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Cozumel Dolphin Encounter
In the Cozumel Dolphin Encounter, the focus is on allowing everyone to enjoy having a high degree of contact with the dolphins while at the same time the trainers will teach you about these amazing animals. Nothing compares to being up close and personal with a dolphin in order to make an impact as to how important it is to conserve our marine life and oceans.

Your dolphin adventure takes place in Chankanaab National Park and will start with a short educational orientation with a Dolphin Trainer where you will learn a little about the dolphin anatomy and some of its special features and then get into the WATER with the dolphins!

You will enter the water by going down a set of stairs from the elevated dock onto a submerged platform where you will remain for 25 30 minutes in waist-deep water. The Dolphin 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 dolphin 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 and their life in the sea.

Dolphins are very special marine animals who touch the hearts of those who interact with them both in captivity and in the wild. Of course it is always better to let marine life live free in their own world, but participating in and learning about the dolphins in these activities serves to promote marine and ocean conservation.

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    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: Cozumel Dolphin Encounter
    Provider: Dolphin Discovery
    Includes: Lunch buffet and 2 non-alcoholic beverages during lunch *** NEW 2015!! ***

    Cozumel's Chankanaab National Park entrance fee is included for those participating in the Dolphin Encounter program.

    Chankanaab admission rate for companions or without dolphin program is US$ 21 for adults and US$ 14 for kids 12 and under. Prices subject to change without notice.
    Total Time: Approximately 45 minutes including orientation
    Amenities: Chankanaab Park opens at 9:00am EST and closes at 4:30pm EST (Island Time)
    Pool, lockers, showers and restrooms are available.
    Food and beverages available for purchase in restaurants.
    Snorkel and water sports equipment is available for rental.
    Schedule: Monday thru Saturday
    1:00pm & 3:30pm EST (NEW Island Time)
    CLOSED SUNDAYS

    Group Size is limited to ten (10) persons to ensure a very personal experience for everyone.
    Pricing: Adults - US$ 89 (13 years old & up)
    Children - US$ 89 (6 - 12 years old)
    Infants - FREE (1 - 5 years old - must fit into a life vest)

    ***Price Includes Chankanaab Park Fee ****
    Restrictions: AGE & HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS:
    Adult = More than 4 ft 7 in & 13 years old or more
    Child = 3 ft 11 in to 4 ft 6 in & 6 to 12 years old
    Infant = 1 to 5 years old must fit in vest to be able to participate in encounter

    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 a 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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    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

    The Royal Dolphin Swim was the perfect excursion during our cruise on the Carnival Fantasy. We booked through Cozumel Insider because the ship didn't offer the Royal Dolphin Swim and also because prices were cheaper than booking on board. The inexpensive taxi ride was better than taking a bus and being on someone else's schedule for the day. Chankanaub is a beautiful park and a great way to spend time in Cozumel! Thanks for providing such a great service! We'll be back soon! The Bell family ~ Southeast Louisiana

    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

    My husabnd and I did the Dolphin Royal swim in Cozumel. We loved it! It was the best time ever! Would do it again in a heartbeat! Thanks for everything Benicia ~ PA USA

    I just wanted to take a minute now that I am home to tell you how much we enjoyed the park and all the activities you helped me set up. The sea lion swim was amazing and the show following was really enjoyable. The dolphin swim didn't work out for all of us but we are planning to do the Disney cruise again one day and we will be back for sure. The park is very beautiful and we could not do it all in one day. Look forward to working with you again in the future. Thanks Once again! F. Schenk ~ New Fairfield, CT
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