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Dolphin Adventure by Vallarta Adventures

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Address: Paseo de las Palmas No. 39 | Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 1 888 526 2238
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Description: Dolphin Adventure, by Vallarta Adventures, provides world- class dolphin...
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.
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Who doesn't love dolphins?

This was my second time swimming with the dolphins at Vallarta Adventures and I would do it again!! I also LOVE the Sea Lions. They are like big, wet puppy dogs and to me they are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
JESSICA D
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Sleepy Hollow, Illinois
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Sleepy Hollow, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This was my second time swimming with the dolphins at Vallarta Adventures and I would do it again!! I also LOVE the Sea Lions. They are like big, wet puppy dogs and to me they are just amazing. I love the dolphin experience there is almost no way that you could not have a great time. Until the bill comes!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went for the Bronze dolphin experience. The morning was just fantastic. The trainers (as per usual with Vallarta Adventures) were brilliant. We had Cinthia as our trainer and Mila was our beautiful dolphin. We got to spend so much quality time with Mila in our small group of 7. Fantastic experience, learnt a lot and will definitely be going... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

First time with Dolphins and well looked after and entertained by Cinthia and Mila! Evan as someone who can be a bit nervous in the water, it was fine and got plenty of time with Mila in a group of 7 people. Thankyou! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had a private family swim on May 7, 2015. We had a rental car so we drove directly there. When we got there for our scheduled appointment time @4pm, there was a bit of waiting around 15 min past start time... and I wasn't sure why there were so many staff members congregating in the snack bar area chatting... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Fantastic experience to swim with dolphins. Would be interested to know if there are any marine biologists out there how much space a dolphin needs to survive happily as the enclosure didn't look very big to me?

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AdventuresGroup, Director General at Dolphin Adventure by Vallarta Adventures, responded to this review

Hi col2015. Thank you for the great review and we want to share with you that we have marine biologists as part of our staff. Following up the question about the space, our dolphin pools exceed all US and Mexico spatial requirements for housing bottlenose dolphins. Also, Dolphin Adventure has an amazing reproduction program with 25 animals born in our... More 

Punta de Mita, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It is an unforgettable experience, all the staff are very friendly and attentive looking for our comfort. Dolphins make you feel in harmony but at the same time are very funny; I swam with 2 females dolphins ( Shany & Kaleah) the whole experience was outstanding; The dolphin´s coach Manu was very professional and helpful, you can really tell that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We have travelled the Caribbean and have not done the dolphins because we are not the best swimmers and most of the others we have seen are in pens in the sea. We had done trips with Adventures and were able to see the dolphin pools and were impressed how the dolphins were cared for. There are numerous dolphin packages... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was an amazing experience! Manu was our guide and was very helpful, patient, and kind! We got to dance with, give and receive kisses, feed, and ride on our dolphin "Shany", who was absolutely adorable! An experience none of us will forget :)

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Soldotna, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had a fun dolphin encounter and a cool sea lion encounter in the same day. Both activities were very entertaining and a ton of fun, yet very different from one another. I'll be doing this again someday for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My daughter & I did the dolphin encounter April 2015. I had read other reviews about the experience and the cost of the photos. We figured it was once in a life time so after looking at all the pictures that were taken, we bought the whole package. The pics were excellent quality and we weren't pressured to make a... More 

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