Cozumel Shore Excursion: Akumal Bay and Yal Ku Lagoon Snorkel and Sea Turtle Adventure

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Cozumel Shore Excursion: Akumal Bay and Yal Ku Lagoon Snorkel and Sea Turtle Adventure information and booking

7 hours
Departs from
Centrally located meeting point
Time of departure
9:30am Friday: 8:30am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Make the most of your Cozumel shore excursion by heading to the pristine waters of Akumal Bay for some fun in the sun! Enjoy a full day at one of the Riviera Maya's best snorkeling locations and you'll have the rare opportunity to swim alongside colorful exotic marine life and sea turtles. Open bar, buffet-style lunch and snorkeling equipment is all included!

Start your Cozumel shore excursion with an exhilarating snorkel adventure experience at one of the Riviera Maya's most recommended snorkel sites. Your tour guide will meet you at the Cozumel ferry terminal and accompany you on the 30-minute ferry ride from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen (option to pre-book your ferry ticket is available). Once at Playa Del Carmen, you'll be escorted in a 12-passenger van for the 30-minute scenic journey along Riviera Maya to Akumal Bay. Akumal is a pristine environment which boasts beautifully clear waters no deeper than 6 - 8 feet (1.8 - 2.4 meters). The bay is protected by a barrier reef where Logger Head Sea Turtles enter daily to feed on the sea grass. Once at the beach, you'll enjoy the rare opportunity to explore and snorkel along side these turtles in the open ocean waters. After your 50-minute snorkeling tour, you're sure to have worked up an appetite so you're invited to spend a few hours enjoying the beautiful beach and indulging in a buffet-style lunch and open bar. There's no better way to experience the Mayan Riviera! The adventure concludes with a 45-minute journey back to Playa Del Carmen with the option to board the ferry to Cozumel.

Please note: This tour departs from Playa del Carmen. If you are staying in Cozumel, you must choose the Cozumel option and board the ferry (ferry ticket price included) in order to meet the tour at Playa del Carmen.

Note: this tour is not available for Carnival cruise ship passengers

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to Cozumel for your ship's departure. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Ferry ticket
  • Limited group size of 12 for a more personalized experience
  • All entrance fees to yal ku lagoon and akumal bay
  • Use of snorkel equipment including inflatable vests, masks and fins

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Port pickup and drop off