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Costa Maya - Mahahual Dolphin Encounter
Swimming with dolphins in Costa Maya Mahahual is an excellent option for something to do here since there are currently very few quality tours available in this area. The Costa Maya Mahaual area of Quintana Roo Mexico remains very undeveloped with regard to tourist services, activities and tours. Most tours are only offered informally by "independents" walking along the beach in the old town area.

In the Costa Maya Mahaual dolphin encounter the focus is on allowing everyone to enjoy having a high degree of contact with the dolphins and at the same time the trainers will teach you about these amazing animals.

Your dolphin adventure takes place very near the Costa Maya Mahaual cruise ship pier and will start with a short educational orientation with one of our Dolphin Trainers where you will learn a little about the dolphin anatomy and some of its special features and then get into the WATER!

You will enter the water by going down a set of stairs from our dock onto a submerged platform where you will remain for 25 30 minutes in waist-deep water. The Encounter starts with a kiss from an Atlantic-Bottle nosed dolphin that will be captured forever by a professional photographer and can be purchased afterward. The program will continue with a Swim-by, where you will get the chance to touch and pet the dolphins, a chance to learn about the anatomy of the dolphin and then on to some very special selected behaviors. The program is completed by giving each guest a chance to have some good quality time with the dolphin where you can ask the trainer any questions you may have about the dolphin.



If arriving by ship, please check with the cruise line what time zone your ship will observe during your voyage so as to book an appropriate time slot. To be safe, book mid day time slots leaving plenty of room on each side of your activity.

Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Discovery Cozumel is located in Chankanaab National Marine Park. As well as offering world class diving and snorkeling from a pristine beach, this beautiful park houses a variety of birds, the sea lion show, a botanical garden, reproductions of famous archeological sites, a typical Mayan village, an underground river, a tropical lagoon teeming with brightly colored tropical fish, restaurants and bars as well as a dive shop and Sea Trek helmet diving. So you will definitely want to allow time to enjoy the park either before or after your dolphin activity.

Activity Specifics

Name: Costa Maya - Mahahual Dolphin Encounter
Provider: Dolphin Discovery
Total Time: Approximately 50 minutes including orientation
Schedule: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm
CST / CDT (Costa Maya time zones)*

*If you arrive to Costa Maya by cruise ship, PLEASE verify your schedule before booking to avoid inconveniences. The Time Zone in Costa Maya is CST-Central Standard Time (UTC/GMT-6 hours) during winter and CDT-Central Daylight Time during summer (UTC/GMT-5 hours).
Pricing: Adults (+3 11) US$ 79
Children (2 11 3 11) US$ 69

Kids Infants (Minimum 1 year old to 2 11) FREE *must fit into life vest*

Infants ( up to 1 year old or up to 2' 11" tall) are FREE for the Dolphin Encounter but this promotion applies ONLY upon client request. Before completing your booking request use the comments area to request the free space. Please DO NOT include them in your reservation count since refunds/changes cannot be made after the reservation is made online without incurring additional processing fees.
Restrictions: HEIGHT: 2' 11" Minimum Height Required to Participate

SUPERVISION:
Children shorter than 3' 11" must participate with a paying adult (per child) as a companion in the activity.

HEALTH & SAFETY
Pregnant women may not participate in any of the dolphin or sea lion programs.
All dolphin activities are safe and interactive but require physical involvement by participants.
Participants should be in good general health and able to understand and follow directions as given by the dolphin trainers.
Those who have undergone an recent surgery or suffer from any condition that may limit them physically (i.e. back surgery) should check with their physician before proceeding to make a reservation.
Life vests are provided and mandatory for every participant.
Special: Persons Requiring Special Assistance
Every effort is made to accommodate clients with special needs and requiring assistance. However, please contact us directly prior to making a booking in order to clarify the nature of the assistance required and to ensure that such needs can be met.

Other "Stuff" You Might Find Interesting!

   Costa Maya - Mahahual Dolphin Swim Adventure
   Cozumel Manatee Encounter
   Cozumel Dolphin Encounter
   Cozumel Sea Lion Discovery
   Riviera Maya - Dolphin Swim Adventure



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A kiss that launched a thousand ships!

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Sherri ~ I just wanted to pass along a huge THANK YOU for the dolphin excursion I booked through you in Cozumel for last Wednesday. The experience was something I will remember for a lifetime. Besides my friend and myself, there were only two other participants in our group so the dolphin trainer gave us extra time in the water. GREAT PICTURES were taken of the whole experience!!!!!!! Actually, a few people I spoke to when I got back on the cruise ship booked their excursion through Carnival directly and paid more $$$$ for less time in the water with the dolphins ( no swim, push off, etc). Again, thank you for everything....... D Garrett ~ not given

Just got back from our cruise and wanted to let you know how much fun we had at Chankanaab Park. My daughter, Emily, had the most wonderful dolphin experience and the $2.00 off coupon for me to get into the park worked like a charm. And, your confirmation email telling us about getting to the park was very helpful. Thank you for the experience! This was well organized and an absolutely perfect day in Cozumel for us! We (the old ladies in my family) are coming back in February, I'll be sure to connect with you again as we'll do the dolphin swim with you again. The Kershek Family ~ Wisconsin

My husband and I had the "BEST" time at your park. The dolphin encounter was truly amazing! We can't wait to come back and let our children experience it. It is on the top of our "to do" list with our children. Thanks for the exceptional hopitatily! S. and R. Ketron ~ Cincinnati, OH

Thank you so much for helping me book this experience. I am so excited to go. I went swimming with the dolphins in the Bahamas but I never went swimming with the sea lions. I really appreciate you helping me book this. J. McCredo ~ Unknown

First of all, I want to say thank you so much for sharing your wonderful island with my family. Secondly, we did the Royal Dolphin Swim with Dorie and Belle, and it was the most AWESOME time of our lives. One lady in our session cried at the end, saying this was the greatest thing that she has ever done. The Park was beautiful, and everyone was very helpful. Thank you again for a wonderful time. D. Smith ~ USA
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