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Trainer for a Day in Xel-Ha

Cancun / Riviera Maya / Cozumel / Tulum


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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!
  • 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


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 a 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.


  • 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
  • Please note that our partner will be providing transportation in their vehicle so that you can enjoy this exciting excursion.
  • Important: If you are in Cozumel and wish to have this experience, please select your pick-up location at the meeting point that best suits you.

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English / Spanish
  • Tour Location(s): Riviera Maya
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Minimum 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
From $209 USD
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