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Half-Day Sea Turtle and Cenote Snorkeling Tour from Cancun & Riviera Maya

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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icon6 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 7 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Snorkel and swim in the Caribbean Sea and a freshwater cenote on a half-day tour from Cancun. Your guide first takes you to a snorkeling spot in the Caribbean to look for sea turtles and colorful tropical fish. Next, you continue into the rain forest to a nature park with an extensive underground river system. There you can swim in the crystal clear waters of the cenote for a quintessential experience in the Yucatan of Mexico. Includes snacks, guide, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Half-day snorkeling tour with Caribbean sea turtles and Yucatan cenote, from Cancun
  • Look for three of the world's seven sea turtle species while snorkeling in the Caribbean
  • Swim in the fresh water of the massive cenote and view thousands of stalagmites and stalactites
  • Includes use of snorkeling equipment, snacks, guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off
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Bilingual guide
Round Transportation with AC (From Playa del Carmen or Cancun Hotel Zone)
Equipment required for both water activities
Light snack: Patties, and refreshments,
Vegetarian or Gluten Free Options available under request.
Bottled water
13 USD for conservation of marine fauna

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

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Pick up from Cancun
6/4/2017 - 2/28/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Pick up from Riviera Maya
6/4/2017 - 2/28/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Pickup from Tulum
6/4/2017 - 2/28/2022
Monday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Tuesday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Thursday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • 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
  • WHAT TO BRING:
  • Towel
  • Comfortable, fresh clothing
  • Change of clothing
  • Swimsuit
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Money for photos, souvenirs and tips
  • RECOMMENDATIONS:
  • 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
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ocean Tours Mexico

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-Day Sea Turtle and Cenote Snorkeling Tour from Cancun & Riviera Maya?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Sea Turtle and Cenote Snorkeling Tour from Cancun & Riviera Maya.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day Sea Turtle and Cenote Snorkeling Tour from Cancun & Riviera Maya?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Sea Turtle and Cenote Snorkeling Tour from Cancun & Riviera Maya.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Half-Day Sea Turtle and Cenote Snorkeling Tour from Cancun & Riviera Maya?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Sea Turtle and Cenote Snorkeling Tour from Cancun & Riviera Maya.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day Sea Turtle and Cenote Snorkeling Tour from Cancun & Riviera Maya?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Sea Turtle and Cenote Snorkeling Tour from Cancun & Riviera Maya.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Half-Day Sea Turtle and Cenote Snorkeling Tour from Cancun & Riviera Maya?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Sea Turtle and Cenote Snorkeling Tour from Cancun & Riviera Maya.

Reviews

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Great snorkeling
Daniel A
, Jul 2019
The trip was amazing, we got to see three turtles, the water was warm and clear, the cenote snorkeling was very cool as well. Highly recommend, the tour guide and photographer were very polite knowledgeable end genuinely loved what they do. The only issue we had was that we received an email to be picked up at 6:30 when it was actually 7:30. Had to get up much earlier than needed, I am not sure where the miscommunication was.
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We are a family of four and have been...
RAYMOND M
, Aug 2017
We are a family of four and have been on many, many tours over the years. Our expectations are never very high and we expect very little, so this review isn't about them not meeting our lofty expectations, it's for people who want a truthful description of what you are going to get. Don't waste your money, not with this company at least. You'll get crammed into a crowded bus and make numerous stops, including their main office to pick up all the supplies they need for the trip. Among some of our stops, were a gas station to pick up the photographer the only good part of the trip and another gas station, so the tour guide could talk on her phone for almost 45 minutes. It ended up they wanted to wait for another tour bus, so they could maximize the people they cram onto the boat you'll get on. It's advertised as some secluded marine preserve. It's actually a public beach, with wooden sheds for bathrooms, where they require 10 pesos per person to use the restroom. You are promised you'll see turtles or your money back. Of course you'll see turtles, because one of the boats drops a huge bag of dead fish to chum the water and attract turtles, not that I care, it's just funny considering the big speech about keeping things in their natural state and preserving nature. They say they'll provide you with snacks and drinks, but be warned. You'll roll into a crowded beach, with cheap boats spewing motor oil into the water. The snacks amounted to 6 bananas divided between 13 people and bottled water or coke. You'll snorkel for about 15 minutes, crammed between boats and tons of people. After this, you'll drive about another hour and a half, then spend another 30 minutes driving in a half broken bus, through jungle roads. The tour guide will laugh and call it a Mayan Massage. Most people were ready to throw up after the ride and some actually did. You'll proceed to a cave about the size an average living room, walk around, then leave and walk about 1/4 mile to a cenote. The cave and cenote are on private land and the tour company has a contract with the landowner, so don't expect much at all. Think garden hose, hole in the ground and wooden shack. You'll snorkel after climbing down a cheap wooden set of stairs that are extremely dangerous for children or older people. Absolutely wear a full 3mm wetsuit or you'll freeze in the water, which is shallow and there's nothing to see in the water anyway. If you have kids, make sure they wear a full, thick wetsuit. Several children on our tour had lips beginning to turn blue and were dangerously close to serious hypothermia. The best part, they only hand out about 3 flashlights for about 12 people, 1 for the fist person, the last person and someone in the middle, so unless you have a flashlight, you won't see anything. After that, you'll get a terrible meal of rice and watery meat, at what can only be described as a shack in the jungle. After this, you'll ride the vomit comet back through the jungle and the tour company will drop themselves off first, at their main office, leaving only the guy driving the bus. It's all about getting as much money as they can, with the least amount of effort. Our tour guide, Nadia, was horribly inept, but that didn't stop her from pleading for tips and begging for a good review. The photographer was the best part of the entire tour, with a lot of photos only costing 35, which come on a flash drive. The photographer really did an amazing job and you'll be very happy with the photos. At the end of the day, that's all you'll want to remember, after about 11 hours, where only about 1 hour is actually spent exploring the cave or snorkeling. Save your money and instead, look for a much better tour. I'd recommend the Isla Contoy Day Trip: Snorkeling at Ixlache Reef and Eco-Paradise Tour.
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