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Dolphin Encounter

Dolphin Encounter

From $99 USD $79.2 USD Per Adult (13+ years old)
Tuesday to Sunday
From $99 USD $79.2 USD Per Child (4-11 years old)
45 minutes (including orientation)
For your benefit, add the REFUNDABLE RESERVE, see all the info here. Children under 3 years are free; they must be added to the reservation.
Imagine an exchange of looks; a gaze full of liberty, love and everything we are by nature but we have forgotten. That is the beginning of an unforgettable experience in Vallarta, beside our marine mirrors and friends, the dolphins.

During the Dolphin Encounter ® program, you and your family will have the opportunity to receive all the affection of these tender and playful animals that always seem to smile. In this swimming with dolphins programs, your kids will be able to enjoy safe and fun activities that Dolphin Discovery Vallarta has specially designed for all ages. Doesn’t matter if you are 1 or 80 years, you will be able to enjoy from a platform that will cover half of your body and swimming is optional.

Your new friend will give you unlimited love, he will give you a handshake, he will sing and dance, you will be able to pet him and swim in a place that he and his other dolphin friends call "home": the Pacific Ocean.

Our dolphins will always welcome you in the clear waters of the Pacific Sea that surround the beautiful and picturesque Vallarta, return home with this memory that will last forever!


  • Handshake
  • Hug
  • Includes

    • 15 minute briefing and 40 minutes with the dolphins.
    • Aquaventuras Park admission.
    • Includes a dish from "swimmers menu" and a soft drink.
    • Access to facilities (lockers, showers, restrooms).
    • Dolphin and Sea Lion show.
    • Dolphin program: race, sing, tail walk, cradle.
    • Free admission for kids (2’11” to 3’11”) (See additional info).

    Additional Info

    • Infants from 1 to 5 years old and Minors with a height of up to 1.20m / 47.24in / 3.93ft must do the experience accompanied by one paying adult.
    • Children from 6 to 12 years old with a height greater than 1.21m / 47.63in / 3.96ft and a height less than 1.40m / 55.11in / 4.59ft, can do the experience accompanied by 1 paid adult.
    • Children 13 years old and older with a height greater than 1.40m / 55.11in / 4.59ft, must pay their ticket as an adult and will be able to do the experience alone.
    • To book 1-5 year old infants please do not include them in your reservation but be sure to add them on the comments section of your reservation.
    • Kids younger than 8 years old must swim with a paid adult (+18). Infants swim free with a paying adult.
    • For security reasons, the use cameras in the water is not allowed, professional photos will be available for sale.
    • Dolphin area is open from Monday to Sunday.
    • In Vallarta, groups have a maximum of 20 people.
    • The use of life jacket is required in all water programs.
    • Rates and schedules may vary depending on selected dates.
    • IMPORTANT: For the moment we are NOT receiving dollars in cash at our location (check in, restaurant, boutique and photos), we are getting pesos in cash and if you want to use an international credit or debit card, payments will be done in Mexican or US Currency.
    • For companions, Aquaventuras Park has an entrance fee of US $25.00 per adult and US $19.00 per child age 4-11 years old
    • Locker service with extra cost from $40 MXN
    • Outside Food and drinks not allowed


    • For safety reasons pregnant women (5 months and up) can't participate in any of our aquatic programs. Women with less than 5 months into their pregnancy can participate in the Encounter program only if accompanied by another adult and after signing a Responsibility Form.
    • It is important to arrive 30 minutes before your program, remember you'll receive a short briefing before your swim.
    • If you have any health or physical disability please contact our call center before you make your reservation so we can provide you full information about our services.
    • Remember to use biodegradable sunscreen to protect your skin, the environment and marine species.
    • Bring towels and cash for taxis, shopping, meals, etc.

    To participate in the Zip Line, Climbing Wall and Challenge activities, participants must fulfill the following:

    • +5 years old or as long as the harness fits.
    • Minimun weight of 90 lbs and 240 lbs maximun.
    • Pregnant woman are not allowed to participate.
    • Not suffering from heart problems, high blood pressure, breathing problems, epilepsy, diabetes and acrophobia.

    The Wall

    Put your strength and sports skills to the test while climbing the wall designed for you to mount the adventure in Vallarta.


    Have you experienced the thrill of traveling through the skies? Get on the funniest zip line flying over the Aquaventuras attractions

    The challenge

    This experience will turn you upside down! Run, jump, get excited, and test your motor coordination in every shortcut that comes your way.

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