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Dolphin Trainer for a Day

Puerto Vallarta


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From: $189.00

  • 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!

Included In The Excursion

  • 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
Minumum 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