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

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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Swimming with dolphins and sea lions

That was amazing experience for me and my son!Worth every penny!We have never been that close to the dolphins and sea lions. Gonna remember that for ever!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

That was amazing experience for me and my son!Worth every penny!We have never been that close to the dolphins and sea lions. Gonna remember that for ever!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've wanted to do a dolphin swim for a long time, despite having some lingering ethical issues with animals being held captive. When I saw this excursion while we were on our cruise I read the reviews and description, put my qualms aside, and decided that this was my chance. I'm so glad I did! The park itself is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Last week we did the Dolphin Extreme with Abi & Jony. It was a fantastic experience from start to finish. The interaction was a once in a lifetime experience and they made sure we had a great experience from start to finish. Would highly recommend.

Thank Heather S
Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the second time to do the Dolphin Signature swim. Both were extremely memorable with the second time including my 12&13 granddaughters. They were mesmerized by interaction with the dolphins. This is the "Best of the Best" dolphin encounters. I have experienced several in the US and other cities in Mexico. Sophia, the lead for our show, created an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I did the Signature Dolphin Swim last week. It was great. They even threw in the underwater tow which we were not expecting. We were staying south of PV at the Hyatt so it was s more expensive cab fare which was not included. The only thing we would change us to buy it online at least... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Note if you are wildlife naturalist and such probably not for you. Remember these creatures are born and raised in captivity for one reason or another. That said facility seemed very clean and in good working order. They have two facilities in area and appear to move them between as needed. I got impression they were well cared for. Now... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my family on a vacation to Mexico. My daughter is obsessed with dolphins and this was her first experience with a face to face encounter with a live dolphin.. All I can say is WOW!!!! We had an amazing time with all the dolphins. This was a life changing experience for my 11 year old daughter. Thanks to... More 

Thank Neil M
Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dolphin Nacai BIT my daughter. Trainer brushed it off "hes playing" even though it broke skin and she was bleeding. She was scared the rest of the program and we werent able to enjoy it at all. Should not be putting people in with an animal that thinks biting people is playing??? 18 dolphins crammed like sardines into a pool... More 

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TheAdventuresGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Adventure by Vallarta Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are surprised and saddened to see this post since the wellbeing of our dolphins and our customers are our absolute top priority. We are in the process of researching this, as we currently have no recorded documentation of this incident, and have had no reported events involving our family of dolphins in recent history.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little dolphin adventure!2 adults and a 10 year old and we all loved it. Fun for everyone in the family and great guides!

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an amazing time doing the Signature Dolphin Experience with my son and checking off one of my life's bucket list items. Being able to swim with these beautiful creatures, look into their curious eyes, and for them to be so gentle was incredible! It was very educational learning from the various trainers. You get plenty of time in... More 

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