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Small-Group Dolphin Encounter

by Vallarta Adventures
per traveler Price is $99
Duration: 20m+ Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

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

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

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Dolphin Kids: Ages 4 to 9

Duration 20m

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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Total price is $95, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Dolphin Encounter

Duration 20m

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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Total price is $99, taxes included

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Dolphin Swim in Shallow Pool

Duration 25m

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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Total price is $119, taxes included

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Dolphin Signature Swim in Small Group

Duration 40m

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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Total price is $149, taxes included

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Dolphin Extreme

Duration 1h

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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Total price is $179, taxes included

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Dolphin Trainer for a Day

Duration 4h 30m

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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Total price is $205, taxes included

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Small-Group Dolphin Encounter

Activity Location

Puerto Vallarta

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Vallarta Adventures Dolphin Center

    35 Paseo de las Palmas

    Las Jarretaderas


Description

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.


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.

  • You will arrange your exact tour departure time directly with the local tour operator after booking.


Small-Group Dolphin Encounter ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5

May 20, 2017

The only reason why I wouldn't recommend it to others is because we were not able to take pictures and the two packages that they offered were very expensive. One was almost $200 and the other was $69 and you get 4 photos.