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Half-Day Caribbean Sea Turtle and Cenote Snorkeling Tour from Cancun

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USD 89.00
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Explore the fascinating underwater world of the Mexican Caribbean on a leisurely snorkel tour in search of three of the world’s seven sea turtle species while also viewing brightly colored tropical fish,rays and unbelievable visibility makes this an unforgettable experience. Journey deep into the subtropical rainforest of the Yucatan to an exclusive nature park that is home to an extensive underground river system. Enjoy an included lunch then swim and snorkel in the crystal clear fresh waters of a massive “cenote" on this 5-hour tour and marvel at the thousands of spectacular stalagmites and stalactites that surround you at every turn.
  • Travel between highlights of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula with ease 
  • An activity-packed tour ideal for first-time visitors 
  • Swim in a freshwater cenote and see thousands of stalagmites and stalactites
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation from Cancun or Playa del Carmen
What to Expect
Your morning begins with pickup from your hotel in Cancun or Playa del Carmen. After an air-conditioned drive down the coast, arrive at a popular snorkeling spot in the Caribbean. Your guide takes you across white sandy beaches to a protected area of the bay for a guided snorkeling tour to view colorful tropical fish, rays, and up to three different species of sea turtles. Next, you'll visit a nature park in the jungle and take a guided walk of the Yucatan’s expansive underground river system. Learn about the geological history of the Yucatan Peninsula, explore caves and caverns, see thousands of stalagmites and stalactites, and swim in a freshwater cenote. You’ll have just enough time for a light lunch before heading back to your hotel in Cancun.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
For Airbnb please provide the full address to provide you the nearest meeting point. Pick up from Cancun between 06:00am -07:00 am. Pick up from Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen between 07:00 am-08:00 am and Pick up from Tulum around 09:00 am
7h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bilingual guide
  • Round Transportation with AC (From Playa del Carmen or Cancun Hotel Zone)
  • Equipment required for both water activities
  • Light snack: Patties, Fresh fruit, pastries, cereal bar and refreshments,
  • Vegetarian or Gluten Free Options available under request.
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • 10 USD for conservation of marine fauna
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Towel
  • Comfortable, fresh clothing
  • Change of clothing
  • Swimsuit
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Money for photos, souvenirs and tips
  • The use of sunblock is prohibited before water activities.
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Not recommended for participants who do not have basic swimming skills (for aquatic activities)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Alex was our tour guide and she was very personable and knowledgeable. The tour itself was great, I personally saw 3 sea turtles but my boyfriend saw 6-7. You have to be pretty fast and be on the lookout. One turtle got pretty close to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank sailortran
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Diana the tour guide was AMAZING. We were in Cancun, therefore we were the first pick up at 6 am. After 6 hotel stops along the way, we arrived at Turtle Bay about 3 hours later, after 9 am. The guides were amazing, I cannot...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank klhayes2
Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

We loved it ,..............,... Juan our guide was awesome and the photographer was excellent ! Definitely worth it !!!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Andreia P
Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

First things first the staff were very friendly and helpful, I can’t take that away. And the Cenote was good fun I really enjoyed it. The snorkelling however was a horrible experience, there was loads of people all crowded round a turtle waiting for it...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank ChristopherWillox13
Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

Me and my friend were more than satisfied with this turtle/cenote tour. Many greetz to Diana and Oli, you made a nice job and you have given yourself the greatest effort! Everyone understood your explanations and you took time for every question and explanation. Very...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Chris K
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5 July 2019|
Response from AustinCane | Reviewed this property |
Bathing suit with dry clothes for later.
5 July 2019|
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Response from megwoman | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a fee. As far as I know every water excursion has this fee. My husband went deep sea fishing and also had the charge. Hope this helps!!
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  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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