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Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta

Tepic Km 155, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
1-866-393-5158
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Type: Educational Sites, Water sports
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... more » 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! « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Great experience with dolphins. In Bahamas we just stood in one place and interacted with dolphins. In PV, we swam with them multiple times.

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Cloquet, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This was a fun experience but we also went because we got this tour free for sitting through a time share presentation. I'm not sure I would have thought it was a good deal had I paid the almost $800 we were told it was valued. We also were not told you did not have to buy the photo CD... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

There are two locations. We arrived at the first location which has an elevated viewing area, and lets you see everything going on. Turns out they were busy, so they put us on a small boat to the other location, which is only a few minutes away. This location has fewer dolphins (only 4 of the 19 they have) and... More

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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

When we visited here we swam with both dolphins and sea lions...it truly was the experience of a lfietime. I thought the dolphins would be the best but the sea lions literally blew me out of the water! They are like dogs that want to be pet. Beautiful creatures. The staff is knowledgable and super friendly. I absolutely loved it... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Our experience at the Dolphin Discovery that is was less about education and facts and more about it being a "photo opportunity". It was all about the camera and buying the photo disc or pictures at the end of the program. However, it is more reasonable than sea world or similar experiences in North America. Our kids were thrilled to... More

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DolphinDiscovery, Social Media Affiliate at Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review

Hello thank you for visiting Dolphin Discovery Vallarta. We're happy to hear that you and your kids enjoyed your experience with us. About the pose for the pictures we just ask to our guests to smile for a few seconds for the camera in order for them to get great pictures and to have a nice memory of their experience,... More

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Was a nice place but not as nice as the dolphin swim in Cancun Mx. Was smaller in scale and shorter in duration. But our daughter still enjoyed it

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DolphinDiscovery, Social Media Affiliate at Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for visiting Dolphin Discovery in Puerto Vallarta with your family to live this incredible experience, we're happy to hear that your daughter enjoyed the swim with dolphins, we hope to see you again with your family in any of our dolphinariums in Mexico and the Caribean. More

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Trainer made us feel very welcome. The water fight we had with him was a highlight for us. The dolphin was pretty cool too.

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DolphinDiscovery, Social Media Affiliate at Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for visiting Dolphin Discovery in Vallarta, we're glad to hear that you had a really good time with our trainer and the dolphins, we appreciate the time that you've taken to share your experience with us and the travellers, we hope see you soon in Dolphin Discovery Vallarta or in another of our venues in Mexico and... More

Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Ok, this is an expensive activity but was totally worth it. We bought the Royal swim package. This includes 60 min in a group of 8 with 2 dolphins. This is an awesome experience. Then you spend a few minutes with the sea lions. Once the day is done you have a full day at the water park. I would... More

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Regina, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

As this was our first time with Dolphin Encounters, we were not sure what to expect. We were very impressed with the way everything was handled, as I could not swim the trainers were excellent with me and even though I did not go out into the middle of the water, the trainers brought the dolphins to me and I... More

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DolphinDiscovery, Social Media Affiliate at Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review

Hello! thank you for taking time to comment. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the service of our staff and trainers and of course your time with dolphins, they're so lovely! We invite you to visit us again in Vallarta or in any other of our venues in Mexico and the Caribbean to live this amazing experience one more... More

Arica, Chile
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The swimming with dolphins was a great experience. The staff and dolphins were all very friendly and professional. Everyone should include in the budget the purchase of the full picture package. It is great having a professional photographer record all the memories

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