Sea Lion Encounter and Chankanaab Park

Price: $61.00
This tour operates Monday through Saturday.
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Meet the funny sea lions and their curious behaviors, which are sure to make you smile, at this family-friendly Sea Lion Encounter and Chankanaab Park Cozumel excursion.

During this fabulous program, you will meet and actually interact with these cute marine mammals. Start with a 15-minute briefing about the sea lion 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 sea lions, including the very popular kiss and hug. You will learn about their diet while you feed and pet them.

Each session is 30 minutes, with 15 minutes of time in the water. Group size is limited to 10 people to ensure that you have a very personal experience. There will be a professional photographer taking pictures and videos on this Cozumel cruise excursion.

Please Note: The tour duration is only for the encounter portion. Your Cozumel tour ticket includes admission to Chankanaab National Marine Park. Guests can arrive at any time and make use of the facilities at the park. Your animal encounter begins at the time on your ticket.

The taxi ride is not included in the tour price so you can come and go at your will. The park is open from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM local time. The park offers a beach, swimming pool and snorkel area. Restrooms and showers are available. Beach chairs and snorkel gear can be rented. There is a restaurant offering food and drinks for sale. There is a Sea Lion Show and Dolphin Presentation most days; check the schedule when you arrive for shows that day. There is also a Manatee Exhibition and self-guided Archaeological Tour available. 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.

Shore Excursion Size
small Group
Shore Excursion Type
Water/Beach, Active
Shore Excursion Duration
2+ Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Chankanaab National Marine Park which requires a 15 minute taxi ride (not included) from the ship pier (details will be provided when this excursion is booked).
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 sea lion portion) is recommended. Sunblock, jewelry, watches, rings, bracelets, or any object which might scratch the sea lions is not permitted in the water with the sea lions.
The MINIMUM HEIGHT to participate is 4 feet 7 inches tall. Please be sure your child meets the height restriction. Children must be accompanied by one participating adult (18 years or older) per child.

Pregnant women may not participate in this tour. Each person is required to wear a life jacket. Sunblock, jewelry, watches, rings, bracelets, or any object which might scratch the sea lions is not permitted in the water with the sea lions. The instructors have the final say on what can and cannot be worn in the water with the sea lions. 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.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 32 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsSea lion encounterOctober 16, 2017

Reviewer: Ronald Gardner
This was an amazing experience at a great price. I would Do this again if I return. I will continue to use shore excursions group to purchase all my excursions as they save me thousands of dollars with a group of 12 last year and 9 this year on our vacations.

5 Starsoutside the boxJuly 13, 2017

Reviewer: brandon & staci
Using Shore Excursion Group instead of booking through the cruise ship, worked out greatly in our favor. As our cruise didn't offer this excursion; it ended up being a private show for my wife & I . The Park is nice, with 2 pools, beach & gulf access. Can watch the Dolphins, and the Sealion encounter was fun! The only down side is the 'photo(s)' shakedown $35 for 1 pic or $100something for a disc of all the pictures they took (good & bad) also taxi costs $12 each way (for up to 4 people)

5 StarsLots of fun June 24, 2017

Reviewer: Robert Adelaar
3 of our 4 family members really enjoyed this day. The park was really nice, however one of our family was unable to participate after being injured during the Wave runner excursion.

5 StarsFANTASTICMay 02, 2017

Reviewer: Tricia Carmicheal
This was the highlight of my cruise! Barbara was very knowledgeable and the overall experience was unforgettable. The pictures where great. I will defiantly be bringing my Grand kids back when they are tall enough.

5 StarsSea Lion Encounter and Chankanaab ParkApril 25, 2017

Reviewer: Nancy Fehrenbacher
Facility was great Staff extremely helpful. It was the best excursion we have done on Cozumel.

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