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Dolphin Encounter
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Get nose to nose with a dolphin! This unique interactive program puts you waist-deep in the water with Pacific bottlenose dolphins. Select from several options for a one-of-a-kind experience.
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Pricing and availability
From $72.82 each  Travelers (8 & older) *
*specify age at day of event
From $100.47 each  Adults (12 & older) *
From $72.82 each  Children (5 to 11) *
*specify age at day of event
From $128.12 each  Adults (12 & older) *
From $72.82 each  Children (5 to 11) *
*specify age at day of event
From $155.77 each  Adults (12 & older) *
From $155.77 each  Children (8 to 11) *
*specify age at day of event
From $179.74 each  Adults (12 & older) *
*specify age at day of event
From $78.35 each  Children (4 to 9) *
*specify age at day of event
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Begin with an informative introduction session with dolphin trainers who will help you understand the dolphins' anatomy, physiology, natural history, and fascinating underwater communication skills. Then it's time to enter the water! In the specially designed educational pools, you'll have the opportunity to examine the dolphin's physical characteristics while rubbing and petting its smooth skin. The trainers will demonstrate several signals and show how to feed them. You'll get a chance to try for yourself; the dolphins will shake your hand and give you a friendly kiss!

Inclusions :
  • Choice of dolphin experience

Please select from the following options:

Dolphin Encounter
  • Interactive orientation
  • Dolphin interaction
  • Training-signal instruction
  • Towel
  • Approximately 20 minutes in water

    Dolphin Swim in Shallow Pool
  • Orientation on dolphin anatomy and characteristics
  • Dolphin encounter on shallow-water platform
  • Belly ride experience
  • Towel
  • 20–25 minutes in water

    Dolphin Signature Swim in Small Group
  • Interactive orientation
  • Dolphin interaction in deep water
  • 2 dolphins per group
  • Belly rides
  • Towel
  • Approximately 40 minutes in water

    Dolphin Extreme
  • Interactive orientation
  • Dolphin interaction in deep water
  • Snorkel gear
  • Belly rides
  • Underwater towing
  • Towel
  • Approximately 60 minutes in water

    Dolphin Trainer for a Day
  • Feeding and behavioral techniques instruction
  • Care and training of dolphins
  • Trainer assistance with daily tasks
  • Close contact with dolphins in and out of pool
  • Lunch
  • Trainer uniform and certificate
  • Approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes

    Dolphin Swim for Ages 4 to 9
  • Specifically designed program for young children
  • Touch dolphins in shallow water
  • Small group size
  • Towel
  • 20 minutes in water

    Departure and return location:
    Dolphin Adventure in Nuevo Vallarta

    Participant restrictions:
    Participants must be at least 4 foot, 5 inches (1.4 meters) tall. Children younger than age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Please bring swimwear, and remove all jewelry before entering the pool. A shower is required just prior to remove all lotions and creams before entering the pool. Cameras are not allowed in the water, but pictures may be taken from the side of the pool. Souvenir photos of your "dolphin kiss" are available for purchase. Family and friends may watch at no cost!
  • Redemption instructions

    After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
    1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
    2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
    3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

    Exchange your voucher for activity:
    Reservation confirmation is required. You will not be guaranteed a place on the Dolphin Encounter without contacting Vallarta Adventures as far in advance of the day you wish to participate as possible. You may e-mail or call Vallarta Adventures to set up a tour date; the e-mail address and customer service phone number will be on your printed voucher(s). Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Present your voucher(s) and photo identification upon arrival at the Dolphin Adventure in Nuevo Vallarta.
    Terms and conditions

    Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 2 days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is the date of the Activity.