Dolphins - The Royal Swim at Chankanaab
Chankanaab National Marine Park is the perfect setting for your dolphin Cozumel excursion. The park offers incredible snorkeling, diving, restaurants, and a beautiful beach, in addition to an unforgettable Royal Swim with dolphins.
This exciting program really gets you up close and personal with these friendly marine mammals. You will start with a briefing about the dolphins and an explanation of the activities you will experience. You will then enter the water on a submerged platform from which you will be able to interact with the dolphins, including the very popular dolphin kiss photo.
From the platform, you will proceed into deeper water (life jackets required) for a speedy dorsal tow ride through the water, holding tightly onto their fins. Next is what most guests consider the highlight of their time with the dolphins - the foot push. You will be propelled through the water by the dolphins as they push you on the bottoms of your feet!
Each session is one hour, with 30 minutes of swim time. Group size is limited to 10 people to ensure that you have a very personal experience. Professional photographers will capture these magical moments for you on video and photo.
Please Note: The park admission is included in your dolphin tour. Guests in your party who will not be participating in the dolphin activity should book the "An Adventure in Chankanaab" tour in order to enter the park. Guests can arrive at any time and make use of the facilities at the park. Your dolphin encounter begins at the time on your ticket. Transportation to and from the park is not included, so you can come and go when you please.
Pregnant women may not participate in this tour. All participants should be competent swimmers. Each person is required to wear a life jacket. Sunblock, jewelry, watches, rings, bracelets, or any object which might scratch the dolphin is not permitted in the water with the dolphins. The instructors have the final say on what can and cannot be worn in the water with the dolphins. For security reasons, personal cameras are not allowed in the water, nor in the program area. A professional photographer will be on hand to take pictures, which will be available for purchase.
Reviewer: Carol Greenblatt
The Royal Swim at Chankanaab was just amazing. Our trainer was great with the all of us and with the dolphins, and made sure we all had time to really experience time with each thing - the kiss, shake, the pull and push. Chankanaab was also a fun place to be and visit. We had a great time and Shore Excursions made it very easy.
I dont really want to swim with the dolphins myself, but my girlfriend does. Can I watch her swim with them with no charge? or do I have to pay an admission fee to the park?
Reviewer: D. Sweeney
This was such an amazing experience. The instructors/dolphin trainers were so patient and knowledgeable and the dolphins were perfectly trained. We had a blast.
Reviewer: Fly Gal
This is one experience I would highly recommend! We had tons of "" one on one"" time with the dolphins, sea lions, and the manatees!
Along with Zip-lining in Roatan, swimming with the Dolphins, and watching the Seal Show, at Chankanaab National Marine Park (free admission with this deal), was the highlight of my week-long cruise. By requiring arranging my own transport (taxi) to the Park, I was able to start this10-hour day before all the other onshore tours in Cozumel. I toured the beautiful location, Alligator Pen, gorgeous flowers and wildlife. I was kissed by a Seal and a Dolphin. The Royal Swim Tour was highlighted by the 30-minute swim with two Dolphins (included a kiss, high-fives with a fin, dorsal toe ride, and the huge Foot Push). The Instructors were very professional and provided a 30-minute safety briefing before the dolphin swim. The included lunch buffet was welcome and filling, if not delicious; more like fast food. However, the overall experience was magnificent and well worth the the tour price. The Gift Shop provided an excellent gift selection. The only negative experience that day was being forced to purchasing very pricey professional photos ($100) to purchase two DVDs of 60+ photos (not all wanted) in order to obtain more than the two-photo deal for $25.