Experience the magic of bonding with dolphins in a family-friendly, small-group encounter that’s exciting and educational for swimmers and non-swimmers alike. You will meet a friendly Pacific Bottlenose dolphin on our safe shallow water lagoon and from there, it’s all about play!
For 20 wonderful minutes, you will discover so much about the Pacific Bottlenose from the best possible teacher – one of our own cheerful dolphins. You’ll have plenty of time to laugh and splash with your new dolphin friend as you learn to communicate using hand signals – just like our marine mammal trainers do. And when it’s time to say goodbye, chances are you’ll get a slippery dolphin smooch!
A Dolphin Encounter for All Ages
Our knowledgeable marine mammal specialists will watch over your group and guide you as you bond with a Pacific Bottlenose through touch, talk and play. Children as young as one can give a dolphin’s slippery skin a rubdown and shake a flipper in this dolphin encounter tour, and older kids and grownups can even hug and play games with our dolphins.
Our Dolphin Encounter program begins with a short poolside introduction to our family of dolphins! The trainers overseeing your encounter will tell you all about the Pacific Bottlenose’s unique behaviors, fascinating anatomy, social lives and history with humans. From there, you’ll slide into the water where a dolphin will be waiting for you to introduce yourself so you can have some fun with one another.
Communicate Directly with the Dolphins
As part of this Dolphin Encounter tour, a marine mammal specialist will show you how to talk to a dolphin using the same hand signals that professional dolphin trainers use. From the comfort of our shallow water platform, you’ll be able to concentrate on communicating with a member of another species – which is a truly magical experience! You’ll discover that these curious creatures are just as interested in communicating with you as you are with them. As you talk to you dolphin, you will feel the warmth and sense the intelligence of what may just be the ocean’s friendliest creatures.
Dolphin Encounters Forge an Important Connection
Humans are making such a big impact on dolphin habitats and the only way to counteract that is with knowledge. Because these animals are so smart, friendly and fun, they’re the perfect ambassadors of the ocean! Cabo dolphin encounters give people a chance to interact closely with dolphins, and those who feel a bond with a Bottlenose want to keep our oceans healthy and do everything they can to protect marine life around the world. Our Dolphin Encounter tours have even inspired young people to become marine biologists!
Our Dolphins’ Well-being Is Our Focus
Our family of dolphins spends no more than two hours per day interacting with our visitors so they can enjoy plenty of downtime. The Dolphin Encounter and other dolphin swim programs are short so we can be sure our dolphins have plenty of time to socialize with one another, play freely and relax in a private and fun environment. They also work with trainers daily (an important part of their enrichment), get regular checkups and eat a specially curated diet. Overall, we 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.
|CHECK IN TIME
|Check in here 40 minutes before tour time selected.
Cabo San Lucas Address Location: Blvd. Paseo de la Marina Lt 7 A, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S.
San Jose Del Cabo Address Location: Paseo Malecon San Jose #512, Zona Hotelera, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S.
Times Available In Cabo San Lucas: 10 AM / 12 NOON / 2 PM
Time Available in San Jose Del Cabo: 1 PM
|DURATION||20 minutes with the dolphin.|
*Activity Level: Easy
*We will contact you before tour date to arrange pick up time at your hotel if you have requested this service.
*Tour is subject to availability, we recommend you book at least 24 hours in advance.
*Check In 40 minutes before tour time selected.
WHAT TO BRING
- Money for photos, gratuity, and optional purchases
- Minimum Age: 1 year old
- Children between the ages of 1-3 are free in the arms of a paying adult (guests must call to confirm the free infant space)
- Children from 1-9 years must be accompanied by a paying adult
- Child prices apply from children ages 4-9
- Children 10 years old or more are considered paying adults
- Cameras allowed in observation areas only
- No jewelry or sunscreen allowed
- Lifejackets are provided and required
- Expecting mothers are restricted
- Add roundtrip transportation in an air-conditioned van from most hotels in Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo for just $5 USD per traveler. Call or email us for this service in advance.