Children 8+ OR over 3'11" must be accompanied by 1 paying adult (18+) per child. Children 10+ OR over 4'7" can swim on their own (with no other children), but MUST pay adult price.
Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type Water/Beach, Active
Shore Excursion Duration 2+ Hours
Shore Excursion Leaves From
An approximately 5 to 10 minute taxi ride (not included, approximately $15 US to $20 US each way) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing a swimsuit under comfortable clothing and shoes. A towel, sunglasses, and biodegradable sunscreen (for after the dolphin portion) is recommended. Sunblock, jewelry, watches, rings, bracelets, or any object which might scratch the dolphin is not permitted in the water with the dolphins.
Restrictions The MINIMUM AGE to participate is 8 years old. Children at least 8 years old OR over 3 feet 11 inches must be accompanied by one participating adult (18 years or older) per child. Children at least 10 years old OR over 4 feet 7 inches tall can participate on their own (with no other children) when counted as an adult at booking. Children under 8 years old who are unable to participate in this tour may book a different dolphin tour or the "Adventure in Chankanaab" tour to gain entry to the park. 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.
Dolphin Royal Swim in Cozumel
Chankanaab National Marine Park is the perfect setting for your swimming with dolphins in the Caribbean. 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.(available for purchase)
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 swim with dolphins in Cozumel 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.
Best Excursion on Our Vacation
August 13, 2022
The Royal Swim with Dolphins was the highlight of our cruise. The park is very beautiful and the dolphins appear to be well taken care of. Pictures were expensive but for $250 that included a family picture with a dolphin, short swim / family photo with a manatee, digital copy of all photos taken during the roughly one hour session and a ticket for the taxi back to port. (Value $20). Taxi to and from port was super easy (although hang on as they were some crazy drivers) The experience and photos will last a lifetime.
Reviewer: Brian Schutt
January 04, 2020
It was an amazing experience
Reviewer: Brenda Brown
December 28, 2019
This excursion was absolutely INCREDIBLE. The guides were fabulous and we got tons of amazing photos of our group swimming with the dolphins. I would most definitely recommend this to anyone and everyone. Thank you!!!
Royal Swim at Chankanaab
August 27, 2019
This was a amazing day. The dolphins seemed well taken care of. It was very organized. I was amazed at all the different things you got to do with these animals. It was very cool. We did end up signing up for the picture package. I highly recommend this...it's not cheap, but, you will get A LOT of cool shots, and well worth it. They let us go into the tank with the Manatees too which was awesome. The food at the buffet, was just OK, made me a bit nervous since it was sitting out, and the flies, and it was hot. But, I highly recommend this tour
Reviewer: MIRANDA ABOUZIA
July 31, 2019
Wow. Best excursion ever. Well worth the extra money. We were a group of 10 and they accommodated our ever whim and desire. Fantastic!
Reviewer: Barry Ferraro
Highlight of our trip
April 27, 2019
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: Misty L Jamesen