Dolphin Encounter in Cabo San Lucas

Dolphin Encounter in Cabo San Lucas

Visit one of the most exclusive dolphin centers in the world, where both swimmers and non-swimmers can get up close and personal with Pacific Bottlenose dolphins in the safety and comfort of state-of-the-art facilities in Cabo San Lucas.

If you love dolphins, a visit to this dolphin center should top your list of things to do on your Cabo San Lucas vacation!

If you've ever dreamed of swimming with dolphins, the Dolphin Encounter program will turn your dreams into a reality. Come along for a unique and interactive experience which allows first-time dolphin lovers the chance to have a fun and exciting encounter with friendly dolphins.

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Tour/Activity Details


30 minutes


One or more departure times daily (usually closed either Saturday or Sunday)

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Minimum age is 1. This tour does not include hotel pickup or drop-off. Adults escorting children must be over 18 years old. Rates are per person in US dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.


Your experience begins with an informative introduction by our dolphin trainers that will help you understand the dolphins' anatomy, physiology, natural history, and fascinating underwater communications.

Then, accompanied by a trainer, you'll enter our specially designed educational pool where you'll have 15 minutes to examine the dolphin's physical characteristics while rubbing and petting the dolphin's smooth skin.

The strong relationship that our trainers have with the dolphins allows you to experience, up close, the intelligence and physical abilities of these fascinating animals. Our knowledgeable dolphin trainers will show you some training techniques and positive reinforcements they use to communicate with our family of Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins. And after you've learned some training signals and how to feed them, the dolphins will shake your hand, dance with you, and even give you a friendly kiss! This amazing encounter is completed by feeding your new friend dolphin snacks. Then, enjoy a wet goodbye as you are splashed by your dolphin!

This experience is fun, educational, and guaranteed to leave you with many fantastic memories!


We require a minimum of 48 hours notice to be able to accommodate handicapped guests. Please note any handicapped guests on the Order Form.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need to be able to swim to participate in the dolphin programs?
No. Although the water in these very large saltwater pools is too deep to stand in (4 meters), participants in the Dolphin Encounter program are provided with life vests and need only be strong enough to pull themselves through the water.

What is the minimum age to participate?
To participate in our Dolphin Encounter, children ages 4 to 8 must be accompanied by a paying adult, but parents may hold children ages 1 to 3 free of charge.

How many people participate in each dolphin swim?
In order to give you the ultimate opportunity to interact among these lovable creatures, group sizes are kept to a minimum to maximize the experience.

Do you offer an observation area for non-participants?
Yes! An exclusive dolphin viewing area is available to guests who are accompanying other paying guests, such as friends or family. This area is not open to the general public. However, in the dolphin store, there are viewing porthole windows where anyone can admire the dolphins playing and swimming in their underwater world!

May I bring a camera or video camera to take pictures?
For the safety of the dolphins, spectators are not permitted to take cameras into any of the pool areas. Those of you participating in a program will -not- be able to bring a camera, waterproof camera or video camera with you into the water. However, photographers will be on hand to capture your dolphin experience. DVDs and photographs are available for purchase after your dolphin encounter. Photos start at $15 USD each and a 15 minute DVD costs $45 USD. (subject to change)

What should I bring with me?
Guests must wear swimwear during the encounter.

Are there any items I am not allowed to bring on the Dolphin Encounter?
For the safety of the dolphins, no jewelry may be worn during the dolphin encounter in the pool area. Also, sunscreen cannot be used during the experience.

Are there lockers at the Dolphin Center where I can leave my things?
Yes, lockers are provided free of charge to all participants in the dolphin programs.

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Minimum age is 1. This tour does not include hotel pickup or drop-off. Adults escorting children must be over 18 years old. Rates are per person in US dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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March 26, 2018

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