Private Wild Dolphin Encounter (7-10 Guests)

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Enjoy a unique, nature-based experience to swim with dolphins that live freely in Bahía de Banderas. Very few places in the world offer the opportunity to interact with wild bottlenose dolphins, but this is your chance to see them up close! Learn about their natural habitat and interact with some of the world’s most beautiful creatures.

Duration:  3hrs 30mins - 4hrs
Cancellation:  360.0hrs
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  • Take part in one the most unique outdoor excursions ever - Swimming with wild bottlenose dolphins
  • Interact and swim with a family of dolphins in their own home - the ocean!
  • Learn about the dolphins and their natural habitat of Bahía de Banderas from your marine biologist guide who has worked with these dolphins since 2009
  • Create lifelong memories as you glide through the water surrounded by these majestic mammals
  • Enjoy the experience with your closest family and friends in this private group

What's Included

  • Soft drinks, snacks and lunch included
  • Snorkeling gear

Additional Information

  • We do not feed, hurt or harass the dolphins but instead respect their natural habitat and environment
  • Swimsuit required
  • Please use biodegradable sunscreen
  • If prone to seasickness, consider taking medication and check with your MD
  • Port fee to be paid in cash upon meeting: 40 pesos per person


  • Wheel-chair access limited
  • No pets allowed
  • Please be ready 10 minutes before the tour departure
  • No alcoholic beverages will be allowed before the activity takes place
  • 4-7 months pregnant women are welcome

Cancellation policy

  • 15 days or more prior to excursion date: 90% refundable
  • 2-14 days prior to excursion date-we will accept date changes upon availability but no refunds
  • 48 hours or less prior to excursion date-no refunds and no changes are accepted
  • No shows or late arrivals- NO REFUNDS NOR RESCHEDULE

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Apr 12, 2022
What a wonderful family experience! Even those that didn’t get in the water said they enjoyed watching the dolphins and listening and learning from Thalia and Angel! Swimming with wild dolphins is like no experience any of us has ever had! AMAZING!!!
Jul 6, 2021
Apr 23, 2021
Une expérience merveilleuse , merci beacoup Vallarta Natours! Thalía transmet son amour pour la nature et nous montre comment nous pouvons profiter de la nature avec respect et responsabilité, J'ai bien aimé! Thalia, je rentre chez moi avec toutes ces images de dauphins, le soleil et la mer de Puerto Vallarta ;)
Apr 23, 2021
Fue una de las mejores experiencias que he tenido en Puerto Vallarta, cualquier duda, nuestra guía Thalía nos la respondió. Nos explicó claramente con era la dinámica y lo que debíamos y no hacer para en primer lugar no molestar los delfines y en segunda para disfrutar la experiencia. Muchas gracias, Vallarta Natours
Feb 4, 2020
We had a wonderful trip! We learned so much, got to hear the whale underwater, see them close up and overall was a very enjoyable trip. Lisandro was a wonderful guide even though we missed Thalia. We hope she is feeling better and wish her congratulations again in her pregnancy! It’s so excited we are due the same time! Hope to see you again soon. Warmly, Amy (Your Beautiful Beginning)
Jan 9, 2020
Thalia is extremely knowledgable! Our experience was amazing! We chartered the boat for the Dolphin Experience. However, the dolphins were swimming too close to the whales for us to get into the water. But we were able to see numerous whales, dolphins, and a sea turtle. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed this. It was actually our second time with Thalia, and we will absolutely do it again!
Jan 6, 2020
A wonderful experience for the whole family! The boat was safe, modern and luxurious; our captain capable and hard working and our guide really seemed to value the dolphin's opinions on whether or not they wanted to swim with us. It was very important to us to support a company who promotes sustainable stewardship of the valuable natural resources in the bay! We wanted to swim and interact with dolphins but not so badly that we would patronize a Dolphinarium (dolphin jail) and in the the end, we did. It was the highlight of our entire trip to PV, highly recommended!
Apr 4, 2019



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