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Address: 39-A Paseo Las Palmas | Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 1 888 526 2238
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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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Pretty fun experience

We did the dolphin swim experience where you get to pet a dolphin, get and give it a kiss, take a short lap around the pool holding his fins as he swims on his back, and then give... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Lisa W
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have done several of these adventures and this was the worst of the bunch. The pool wasn't in good condition. Same for the park. We are used to water parks in the USA and this was well below that level. We do not suggest booking this tour.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the dolphin swim experience where you get to pet a dolphin, get and give it a kiss, take a short lap around the pool holding his fins as he swims on his back, and then give it a hug. It was a fun experience, I just wish the pictures weren't so expensive! Almost more to commemorate than to... More 

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Wickersley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We when here on honeymoon n when swimming with the dolphin it was amazing we had a really great time n had one to one time swimming with the dolphins there or so well look after n cared for n the staff here or really good with take g care of the dolphins there lots of other animals here at... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the most wonderful time on the actual swim. The trainer was knowledgeable, the dolphins were stunning and so sensitive. The trainer taught us so much about dolphins and their care. It was 1 of 4 excursions we toon with Vallarta Adventures that week, and it was a close favorite. HOWEVER, the picture experience ruined it for me. As... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, I loved the encounter. We chose this as one of our adventures while on our honeymoon. Our trainer, Abril, is phenomenal. You can see the love she has for the dolphins, and the love they have for her. Their rapport/bond is undeniable. I was afraid to be "pulled around" the pool by the dolphin, but I conquered... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very exciting and enjoyable time with the dolphin experience. We swam, danced, hugged and even kissed the cute and VERY SMART dolphins. I loved the attraction and would highly recommend it for families!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've done a few if three at other locations and have been disappointed in what we've done for the price. Not the Extreme Dolphin adventure at Vallarta adventures! We had so much fun actually interacting and swimming with the Dolphins. Be prepared for the high cost of the pictures, since you can't bring your camera, that's the only way to... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A couple of weeks before our second trip to Puerto Vallarta I went on the Vallarta Adventures website and found they were offering 50% off for their Dolphin Signature Swim so I went ahead and booked it for the three of us. It was really great. The trainers were knowledgeable and gentle with the dolphins and with us. I know... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall the dolphin experience is amazing as far as for the kids to learn not to be so afraid of sea creatures, and appreciate what they can do. No doubt it's an adventure for everyone. But the part I dislike the most is how they try to make ridiculous money off you with these photos. I do understand that we... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a MUST DO for everyone!! I have done it twice and I have to say....it is my "Happy Place" when I am irritated with the world. I wish there was more time in the water with the Dolphins but it is worth it. Book online and usually receive a discount....don't wait too long as it books fast!!

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