Sea Lion Encounter

Our Sea Lion Encounter program is the ideal way to get to know our fun flippered friends up close and personal. Designed to be both educational and fun, this hands-on program begins with a short poolside introduction to the sea lions' unique physiology, feeding habits and behaviors. Then, accompanied by one of our professional marine mammal trainers, you'll get nose-to-nose with our sea lions in our specially designed pool.

Meet your new friends

These effortlessly nimble and adorable sea lions are also forthright - always telling you exactly what's on their minds. Their barks, honks and trumpets will have everyone giggling.

A big fishy kiss

You'll be smitten with these lovable characters as they charm you with their wit, intelligence and skill. Watch your friendship develop through gentle petting, a shake of a flipper or two, and if you're really lucky, a big fishy kiss.

Unforgettable experience

We limit group sizes so you can make the most of this unforgettable opportunity to interact with the ocean's most flirtatious mammals.

What's Included

  • Towel


What to Wear & Bring

  • Bathing suit
  • Money for souvenirs & photos


20 minutes


From Monday to Saturday


10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Departs From:

Dolphin Adventures Center in Nuevo Vallarta. Detailed directions will be provided with your confirmation.                                              


  • Minimum age: 5 years old.
  • Children 5-11 years old: Must be accompanied by a paying adult (16 or older).
  • Child prices applies to children ages 5 to 11.
  • Cameras are only allowed in the guest observation area.
  • No jewellery or sunscreen allowed.
  • Each sea lion program is unique and based upon our groups, trainers and sea lions.
  • All of our programs are designed with our sea lions wellbeing in mind.
  • Expecting mothers are restricted.

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