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“Ripoff” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Vallarta Adventures

Vallarta Adventures
39-A Paseo Las Palmas | Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
+52 1 888 526 2238
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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: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ripoff”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Dolphins made to drag people around, We felt so bad from them we left. People were being charged 100s of dollars for a few pictures. Stay away.

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Seattle
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Dolphin Adventure - Signature Swim”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

As one birthday gift, my wife treated us to the Dolphine Signature Swim at Dolphin Adventures in Nueva Vallarta. The company Vallarta Adventure's includes several different levels of experiences with dolphins or sea lions. Hands down this is one of the most wonderful experiences I can remember. It is highly educational and rewarding. In fact after the conclusion of the forty minutes in the water with them you come to deeply appreciate these spectacular, intelligent creatures. You'll also come to admire the work the staff does. It is fun but beyond that they conduct research and efforts to improve and protect the environment and the lives of these and other wildlife. This experience tended to slow me down and to become more aware of what is important in the world. When we return to Vallarta, we plan to volunteer time with the company working with them.

Visited February 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“vallarta adventures were great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

amazing place. have to see for yourself. we swam with the dolphins. great instructors, very caring and gentle with the dolphins.

Visited January 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Swim with dolphins”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Was cute but water was freezing & they wanted to charge us 300 bucks for the pics they took of us so we didnt end up with any pics because it was too expensive.

Visited January 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed the experience. We did buy the photos and video which was great! A bit pricey but good quality.

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Thank Bleenda
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