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Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta

Tepic Km 155, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
1-866-393-5158
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Water sports, Amusement
Owner description: Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta invites you to live the dream of swimming with dolphins in...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Educational Sites, Water sports, Amusement
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

They give you good time with dolphins. My daughter had a blast. Would have given five stars but I felt their photo package is a bit overpriced. There is no ala-carte option. You have to buy whole package which is around $150.

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VT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The park is older but we found it to be very clean and the employees to be friendly, helpful, and conscienous. The bathrooms and locker areas were being constantly cleaned and never ran out of supplies. We paid a two for one price found on the Internet which was very good. The dolphin royal swim was outstanding. The trainers were... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

the is suppose to be a fun park, but half of the attractions were closed and everyone who rode on the "flush" received some type of bruise. not safe.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We did the underwater dolphin and sea lion experience. Both were very cool and a lot of fun. They show they really care about the animals and are very knowledgeable there. Sofia was awesome with the sea lions! We had some down time in between the two adventures, so they even gave us a private sea lion feeding/training session for... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Very nice - got to swim with them underwater, get pushed on boogie board across water, hold on to their fins for some nice rides on top of and under water, and played with some sea lions. They took a lot of good pics & a video

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Little Falls, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

the adventure says 50 minutes we got about 30. They were 15 minutes late for our scheduled appointment. They had us sit on the side of the dolphin pool to slide in. that would not normally be a problem but the edge of the pool was rougher than sand paper and you are in a bathing suit. My bum was... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Outstanding experience! Pretty cool to be in a tank with the dolphins and then ride them around the pool. Even better experience when they take you under water for about 10-15 seconds around the pool.

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San Mateo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We did the dolphin encounter previously with Vallarta Adventures in Nuevo Vallarta and decided to try the dolphin encounter at Dolphin Discovery on this trip. We regret listening to the travel agent who recommended this place over Vallarta Adventures. We fell for the water slides and longer encounters with the dolphins. Although the encounter at Dolphin Discovery was indeed longer... More 

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We went to the Dolphin Discovery on a rainy day and the visit was very good. The temperature was 26 C so it was not cold and no sun to worry about. The sea lion and dolphin shows were exceptional and we enjoyed very much. MY son and grandson went swimming with dolphins and that was fantastic plus interacting with... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I always have mixed feelings when I see animals in shows or zoos, but as I had never swum with dolphins, we decided to give it a try. The animals were friendly and looked healthy and OK and I asked one of the trainers if she thought they were happy and she didn't hesitate to say "yes". We bought the... More 

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