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SWIM WITH THE DOLPHINS - THE ROYAL SWIM IN PUERTO VALLARTA

Per Person (4'8 & over. Includes admission to water park.) $169 USD
Child (4'-4'7 and minimum age of 8. Includes admission to water park.) $99 USD
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SWIM WITH THE DOLPHINS - THE ROYAL SWIM IN PUERTO VALLARTA

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This is unlike many of our dolphin swim opportunities as the dolphins are located in a wonderful waterpark full of waterslides, a lazy river, and dolphin, sealion, and seal shows. Along with your dolphin experience, you'll be able to stay at the park and play all day.

Imagine the thrill of playing with the dolphins! Action and speed make this program the most popular, as it really lets you interact with these friendly marine mammals. The program begins with a briefing about the dolphins and an explanation of the activities you will experience.

From your submerged platform in the water, you will be able to interact with the dolphins, including the very popular dolphin kiss photo.

Then you will enter the water (life jackets required) for a speedy ride through the water for the dorsal tow as you hold on to their fins. Next is the highlight of your time with the dolphins--the foot push. Feel all their strength as they push you up and through the water by the bottom of your feet. Truly the experience of a lifetime!

Each session is one hour, with 30 minutes of swim time. Group size is limited to 10 people to ensure that you have a very personal experience.

Our professional photographers will capture these magical moments for you. Photo prices vary based on the package you purchase.

You can continue on with your fun at the park when you are finished, making this a day to remember.

The cost of the dolphin encounter includes admission to the water park to ensure a fun-filled, action-packed day.

  • On this tour you will:
  • Touch the dolphins
  • Kiss the dolphins
  • Do a dorsal tow with the dolphins
  • Do a foot push with 2 dolphins
  • Access to water park activities including zip line, climbing wall and ropes challenge
  • An item from the "swimmer's menu" and a soft drink

Days of Operation

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Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:30 AM (1 hrs) Check in 30 minutes early.
  • 11:00 AM (1 hrs) Check in 30 minutes early.
  • 1:30 PM (1 hrs) Check in 30 minutes early.
  • 2:30 PM (1 hrs) Check in 30 minutes early.

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

• Transfers are not included. The 30-minute taxi ride will cost approximately $17-$20 each way per taxi for up to 4 people.
• You may observe someone participating in a dolphin program (and take photos and videos) by paying the admission fee at the park. The cost is $25 for adults and $19 for children ages 4-11.
• Please bring cash or credit card if you wish to purchase photos, and bring cash for locker rental and additional food and beverage purchases.
• Shower and restroom facilities are available.
• Hours of park operation are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Water attraction operation is from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
• You must wear a swimsuit for your dolphin swim.
• Please note that the Dolphin Swim facility does not accept US cash in their restaurants, boutiques and photo purchase stations. Please bring Pesos or a Credit/Debit card to make any payments.

Restrictions

VERY IMPORTANT: YOU MUST BRING YOUR SHORETRIPS PREPAID VOUCHER OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM--NO EXCEPTIONS.
• Please note that this tour is not available on Mondays from September 1st - November 18th.
• Children with a height of 40" - 47" may participate in the Royal Swim program with 2 participating, paying adults per child.
• Children with a height of 47.5" - 55" may participate in the Royal Swim program with 1 participating, paying adult per child.
• Children over 55" tall may participate alone, paying the adult rate, and must have an adult present at the dolphin facility.
• Children under 40" tall are considered infants and will do the Encounter program activities (kiss, hand target, and handshake) regardless of the program in which they participate. All infants must fit into the life vests required during the program.
• Non-swimmers are welcome, but must be comfortable in deep water. Each person is required to wear a life jacket.
• For the safety of the animals, please use only biodegradable sunblock.
• Jewelry, watches, rings, bracelets, or any object that might scratch the dolphins are not allowed.
• Pregnant women are not allowed to participate.
• Maximum of 10 people per time slot.
• Guests must follow the rules of the guides/instructors at all times.
• If you are physically or mentally challenged, please contact ShoreTrips prior to booking.