20 minutes
Tour Timings

10:00 A.M., 11:00 A.M., 12:00 P.M., 1:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M., 3:00 P.M., 4:00 P.M.

Meeting Points

Nuevo Vallarta. Directions will be included with your confirmation.

Tour Days
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Tour Type: Cruise Passengers, Dolphins & Sea Lions, On the water

We believe people of all ages should have a chance to learn about and become friends with the dolphins, which is why we created our small-group, hands-on Dolphin Kids encounters just for children ages four through nine. Under the watchful eyes of our marine mammal specialists, young children play with, touch and learn from our family of friendly, curious and intelligent Pacific Bottlenose dolphins.

What better way to learn about life under the waves than from the animals who call that habitat home? And the best part is that your kids don’t need to know how to swim to enjoy this relaxed encounter where fun is the focus.

A Truly Kid-Friendly Dolphin Encounter
You’ll be close by as your children (wearing life jackets, of course) enter our specially designed shallow water pool with our trainers and are greeted by the smiling faces and unique vocalizations of members of our family of highly-trained Pacific Bottlenose dolphins. All of our marine mammal encounter programs, including Dolphin Kids, have a remarkable and well-established safety record, so you can sit back in the observation area, relax and just enjoy watching your kids giggle and splash around with their new flippered friends.

Make Lasting Memories
Children in the Dolphin Kids encounter will do more than just meet a dolphin! They will pet and hug the dolphins, check out their fascinating anatomy first hand, shake a fin and even get a wet dolphin kiss. Our goal is to give kids who love dolphins the chance to be closer to these amazing animals than they ever dreamed possible – and the opportunity to do it all independently. Having this kind of experience with a group of other kids and our trainers (instead of with their parents) makes many young children feel extra grown up and special.

  • Lockers
  • Life Jackets

What to Bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Biodegradable sunblock
  • Money for souvenirs & photos
  • Towel

  • Ages: 4 to 9
  • Cameras are only allowed in the observation areas
  • No jewelry or sunscreen is allowed in the pool
  • Each dolphin program is unique and based upon our groups, specialists and dolphins.
  • All of our programs are designed with our dolphins’ wellbeing in mind.