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Costa Maya - Mahahual Dolphin Swim Adventure
Costa Maya / Mahahual is probably the most under-developed tourist and cruise ship port areas in Quintana Roo Mexico right now. Since there is little else to do here right now, it's an excellent place to take time to swim with the dolphins and learn more about them!

The Dolphin Swim Adventure offers a unique opportunity to swim with dolphins and get to know them better! Experience the joy of a dolphin kiss, hugs and handshake and then marvel at the dolphin’s strength as you are towed through the water with a "belly ride." You will fall in love with their gentleness during this activity created especially for you to bond with dolphins!

The program begins with a dock side briefing given by a trainer who will give details about the individual activities and safely procedures. Following the briefing, participants will enter the water standing on a submerged platform for an introduction to their new dolphin friend. Lots of contact will occur during this stage of the program as you receive hugs and handshakes, get to touch the dolphin, listen to them sing and finally pose for a big dolphin kiss. All participants will watch and have plenty of free time to interact while the dolphins play amongst everyone freely.



The main differences between this program and the ROYAL Swim which is NOT available in Costa Maya are: 1) this program involves 1 dolphin while Royal Swim uses 2 dolphins to interact with participants and 2) this program features a "belly ride" while the Royal Swim features the "dorsal tow" and "foot push."



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 Swim Adventure
Provider: Dolphin Discovery
Total Time: Approximately 50 minutes including a 15 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 US$ 109
Children US$ 99
Restrictions: HEIGHT: 3' 11" Minimum Height Required to Participate
AGE: 8 Years Minimum Age Required
KIDS: Defined as 3’ 11” – 4’ 7” and minimum age of 8 years old

SUPERVISION:
Children 8 to 11 years old must participate with a paying adult (per child) as a companion in the activity.
Children 12 years old and over may swim on their own.

HEALTH
  • 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.

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    The royal dophin swim was wonderful! My husband and I can't wait to come back and do it again. Thanks! Tara ~ Ohio, USA

    My daughter, 13 did the dolphin swim and it was the best time of her life.. up close and personal with scarlet.. the pictures were beautiful and the video wonderful.. this was a once in a life time event that she will remember for her entire life... well worth the 99.00 and the additional 75.00 for pics and video coverage.. if you can afford to do this, this is not to be missed.. it was the highlight of the entire vacation... go and have fun, well worth the cost and a lot of fun to be had. WONDERFUL TIME....
    Monica Beach and katie Richards Monica Beach ~ Ocala, Florida

    Two friends and I booked the dolphin swim AND got the manatee encounter for 15 minutes for thru Cozumel Insider. The manatee was FREE. The price, including the park, was only $88 when booked in advance. The park fee alone is $21...that's $77 PP for both a dolphin swim with about 11 others, incl. 4 children, AND the manatee. Our party of 3 were the only ones to get the manatee and she was a highlight of our trip. We got to feed her lettuce for almost 15 minutes as the guide explained her life to us. We are grateful for both experiences at such a great price. Thanks, Sherri. I can see where it's harder to find your story on your site. Can you repost it? It's very unusual and inspirational to others. Cheryl & Michael, MA C. Pimental ~ Hingham, MA

    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

    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
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