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Vallarta Adventures

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Paseo de las Palmas 39, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
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The Dolphin Adventure was AMAZING!

Alexandra & Juan Carlos truly made for an extradionary experience with Mila & Eva (the dolphins... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lakesnfall74
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Denver, Colorado
Dolphin swim

The dolphin swim was amazing and fun! The picture prices at the end are a joke. I did not like the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
tmo752
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Dolphin Adventure, by Vallarta Adventures, provides world- class dolphin experiences in beautiful Vallarta. Located in the Nuevo Vallarta marina, our dolphin center offers an unmatched facility to enjoy your marine mammal experience. Designed for guests of all ages and abilities, our award-winning dolphin and sea lion programs offer an intimate encounter and unforgettable experience with some of the ocean’s most incredible animals. During our programs, you will learn about the animals and their behaviors from our expert trainers who are passionate about marine mammals and their work. You will interact with our intelligent, gentle, and playful friends and feel the connection that is created during your encounter. We invite you to join us for the experience of a lifetime.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Paseo de las Palmas 39, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Alexandra & Juan Carlos truly made for an extradionary experience with Mila & Eva (the dolphins). ALL were true class act performers. Swimming with, petting, holding & directing the dolphins was truly a once in a lifetime experience. A bucket list experience that I had...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The dolphin swim was amazing and fun! The picture prices at the end are a joke. I did not like the sales tactics. They originally wanted $350 for photos and a video and we ended up settling for $150, even though I am sure we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a 10 Star Experience. We booked this event for my wife’s birthday present. It was a day to remember. Firstly we booked the Trainer For The Day package. It was worth every bit of the charges. We arrived and were welcomed as special...More

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TheAdventuresGroup, Manager at Vallarta Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dr. Rico It was a pleasure having you and your wife on our Trainer for a Day program. We are humbled by your kind words. We are proud of what we do and it is nice to be reinforced by our guests! We strive to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the worst dolphin excursion I’ve been on. The pool was so dirty. Save your money and do something elseMore

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TheAdventuresGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Vallarta Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Unicorn1935, We are saddened by the feedback of your dolphin swim program. We are genuinely proud of our TripAdvisor history of a 4.5 Star rated Company, with a 94% Excellent/Very Good rating. As the General Manager, I would like to extend an open invitation...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highlight of the Cruise. Swimming with the Sea Lions at their facility with their expert Trainers was a Wonderful Experience. Paola, Rodriquez and Monique were terrific and had a special bond with the Sea Lions. Just Fabulous !

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Almost everywhere we go has had a dolphin encounter excursion, I’ve never before been able to play with the sea lions. Sayulda (sp?) was absolutely fantastic, gave us a peek life experience, and pictures that now hang on our wall! The conservation work to these...More

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TheAdventuresGroup, Gerente at Vallarta Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Brad M We thank you for your kind words and are so glad that you enjoyed your time with the amazing Sayula! It is touching for us when our guests appreciate the work we do behind the scenes. Our Dolphin and Sea Lion family...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an unbelievable experience! Jonathan made our time (at least 45 min) in the pool with the dolphins amazing. There were only 7 in our group (my family of 4 and another family of 3) which meant we all got a lot of attention from...More

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TheAdventuresGroup, Gerente at Vallarta Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Melanie L, We are glad that Dolphin Adventure, Trainer Jonathan and our amazing Dolphin & Sea Lion ambassadors exceeded your expectations! Dolphin Adventure is 100% committed to the care and welfare of our marine mammal family. Our staff of dedicated individuals have an accumulated...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where do I start??? The experience alone was awesome. The staff were amazing and easy to talk to. Juan Carlos answered our questions and made our family experience an enjoyable one. I would definitely recommend this for anyone visiting the PV area.More

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TheAdventuresGroup, Gerente at Vallarta Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mistie R, We are humbled by your kind words and proud to have Marine Mammal Specialist Juan Carlos on our team! Our staff are second-to-none when it comes to the care and welfare of our Dolphin family. Dolphins Eva and Mila thank you for...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

My sisters and I went together and swam with Mila (the dolphin). Our trainer, Sylvia, was wonderful and seemed to really enjoy her job. The dolphins were beautiful and extremely well behaved. The show at the end was beautiful and I speak for all of...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

This was by far the best excursion we have ever done! The website does not do it justice. We took a small boat ride from the main check in to the dolphin pools. Swam with dolphins for over an hour. They make the groups small...More

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Jess L
March 29, 2017|
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Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
I did the dolphin swim experience and no you dont do the nose push, you are in the water about 30min-45 and in a group of about 6 people. You have one dolphin for the group, you basically touch, pet, rub, feed, kisses... More
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Laurenab1990
March 6, 2017|
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Response from Sarah D | Reviewed this property |
It is still posted on their website if you search them you will see the offer under dolphin and sea lion adventures. I believe you must purchase in advance online.
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luluangel98
January 7, 2017|
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Response from Darren C | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion 6 is a little too young for the gold package. No issue with just swimming with dolphins though
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