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Sea Lions Encounter

Puerto Vallarta


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Get a whiskered kiss from sea lions when you sign up for this sea lions encounter in Puerto Vallarta. You’ll enjoy your time in the water with these friendly sea lions, which can grow up to 8 feet and weigh more than 500 pounds, providing loads of fun and excitement!
  • Make friends with sea lions, gentle creatures that can weigh up to 700 pounds
  • Swim, play and even kiss these magnificent marine mammals
  • Learn from expert bilingual trainers on how to interact safely with the sea lions
  • Activity duration: 20 minutes in the water


Get sea lion kisses and rub their bellies

Your Puerto Vallarta sea lions encounter is for all ages, including children older than 5 years. The excursion remains intimate, with just eight guests per group, and includes trainers who will explain sea lions and brief you on safety before your meeting. Get right into the water with the sea lions, allowing them to swim up to you for a belly rub and a smooch on the cheek. Feed fish to the sea lions and ask them to show off their tricks, like waving goodbye or blowing you a kiss from afar.

Learn more about Pacific sea lions

From your knowledgeable trainers, you’ll learn plenty about sea lions habits and biological traits. These highly intelligent finned mammals swim in the sea along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Covered in hair and outfitted with enormous whiskers, male sea lions can grow to be 8 feet in length and can weigh up to 660 pounds, while females average 6 feet in length and weigh 220 pounds. Your sea lions encounter in Puerto Vallarta will leave you with fond memories of these fun-loving creatures for years to come.


  • Towel
  • Bottled water

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 animals’ well-being in mind
  • Pregnant women are not allowed to participate
  • Children 5 to 11 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult (16 or older)

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English / Spanish
  • Tour Location(s): Puerto Vallarta
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 20 mins (in water)
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 8 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: No
  • Good Physical Condition Required: No
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: No
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