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Dolphin Trainer for a Day

Puerto Vallarta


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Do more than swim with dolphins — become a dolphin trainer for a day! Join this exciting adventure in Puerto Vallarta and you'll become part of the marine life team that trains, feeds and loves dolphins. In this outing, you’ll get the inside scoop from professionals who will show you the ins and outs of working closely with these intelligent mammals.
  • Work side-by-side with dolphin trainers to care for live dolphins for a day
  • Spend time in the water with the dolphins, swimming and feeding them
  • Perhaps teach a dolphin a new trick!
  • Activity duration: 6 hours


Don a uniform and join the team

Visit the Dolphin Adventure Center in Nuevo Vallarta, where you'll become a member of the training team working closely with Pacific bottlenose dolphins. You'll even get a trainer’s uniform for the day to really be part of the team. Begin by feeding these precious creatures. Follow the lead from the trainers and learn to understand how dolphins communicate with hand signals, whistles and clicks. Also go behind the scenes to see where research is underway to help care for injured and young dolphins.

Swim with dolphins and meet sea lions

This dolphin trainer for a day program includes fun time as well. You'll have a chance to swim in the water with dolphins, taking belly rides, getting a foot push, and swimming beside them in a pool. You'll also meet and greet sea lions while you’re ‘working’, and you’ll enjoy lunch with your new crew. This program is limited to a small number of guests so you can really feel like a trainer for the day!


  • Trainer’s uniform
  • Lunch
  • Dolphin signature swim
  • Sea lion encounter
  • Diploma

Practical Information

  • Bring your swimsuit
  • Bring extra money for souvenirs and photos
  • Cameras are only allowed in the guest observation area
  • No jewelry or sunscreen allowed in the water
  • Lifejackets are provided
  • All of these programs are designed with the dolphins’ wellbeing in mind
  • Pregnant women are not allowed to participate

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English / Spanish
  • Tour Location(s): Puerto Vallarta
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 12 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: No
  • Good Physical Condition Required: No
  • Suitable For Children : No
  • Suitable For Elderly: No
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: No
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