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Ever wanted to get up close with sea lions? The Sea Lion Encounter in Nuevo Vallarta—just a short drive from Puerto Vallarta—offers an opportunity to do just that. Along with learning about these lovable (and often loud) creatures you'll have a chance to pet them, shake a flipper or even score a smooch from the safety of a custom-made pool. A professional guide remains on hand to keep the animals from getting a little too frisky. This education excursion provides a memorial alternative to the area's traditional water sports.


  • Se lion encounter in Nuevo Vallarta
  • Touch, pet and play with sea lions
  • Information session
  • Professional guide

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Nuevo Vallarta Sea Lion Encounter

Nuevo Vallarta Sea Lion Encounter

This hands-on program begins with a poolside informative introduction that will help you understand the sea lions' physiology, feeding habits and behaviors. Then, accompanied by one of the professional marine mammal trainers, you'll get up-close and personal with the sea lions in a specially designed educational pool.

Fast, agile and adorable, sea lions are fascinating to watch - and never timid about speaking what's on their minds! As the friendly sea lions romp and frolic with you, their barks, honks and trumpets will surely keep you amused. They'll also delight you with their intelligence and skill!

The sea lions' foolery, folly and frivolity will entertain and enchant you. You'll definitely fall in love with these marvelous marine mammals as you get to know them through petting, shaking a flipper or two, and if you're lucky, you might even get a big fishy kiss!

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

Interacting with these amazing animals was wonderful. We were in the pool with the sea lions for approximately 30 minutes. The trainer was very personable and made sure that everyone got to interact with the sea lions. The tricks and expressions that they do are so cute! There were many photo opportunities, however, you can't bring your own camera. They have a photographer that takes pictures and you can purchase them on the way out. Well worth it, and make sure you pick up a picture or two! They are priceless. This encounter is great for people of all ages and should not be missed.
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