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Cozumel Manatee Encounter
For manatee lovers the world over, Dolphin Discovery is thrilled to announce its newest program in Cozumel: the Manatee Encounter. The Manatee Encounter was added in 2010 and is truly a one of a kind adventure AND the only swim with manatees program in the Caribbean.

Manatees are beautiful and enormous creatures that in ancient times wereonce thought by sailors to be mermaids. Even though manatees are consider one of the gentle giants of the sea, they can grow to be as long as 13ft/4m and weigh up to 1300 lbs/600 kgs!

So bring the family to live the experience of swimming with manatees in the paradise of Chankanaab National Park in Cozumel where you will be surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna with vistas of the turquoise sea. Submerse yourself in the underwater world of the manatee, share a kiss and a hug and even feed these magnificent creatures while swimming with them in their home in the sea. You and your family will create memories for a lifetime and share a magical time with these manatees.

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 Manatee Encounter
Provider: Dolphin Discovery
Total Time: 45 minutes (including orientation)
Amenities: Chankanaab Park opens at 09:00 and closes at 16:30
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 - Saturday
CLOSED SUNDAY

10:00 AM ~ 02:00 PM & 03:30 PM CST (island time)
Pricing: Adults US$ 59
Children US$ 59

***Price Includes Chankanaab Park Fee ****
Restrictions: AGE & HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS:
Adult = More than 4 ft 7 in & 13 years old or more
Child = 3 ft 11in to 4 ft 7 in & 8 to 12 years old

SUPERVISION:
Children 8 - 12 years old 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!

   Cozumel Dolphin Swim Adventure
   Cozumel Dolphin Royal Swim Program
   Cozumel Dolphin Encounter
   Cozumel Sea Lion Discovery
   Cozumel Dive Jamanta Dive Trips, Snorkeling & Instruction
   Riviera Maya - Dolphin Swim Adventure
   Riviera Maya - Dolphin Royal Swim
   Cozumel Dive with Dolphins
   Cozumel Atlantis Submarine Adventure
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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

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

Thank you so much. The kids did the swim today and had a great time. We will definitely be booking through you from now on. Once again, thanks!! G. Ferrara ~ Chicago, IL

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

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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