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Edventure Snorkel Tours {Tulum – Mexico}

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Post Last Modified – May 01, 2023 ¦

Experience Edventure Snorkel Tours In The Riviera Maya

On our first visit to beautiful {Akumal} Mexico in the Mayan Riviera almost 10 years 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!

In April 2023, my wife and I returned to Akumal and once again, joined them on one of their exciting tours.

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


Cenotes & Snorkeling With Edventure Tours

Below, is a brief look at both of our superb tours we’ve enjoyed taking with Edventure tours.

Brief History Of Edventure Tours

Owner Eduardo and Staff

Edventure Tours Proprietor

This is a family owned and operated business and proudly recognized as the; Original Tour Company in this region.

The owners and staff have been introducing visitors to the 🌅 Yucatan Peninsula’s main attractions for decades, and their experience definitely shows!

“Edventure Tours has grown, and Big Eddie will happily greet you as you arrive at our tour shop! We still remain a small company, with local guides that pride themselves in wanting to show you the best day – the best places, with the best service possible.

They are proud to tell you of their heritage, their history, and personal stories of this area”.

On our first tour seasons ago, we were picked up promptly at our resort 🏨 hotel as previously arranged and were 🚌 transported to the Edventure Tours 🤿 shop, located right in 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 throughout the day.

This was also the gathering place for others joining us for the day, and/or embarking on one of the other exciting tours Edventure Tours offers.

On our second tour, we again were picked up promptly at our hotel and taken directly to our first private cenote location. Our equipment was taken right to this location to speed things up, allowing for much more time to enjoy our tour.

Edventure Snorkel Tours Customized To Your Liking

Nelson – Our Guide for the Day

Edventure Tours Guide

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 the option of choosing smaller individualized private tours if you wish, 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 showed us 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! 😎

Edventure Snorkel Tours First Stop – Cenotes Dos Ojos

Nelson briefing us on the massive Dos Ojos Cenotes

Cenotes Dos Ojos

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

Cenotes Dos Ojos Cave

Enjoying the crystal clear fresh water of the cenote

Cenotes Dos Ojos Mexico

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 Scuba Divers

Cenotes Dos Ojos Bat Cave

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

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

Yal-Ku Dining

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.

Yal-ku Lagoon Sign

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 Mexico Aquarium

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

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

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

Turtle in Akumal Mexico

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

Snorkel Guide Turtle Bay

We enjoyed revisiting both Yal-Ku Natural Lagoon and snorkeling among the turtles at Turtle Bay. Both destinations are a “Must Do” if you enjoy the outdoors and snorkeling.

Private Cenote & ATV Adventure

Edventure Tours ATV Excursion

On our recent second tour, our day started on private property beginning with an fun ATV ride to an exclusive private hidden Cenote.

ATV Rides Yucatan Mexico

You have the option of adding and driving your own ATV to the Cenote site, or hopping in a multi-seat ATV with your guide, as we did.

Old VW Van

Good fun was had by all in our group and meeting a few others along the way!

Edventure Tours Private Cenote Cave Entrance

Our ATV ride led us to the entrance way to an amazing private cenote!

Edventure Tours Cenote Snorkel Tour

The cavern and the water was absolutely beautiful and it was incredible to have this cenote to ourselves, along with our superb guide {Javier}.

Cenote Cave Swimming

Swimming and snorkeling within cenote was outstanding! The water was crystal clear, warm and the to experience the beautiful walls and formations within and underwater, was amazing!

Edventure Tours Cenote Cave Snorkeling

With the lights on inside the cenote, just added to the beautiful display and colors surrounding you. It was such a pleasure to spend time at this beautiful location, without any others around at the time.

Edventure Tours Guide

After spending time at our leisure at this cenote, it was time for lunch. We hopped back on the ATV’s for a short ride to our peaceful lunch location on the property.

Edventure Tours Private Lunch Stop

Still on these private grounds, we enjoyed homemade tortillas and beer or other beverages of choice.

Edventure Tours Lunch

This tour continued on after lunch to both {Yal-Ku Natural Lagoon} and snorkeling among the 🐢 turtles at Turtle Bay.

Final Thoughts Banner

I can’t stress enough how unique and individualized a small group tour is, in comparison to those larger structured 🚍 bus tours.

If you are a small group, then I urge you to give these smaller customized tours a try. The difference will amaze you! They offered a variety of exciting organized tours with added options, or you can contact them and completely customize activities that suit you and/or your group best.

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.

Edventure Tours

🤿   Edventure Tours 🤿


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.

Visit Mexico Tourism Logo

🏜   Visit Mexico – Tulum

😎 Safe and Healthy Travels!

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Although our tours were 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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“The Tulum Ruins Archeological Site In México Receives More Than 2 Million Visitors Annually.”

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A Blogger Since 2012, Robert has a {Passion for Travel}, having worked in the industry for over 35 years. He enjoys sharing special moments & tips on; Travel, Health & Wellness, Book Reviews and much more!

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