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Looking for an immersive, small-group dolphin encounter that goes beyond a simple meet-and-greet? Dolphin Extreme is a 60-minute experience that’s designed to give you just that.
Your day begins at our world-renowned dolphin and sea lion center where you’ll learn about marine mammals from our Specialists, who will share fascinating facts about their physiology and behavior.
After you’ve been briefed, we’ll equip you with a mask so you can join our Pacific Bottlenose dolphins right in their habitat: floating, twisting, gliding, and diving alongside them. Dolphins aren’t the only mammals you’ll get to meet; however, you’ll also get the chance to have a hands-on encounter with our quirky sea lions!
Go underwater with Dolphins and Have fun with Sea Lions!
Equipped with a mask and fins, you’ll join our Pacific Bottlenose dolphins right in their element, floating, twisting, gliding and diving alongside them as if you were part of the pod.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to actually be a dolphin, this is the encounter you’ve been searching for. And best of all, your day will include a bonus sea lion encounter!
Experience the Underwater Environment Like Never Before
Exhilarating is the best way to describe this hour-long dolphin encounter that includes not only education and play, but also thrills!
After a short introduction by our marine mammal specialists, you’ll have the opportunity to skim across the surface of the water on a boogie board during a two-dolphin foot-push, speed through the deep on an underwater dolphin ride, and watch a private acrobatic performance by our talented Pacific Bottlenoses.
Meet a Sea Lion!
As part of Dolphin Extreme, you’ll also enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime hands-on encounter with one of our quirky and lovable sea lions. After one of our marine mammal specialists introduces you to the sea lion’s fascinating physiology and behaviors, it’s time to get up close and personal!
These animals are full of personality and love to have fun, so be ready to clown around with your new friend.
Dolphin Extreme Lets Us Learn from One Another
Swimming with dolphins is an experience unlike any other, but these encounters are about more than just excitement. Marine mammal researchers still have a lot to learn about dolphins and how to protect them.
When people meet these curious, intelligent creatures face to face - whether they enjoy a shallow water encounter or swim with dolphins - they are inspired to learn more about how human beings can care for dolphin habitats and support conservation and research efforts.
We Take Animal Welfare Seriously
Dolphins and sea lions need downtime just like people, which is why we limit the length of our Dolphin Extreme encounters and other wildlife experiences.
Our dolphins and sea lions spend less than two hours each day interacting with people and then spend the rest of their time playing and interacting with one another, working closely with our trainers and relaxing in a safe and stimulating environment we have created just for them.
All of our animals are given regular checkups and their diets are closely monitored to ensure they stay healthy and happy. To learn more about how we care for our dolphins and sea lions, please take a look at our Corporate Responsibility page.
Please take a look at the Humane Conservation program in which Dolphin Adventure is certified, to learn more about how we care for our dolphins and sea lions.
What's included in this experience
- A once in a lifetime experience! Our 60-minute Dolphin Extreme Program.
- Life jacket
- Use of lockers
- Wetsuit (in winter months)
What do you need to know before you book
- Ages 8 and up with strong swimming abilities
- Minimum height: 4 ft / 1.2 m. No exceptions. All children will be measured upon arrival.
Child prices apply to ages 8 to 11. Adult prices apply to those 12 years and older.
Each child under 12 must be accompanied by a paid adult (16 years or older). One child per adult.
The signature of one parent or guardian is required for participants under 18 years old.
For the well-being of the dolphins, access with jewelry, accessories, or sunscreen is not allowed.
Access with cameras or cell phones is not permitted. We offer professional photos for purchase after your experience.
Please note that you must be at the check-in point 30 minutes before your activity.
This program is not suitable for pregnant women. If someone in your group is pregnant, they can book a Private Dolphin Swim.
What to bring
- Money for souvenirs & photos
- Sun protective clothing