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Small-Group Dolphin Encounter

by Vallarta Adventures
Rating 4.2/5 · 3 reviews · Duration 20m+
Price was {0} Discount price is $99 per traveler
  • Free cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees

Get nose to nose with a dolphin during this interactive program that puts you waist-deep in the water with Pacific bottlenose dolphins. Led by professional marine trainers, choose from several options that give you up-close encounters and teach you about dolphins' playful behavior.

Before hopping in the pool, get a brief introduction to dolphin safety and what you should and shouldn't do while in their pool home. Learn about their unique physiology and highly intelligent underwater communication.

When you're ready, reach out and feel the dolphin's soft, smooth skin. Learn signals for tricks and feed some of the dolphins their favorite treats—they may shake your hand or give you a friendly kiss. Watch as they jump impressively high in the air, zoom through the water at up to 7 miles per hour (11 km/h), and spin in unison. These friendly animals are known for their gentle behavior, curiosity, and intelligence, so don't be surprised when they nudge or kiss you to get to know you.

Get nose to nose with a dolphin during this interactive program that puts you waist-deep in the water with Pacific bottlenose dolphins. Led by professional marine trainers, choose from several options that give you up-close encounters and teach you about dolphins' playful behavior.

Before hopping in the pool, get a brief introduction to dolphin safety and what you should and shouldn't do while in their pool home. Learn about their unique physiology and highly intelligent underwater communication.

When you're ready, reach out and feel the dolphin's soft, smooth skin. Learn signals for tricks and feed some of the dolphins their favorite treats—they may shake your hand or give you a friendly kiss. Watch as they jump impressively high in the air, zoom through the water at up to 7 miles per hour (11 km/h), and spin in unison. These friendly animals are known for their gentle behavior, curiosity, and intelligence, so don't be surprised when they nudge or kiss you to get to know you.

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Dolphin Kids: Ages 4 to 9

Duration 20m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees This is specifically designed for younger children ages 4-9. For about 20 minutes you and a small group are able to get up-close and touch the dolphins in shallow water.
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$95

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Dolphin Encounter

Duration 20m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees An interactive orientation, dolphin interaction, and a brief training signal instruction. This experience lasts about 20 minutes in the water. Children 4 and younger are complimentary with a paying adult.
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$99

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Dolphin Swim in Shallow Pool

Duration 25m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees A hands-on orientation to the dolphins' anatomy and characteristics, a dolphin encounter on a shallow-water platform, and a unique belly ride experience. This experience lasts about 25 minutes in the water.
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per adult
$119

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Dolphin Signature Swim in Small Group

Duration 40m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees A hands-on orientation to the dolphins' anatomy and characteristics with 2 dolphins in deep water, and a unique belly ride experience. This lasts about 40 minutes in the water.
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$149

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Dolphin Extreme

Duration 1h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Get a hands-on orientation to the dolphins' anatomy and characteristics, an encounter with 2 dolphins in deep water, snorkel gear, underwater towing, and a unique belly ride. This lasts about 60 minutes in the water.
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$179

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Dolphin Trainer for a Day

Duration 4h 30m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees This experience is 4.5 hours of trainer shadowing with a picnic lunch and a training certificate. Wear a trainer's uniform, learn feeding and behavioral techniques, dolphin care, and get a hands-on orientation in and out of the water.
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$205

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Activity/Location

Puerto Vallarta

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Vallarta Adventures Dolphin Center

    Paseo de Las Palmas, Nuevo Vallarta

    Nayarit

Highlights

  • Small-group dolphin adventure with 8 people or fewer

  • Designed with non-swimmers in mind

  • Led by professional marine mammal trainers

  • Up-close orientation & touching a bottlenose dolphin

  • 6 interactive options to choose from

Inclusions

  • Choice of dolphin experiences

Know Before You Book

  • Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Maximum group size is 8 people.

  • Floatation devices are available.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • If you are pregnant, you may not take part.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Small-Group Dolphin Encounter ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5