We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dolphin Adventure by Vallarta Adventures

Address: Paseo de las Palmas No. 39 | Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
Phone Number: 1-888-526-2238
Website
Improve this listing
93%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums, Adventure
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Stroller parking
Write a Review

500 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    358
    108
    22
    8
    4
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Westminster, Colorado, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Loved swimming, dancing, playing, feeding and kissing/hugging the dolphins! This excursion seemed a bit short--could have added more to it to feel like we got our money's worth.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Castro Valley, California
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This attraction is rather expensive, but well worth it if you are interested in really meeting and playing with a dolphin. We were in a group of six people with plenty of opportunities to interact with the seemingly cheerful creatures. The trainers were seemingly cheerful as well! One particularly fun activity was holding on to her side fin and dorsal... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Okemos, MI
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This is a memorable experience for especially the kids. Ride and swim with tthe Dolphins and Sealions (two seperate adventures). Grandson got kissed and a hug from the sealion. Adventure by Vallarta Adventures has a number of tours available with great guides.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Liverpool
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

You can choose different packages to suit you whether you want to train the dolphins or just fancy a short time in the water with them. We chose the Bronze package which is basic, you spend approximately an hour in the water in a group. Trainers and staff were friendly and helpful. Great day out. Lockers provided for all valuables... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We did the swim adventure where each person gets to have some personal time with the dolphin and get a ride around the pool. This was a great experience and the dolphins were great! While you are waiting for them to get you, they have other animals around that you can get your picture with which was fun and things... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Swimming with dolphins was amazing. Vallarta adventures really knew what they were doing and the dolphins were well looked after. Such an amazing experience for my wife and I

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Palm Desert, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I have been wanting to do this for a long time. It was even more wonderful than what I expected. The dolphins were very well trained. I felt safe at all times. Manuel, was a great informative and very funny guide. We did the extreme experience and the staff was very patient with us, since we are not used to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Woking, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We booked for the dolphin experience where you got to ride on the fin and belly as well as other general things direct with the company and saved 20% doing so! When we arrived we were offered an upgrade to swim with the sealions for only $29US so we added that to the package. The area is well equipped with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
St. Albert, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If you have never swam with dolphins I would recommend this. It is expensive but it is something really you only need to do once. We did the swim experience as we were advised with was worth the extra 30 or so dollars to swim with them vs just being on a platform. We were also told this is the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

As well done as the pictures and DVD were done, the pricing seemed a bit out of of line with the overall experience! I plan on doing the next level up next year but I'll probably just opt our on the pictures and just go with the memories...

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dolphin Adventure by Vallarta Adventures also viewed

Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit
Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit
 

Been to Dolphin Adventure by Vallarta Adventures? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing