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This is the entry-level dolphin activity at Aquaventuras Water Park.  This activity is perfect for young children or those not comfortable swimming in deep water.   The Dolphin Encounter takes place on an underwater platform, so you are in the water with the dolphins but not swimming.

Kids as young as 1-year-old can do this Dolphin Encounter, a great experience for kids and parents alike. Afterward, you can buy souvenir photos and videos of your actual swim to carry on the memory.  

Aquaventuras Park:  Experience the popular water park located in Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy a variety of attractions including water slides, pools, a lazy river, and interactive experiences with dolphins and sea lions. The park is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and thrilling rides.

Zip Line Circuit, Rock Climbing Wall and Challenge Circuit (only 1 time for every activity). If you want to do these activities more than once you can pay $6.00 in cash the day of your tour at Aquaventuras park.

Dolphin Encounter Highlights

Free Entrance to Aquaventuras Water Park is included in the price of this tour!  You can enjoy the shows, water slides, and much more.  Great family fun for an afternoon in the Puerto Vallarta sunshine!

Interact with the dolphins in the water, feeling their unique skin, and getting a handshake from your dolphin, as they pose for photos!

Watch the dolphins as they perform a series of amazing behaviors.  It will make you tingle with excitement!

Cruise Passengers:  Yes! This tour makes a great shore excursion. A very popular tour!

Runs:  Tuesday to Sunday at 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM.

Duration: 1 Hour Approximately

Actual Time in Water: 45 Minutes


  • Dolphin Encounter
  • Admission to Aquaventuras Water Park
  • Access to Lockers (Exra Fee) and Showers
  • Dolphin and Sea Lion Show
  • Lunch with Soft Drink
  • Photos and Videos of your Actual Dolphin Experience will be available for purchase.

Dolphin Activities:

  • Touch

  • Hand target

  • Hug

  • Handshake

Departs From: Aquaventuras in Nuevo Vallarta.


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Handshake - Dolphin Encounter, Puerto Vallarta

Dolphin Swim - Puerto Vallarta

Our Advice:
Don't miss a chance to get the photos or video - this is a wonderful memory that you'll treasure forever.

You'll Need:

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Extra cash for food, drinks, optional video or photos, etc.

Kids: Ages 1 and up. Kids prices apply to kids 3' 3" to 4' 6" ft. tall. Kids under 3' 3" ft tall are free with a paying adult per child.