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Dolphinaris in Bahia Principe

Riviera Maya / Tulum


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Have you ever dreamed of what it’s like to swim and play with dolphins in the Riviera Maya? Your dreams can come true with this special excursion at the Dolphinaris in the Bahia Principe Tulum resort, where you'll meet and greet smiling dolphins before swimming in the water by fin and by nose with them.
  • Visit the famed Dolphinaris at the Bahia Principe Tulum resort in the Riviera Maya
  • Swim with a dolphin, taking a ride on its dorsal fin or nose
  • Learn about dolphin behavior and intelligence from expert bilingual trainers
  • Activity duration: 40 minutes in water


Swim with dolphins in the Bahia Principe Tulum resort

Your outing takes place at the Dolphinaris in the Bahia Principe in Tulum, so you don’t need transportation if you’re staying at this gorgeous resort. Upon entering this Riviera Maya dolphinarium, you'll meet a host of professional dolphin caregivers and trainers who will give you a 10-minute briefing about the program and what you'll be doing.

Then it’s time to interact with the dolphins in this program! The 40-minute dolphin swim program will include a number of interactions, from a formal hand/fin-shake greeting to a friendly hug and kiss, to a chance to swim in the water with these playful new friends. Allow the dolphins to give you a hand in the lagoon with a foot push ride across the water on the tip of its nose, or a side-by-side swim as you hold on to its dorsal fin.

Become amazed with the dolphins’ behavior

As part of the Dolphinaris’ educational program, your knowledgeable trainers will teach you about dolphin behavior and physiology and you’ll feel the natural bond between dolphins and humans during your water activities.

While you’ve immersed yourself with these amazing sea creatures, they might show off while you play together, doing acrobatic tricks around you, and jumping over you in the water. When your excursion wraps up, wave goodbye to your dolphin friend knowing you had an unforgettably fin-tastic time.


  • Dolphin program orientation
  • Dolphin behavior and physiology
  • Dolphin kiss, dolphin hug, dolphin fin-to-hand shake ... and much more!
  • Use of changing rooms, showers and restrooms

Practical Information

  • Wear your swimsuit for the program (no shorts, cut-offs or items with metal fasteners, rivets, zippers or buckles are allowed)
  • People with heart or back-related problems and pregnant women are not allowed to participate in any interactive programs with dolphins
  • It is not permitted to use sunscreen products, to introduce any electronic device (telephones, PDA's, MP3 players, portable game consoles, cameras, video cameras, etc.) or any personal items including hairpins, hats/caps, sun-glasses or jewelry (rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, wrist-watches) in the "Swimmers' Only" designated land and water areas
  • It is mandatory to wear a life-jacket at all times during the program
  • All Dolphinaris' facilities welcome visitors with disabilities

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English / Spanish
  • Tour Location(s): Riviera Maya
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 30 to 50 min
  • Minimum Age Requirement: Varies
  • Minimum Height Requirement: Varies
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: No
  • Good Physical Condition Required: No
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: No

Excursion Options

Dolphin Swim Program
Organized in groups of 8 people, maximum, this program features several hands-on activities in shallow waters, like the dolphin kiss and hand-to-fin shake. Then, in deeper waters, you perform one of the most exciting and popular dolphin interactive activities of all: the foot push or the dorsal ride!
Additionally includes:
  • Dolphin 'Foot-Push' or Dolphin 'Dorsal Ride' interactive behaviors

  • Min. height: 4 ft (1.20 m)
  • Duration: 40 min

Dolphin Swim & Ride Program
Organized in groups of 12 people, maximum, this program features fun interactions like the dolphin kiss and hand-to-fin shake. You'll also get a mask to watch the dolphin swimming and gliding underwater and then enjoy an adrenaline-filled Dolphin Belly-Ride as this amazing animal whisks you across the lagoon while holding onto its dorsal fins.
Additionally includes:
  • Dolphin 'Belly-Ride' interactive behavior
  • Underwater Dolphin observation with a mask

  • Min. height: 4 ft (1.20 m)
  • Duration: 40 min

Dolphin Interactive Program
Organized in groups of 15 people, maximum, this program features several hands-on activities in shallow waters (2 to- 4 ft. depth) such as the hilarious fin-to-hand shake, double kiss (one you give, one you receive), rubdowns, entertaining sing & dance, jumps & flips and high speed swim-bys.
  • Children under 4 ft. (1.22 m) in height must be supervised at all times by a responsible, paying adult who also participates in the dolphin interactions
  • Duration: 40 min

Trainer for a Day
Apart from the several hands-on activities in shallow waters, like the dolphin kiss and hand-to-fin shake, this program offers you much more hours of dolphin time! Learn how to interact and spend time with dolphins as a trainer! You'll get more interactions, knowledge and dolphin experiences!
Additionally includes:
  • Dolphin behavior training session
  • Dolphin Swim Program (foot-push), Dolphin Swim & Ride Program, Dolphin Interactive Program, Dolphin Dive Experience, Dolphin Paint, Assist The Trainer
  • 1 exclusive commemorative 'Dolphin Trainer' t-shirt
  • A personalized 'Trainer for a Day' Certificate of Completion
  • 2 commemorative photographs (group and target)
  • Locker rental
  • Transportation

  • Min. age: 12 years old
  • Duration: 6 hours
From $89 USD
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