major highlights. But, we’ll do it in a fluid and relaxed time schedule.

At Ocean Tours, safety comes first so while taking this tour you’ll be accompanied by one of our experienced guides. It’s great to have an expert with you alongside your adventure as they can offer up a wealth of insights about Mayan history and the ecosystems of the Mayan Riviera – all while taking care of you.

Tulum Ruins

Although there are many long stories you could tell about Tulum while visiting it’s large archaeological site, Tulum’s ruins are actually an easy going, fast visit. Which is a good thing, considering it’s very hot and humid almost every day of the year. To get you out of the sun, we take umbrellas with us that you can use as a sun protection or if we get surprised by a rainshower. To keep dehydration at bay, water is available for free during the entire duration of your trip.

Snorkeling Above the Reef

The only requirements for snorkelling is an ability to swim, fairly good fitness as can be a strenuous activity, and the ability to laugh at yourself when you first put on the mask and tube (feeling rather like a fish out of water!)

If you haven’t snorkeled before, we urge you to give it a go and try your best: we assure you that you’ll be richly rewarded. The snorkel spots we frequent are shallow enough that, once you’re prepared and ready, you simply follow the guides and in no time at all you’ll find yourself mesmerised by the beauty below you.

The average water temperature is around 27°C (80°F) and you simply will not notice how long you have even been swimming. Our guide will bring a large buoy for resting so that if you become fatigued, you can simply float when you need to.

Cenote

A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Cenote water is often very clear, as the water comes from rain water that’s slowly filtered through the limestone. Cenotes are the only perennial source of potable water in the Mayan Riviera, and have long been the principal sources of water in much of the region.

While taking the tour of the cenote, we will provide waterproof flashlights and a life jacket for this most breathtaking experience. Inside this wondrous, mysterious cenote, it’s safe as long as you stay with our qualified guide.

Although water temperatures in cenotes remain relatively constant year-round, and cool off minimally during the winter months, we do include the use of wetsuits during the winter season (November-March). On average, temperatures are approximately 77ºF (24 to 25ºC).

Coming from Cozumel

If you’re staying in Cozumel, yet you want to take this amazing highlight tour, then you have to take the ferry to Playa del Carmen.

The cost of the ferry is not included in the tour’s price, however your ground transportation to and from Playa del Carmen is included.

The tour begins with your guide picking you up at Playa del Carmen’s ferry terminal.

Therefore, we recommend that clients staying in Cozumel should take the 07:00 AM ferry which arrives in Playa del Carmen’s pier at 07:40. One of our guides from Ocean Tours will be waiting for you at the front door of “Señor Frog’s” which is just 60 feet from the ferry exit. From there, the guide will accompany you to your van with A/C, bottled water and an experienced driver ready to go. Your guide will be with you during the entire tour.

When we return from the tour, your guide will take you to the ferry pier in Playa del Carmen so that you can take the 5:00 PM ferry back to Cozumel.

If the 07:00 AM ferry is too early for you, then you can take a later ferry only if you do a Private Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins & Cenotes Tour with us.

Curious about our Private Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins & Cenotes Tour? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to see if this tour is the right fit for you!

For more information on the ferry schedule for:
Cozumel – Playa del Carmen – Cozumel,
please visit the following links
:

Ultramar Ferry

What happens if the weather is bad?

This tour runs daily and the tour will only be cancelled in very bad or extreme weather conditions. Of course, we’ll reimburse you completely in case of cancelation. We also take umbrellas with us in case of rain. If the sea is very choppy and not safe for snorkeling, we will head out to another fantastic snorkel spot at the Yalku Lagoon, which is protected from the sea and remains calm during rough sea-days.  

Pick-ups and drop off times

At what time will you pick me up?

After you make the reservation on our website, we will send you a confirmation email with the exact pick-up time for your location. We always ask for extra information, like room number or cell phone number. If eventually we have to make an adjustment of your pick-up time, we will contact you.

In general the pick ups for the Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins and Cenote tour are:

Hotels in Cancun to Tulum                              06:30 am

Hotels in Puerto Morelos to Tulum                  07:15 am

Hotels in Maroma to Tulum                             07:30 am

Hotels in Playa del Carmen to Tulum              07:50 am

Hotels in Playacar to Tulum                             08:10 am

Hotels in Puerto Aventuras to Tulum               08:40 am

Hotels in Akumal to Tulum                               09:00 am

Hotels in Tulum to Tulum Ruins                       09:20 am

How long is transportation time from my hotel to the activities?

The transportation time depends on the location of your hotel. All 3 activities are within a 10 kilometre radius: 

Hotels in Cancun to Tulum                                    2 hours

Hotels in Puerto Morelos to Tulum                        1,5 hours

Hotels in Maroma to Tulum                                    1 hours and 15 min

Hotels in Playa del Carmen to Tulum                     1 hour

Hotels in Playacar to Tulum                                    1 hour

Hotels in Puerto Aventuras to Tulum                      40 minutes

Hotels in Akumal to Tulum                                      30 minutes

Hotels in Tulum to Tulum Ruins                              15 minutes

These times are subject to change due to weather, traffic and unforeseen circumstances.

When will I will be back at my hotel?

Activities will run from 09:15 am till 4:00 pm.

Depending on the location of your hotel you will be back:

Hotels in Cancun to Tulum                                    06:30 pm

Hotels in Puerto Morelos to Tulum                        06:00 pm

Hotels in Maroma to Tulum                                   05:45 pm

Hotels in Playa del Carmen to Tulum                    05:30 pm

Hotels in Playacar to Tulum                                  05:10 pm

Hotels in Puerto Aventuras to Tulum                     04:40 pm

Hotels in Akumal to Tulum                                     04: 00 pm

Hotels in Tulum to Tulum Ruins                             04:20 pm.  

How long we will take in the activities

How long will we visit the Ruins?

We will take you on a guided tour, which will take approximately 45 minutes. During this tour, you will have some time to take pictures. Afterwards, you’ll also have some free time (30 min) for pictures and self-exploration of the ruins by yourself.

How long will we snorkel on the reef?

We will take you by boat to the reef, which is a 10 minute boat ride. The snorkeling activity itself will take 40-50 minutes, depending on ocean currents and circumstances.

How long will we stay at the cenotes?

We will visit two different kinds of cenotes. One is an open cave with a trail inside where our guide will lead you and show you the amazing formations. The second one is a closed cave where we will go down by steps and jump from the platform directly into the cenote’s freshwater. We will snorkel around the perfectly round shape of the cenote. In both cenotes, we will stay 40-45 minutes. After lunch, we’ll have time to see the pictures from our photographer or spend time exploring the surrounding area of the cenotes.  

Vegetarian Options

We have vegetarian options on this tour: in the morning, you’ll receive a small breakfast box that contains fruit, an empanada (fried pasty) with vegetables and a cereal bar. For lunch, you have options such as: beans, rice, salad, tortilla chips with sauce, and more empanadas.

If you’re a vegetarian, it’s important to let us know at the time of making your booking

Ground Transportation Included

Round-trip transportation, in vans equipped with A/C, to and from your hotel, rental or home in the Mayan Riviera, Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum (meeting point) is included in the price of the tour.

There is no extra charge for transportation.

Clients from Cancun (Hotel Zone and downtown) will pay an extra fee of $10 USD per person for their round-trip transportation.

If you want to be dropped off at a location other than where we picked you up, for example if you change hotels, we will be happy to help you. We only charge a small fee to guarantee space for your luggage. Feel free to ask about this service.

What's Included

At Ocean Tours, we take care of every detail so you can have a unique experience discovering the highlights of this area.

We include all that’s necessary to fully enjoy snorkeling, the ruins of Tulum and the cenotes with us. Below, you’ll find a list of our inclusions plus some suggestions for what you may consider bringing on the tour.

What’s Included in the Tour

  • Free round-trip ground transportation from Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum: pick-up & drop-off at your hotel, rental or home is included in the tour price.
  • Snack during transportation
  • Bottled water & soft drinks
  • Typical regional lunch with pork (cochinita pibil), salad, and tortilla chips with sauces & fruits (vegetarianavailable upon advance notice)
  • Full gear including a high-performance silicon mask & snorkel with release valve (wetsuit for cenote snorkeling during winter months or on request)
  • Prescription snorkeling mask for those who wear glasses (advance notice required)
  • Experienced, bilingual guides in English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Polish
  • Short boat trip before snorkeling above a beautiful coral reef
  • Two different cenotes to explore, one for walking and one for snorkeling
  • Guided tour at the ruins of Tulum
  • Wetsuit
  • Professional photography service during the tour

IMPORTANT. Regardless of age, all people are required to pay a Natural Reserve Fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is payable upon pick-up at your accommodation at the beginning of your tour ($10 USD/Person)

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit, towel, sunglasses, shoes/sandals & hat
  • Biodegradable sunscreen (please apply prior to tour)
  • Camera or underwater camera, if you have one
  • Swimming t-shirt for sun protection, as well as reducing the potential for negatively impacting to the reef by moderating our usage of sunscreen
  • Extra money (for tips or available extras)

 

Available Extras.

  • Snorkel t-shirt for swimming, $20 USD
  • Pictures on a 2GB USB
    • Taken by a professional photographer 
    • 1-3 people: $40 USD (+$10 USD per additional person)  

Pregnant Women, Children & Seniors are Welcome

Pregnant Women

Pregnant woman are welcome on this tour, please let us know at the time of booking your Full Adventure Discovery tour so we can recommend the best day with the best sea conditions.

We understand you may need more assistance and we’re more than happy to assist you!

Please remember to ask for help whenever needed during your tour

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns prior to your tour, either through email or a quick chat on the phone! We’re here to help! 

Children                                                                       

Children’s are the most adventures so they are welcome on the tour.

Children under the age of 4 join the tour for free, however they must pay the Natural Reserve Fee of just $10 USD.

Children between 4 and 11 years old pay a reduced price. Reduced prices for children between 4-11 years of age appear in the form upon booking your tour.

Please let us know if you have additional questions relating to young children and infants.

Seniors   

We know how important this experience is for you. We also understand that you may need more assistance and we are happy to assist you!

Lastly, we also have snorkeling masks with prescription if you wear glasses. Please let us know in your reservation if you need us to provide you with a prescription mask.

Need more information? Please feel free to contact us through email or phone! 

People With Disabilities Welcome!

People who may have disabilities are more than welcome to take the Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling & Cenotes Tour only depending upon personal safety and upon the degree of disability. One of our main values here at Ocean Tours is:

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU WANT IT!!!

This excursion is easy for 90% of people, regardless of disabilities or not because we can assist you when taking the tour in Tulum (wheelchair available for rent) and boarding the boat and while snorkeling our guides will assist you. The cenotes are less accessible for wheelchair or difficulty walking but even that we can try! Everything else can be taken care of by our guides, who always take the utmost care & responsibility for our guests. Rest assured, no matter what’s going on physically, we’ll do our best to make sure you have the best possible day with us.. Like we said earlier, if you want it, everything is possible!

Lastly, we understand you may need more assistance and it’s our pleasure to support you! When onboard and in the water, remember to take your time, keep calm and enjoy, we will always be assisting you.

We will do everything possible for anyone & everyone to enjoy this unique experience, regardless of circumstances.

At Ocean Tours, we’re proud to say that we’ve had plenty of customers, from all walks of life, and most have little to no trouble at all finding the beauty of this experience, and having the trip of a lifetime!

Please let us know before your reservation about your disability, and together we’ll plan the best trip for you.

If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team through email or phone. 

Looking for a relaxed and safe trip

This trip makes the most out of your well-deserved vacation. You’ll visit three of the Yucatan Peninsula’s major highlights. But, we’ll do it in a fluid and relaxed time schedule.

At Ocean Tours, safety comes first so while taking this tour you’ll be accompanied by one of our experienced guides. It’s great to have an expert with you alongside your adventure as they can offer up a wealth of insights about Mayan history and the ecosystems of the Mayan Riviera – all while taking care of you.

Tulum Ruins

Although there are many long stories you could tell about Tulum while visiting it’s large archaeological site, Tulum’s ruins are actually an easy going, fast visit. Which is a good thing, considering it’s very hot and humid almost every day of the year. To get you out of the sun, we take umbrellas with us that you can use as a sun protection or if we get surprised by a rainshower. To keep dehydration at bay, water is available for free during the entire duration of your trip.

Snorkeling Above the Reef

The only requirements for snorkelling is an ability to swim, fairly good fitness as can be a strenuous activity, and the ability to laugh at yourself when you first put on the mask and tube (feeling rather like a fish out of water!)

If you haven’t snorkeled before, we urge you to give it a go and try your best: we assure you that you’ll be richly rewarded. The snorkel spots we frequent are shallow enough that, once you’re prepared and ready, you simply follow the guides and in no time at all you’ll find yourself mesmerised by the beauty below you.

The average water temperature is around 27°C (80°F) and you simply will not notice how long you have even been swimming. Our guide will bring a large buoy for resting so that if you become fatigued, you can simply float when you need to.

Cenote

A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Cenote water is often very clear, as the water comes from rain water that’s slowly filtered through the limestone. Cenotes are the only perennial source of potable water in the Mayan Riviera, and have long been the principal sources of water in much of the region.

While taking the tour of the cenote, we will provide waterproof flashlights and a life jacket for this most breathtaking experience. Inside this wondrous, mysterious cenote, it’s safe as long as you stay with our qualified guide.

Although water temperatures in cenotes remain relatively constant year-round, and cool off minimally during the winter months, we do include the use of wetsuits during the winter season (November-March). On average, temperatures are approximately 77ºF (24 to 25ºC).

Coming from Cozumel

If you’re staying in Cozumel, yet you want to take this amazing highlight tour, then you have to take the ferry to Playa del Carmen.

The cost of the ferry is not included in the tour’s price, however your ground transportation to and from Playa del Carmen is included.

The tour begins with your guide picking you up at Playa del Carmen’s ferry terminal.

Therefore, we recommend that clients staying in Cozumel should take the 07:00 AM ferry which arrives in Playa del Carmen’s pier at 07:40. One of our guides from Ocean Tours will be waiting for you at the front door of “Señor Frog’s” which is just 60 feet from the ferry exit. From there, the guide will accompany you to your van with A/C, bottled water and an experienced driver ready to go. Your guide will be with you during the entire tour.

When we return from the tour, your guide will take you to the ferry pier in Playa del Carmen so that you can take the 5:00 PM ferry back to Cozumel.

If the 07:00 AM ferry is too early for you, then you can take a later ferry only if you do a Private Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins & Cenotes Tour with us.

Curious about our Private Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins & Cenotes Tour? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to see if this tour is the right fit for you!

For more information on the ferry schedule for:
Cozumel – Playa del Carmen – Cozumel,
please visit the following links
:

Ultramar Ferry

What happens if the weather is bad?

This tour runs daily and the tour will only be cancelled in very bad or extreme weather conditions. Of course, we’ll reimburse you completely in case of cancelation. We also take umbrellas with us in case of rain. If the sea is very choppy and not safe for snorkeling, we will head out to another fantastic snorkel spot at the Yalku Lagoon, which is protected from the sea and remains calm during rough sea-days.  

Pick-ups and drop off times

At what time will you pick me up?

After you make the reservation on our website, we will send you a confirmation email with the exact pick-up time for your location. We always ask for extra information, like room number or cell phone number. If eventually we have to make an adjustment of your pick-up time, we will contact you.

In general the pick ups for the Snorkeling, Tulum Ruins and Cenote tour are:

Hotels in Cancun to Tulum                              06:30 am

Hotels in Puerto Morelos to Tulum                  07:15 am

Hotels in Maroma to Tulum                             07:30 am

Hotels in Playa del Carmen to Tulum              07:50 am

Hotels in Playacar to Tulum                             08:10 am

Hotels in Puerto Aventuras to Tulum               08:40 am

Hotels in Akumal to Tulum                               09:00 am

Hotels in Tulum to Tulum Ruins                       09:20 am

How long is transportation time from my hotel to the activities?

The transportation time depends on the location of your hotel. All 3 activities are within a 10 kilometre radius: 

Hotels in Cancun to Tulum                                    2 hours

Hotels in Puerto Morelos to Tulum                        1,5 hours

Hotels in Maroma to Tulum                                    1 hours and 15 min

Hotels in Playa del Carmen to Tulum                     1 hour

Hotels in Playacar to Tulum                                    1 hour

Hotels in Puerto Aventuras to Tulum                      40 minutes

Hotels in Akumal to Tulum                                      30 minutes

Hotels in Tulum to Tulum Ruins                              15 minutes

These times are subject to change due to weather, traffic and unforeseen circumstances.

When will I will be back at my hotel?

Activities will run from 09:15 am till 4:00 pm.

Depending on the location of your hotel you will be back:

Hotels in Cancun to Tulum                                    06:30 pm

Hotels in Puerto Morelos to Tulum                        06:00 pm

Hotels in Maroma to Tulum                                   05:45 pm

Hotels in Playa del Carmen to Tulum                    05:30 pm

Hotels in Playacar to Tulum                                  05:10 pm

Hotels in Puerto Aventuras to Tulum                     04:40 pm

Hotels in Akumal to Tulum                                     04: 00 pm

Hotels in Tulum to Tulum Ruins                             04:20 pm.  

How long we will take in the activities

How long will we visit the Ruins?

We will take you on a guided tour, which will take approximately 45 minutes. During this tour, you will have some time to take pictures. Afterwards, you’ll also have some free time (30 min) for pictures and self-exploration of the ruins by yourself.

How long will we snorkel on the reef?

We will take you by boat to the reef, which is a 10 minute boat ride. The snorkeling activity itself will take 40-50 minutes, depending on ocean currents and circumstances.

How long will we stay at the cenotes?

We will visit two different kinds of cenotes. One is an open cave with a trail inside where our guide will lead you and show you the amazing formations. The second one is a closed cave where we will go down by steps and jump from the platform directly into the cenote’s freshwater. We will snorkel around the perfectly round shape of the cenote. In both cenotes, we will stay 40-45 minutes. After lunch, we’ll have time to see the pictures from our photographer or spend time exploring the surrounding area of the cenotes.  

Vegetarian Options

We have vegetarian options on this tour: in the morning, you’ll receive a small breakfast box that contains fruit, an empanada (fried pasty) with vegetables and a cereal bar. For lunch, you have options such as: beans, rice, salad, tortilla chips with sauce, and more empanadas.

If you’re a vegetarian, it’s important to let us know at the time of making your booking

Ground Transportation Included

Round-trip transportation, in vans equipped with A/C, to and from your hotel, rental or home in the Mayan Riviera, Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum (meeting point) is included in the price of the tour.

There is no extra charge for transportation.

Clients from Cancun (Hotel Zone and downtown) will pay an extra fee of $10 USD per person for their round-trip transportation.

If you want to be dropped off at a location other than where we picked you up, for example if you change hotels, we will be happy to help you. We only charge a small fee to guarantee space for your luggage. Feel free to ask about this service.

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