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Trainer for a Day in Xel-Ha

Cancun / Riviera Maya / Cozumel


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From: $209.00

  • Visit Xel-Ha’s magical ecological park and go behind the scenes at the dolphin programs
  • Work side-by-side with dolphin trainers and take care of dolphins for a day
  • Spend quality time in the water with dolphins in the intimate program
  • Activity duration: 8 hours (not including transportation time to and from activity)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off available


Do more than just swim with dolphins on your Riviera Maya vacation. Spend quality time as dolphin trainer for a day and learn about dolphins by working with them, feeding them, practicing on tricks, caring for them, and — yes! — swimming with them at the renowned Xel-Ha eco-park!


Care for dolphins as a trainer for a day

Beginning with transportation, you’ll be taken to the all-inclusive Xel-Ha ecological park. This natural attraction features cenotes, lagoons and caves, and offers a variety of marine life programs. As trainer for a day, you’ll meet and work alongside professional dolphin caregivers and trainers, learning about the mammals who reside there. Discover each dolphin’s unique personality as you feed and care for them, learning the trainers’ tools and communication codes so you can also ‘talk to’ the dolphins. Just six trainers are allowed per day, so you’ll be with an intimate group.

Catch a ride on a fin in a swimming program

When your trainer for a day work is done, it’s time to have fun by getting into the water with the dolphins. Grab a dorsal fin for a ride, and try the enthralling foot push as the dolphin pushes your feet with his bottle nose at a nice speed. Also, watch the dolphins do acrobatics so close to you, you’ll feel the splash! This program gives you about 200 minutes in the water with these incredible animals, and when you finish, you’ll be transported back to your resort.

Included In The Excursion

  • Towels and lockers
  • Food and drinks

Practical Information

  • Wash off all sunscreen or lotion from your body and remove all jewelry before getting into the water with the dolphins

Good To Know

Tour Language: English / Spanish
Tour Location(s): Riviera Maya
Season: All year long
Duration: 8 hours
Minumum Age Requirement: 12 years old
Minimum Height Requirement: 3 ft 7 in (1.10 m)
Hotel Pick-up Available: Yes
Good Physical Condition Required: Yes
Suitable For Children : Yes
Suitable For Elderly: Yes
Pregnant Woman Allowed: Yes