Dolphin Signature Swim

$159 USD-40%

$95 USD

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Dolphin Signature Swim

  • 40 Minutes

  • Families

  • Min 5 years old

  • Best Price Guarantee

  • Easy

  • Small Groups

Have you always dreamed of swimming with dolphins? Now is your chance with our 40-minute Dolphin Signature Swim excursion, including a complimentary 60-minute visit to Los Arcos National Marine Park!

Your day begins at our world-class dolphin and sea lion center where you’ll meet up with our friendly Marine Mammal Specialists who will share their knowledge about dolphins and show you how to interact with them.

After you’ve been briefed, it’s time to get in the water to meet our charming Pacific Bottlenose family where you’ll get to practice the hand signals you’ve been taught as well as partake in an exhilarating dolphin ride. 

This is a great experience for couples who want to get up close and personal with a dolphin or families with kids ages five and up who love the ocean. This will be the highlight of your time in Puerto Vallarta!

Complimentary 60-Minute Visit to Los Arcos National Marine Park

Dolphin swim + a visit to Los Arcos

Our Dolphin Signature Swim includes a complimentary 60-min sightseeing visit to Los Arcos National Marine Park, one of the most iconic landmarks of Puerto Vallarta. This series of impressive rock formations is home to a myriad of endemic bird species, and definitely a must-see in the area.

Get on board a comfortable speed boat, and enjoy an exciting ride to Los Arcos. On your way back, you’ll also have the opportunity to admire the charming downtown Puerto Vallarta coastline and the hillside houses of the rich and famous. This is, without a doubt, the perfect complement to your dolphin experience! This sightseeing is limited to children over 5 years old.

*Please Note: Guest that wish to go on the complimentary 60-min sightseeing visit to Los Arcos National Marine Park must confirm their assistance with our reservations department at [email protected] or +18885262238

Have you been dreaming of taking a swim with a dolphin?

You’ll have the opportunity to do that and more during our 40-minute, small-group Dolphin Signature Swim encounter, which has been specifically designed to be exhilarating, enlightening, tender, and relaxing all at once!

You’ll get a thrilling ride through the water, a chance to communicate with these intelligent animals using the same hand signals marine specialists use, and time to become fast friends with a member of our curious and charming Pacific Bottlenose family.

You’ll be able to learn about sea life and the behavior and communication of these marine mammals firsthand.

Learn All About Dolphins

Not only will you get to swim with a dolphin, in this encounter you’ll discover all there is to know about dolphins from the best teachers around⁠—the dolphins themselves!

Dolphin behavior is fascinating. Learn more than you ever thought possible about their behavior and adaptations, including their unique vocalizations, personalities, and eating habits, along with how they socialize with one another and with human beings. Communicating and playing with our friendly and lovable dolphins will leave a lasting impression on your heart.

Take a Dolphin Ride

There’s nothing in the world like swimming with dolphins. These playful yet majestic marine mammals inspire childlike wonder in people of all ages. When you swim with a dolphin, you’ll experience a buzz of excitement unlike any other as you dance, play, and laugh with one of these lovable creatures before taking a lightning-fast dorsal ride across the water.

Caring for Our Dolphins

Our experience caring for these special mammals has taught us that dolphins need downtime as much as we do. The ethical treatment of our beloved dolphins is a top priority. That’s why we limit the duration of our Dolphin Signature Swim and other programs.

We make sure that our Pacific Bottlenose family spends no more than two hours each day interacting with visitors, and we give them plenty of time to play and interact with one another in the stimulating environment we have created for them.

Their days also include time in training, which is an important part of their enrichment. Health is another element of happiness, so all of the animals in our care are given regular checkups and enjoy a carefully monitored diet.

We pride ourselves on the ethical treatment of our dolphins. To learn more about how we care for our dolphins and sea lions, please take a look at the Humane Conservation program in which Dolphin Adventure is proudly certified.

What's included in this tour

  • Our 40-minute Dolphin Signature Swim program—A once-in-a-lifetime experience!
  • Life jacket
  • Use of lockers

What do you need to know before you book

  • Minimum age for this program is 5 years
  • Each child between the ages of 5 and 11 must be accompanied by a paying person (16 or older)
  • No jewelry or sunscreen allowed
  • Expecting mothers are restricted
  • Cameras are not permitted in the pool area. They are allowed in the observation areas
  • All of our programs have been designed with the well-being of the dolphins in mind
  • Please be aware that you must be at the check-in point 30 minutes before the program starts.

What to bring

  • Sun protective clothing
  • Swimsuit
  • Money for souvenirs & photos
  • Towel


Do I need to reserve in advance?
YES! Spaces are limited and fill quickly. In order to ensure your tour date/time we recommend booking in advance.
May I bring a camera or video camera to take pictures?
Cameras are only allowed in the observation areas they are not allowed in the lagoons. However we offer professional photos that are available for purchase after your experience.
Can I wear sunscreen (SPF)?
The oils and residues from sunscreen (even biodegradable ones) are harmful to many marine species including Dolphins. Please use sun-protective clothing so you take care of your skin and marine life at the same time.
Can I wear jewelry?
Although we provide areas to secure your personal belongings we recommend you leave all jewelry and small items in your hotel.
Why do you limit the number of sessions for people to interact with the animals?
Our animals’ health and welfare are of the utmost importance so we limit each session. These incredible animals spend less than two hours each day interacting with the public. The rest of the day is allocated to their private valuable training time as well as for play and social interaction.
How safe are Interactive Programs?
Our programs have a remarkable and well-established safety record. The health and safety records of these kinds of programs have been continuously studied for over 20 years each time reaffirming their impeccable records.
Can I make an animal sick if I participate in a swim program?
No you cannot. Since the beginning of in-water marine mammal interactive programs in 1985 there have not been any instances of disease transmission between humans and these animals reported at any facility.
Can special needs visitors participate in your dolphin programs?
Before making a reservation please talk to one of our Adventure Advisors so they can better inform you.
How do you care for your animals?
At our centers we follow a program for preventative health care including daily health assessments regular voluntary veterinary examinations and dietary needs assessments. We continually provide an exceptionally clean and stimulating environment for them to live and thrive in while providing a safe and stable setting for their social community (pods) and family to reproduce and grow. For more information please refer to our Corporate Responsibility page.

Location Details

Vallarta Adventures
Vallarta Adventures' Center, Av. Las Palmas #39 Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit; ZC 63732, Mexico