This is a Private Tour

This means that all transportation (including ground transportation and boats when applicable) are exclusive to your group, and so are the guide, driver, and captain when applicable. The itinerary and time table mentioned in this tour include the suggested times and durations of each activity, but they can be changed to fit your group's preference within reason and availability.

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About Tulum Ruins & Turtles Discovery

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Tour Frequency

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Tulum Ruins & Turtles Tour Itinerary

Activities included

Ruin Exploring

Sea Turtle Spoting

Fish Spoting

Beach Swimming

Family Friendly

  • Join us on a ½ tour to see the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum, experience the magic, history, and beauty of these ancient structures. The famous remnants of the Mayan city sit in front of the turquoise blue waters and white sands of Tulum’s beach. This really is the most picturesque archeological site in the Riviera Maya.

  • Discover the Mayan archaeological site of Tulum, world famous for its unique location alongside the Caribbean coastline. Built on a natural outcrop facing the rising sun, the stunning turquoise blue ocean backdrop makes this beautiful site one of the most picturesque in the world.

  • Afterwards explore the fascinating underwater world of the Mexican Caribbean on a leisurely snorkel tour in search of sea turtles. Brightly colored tropical fish, spectacular coral, amazing rock formations, rays and unbelievable visibility makes this an unforgettable experience.

  • A certified guide will be your companion is this adventure full of history and magnificent views.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • During the tour pictures will be taken by a professional photographer while you are snorkeling.

  • At the end of the day you can buy a digital copy.

  • During the tour we will offer to our clients a box lunch.

  • Groups between 2 to 10 passengers maximum, which helps us to provide a customized experience.

  • $13 USD for conservation of marine fauna payable in cash only at the pickup service (not icluded in tour price).

Tulum Ruins & Turtles Tour Time Table

  • 6:00 - 9:00 AM Pick up from the Hotel Lobby in air-conditioned van.
  • 9:30 -10:45 AM Arrival to the archaeological site of Tulum.
  • 10:55 AM Departure to Akumal bay.
  • 11:10 AM Arrival to Akumal bay.
  • 11:25 - 12:45 PM Snorkel activity in Akumal bay.
  • 13:00 PM Transportation back to the Hotels.
  • * The order of Activities may change according to the weather conditions.

What's Included

This tour includes:


Snacks: fruit, muffin, empanada, cereal bar, juice and bottle water

Snorkel gear

Certificate bilingual guide

Round trip transportation with AC

What to bring:



Corfortable, fresh clothing and long-sleeved-cotton shirt

Change of clothing


Hat or cap

Sunglasses & Biodegradable sunscreen (please apply prior to tour)


Money for photos souvenirs and tips

Important: The nature reserve fee (13 USD per person) is not included in the price.

Available Extras


Logo t-shirt ($25 USD)

Professional Guides

Professional Guides

  • Most of our guides are diving instructors or dive masters, and have all been hand-selected by Ocean tours for their passion and 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 and 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!

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Frequently Asked Questions

About Tulum:

  • Are there many archaeological sites located in front of the Caribbean Sea?

    Tulum is the ONLY archaeological site located in front of caribbean cristaline water.

  • Was it always called Tulum?

    Original name of Tulum was Zamá, wich in ancient mayan language means “sunrise”.

  • What was the city used for in the past?

    Tulum was an important walled town, it was a harbor used for the intense commercial network. Here came trade and maritime routes of mayan people.

About the Akumal Turtles:

  • They are in danger

    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 travel 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.

Why do it with Us

Our first concern is the total satisfaction of our clients!

  • We strive to be the Best

    We are rated excellent on TripAdvisor, Google, and other rating platforms thanks to our commitment to excellence.

  • We are the Tour Operator

    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 Professional

    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.