Swim with the Dolphins

An opportunity to swim with the dolphins in Puerto Vallarta is one activity that is sure to please everyone during your vacation. Vallarta Adventures has a high tech marine mammal research compound in Nueva Vallarta that offers the visitor a chance to get acquainted with these intelligent mammals in their own saltwater pool.

Their bilingual staff will guide you through a brief orientation about the natural habitat and show you how to communicate and interact with the dolphins through hand signals. There is variety of programs designed to fit the age and ability of the participant.

Dolphin Encounter

This program is designed for non swimmers and is an ideal introduction to the physiology, anatomy and history of the bottle nose dolphins.

Dolphin Extreme Swim

Designed for swimmers of all ages, the participant will interact with the dolphins underwater. Mask, fins and snorkel provided.

Trainer For A Day

Learn more about feeding, behavioral training and see what it takes to become a marine professional.

For Special Needs

Vallarta Adventures also offer a DOLPHIN ASSISTED THERAPY (DAT) that are geared by the parents and trainers towards the participantʼs goals of alternative wellness. This program promotes fun and learning with the dolphins.


The 60 minute activity includes 40 minutes with the dolphins.

Minimum age: 5, kids under 12 have to be accompanied by an adult

Minimum height: 4ʼ5” or 1.35 m

Pregnant women not allowed.

Vallarta Adventures

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Prices vary depending on program and age. Please check online or call for schedules and availability.