Beautiful Destinations to Swim with Dolphins in Cancun

Do you want to swim with dolphins in Cancun, but you’re not sure about where to do so? Don’t fret. Let us make it easier for you, and help you find your ideal dolphinarium…

Swim with Dolphins in Cancun

Dolphinaris encourages you to care for our marine friends, therefore when looking at options you should consider:

  • The animal’s safety, health and overall wellbeing.
  • A friendly environment and ambient.
  • Well informed staff and excellent customer service.

These points are crucial when planning on doing activities that involve animals and well, when you wanna have a great time! Good news is, we have the quintessential dolphinarium model waiting for you.

The following are locations in and around Cancun, including a preview to know what to expect from each.

Cancun Ventura Park Dolphinaris

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This location screams fun! Being inside the fantastic Ventura Park, in the Cancun Hotel Zone, this dolphinarium is a great choice if you want to have a mix and match of activities. The interactions that take place at this Dolphinaris are a fin-to-hand shake, and a sweet kiss. Ideal for your first dolphin encounter. Unlimited meals and drinks are available for Ventura.

Cozumel Dolphinaris


Cozumel has a charming vibe that will make you fall in love! This dolphinarium is surrounded by the turquoise caribbean waters, and the dolphins are in a more natural habitat. The feel and look of this location is a bit warmer, you get a 40 min interaction plus unlimited meals and drinks!

Riviera Maya Dolphinaris

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This state-of-the-art dolphinarium is a bit more excluded, and exclusive. You can lounge next to the dolphins, swim in a pool near them and relax while you enjoy the view… However, if you’re looking for a heart-felt experience you can also find that here! With the enrichment half-day program, you can get to know these fun and intelligent mammals as never before.

Tulum Dolphinaris

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Located in the luxurious hotel Grand Bahia Principe, Dolphinaris Tulum is one of the most modern and technologically advanced dolphinariums. This program is 60 minutes long with an awesome interaction of 40 minutes. There is a super fun and free educational presentation for all guests of the hotel.

Dolphinaris Barcelo Maya Grand Resort

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This Ocean Care Station is exclusive for guests staying at the Barcelo Maya Grand Resort. Have a fin-tastic experience in a smaller yet very well equipped dolphinarium. From the commodity of your hotel, hop on the cart and step out to the beautiful white sand beaches…

Each location is equipped with Photo rental services, some have rental lockers and towels, but every one of these has an amazing care for dolphins. At Dolphinaris we care about you and about your wellbeing as much as we do with our marine mammal friends!

Whether you’re more into watching the dolphins from afar, or you love a close up interaction, there’s always something waiting for you at Dolphinaris. All of these options are sure to amaze you, now it is your turn to pick which one suits your interests best!


Dolphinaris Cares about Sustainability

Dolphinaris Cares about Sustainability

Dolphinaris is home to the world’s best dolphinariums. When you want to swim with dolphins in Cancun, there’s only one place serious travelers consider, and it’s Dolphinaris.


Well, for starters, at Dolphinaris you will find a friendly, well-educated staff that truly care about their marvelous dolphins. They ensure your time with the dolphins will be informed and intimate so it can be cherished forever.

But that doesn’t paint the full picture. It’s actually much deeper and profound than just that.

To get a clearer answer to that question, let’s look at a few reasons why travelers believe Dolphinaris is the world’s best dolphinarium.

Dolphinaris Cares about Community

The warmth and friendliness you experience at Dolphinaris isn’t just a personality trait every staff member embodies; it is the ethos by which Dolphinaris operates. It defines their corporate culture.

For example, Dolphinaris has an educational program that brings elementary school students from the surrounding communities to the facility. There they are taught principles of sustainability by our environmental guides. We are blessed with the opportunity to instruct the youngest members of our society principles that will have positive effects later on in life.

But our educational reach extends beyond our immediate community. Dolphinaris is proud and honored to participate in environmental education on a global platform.

Students and professors from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi collaborate annually with Dolphinaris. Veterinary students can learn about dolphins in an exciting and hands-on manner, while learning which conservational practices yield the best results. Extraordinary educational programs like these, provide greater scholastic impact for the students, long term.

Another example is Cornell University’s AQUAVET III program. Every year the best veterinary students in the nation attend a 5-week educational seminar. Each round progresses into a different city with fewer participants. Until finally, when only 8 students remain, they travel to the grand finale in Cancun, Mexico, hosted by Dolphinaris.

This ivy-league course gives students time to use diagnostic instruments for ultrasound and endoscopy. They also cover breeding, feeding, and caring for the dolphin’s environment. Dolphinaris was selected among many other global participants to serve as the only host of the final phase of this remarkable educational program.

Dolphinaris is helping to inform society—at a communal and global level—which human behavior needs to improve in order to create a sustainable environment where wonderful sea mammals like dolphins can thrive.

Dolphinaris Cares about Planet Earth

In 2015 Dolphinaris joined forces with Universidad Autónoma del Carmen to sponsor a conservation project in Laguna de Terminos, located in Campeche, Mexico. This lagoon features a unique ecosystem that is abundant in natural resources. Several rivers merge to form a confluence of resources, allowing bottlenose dolphins and others to thrive there. In fact, that area has among the highest concentration in dolphins in all of Mexico.

By collecting biological samples from dolphins, we were able to infer the overall health status of the ecosystem.

Dolphinaris leads the way

First, we introduced—as far as our circle of influence permits us—new ways of looking at the world to people of all ages, from local elementary students to the brightest young adults on the planet looking to become veterinarians. We hope our seeds of education will bear fruits of environmental awareness and sustainable practices with future generations.

Then, equally as important if not more, we walk the walk. We go straight to the dolphins and help them directly in their natural environment. Dolphinaris is home to the world’s best dolphinariums because we care. We care about our planet. We care about our local and global community. And of course, we care about our treasured dolphins.

For Dolphinaris, a more sustainable future starts today.