Tulum and Turtles Discovery
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TULUM & TURTLES DISCOVERY is a half-day tour where we will discover the incredible archaeological site of Tulum and we will swim with 3 different species of Sea Turtles in their natural environment. Turtle-Sighting is not guaranteed, we will also get a chance to see a great variety of tropical fish and Eagle Stingrays, all of this at the World's second-largest coral reef barrier.
Tour DescriptionVisit of Tulum
Meet with the guide at you hotel and transfer to Tulum archaeological site. Visit these incredibles ruins that are located in a privileged position in front of cristaline water of Caribbean sea. A certified guide will guide you in the tour and will give you all the informations about the place and his history. Time of visit: 1 and half hour approximately.Swimming with sea turtles and coral reef
We will approach the shore in full snorkeling gear to go into the water, and we will swim out from the beach in search of the beautiful turtles. We will remain in the water for approximately one hour. Every day we get the chance to see around 8 different turtles.Very safe trips and excellent service
Our professional guides will make sure you feel safe and ensure you have the most fascinating experience. Even if you are not such an experienced snorkeler or if you are not so comfortable swimming the guide will make your swim with turtles & cenotes experience unforgettable, they will make you feel safe, secure and adapt to your level.Coral reef and great chance to swim with Eagle Rays
In the same bay where we snorkel with turtles we will also have a look to the second largest reef in the world where we have the chance to see eagle rays, grouper and more colorful fish.Get a picture and video gallery to remember this unique day
During the whole day HD Videos and pictures will be taken of you while your snorkeling experience. At the end of the day you can buy a 8GB USB with all your Photos and Videos for $35USD.We provide high quality equipment
Full snorkeling gear will be given to you, You can have also for free the wet suit. The gear is disinfected and wash carefully every day.Transport is included in the price
The transportation from and to any hotel in the Riviera Maya except Cancun is included. Transportation to and from hotels in the Cancun Hotel Zone has an additional cost of $10 USD per person.Snack and drinks
During the tour we will offer to our clients a box lunch with drinks.Small groups
A comfortable van with AC will pick you up at your hotel. Groups are of 12 passengers maximum, which helps us provide a more customized experience.
6:30 - we pick you up at your hotel in Cancun
8:00 - We pick you up at your hotel in Playa del Carmen
9:00 - Approximately arrival in Tulum and visit
10:30 - Transfer to Turtles Bay
11:00 - Snorkeling activity
12:30 - Back in the van to return to your hotel
* Turtle watching is not guaranteed.
Tulum & Turtles Discovery tour includes:
- Air-Conditioned Transportation
- Tulum entrance and visit
- Coral Reef Snorkeling
- All necessary gear & equipment
- Box lunch with drinks
- Certificate guide
What to Bring
- Confortable and fresh clotes
- Sunglasses, hat, shirt
- Extra cash for tips and souvenirs
- Picture and HD video collection of the day on a 8GB USB or memory stick for $35 USD
- Swimmer t-shirt ($20 USD)
Our team guarantees an excellent high-quality service, and 100% customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal. Our experienced team of guides and nature lovers will come with you on this wonderful tour and our photographers will get some great shots of you at these incredible locations.
Some of our Guides:
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We operate the tour
Every service and every part of the tour is directly operated by Ocean Tours. We guarantee an excellent high quality service to ensure the total satisfaction of our clients.
We are experienced
We have over 10 years of experience in operating tours as Ocean Tours started in year 2005.
We are proffesional
Our guides are enthusiastic, experienced and knowledgeable. The whole team will make your tour unforgettable.
We are dedicated
Working with small groups of clients, max. 12 people per van ensures you a familiar private tour feeling. We want you to remember your tour forever One professional photographer per group!
We are safe
Our professional guides are certified in First-Aid Our transportation is very safe and comfortable, and our drivers are very experienced.
Professional Photographers Team
Our professional photographers team will come with you on the tour and get the best shots at these fantastic locations.
About Tulum & Turtles Discovery
About the Turtles
Unfortunately, all 7 species of Sea Turtles are endangered. This is due to illegal poaching and pollution. In Mexico, turtles are protected since 1990. Fishing, hunting, or poaching turtles is now a Federal offense. Most species visit Mexico Out of the 7 species of Sea Turtles that remain, 6 of them nest in Mexico. They are thousands of miles Whether it is for migrational reasons, for mating, or feeding, Sea Turtles can travel hundreds or thousands of kilometers before reaching their destination. The temperature of the nest defines the gender of the Turtles Warmer temperatures produce mostly females, while lower temperatures produce mostly males. A tempered climate usually yields a similar amount of males and females. Baby turtles use the moon as guidance Sea Turtles are photo-tactical, which means they are attracted by the light. They use the brightest light as guidance, which is usually the reflection of the moon on the water. They avoid the shade, including the vegetation at the top of the dunes, where danger may lurk.
Tulum is the only archaeological site located in front of caribbean cristaline water. Original name of Tulum was Zamá, in ancient mayan language means “sunrise”. Tulum was an important walled town, it was an harbor used for the intense commercial network. Here came trade and maritime routes of mayan people.