Dolphin Adventure

$119 USD-30%

$83 USD

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Dolphin Adventure

  • 30 Minutes

  • Families

  • Min 5 years old

  • Easy

  • Small Groups

Spend an unforgettable day interacting with our friendly dolphins on this 30-minute Dolphin Adventure excursion! Your day begins with a tour of our world-renowned dolphin and sea lion center by our knowledgeable Marine Mammal Specialists who will teach you all about Pacific bottlenose dolphins and how to communicate with them.

After that, it's time to jump into our crystal clear dolphin pool to get up close and personal with our dolphins who you will get to play, dance, and swim with! Although cameras are not allowed in the pool, our professional photographers will make sure to capture amazing shots of you interacting with your new dolphin friends so you can remember your adventure forever.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable dolphin encounter for the whole family that is designed to be equally exhilarating for people of different ages and swimming abilities.

The perfect dolphin encounter for swimmers and non-swimmers alike!

During this Dolphin Swim Adventure in Vallarta, Mexico, you’ll spend time getting to know and play with our friendly dolphins on a shallow platform before hopping into deeper waters and riding across our crystal clear dolphin pool belly-to-belly with one of these lightning-fast creatures.

Vallarta Adventures with Dolphins: Hands-On Fun and Learning

The sweet smiles of our dolphins make learning a treat! As part of this swim adventure, you will spend time learning about the Pacific Bottlenose’s unique anatomy and behaviors from one of our marine mammal experts.

You’ll gaze into your dolphin’s eyes, rub their smooth skin, and become so familiar with their quirks that you’ll feel like you’ve made a new friend.

Did you know that dolphins, like people, can have very different personalities? As you play, dance, and swim with a specific dolphin, they’ll be learning about you as much as you’re learning about them!

Get Inspired by Your Swim Adventure with Dolphins

Everyone knows that dolphins are smart, friendly, and fun, but there’s actually a lot that scientists don’t know about these animals yet. What we do know is that we can all help protect them from the impact humans are making on their habitats.

Our programs help inspire people to think about how their actions impact the health of our oceans and of the creatures who call them home.

When people, in particular children, spend time with dolphins at our dolphin center and during other encounters, they naturally think more about how they can personally help dolphins thrive in the wild and are more likely to support research and conservation initiatives.

Safety Is Our First Priority at the Dolphin Center

We are serious about the safety of both our guests and our dolphins! Our staff has over 30 years of experience in all areas of the marine mammal field.

From overseeing the health and welfare of our dolphins to offering dolphin education programs at our marine life center, our team of specialists is working hard to create a greater understanding and appreciation of dolphins and the environment we share.

We are Committed to the Welfare of Our Animals

We strive to treat our dolphins like the intelligent and sensitive creatures they are. For that reason, we limit the length of the Dolphin Swim Adventure and other encounters so our Pacific Bottlenose families spend no more than two hours each day interacting with visitors.

They get ample downtime, with plenty of opportunities to play and interact with each other and to simply relax in the stimulating environment we have created for them at our dolphin center in Vallarta, Mexico.

They also work with our trainers to ensure they’re getting plenty of enrichment. And because their physical well-being is an important part of their welfare, our dolphins receive regular checkups and enjoy a carefully monitored diet.

To learn more about why we invest so much into the care of our dolphins, please take a look at our Corporate Responsibility page.

Dolphin Adventure has been recognized with the Humane Conservation certification for providing the best care to our dolphins and sea lions.

What's included in this experience

  • Life jacket
  • Lockers

What do you need to know before you book


  • Mimimum age: 5 years old
  • Minimum height: 4 ft / 1.2 m. No exceptions. All children will be measured upon arrival.
  • Child prices apply to ages 5 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.

  • 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

  • Sun protective clothing
  • Swimsuit
  • Money for souvenirs and 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