Sea Lion Encounter and Chankanaab Park

Sea Lion Encounter in Cozumel Chankanaab Park - Cruise Excursions
Price: $65.00
Children must be accompanied by 1 paying adult (18+) per child.
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Please Note: This excursion cannot be confirmed without the Name, Age, and Height of each participant. Please enter this information below:
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Water/Beach, Active
Shore Excursion Duration 2+ Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
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 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.
Restrictions 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.

Sea Lion Encounter and Chankanaab Park

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.

4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  45 ReviewsReview This Tour
Sea Lion Encounter
March 07, 2023
Well worth the money...lunch and beverages were included and the beach was clean. The sea lions were adorable!!!
Reviewer: Darlene Krauss
5 Stars
November 29, 2022
The venue was beautiful, and the staff was so friendly. We loved our interaction time with the animals. This was, by far, the most immersive aminal encounter we've ever had. We highly recommend it.
Reviewer: Jerry Pierce
5 Stars
Sea Lion Encounter was Great
April 28, 2022
We really enjoyed the Sea Lion Encounter. Such a unique experience. We were not rushed and after the fun with the Sea Lions, we watched the dolphins and hung out at 2 different beaches in the Animal Park.
Reviewer: Wendy Mourad
5 Stars
Amazing time with sea lions!
November 02, 2019
Loved the encounter, handler was knowledgeable and clearly cared for the animals. They are funny, sweet and smart! We fully enjoyed all the park had to offer after the encounter. Ruins, snorkeling, beach front. Free lockers and much more. Worth every penny!!
Reviewer: Stormie Sims
5 Stars
October 15, 2019
Guide was knowledgeable. Not rushed at all. Sea lions were well trained. Would recommend.
Reviewer: Chris S.
5 Stars
Sea Lion encounter at Chankanaab park
July 22, 2019
We had a great experience. The sea lion trainer was very good and knowledgeable. It very easy to get to the park from the cruise port.
Reviewer: Lori Hoff
5 Stars