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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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  • Location:Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
  • Duration:60 minutes (approx.)

Nuevo Vallarta Dolphin Swim Experience

Dolphin Adventure Center in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico is home to more than 25 Pacific Bottlenose dolphins. This swim experience gives you the opportunity to talk, touch, play and swim with these gentle and amazing marine mammals. An exciting family friendly adventure that will leave everyone with unforgettable memories!


  • Dolphin swim experience in Nuevo Vallarta
  • Talk, touch, play and swim with dolphins
  • One-on-one swim and belly ride
  • Interactive presentation
  • Professional trainers

What You Can Expect

Nuevo Vallarta Dolphin Swim Experience

Nuevo Vallarta Dolphin Swim Experience

The 60 minute Nuevo Vallarta dolphin program begins with various guidelines so as to ensure a safe experience for all. Then, you'll receive an interactive presentation on dolphin characteristics, as well as how to use hand signals and positive reinforcement to communicate with your dolphin.

Next, you and your group of no more than 8 guests head to the Dolphin Lagoon where you'll wade into the shallow, clear waters to start your exclusive dolphin swim experience.

Here, you'll meet and play with a dolphin for 30 minutes, getting to know each other through hugs, kisses and rubdowns. Ultimately, enjoy a one-on-one swim with your new friend, before going on an exciting belly ride!

Customer Reviews

Lisa O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Our family loved it


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2010

This was a once in a lifetime experience. Upon arrival, the service was wonderful. We were advised as to what the experience was going to include, given life jackets and off we went! We were in a group of 6 and had one guide. He was very informative and educated us on the dolphins, their habits, and was wonderful with "Nacho", our dolphin. We all got to feed the dolphin, watch him play and was kissed by him! The best part was actually getting to ride with the dolphin. You hold on to his fins and take a ride around the dolphin pool. You don't realize how fast they can go! It was truly amazing. We were in the water with the dolphins for about 45 minutes, much longer than any of us expected. This was an incredible experience and one that you MUST do! Highly recommended to all.

Gabriel A USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2010

Lots of fun, staff was really nice! Pictures though are way too expensive, $25 per picture or 8 for $100! Not worth the purchase, just have someone take pictures with a good lens from the observation decks.

Sylvia G

4 star rating: Recommended May 2013

We purchased this excursion for our daughters (16 and 13 yrs) on a recent trip to Nuevo Vallarta. They enjoyed it tremendously! The staff was friendly and accommodated us even though we were a few minutes late, which was very nice of them. I only wish that the viewing area for spectators was closer to the pool area where the dolphins were so we could see our kids better. The pictures and DVD are pricey - almost $200! But since this was a once in a lifetime experience, we purchased both. I think the price for those things should be cheaper. Other than that, the kids had a great time.

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