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Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta

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Address: Tepic Km 155, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
Phone Number: 1-866-393-5158
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Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta invites you to live the dream of swimming...

Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta invites you to live the dream of swimming with dolphins in paradise! With a range of programs, we have family-friendly adventures for all ages that you will never forget. Located in Aquaventuras Park, you'll enjoy your dolphin experience and a day on the water slides, an adventure full of adrenaline and smiles!

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Fun! Fun!

This is my second year to do the Royal Dolphin swim with family. Very knowledgable people and informational also. Great in getting you to interact. Jesus was very friendly and did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Idahogirl92
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Spokane Valley, Washington

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second year to do the Royal Dolphin swim with family. Very knowledgable people and informational also. Great in getting you to interact. Jesus was very friendly and did the sea lion encounter with us too. Highly recommended and rumored to be better than Vallarta adventures dolphin swim. But... Vallarta adventures is an great company but I preferred... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great outing for all. Swim with the dolphins, explore the waterpark, and meet a Sea Lion named Heidi. Great trainers and numerous activities for adults and children. There is no time limit on how long to stay. I recommend to all.

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Thank Alan C
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have a big group of people going to swim with dolphins you get more bang for your buck booking a private swim! We had a blast and it was definitely our favorite part of our trip! The water park is a little bit sketchy but we spent most of our time in the lazy river which was fun!... More 

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Regina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the Royal Swim which included the 60 minute dolphin swim and then the Sea Lion Encounter as well as access to all the park attractions. This was an excellent experience and great way to get directly in the water with the animals. The groups are small for the Royal Swim only 6 people which is great. 2 dolphins... More 

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Thank Crystal G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 7 bought the VIP package to the park. We got to interact with the sea lion and the dolphin. Those experiences were great the kids had fun on the water slides however, they require small kids to wear a life jacket and have an adult with them in the lazy river. Our package included lunch at the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised that our dolphin excursion was at a water park that we were able to enjoy afterwards. We did the Royal Swim tour ($149 at our resort) that included 60 minutes w/ dolphin, 20 minutes w/ sea lion, lunch, some shows, and access to the water park. In hindsight, it was a great deal for us and... More 

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Lloydminster, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

13 of us visited the dolphin discovery and water park. Ages 4- 82 years The waterslides & waterpark were okay but could likely use some repairs or upgrades . A lot of the slides were closed the day were were there so we didn't get to use most. Also the zip line which was supposed to be included in our... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Community manager at Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review

Dear traveller, First of all, thank you very much for taking your time to share your experience with Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta. We are happy to know that you and your family liked your experience with dolphins. We are happy to know that all your family had different interaction levels and that everyone enjoyed it as it is an experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Had a fantastic day out swimming with the dolphins. Staff all friendly and helpful, special thanks to Christian our dolphin instructor and the beautiful dolphins angel and luke. Amazing memories.

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DolphinDiscovery, Community manager at Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review

Dear tracey g, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta and above all, we thank you for taking from your time to write about your experience with us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed swimming with our dolphins; without a doubt, they are wonderful creatures. Christian is an amazing person and an awesome instructor, we will... More 

Santa Clarita, California
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We had 8 people in our group which was nice withe the Dolphins, we were all together. My 12 year old grand daughter had the biggest smile on her face, for that fact we all did! We were not rushed, we had plenty of time with the Dolphins. After which we went to the water park. We laughed so hard... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Community manager at Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review

Dear David K, Thank you very much for taking from your time to write about your experience at Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta. We are happy that you and your 12 year old gran daughter enjoyed swimming with dolphins. It is an experience that will last a lifetime! Our programs are designed so everyone can play and pet our lovely dolphins.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

We purchased the Royal Dolphin Excursion thru sunwings. The water park is quite dated and not much to it, be wary of the lunch because it made me ill. But the dolphin experience was fantastic! The trainers Alexis and Alejandra were exceptional.

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DolphinDiscovery, Community manager at Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review

Dear Unika A, We appreciate that you took some of your time to write about your experience with us. We are happy that you enjoyed this great experience with our dolphins. We are proud about our trainers, they give their 100% so you can enjoy your time with the dolphin. We will let Alexis and Alejandra know that they are... More 

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