Pacific bottlenose dolphins can often be seen jumping, playing and even heard “laughing” in their natural ocean environment along the Pacific coast of Riviera Nayarit. Get “up close and personal” with these beautiful, highly intelligent mammals that are adored worldwide.
You can find a number of unique swimming with dolphin programs in Riviera Nayarit that are perfect for every age group and activity level. Interacting with dolphins in Riviera Nayarit is sure to create amazing memories that will last a lifetime.
Dolphin Encounters in Nayarit
Swimming with dolphins programs are often referred to as “Dolphin Encounters” and offer a great introduction to dolphins. The experience starts with an overview of dolphin facts, touching upon dolphin history, behaviour, anatomy, habitat, and physiology.
After the initial educational briefing you enter waist deep water and are able to meet and get acquainted with the dolphins, feel their smooth skin, feed them treats, use hand signals to communicate with them, and even exchange an affectionate dolphin kiss.
Special dolphin encounters for children called “Dolphin Kids” are available for young children aged 4 to 8 where they can interact with the dolphins and provide mom and dad with unforgettable dolphin selfies, photos they will treasure forever.
Dolphin Signature Swim
Step up the level of interactivity with a structured dolphin swim experience that provides the most time in the water with these incredible mammals. These dolphin swim programs combine a learning experience with extended face-to-dolphin time that gets you into the action where you touch, feed, play, cuddle, and dolphin kiss this loveable creature. There’s even a “dolphin ride” with incredibly affectionate dolphins that appear to enjoy their time with you, as much as you do with them.
Dolphin Trainer for a Day
This safe dolphin training camp offers the ultimate dolphin encounter for anyone who has ever dreamed about training marine mammals like dolphins, porpoises, or sea lions. This in-depth, sensational dolphin swim experience puts you alongside professional dolphin trainers for a full day where you get hands-on experience, learning “signalling” (for handling dolphins) and the basic skills used in caring for and training dolphins.
Wild Dolphins Adventure
The Wild Dolphin Experiences are conducted with respect and awareness in their natural environment, the Pacific Ocean. You may learn a lot about them, hear their songs with an hydrophone system and maybe share some time in the water with them! The Wild Encounter will depend on the nature forces and any other nature phenomenon.
Watch a video on swimming with dolphins in Riviera Nayarit.
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Explore some of our other Riviera Nayarit Mexico water activities including sea lion encounters, whale watching and turtle release programs.