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Dolphin Adventure by Vallarta Adventures

Paseo de las Palmas No. 39 | Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
1-888-526-2238
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Aquariums
Owner description: Dolphin Adventure, by Vallarta Adventures, provides world- class dolphin experiences in beautiful Vallarta. Located in the Nuevo Vallarta marina, our... more » Owner description: Dolphin Adventure, by Vallarta Adventures, provides world- class dolphin experiences in beautiful Vallarta. Located in the Nuevo Vallarta marina, our dolphin center offers an unmatched facility to enjoy your marine mammal experience. Designed for guests of all ages and abilities, our award-winning dolphin and sea lion programs offer an intimate encounter and unforgettable experience with some of the ocean’s most incredible animals. During our programs, you will learn about the animals and their behaviors from our expert trainers who are passionate about marine mammals and their work. You will interact with our intelligent, gentle, and playful friends and feel the connection that is created during your encounter. We invite you to join us for the experience of a lifetime. « less
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and daughter had fun swimming with the dolphins. Its a unique experience for kids that love animals and swimming. Not a good idea if your child does not love water! It was funny to my husband to watch families struggle with kids that were obviously not water lovers.

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Spanaway, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The expeirence would have been one of a kind had the youngest dolphin, who was 5 years old, not bitten my boyfriend. The dolphin grabbed on to him and did not tear the skin, but the bottom line is they should not have the dolphin interact with customers if they are not yet fullly trained. The dolphin was put in... More

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Kansas City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

In 2013, I treated most of our group to the Signature Swim. None had ever swum with dolphins before. It was an amazing experience for them, and the trainers were very good about working to make sure that each person got some interaction with the dolphins. For our most recent trip in March 2014, I contacted Vallarta Adventures about a... More

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California City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We did the swim experience program(30 minutes) and it was very fun and unbelievable. we swam with the dolphins, nemo and gandolf and the trainer Manuel was knowledgeable and friendly. It was amazing,I recommend this experience for everybody!

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Banff National Park, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Our whole family enjoyed the experience. The trainers were knowledgeable and made sure everyone had a great time! Video and photo packages are very expensive. We were not given the option of just getting the pictures on a cd and printing our own at home

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We did the 60 min. Dolphin Extreme which lasted over 60 mins. It was amazing! We swam with the dolphins, they pulled us through the water, and pushed us on boogie boards, they came up and gave us a kiss and then we got to hug them. We learned quite a bit and time flew. We stayed for the Sea... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The dolphin encounter lasted probably more than the advertised 15 min in the pool, which was nice. The dolphin guide/trainer was knowledgeable and allowed us to touch and interact with the dolphin. Both our children (2 1/2 and 5) enjoyed the experience. The cost of the adventure isn't too steep however they get you when you try to purchase the... More

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Coralville, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

The Dolphin Adventure with Vallarta Adventures was amazing! The staff were very friendly and we got an awesome experience with a dolphin all to ourself. Manuel and the dolphin Nemo were a great duo to work with. I would suggest anyone interested in swimming with dolphins to check them out!

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Our 8 year old and 6 year old girls had a great time with the kids dolphin experience. The staff is great and the kids really get good hands on time with the dolphins. We purchased the CD of all the professional pictures and are very happy we spent that money. It is way too hard to get good shots... More

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Savage, Minnesota
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I did the dolphin signature swim. We were in the water 45 min and it was amazing. The group size was perfect and we had two dolphins that were all ours. The whole experience was amazing and a lot of fun. The dolphins pulled us through the water as well as the typical kissing and hugging photos. Our trainer we... More

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