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 (including children under 8 years old who are unable to participate in this 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: Misty L Jamesen
The facility was beautiful and the food was good too. But, most of all this was our favorite part of the entire trip. Swimming with dolphins was amazing and all the things you get to do with them individually. We were not going to buy any pictures because they were so expensive but, after doing the experience it was priceless. Buy a picture package before you do the swim it is cheaper. I would for sure do this again, it was incredible! Only do the Royal swim (VIP) it's the best! Dont try to save money on doing less of a tour, it's worth it.
Reviewer: Carrie Errer
Awesome experience! Would highly recommend this excursion to everyone.
Reviewer: Lisa Grantham
Swimming with the dolphins at Chankanaab was absolutely the most fun I’ve ever had! Our guide was wonderful, the professional photographer was outstanding! Being pushed by 2 dolphins by my feet was so incredible - I was able to stand up while they pushed! Was definitely worth it and I would not hesitate to do it again next time. The cd of photos is a lifetime keepsake! Well worth your time and money!
This was amazing. Make sure you tell the taxi driver it is at the National Park. Just makes communication easier. But the experience was fantastic.
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.