This Dolphin Swim Adventure program at Chankanaab National Marine Park was established especially for you and the dolphins to share sensational and safe activities while establishing a unique bond of trust.
During the session, you will personally interact with these highly intelligent and friendly sea mammals. Your professional instructor will teach you about dolphins, their environment, and their behavior. You will also learn several training techniques on this Cozumel excursion.
Then, you will enter the water (life jackets required) and thoroughly enjoy this incredible experience with the dolphins. Using a snorkeling mask, you will immerse yourself in their world and discover the special bond between humans and dolphins. They will tenderly say hello with their fins, they will kiss you, sing for you, take you for a ride on their belly, and you will be able to swim in Caribbean waters while they jump or play with you.
The Cozumel shore excursion is one hour, with 30 minutes of swim time. Group size is limited to 12 people to ensure a very personal experience.
A professional photographer will be present to capture all the magical moments through videos and photographs, which will provide you with tangible memories of your Cozumel tour that you can take home with you for an additional cost.
The taxi ride is not included in the tour price. The park is open from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm local time, and guests may arrive at any time. The park offers a beach, swimming pool and snorkel area. Restrooms and showers are available. Beach chairs, lockers 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.
Pregnant women are not allowed to participate. All participants should be competent swimmers and comfortable with the use of mask, fins and snorkel. Each person is required to wear a life jacket. Do not wear sunblock during this program. 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: Linda Kirby
Loved this. My granddaughter was in heaven. So much fun. Thought the pictures were a little pricey and sad we had to leave them behind, would have loved a picture memory of this great event. The whole park was fun we ending up spending the day here and taking our own taxi back to the ship.
Reviewer: Jerry Frazier
Exciting, fun, educational and well managed
Reviewer: Judith Ware
We absolutely loved this tour. Instructors were patient and explained everything very well. A wonderful experience for all ages. We combined this tour with the manatee tour at the same park. Made for a full day, but lots of fun!
This was a wonderful experience. There was a baby dolphin that had just been born that swam beside the mother. We were not allowed to interact with it or the mother would not interact with us...but it was so cute and such a cool experience!
Reviewer: Edith Reed
We selected this excursion for our 12 year old granddaughter. It was wonderful, worth the cost of the excursion and beyond. The animals appeared well cared for and well trained. The fact she was also able to interact with a manatee was a plus. Her experience with the sea lion was such fun. Her delight in the excursion was the high point of our trip. Also, the Park was great, personnel were more than accommodating. She was also able to snorkel, and anything water she loves. We chose this excursion over the cruise lines and it was an excellent choice. We had to get there by taxi, but that was not expensive and no problem at all. It kind of worried me initially, but very easy. Great excursion!!!