Edventure Snorkel Tours Tulum – Mexico
Post Last Modified – January 24, 2023 ¦ gr8traveltips.com
Experience Edventure Snorkel Tours In The Riviera Maya
On our visit to beautiful Akumal Mexico in the Mayan Riviera a few seasons ago, we had the pleasure of joining 🏝 Edventure Tours Tulum for the day on their exclusive 🤿 Snorkel Experience Tour.
What a wonderful day it was!
First, check out this short but superb video from a couple of 📹 Vloggers on – Things You Must Not Miss in 🌵 Tulum, Mexico.
5 Things You Must Not Miss in Tulum – YouTube Video
We were picked up promptly at our resort 🏨 hotel as previously arranged and were transported to the Edventure Tours 🤿 dive shop, located right in the small town of Tulum.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by the owners and staff and then properly outfitted with 🤿 snorkel equipment and wet suits. These would be used for our time in the water during the day.
Owner Eduardo and Staff
This was the gathering place for others joining us for the day, and/or embarking on one of the other exciting tours this business offers.
Edventure Snorkel Tours Individualized To Your Liking
Nelson – Our Guide for the Day
Having already viewed the incredible Tulum National Park previously, our guide Nelson and driver, invited us on a short tour of Tulum proper and its surrounding beaches.
Having these smaller individualized private group tours, allows you the flexibility to alter the itinerary as you go along. This, unlike those larger formal 🚍 bus tours.
We were able to stop and browse around the town center, with Nelson pointing out some of the history of the town. He also pointed out some other popular areas worth visiting at a later time on our own, if we wished to do so.
We also made a stop at a beautiful stretch of white sand beach, dotted with modest beachfront bungalow accommodations, together with side street restaurants and cafes.
An added bonus not expected and greatly appreciated! 😎
Brief History of Edventure Tours
This is a family owned and operated business and proudly recognized as the; Original Tour Company in this area.
The owners and staff have been introducing visitors to the 🌅 Yucatan Peninsula’s main attractions for over 30 years, and their experience definitely shows!
Edventure Snorkel Tours First Stop – Cenotes Dos Ojos
Nelson briefing us on the massive Dos Ojos Cenotes
Our first stop and snorkel excursion of the day, was at the beautiful Dos Ojos Cenotes. Located just a short distance north of Tulum, Dos Ojos is a very popular flooded cave system for 🤿 scuba divers and snorkeler’s alike.
After our amazing time snorkeling here and with our guide showing us the way at all times, it certainly lived up to its name.
This cenote is known for being one of the longest underwater cave systems in the world, running a total combined length of over 300 kilometers!
The deepest pit in the Dos Ojos Cenotes, is over 390 feet deep and contains a number of deep diving pits and/or rooms.
Our guide Nelson is passionate about the environment and its preservation, as he explains the cenotes to us and invites us into “His Office,” for our first close up look inside the caves.:)
Cenotes Dos Ojos Cave
Enjoying the crystal clear fresh water of the cenote
As we 🤿 snorkeled inside this beautiful system of caves, Nelson lead us deeper and deeper throughout the caverns, eventually making our way into a magnificent cave surrounded with tons of 🦇 bats up above!
It was also really cool watching the 🤿 scuba divers below us, who were much deeper in the cenotes.
This truly was the real version of the “🦇 Bat Cave!”
Scuba Divers below searching the hidden caves
Cenotes Dos Ojos Bat Cave
This was an amazing experience and enjoyed by all in our small group. It was even more special because of our passionate guide, showing and detailing many things along the way.
Edventure Snorkel Tours Second Stop – Yal – Ku Natural Aquarium
After enjoying a lovely homemade authentic Mayan style lunch prepared for us at Yal-Ku, we then strolled to our next water adventure location, just a few steps away.
Enjoying a traditional homemade lunch
Nelson joined us in this beautiful natural lagoon 🐠 aquarium, surrounded by a lush mangrove 🌳 forest. We followed along, as he guided us on another snorkel tour around the lagoon.
This was a truly unique experience snorkeling in this lagoon. It was just another exceptional location for snorkeling and viewing the abundance and variety of underwater 🐟 sea life.
Yal-Ku Natural Lagoon
Yal-Ku is a perfect location for people of all levels of swimming or snorkeling experience, all in a natural and safe environment.
Snorkeling in Yal-Ku Natural Lagoon
Edventure Snorkel Tours Third Stop – Turtle Bay
🐢 Turtle Bay is home to the Centro Ecologico Akumal or Akumal Ecological Center, for the preservation and protection of the sea turtles.
Akumal Ecological Center
Located in Akumal, which is also known in Mayan as “🐢 Land of Turtles,” this area strives to control and protect its precious sea life.
At the same time, it allows tourists such as ourselves, to enjoy and experience the beauty of exploring sea turtles and other marine life in their natural surroundings.
Beautiful protected Sea Turtles
Once again, Nelson led us into the waters to begin our snorkel tour of the bay, discovering; beautiful 🐢 sea turtles, variety of colorful 🐡 fish and stingrays passing by casually beneath us.
A perfect way to end our day of – Snorkeling and Edventure!
Nelson guiding us along the way in Turtle Bay
I can’t stress enough how unique and individualized a small group tour is, in comparison to larger bus organized structured tours.
If you are a small group, then I urge you to give these smaller privatized tours a try. The difference will amaze you!
Below, I have listed 🌅 Edventure Tours Official website link for your convenience. You can access detailed information on all their tours, pricing and much more.
I have also included a link to the 🏜 Official Mexico Tourism website. This website has everything you need to know, for planning a trip to this beautiful part of Mexico.
I have directed the link to their page on Tulum, for your convenience.
😎 Safe and Healthy Travels!
Although our tour was in collaboration with Edventure Tours, rest assured all content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.
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