Bring your dreams to life with a chance to swim with dolphins in Mexico! Cabo Dolphins world-class dolphin center is the premier place for an exciting encounter. Cabo Dolphins provides the most educational and interactive programs available. We have an incredible crew of genuinely caring, friendly, and entertaining professionals who are passionate about nature and also experts in their areas. Their top priority is to give you the BEST day of your vacation. Come meet the lovable animals and the marine mammal experts who make Cabo Dolphins stand out!
Meet Amazing Marine Mammals and More
Has swimming with dolphins always been a dream of yours? Then this is the tour for you. On this once-in-lifetime adventure, you’ll join our expert dolphin trainers at the region’s finest dolphin training and rehabilitative facility—Cabo Dolphins—and get the chance to swim with dolphins and learn all about them while in the water.
Enjoy the Learning Experience of a Lifetime at Mexico’s Finest Dolphin Center
Cabo Dolphins is a center dedicated to the research and rehabilitation of dolphins and other marine mammals native to Mexico. Every tour given here has an educational element in which guests learn about dolphins in a context that only real-world experts can provide. Not only will you get to go swimming with dolphins you’ll also get to learn about the behavior and life cycles of these amazing animals. The great staff at Cabo Dolphins will also provide information on the center’s conservation and rehabilitation efforts, which are funded in part by the proceeds of our tours.
Explore Our Tours at Cabo Dolphins
Here at Cabo Adventures, we are proud to offer a wide array of dolphin tours at Cabo Dolphins. From our exclusive “Trainer for a Day” tour to group swims with dolphins, we have something for every dolphin lover out there. Browse our Cabo Dolphins tour packages below and go swimming with dolphins this upcoming vacation season with our tour team here at Cabo Adventures!
Dolphin Signature Swim & Arch Fast-boat Adventure
Experience the fun and excitement of swimming with dolphins and a limited time freebie: a thrilling fast boat ride to the famous Arch in Cabo! Feel the excitement wash over you as you wade into the refreshing dolphin pool and get nose-to-bottlenose with our friendly family of dolphins. Dolphin Signature Swim is the most fun and informative program available anywhere. We offer small group interactions for this 40-minute encounter so that you’re ensured the best opportunity to create a bond with your new flippered friend. Accompanied by our Marine Mammal Expert, you will learn all about the Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins in the comfort and safety of our crystal-clear saltwater pool, specially designed for this type of program.
Swim around the pool on the ride of a lifetime as your dolphin gives you a dorsal ride, a belly ride or, hold your breath for a unique, underwater ride! Create life-long memories in Cabo and make a friend that will live in your heart forever.
Complete your tour with a complimentary and optional 45- minute cruise to the famous Land’s End Arch, accompanied by an expert guide. See the homes of the rich and famous, learn about the huge array of bird and sea life and enjoy a fast boat ride in the Sea of Cortes, the world’s natural aquarium.
Duration: 40 minutes
Swim & Ride Experience
Have you always dreamed of swimming alongside friendly Pacific Bottlenose dolphins? Or getting a wet fishy kiss from one of these amazing mammals? Our small group half hour Swim and Ride Experience is a dolphin ride tour in Cabo that was created to make those dreams come true!
Up Close and Personal with Dolphins
Your Swim and Ride experience can be for the whole family! Everyone ages 4 and up can hug, play with and swim with one of our curious, silly and highly-trained dolphins. Not only are they fascinating; they’re also charming and just as excited to meet you as you are to meet them. Our crew of marine mammal specialists makes sure that your encounter is safe, fun and educational.
What Makes Our Swim and Ride Experience Different
Many dolphin ride tours are just for strong swimmers, but this encounter is perfect for the whole family because it offers the comfort of a shallow water platform plus an opportunity to enjoy an exciting swim encounter.
First, you’ll learn all about dolphin anatomy from one of the best teachers around – an energetic and friendly Pacific Bottlenose! You’ll feel its smooth and slippery skin as you give your dolphin a rub down, get to know one another through play and then rocket across the pool, belly to belly with one of these amazing marine mammals.
Why Swim with Dolphins?
Interacting with dolphins can leave a lasting impression on your heart. These lovable creatures are empathetic, sensitive and very curious – whether you communicate with hand signals or simply with a look, you will sense their deep intelligence.
Of course, swimming with dolphins in Cabo is exciting, too! Dolphins are playful, but they’re also majestic, and as you race across the pool with your dolphin you’ll experience a rush of adrenaline and a new appreciation for the variety of life that thrives in the sea.
Why Small Group Dolphin Ride Tours are Best
Dolphins enjoy interacting with people as much as we love interacting with them, but to ensure the health and safety of both our animals and our guests we limit the size and length of our tours. This ensures not only that our dolphins have plenty of time each day to relax, but also that all of our guests have plenty of time to interact with a dolphin! And because of this commitment, our safety and health records are second to none.
Duration: 30 minutes
Experience the magic of bonding with dolphins in a family-friendly, small-group encounter that’s exciting and educational for swimmers and non-swimmers alike. You will meet a friendly Pacific Bottlenose dolphin on our safe shallow water lagoon and from there, it’s all about play!
For 20 wonderful minutes, you will discover so much about the Pacific Bottlenose from the best possible teacher – one of our own cheerful dolphins. You’ll have plenty of time to laugh and splash with your new dolphin friend as you learn to communicate using hand signals – just like our marine mammal trainers do. And when it’s time to say goodbye, chances are you’ll get a slippery dolphin smooch!
A Dolphin Encounter for All Ages
Our knowledgeable marine mammal specialists will watch over your group and guide you as you bond with a Pacific Bottlenose through touch, talk, and play. Children as young as one can give a dolphin’s slippery skin a rubdown and shake a flipper in this dolphin encounter tour, and older kids and grownups can even hug and play games with our dolphins.
Our Dolphin Encounter program begins with a short poolside introduction to our family of dolphins! The trainers overseeing your encounter will tell you all about the Pacific Bottlenose’s unique behaviors, fascinating anatomy, social lives and history with humans. From there, you’ll slide into the water where a dolphin will be waiting for you to introduce yourself so you can have some fun with one another.
Communicate Directly with the Dolphins
As part of this Dolphin Encounter tour, a marine mammal specialist will show you how to talk to a dolphin using the same hand signals that professional dolphin trainers use. From the comfort of our shallow water platform, you’ll be able to concentrate on communicating with a member of another species – which is a truly magical experience! You’ll discover that these curious creatures are just as interested in communicating with you as you are with them. As you talk to you dolphin, you will feel the warmth and sense the intelligence of what may just be the ocean’s friendliest creatures.
Dolphin Encounters Forge an Important Connection
Humans are making such a big impact on dolphin habitats and the only way to counteract that is with knowledge. Because these animals are so smart, friendly and fun, they’re the perfect ambassadors of the ocean! Cabo dolphin encounters give people a chance to interact closely with dolphins, and those who feel a bond with a Bottlenose want to keep our oceans healthy and do everything they can to protect marine life around the world. Our Dolphin Encounter tours have even inspired young people to become marine biologists!
Our Dolphins’ Wellbeing Is Our Focus
At Cabo Adventures, our family of dolphins spends no more than two hours per day interacting with our visitors so they can enjoy plenty of downtime. The Dolphin Encounter and other dolphin swim programs are short so we can be sure our dolphins have plenty of time to socialize with one another, play freely and relax in a private and fun environment. They also work with trainers daily (an important part of their enrichment), get regular checkups and eat a specially curated diet. Overall, we provide an exceptionally clean and stimulating environment for them to live and thrive in while providing a safe and stable setting for their social community (pods) and family to reproduce and grow.
Duration: 20 minutes
Nothing beats watching your child smile and laugh as they meet and become friends with a dolphin! Our Cabo Dolphin Kids tours are safe and fun, hands-on, small-group encounters designed to give young marine mammal enthusiasts the experience of being up-close with one of these amazing animals.
Our experienced marine mammal specialists are there to guide swimmers and non-swimmers alike as they play with and learn from our family of curious and intelligent Pacific Bottlenose dolphins in our specially-designed shallow water pool. And you get to enjoy it all from the comfort of our observation area, where you’ll see ear-to-ear smiles and hear giggles of delight as your kids enjoy the experience of a lifetime!
The Safest Dolphin Encounter in Cabo
You’ll be close by during the entire Dolphin Kids encounter, but your children will enjoy feelings of independence as they don life jackets and join our trainers in the pool. There, they’ll be greeted by the huge smiles and happy vocalizations of our family of highly-trained Pacific Bottlenoses. While some grownups can find dolphins intimidating, children typically feel comfortable with them right away because they share so many of the same traits: curiosity, playfulness and a love of all things silly!
Please note that all of our dolphin swim programs, including Dolphin Kids, have a well-established safety record and our aim is to make you feel as comfortable as possible. That way, you can spend the encounter watching your kids laugh and play with their new flippered friends.
Learning Through Play
There’s no better way to learn about life under the sea than from the animals who call that habitat home! Children who take part in our Dolphin Kids tours do more than just splashing around with a dolphin. As they pet and hug a Pacific Bottlenose, they’ll be learning about this animal’s unique anatomy firsthand. And when they shake a smooth fin or ask for a slippery dolphin kiss, they’ll be learning more about dolphin behavior. The goal of all of our dolphin swim and dolphin encounter programs is to give people – including kids – who love these animals a chance to learn more and to create a lifelong personal connection.
Knowledge Leads to Caring
Children who have a chance to swim with dolphins tend to care more about them and want to protect them from harm. When your child participates in Dolphin Kids, our family of dolphins works hard to give them a better understanding of why marine research and conservation is important. The children who meet a dolphin face to face and interact with these fascinating marine mammals are often inspired to do more to keep our oceans clean and healthy. Who knows! Perhaps after your Dolphin Kids encounter, your child will decide they want to become a marine mammal specialist!
Duration: 20 minutes
Trainer for a day
If you love dolphins or have ever thought about being a dolphin trainer, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you at Cabo Dolphins. Developed for people who want to learn more about training marine mammals, our Trainer for a Day program gives you the chance to spend an educational day working beside our Marine Mammal Specialists at our dolphin center in Cabo. You’ll learn animal care, training methods and get an exclusive t-shirt all while engaging in exciting water activities.
This is an extraordinary and hands-on educational experience. Your future as a marine mammal specialist starts today!
Learn How to Train a Dolphin at Mexico’s Premier Dolphin Center
Dolphins are perhaps the most intelligent marine animal in the world. Capable of nuanced social interaction and learning an astounding array of tricks and tasks, these marine mammals are truly a joy to be around. On our Dolphin Trainer for a Day tour here at Cabo Adventures, you get the opportunity to become a dolphin trainer and interact intimately with these amazing marine creatures.
Together with the staff of experienced trainers at Cabo Dolphins, you will receive real dolphin trainer instructions and learn how to communicate with the dolphins you meet on the tour. Over the course of a day, you will learn how to properly touch dolphins, teach them tricks, and swim alongside them in the award-winning facilities at Cabo Dolphins. You’ll also get to learn more about dolphins as a species from the extensive knowledge and hands-on expertise of our trainers.
Here at Cabo Adventures, we are passionate about protecting the many natural wonders found in our greater Los Cabos region. That’s why we are proud to donate a portion of the proceeds from our Dolphin Trainer for a Day tour to education and rehabilitative efforts at Cabo Dolphins. With this tour, you not only get the chance to become a dolphin trainer for a day—you’ll also be making a donation to help dolphins everywhere. Learn more about all that’s included in this once-in-a-lifetime tour, and book with us today!
Duration: 4 1/2 hours
Do I need to reserve in advance?
Yes please reserve in advance to ensure availability – especially during the holidays.
May I bring a camera or video camera to take pictures?
Cameras are only allowed in the observation areas they are not allowed into the pools. However, we offer professional photos that are available for purchase after your experience.
Can I wear sunscreen (SPF)?
All sunscreen must be biodegradable and applied at least 30 minutes before entering the water for the protection of our animals. Any sunscreen applied after that or sunscreen that is not labeled biodegradable must be washed off before entering the pools. You can buy biodegradable sunscreen in our gift shop.
Can I wear jewelry?
For the safety and well-being of our dolphins, the use of jewelry is not permitted. We do provide areas to secure your personal belongings however it is recommended you leave all jewelry and small items in your hotel.
Why do you limit the number of sessions for people to interact with the animals?
Our animals’ health and welfare are of the utmost importance so we limit each session. These incredible animals spend less than two hours each day interacting with the public. The rest of the day is allocated to their private valuable training time as well as for play and social interaction.
How safe are Interactive Programs?
Our programs have a remarkable and well-established safety record. The health and safety records of these kinds of programs have been continuously studied for over 20 years each time reaffirming their impeccable records.
Can I make an animal sick if I participate in a swim program?
No, you cannot. Since the beginning of in-water marine mammal interactive programs in 1985, there have not been any instances of disease transmission between humans and these animals reported at any facility.
Can special needs visitors participate in your dolphin programs?
We do our best in trying to provide this experience to everyone although it is not always possible. Before making a reservation please talk to one of our representatives so they can better inform you.
How do you care for your animals?
At our centers, we follow a program for preventative health care including daily health assessments regular voluntary veterinary examinations and dietary needs assessments. We continually provide an exceptionally clean and stimulating environment for them to live and thrive in while providing a safe and stable setting for their social community (pods) and family to reproduce and grow.