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DOLPHIN TOUCH ENCOUNTER FOR KIDS

Child (Age 3-7 years. There is no cost to accompanying adults) $207 USD
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DOLPHIN TOUCH ENCOUNTER FOR KIDS

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WOW! We have mentioned numerous times how we travel to each port before offering it to you. We have not encountered a facility as lovely as this home for dolphins. With a well-trained staff and some friendly dolphins, we know you will be pleased with your experience here.

Here is an opportunity for the young ones to get an introduction to a real dolphin. The program begins with a an explanation of dolphins, how they live and what makes them so special and interesting to us all. After donning life jackets, you and your child will enter the water with the trainer. You will then have the opportunity to touch the dolphins and even receive a kiss from them. You and your dolphin friends will spend 20 minutes together in the water.

Each participating child must be accompanied by a parent. If you are one parent with 2 children, the dolphin facility will provide an adult to accompany the second child at no additional cost to you.

You will arrive by ship into Zihuatanejo and take a quick taxi to Ixtapa allowing you to see the wonderful transition between the two. If you are vacationing in Ixtapa, I urge you to venture into the bay of Zihuatanejo.You will arrive by ship into Zihuatanejo and take a quick taxi to Ixtapa allowing you to see the wonderful transition between the two. If you are vacationing in Ixtapa, I urge you to venture into the bay of Zihuatanejo.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Interesting lesson on dolphins
  • Kiss and touch the dolphins
  • 20 minutes in the water with your new friend!

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (0.5 hrs) Dec.- April; July and Aug (high season). Arrive 20 min prior to scheduled time.
  • 10:30 AM (0.5 hrs) Dec.- April; July and Aug (high season). Arrive 20 min prior to scheduled time.
  • 11:00 AM (0.5 hrs) May, June, Sept. - Nov. (low season). Arrive 20 min prior to scheduled time.
  • 12:00 PM (0.5 hrs) Dec.- April; July and Aug (high season). Arrive 20 min prior to scheduled time.
  • 1:30 PM (0.5 hrs) Dec.- April; July and Aug (high season). Arrive 20 min prior to scheduled time.
  • 3:00 PM (0.5 hrs) Dec.- April; July and Aug (high season). Arrive 20 min prior to scheduled time.
  • 4:00 PM (0.5 hrs) May, June, Sept. - Nov. (low season). Arrive 20 min prior to scheduled time.
  • 4:30 PM (0.5 hrs) Dec.- April; July and Aug (high season). Arrive 20 min prior to scheduled time.
  • 6:00 PM (0.5 hrs) Dec.- April; July and Aug (high season). Arrive 20 min prior to scheduled time.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

Taxi and Transfers Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• You should plan to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled activity.
• Please bring a towel and bring or wear your swimsuit. You are not allowed to wear sunscreen in the pool for the safety of the dolphins. You will be taking a taxi from Zihuatanejo to the facility for a cost of about $10 per taxi. Allow 15 to 20 minutes to get there. If you are in Ixtapa, your ride should be about 5 to 10 minutes and considerably less.
• The actual program time is 20 minutes.
• The facility will take pictures and videos during your swim. The cost of the photo is $7.00, a VHS video is $30 and a DVD is $70. They will also do a personalized video for $90.00. All of these may be purchased after your activity.
• You may come and observe for a fee of $10, which is paid when you arrive at the facility. You will be allowed to take pictures and videos from the deck.
• Please note that in Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo there is some confusion about ship time vs local time. Please see your purser on your ship to clarify whether your ship changes its time to local time so you do not miss your excursion. As each ship is ruled by its captain, it is your responsibility to confirm this while while you are sailing.

Restrictions

• Each participating child must be accompanied by a parent. If you are one parent with 2 children, the dolphin facility will provide an adult to accompany the second child at no additional cost to you. EACH PARTICIPATING CHILD MUST PAY FOR THE PROGRAM.
• Pregnant women, and those with Downs Syndrome or cerebral paralysis may not participate in this activity.