Dolphin Trainer for a Day

$189 USD-30%

$132 USD

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Dolphin Trainer for a Day

  • 5 Hours

  • Families

  • Min 12 years old

  • Best Price Guarantee

  • Easy

  • Small Groups

Have you always wondered what it would be like to be a dolphin trainer? Now’s your chance to experience what it's like firsthand on this Dolphin Trainer for a Day excursion.

Your magical day begins at our Dolphin and Sea Lion Center in Nuevo Vallarta where you’ll meet up with our Marine Mammal Specialists who will take you on a tour of our facility and show you the ins and outs of dolphin and sea lion care and training.

After that, it's time to put your newfound knowledge to the test by getting in the water to play and interact with our friendly dolphins and sea lions. This tour also includes lunch, an exclusive Dolphin Trainer for a Day t-shirt, and a Diploma -- don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience that’s as fun as it is educational!

Train Dolphins in Vallarta

Are you looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience on your trip to Puerto Vallarta? Do you love dolphins? Have you ever wanted to become a dolphin trainer? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, our Dolphin Trainer for a Day experience is the perfect choice for you.

As a Marine Mammal Apprentice, you’ll learn how to train dolphins firsthand from our expert dolphin trainers at our Dolphin Center in Nuevo Vallarta. Throughout a dolphin-filled day, you’ll learn how to speak with the dolphins, how to care for them and train them — and you’ll even get the chance to engage in exciting water activities with dolphins and sea lions.

You’ll also get to participate in a Sea Lion Encounter, where you’ll get the chance to interact with sea lions up close. At day’s end, you’ll receive an exclusive Trainer for a Day official t-shirt!

Learn From the Most Professionals Marine Mammals Specialist

Here at Vallarta Adventures, we are passionate about helping travelers like you experience the many wonders Vallarta has to offer. If dolphins are your thing, you’re in luck. Our Trainer for a Day is designed to give you the chance to interact with dolphins just like a real trainer.

This truly amazing experience is led by our very own expert Marine Mammal Specialists. With decades of knowledge and hands-on experience training marine mammals, our trainers will educate you on everything that goes into training these wonderful animals.

We’ll also spend time providing information and resources on local and international conservation efforts put in place to protect dolphins. For a hands-on dolphin learning experience unlike any other, book our Trainer for a Day experience with our award-winning team today!

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

  • Lunch
  • Specialist’s uniform
  • Dolphin Signature Swim
  • Sea Lion Encounter
  • Diploma
  • Lockers
  • Life Jackets

What do you need to know before you book

  • Mimimum age: 12 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

  • 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