Have you dreamed of swimming with dolphins for your whole life? You will do that and more during our 40-minute, small-group Dolphin Signature Swim encounter, which includes lunch and a trip to the beautiful Majahuitas Beach. This experience has been specially designed to be exhilarating, enlightening, tender and relaxing all at once.
You’ll get a thrilling ride through the water, a chance to communicate with these intelligent animals using the same hand signals marine specialists use and time to become fast friends with a member of our curious and charming Pacific Bottlenose family. It’s a great experience for couples who want to get up close and personal with a dolphin or families with kids ages five and up who love the ocean. This will be the highlight of your time in Puerto Vallarta!
Learn All About Dolphins
In this encounter, you’ll discover all there is to know about dolphins from the best teachers around – the dolphins themselves! Learn more than you ever thought possible about their unique vocalizations, personalities and eating habits, along with how they socialize with one another and with human beings. There’s no denying that communicating and playing with our friendly and lovable dolphins will leave a lasting impression on your heart.
Take a Dolphin Ride & Make Unforgettable Memories
There’s nothing in the world like swimming with dolphins. These playful yet majestic marine mammals inspire childlike wonder in people of all ages, and you’ll experience a buzz of excitement unlike any other as you dance, play and laugh with a dolphin before taking a lightning fast dorsal ride across the water.
Unwind on Majahuitas Beach With Us
With Dolphin Signature Swim, you’ll enjoy delicious lunch and an exciting speedboat ride across the sparkling waters south of Vallarta to the secluded island paradise known as Majahuitas Beach, absolutely complimentary! Because this ecological oasis can only be reached by boat, there aren’t any crowds to jostle you or vendors vying for your attention. You’ll experience total relaxation as you lounge on the white sand beach and gaze out onto the gently lapping turquoise waters. Contact an Adventure Advisor today to find out more about available schedules!
Our Dolphin’s Happiness Is Important to Us
Our experience caring for these special mammals has taught us that dolphins need downtime as much as we do. That’s why we limit the duration of our Dolphin Signature Swim and other programs. We make sure that our Pacific Bottlenose family spends no more than two hours each day interacting with visitors, and we give them plenty of time to play and interact with one other in the stimulating environment we have created for them. Their days also include time in training, which is an important part of their enrichment. Health is another element of happiness, so all of the animals in our care are given regular checkups and enjoy a carefully monitored diet.
To learn more about how we care for our dolphins and sea lions, please take a look at our Corporate Responsibility page.
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)?
Sunscreen must be biodegradable and applied at least 30 minutes before the entering the lagoons, for the protection of our marine mammals. Any other sunscreen must be washed off before entering the lagoons. You can buy biodegradable sunscreen in our gift shop.
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.