Cabo San Lucas Dolphin Encounters Excursion Reviews

Interact and ride through the water with friendly dolphins! Educational encounters for kids include feeding, hugging and kissing these magical creatures.
The 8 and 6 year old loved it.
The 8 and 6 year old loved it.
The 8 and 6 year old loved it. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
We booked the Signature Swim.
We booked the Signature Swim. My family was blown away! What an experience! We were really impressed with how well the dolphins were treated, and how loved they were by the trainers! We splurged and bought the pics for about $179US. Once ... Read More
We booked the Signature Swim. My family was blown away! What an experience! We were really impressed with how well the dolphins were treated, and how loved they were by the trainers! We splurged and bought the pics for about $179US. Once in a lifetime experience! Totally worth it! Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Right at the pier.
Right at the pier. Very well set up and lots of fun. We had done a similar excursion a few years back, and this was a better experience.
Right at the pier. Very well set up and lots of fun. We had done a similar excursion a few years back, and this was a better experience. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had Max and Mariah and they were amazing.
We had Max and Mariah and they were amazing. The actual part of the dolphin experience was amazing. The problem was it didn't last nearly as long as was advertised and he made us wait for three people who were entirely too late to ... Read More
We had Max and Mariah and they were amazing. The actual part of the dolphin experience was amazing. The problem was it didn't last nearly as long as was advertised and he made us wait for three people who were entirely too late to justify the amount of money we spent Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was a bucket list item for me, and well worth it.
This was a bucket list item for me, and well worth it. really enjoyed some close up interactions with the dolphins. The picture and movie package is expensive but negotiable. Did the package with the arch boat tour. Also worth it.
This was a bucket list item for me, and well worth it. really enjoyed some close up interactions with the dolphins. The picture and movie package is expensive but negotiable. Did the package with the arch boat tour. Also worth it. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Meeting the dolphins was amazing easy to get on and off of the ship with the tenders no problems
Meeting the dolphins was amazing easy to get on and off of the ship with the tenders no problems
Meeting the dolphins was amazing easy to get on and off of the ship with the tenders no problems Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It is cruel that these beautiful mammals are trapped in this tiny swimming pool but the interaction ...
It is cruel that these beautiful mammals are trapped in this tiny swimming pool but the interaction with them is lovely and I learnt more about these incredible creatures. While I am torn that I am encouraging their incarceration it was a ... Read More
It is cruel that these beautiful mammals are trapped in this tiny swimming pool but the interaction with them is lovely and I learnt more about these incredible creatures. While I am torn that I am encouraging their incarceration it was a lovely experience I will not forget Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
My wife said it was one of the best experiences ever!
My wife said it was one of the best experiences ever! She said it was definitely something to check off on her bucket list.. She had a huge smile plastered on her face the whole time.
My wife said it was one of the best experiences ever! She said it was definitely something to check off on her bucket list.. She had a huge smile plastered on her face the whole time. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
FANTASTIC!
FANTASTIC! We swam underwater holding on to the dolphin! No high pressure buy the pictures after too. GREAT experience!
FANTASTIC! We swam underwater holding on to the dolphin! No high pressure buy the pictures after too. GREAT experience! Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We didn't get to feed the dolphins, and we only spent about 10 minutes in the water....not 20 ...
We didn't get to feed the dolphins, and we only spent about 10 minutes in the water....not 20 minutes. Because the outline did not state that our possessions would be in a locker, we did not take credit cards with us. This meant ... Read More
We didn't get to feed the dolphins, and we only spent about 10 minutes in the water....not 20 minutes. Because the outline did not state that our possessions would be in a locker, we did not take credit cards with us. This meant that we did not buy the package that was offered....but with the cash we had were able to purchase at least something. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The family had a great time.
The family had a great time. This was very fun and worthwhile. Others who are not participating in the water can come along to watch and photograph from afar.
The family had a great time. This was very fun and worthwhile. Others who are not participating in the water can come along to watch and photograph from afar. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Something I'd do once and never again.
Something I'd do once and never again. A little pricey but understandable for this type of excursion. Actual swim time with dolphins is about 10-15 seconds. Pictures are purchasable for around $80 extra per person, which you then have ... Read More
Something I'd do once and never again. A little pricey but understandable for this type of excursion. Actual swim time with dolphins is about 10-15 seconds. Pictures are purchasable for around $80 extra per person, which you then have to choose your pictures using their very old, outdated, and slow desktops. Guides are alright, not the best. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
My daughter enjoyed it very much..
My daughter enjoyed it very much.. I'm sure sometime she will find a way to go back.
My daughter enjoyed it very much.. I'm sure sometime she will find a way to go back. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This excursion was so amazing, we will talk about it for the rest of our lives.
This excursion was so amazing, we will talk about it for the rest of our lives. The company treated the dolphins well. Their facility was so clean and organized. Their rules were posted everywhere! Their lockers were secure. They had ... Read More
This excursion was so amazing, we will talk about it for the rest of our lives. The company treated the dolphins well. Their facility was so clean and organized. Their rules were posted everywhere! Their lockers were secure. They had showers to rinse off of the salt water, they had towels to dry yourself off. They seemed to love their jobs and love the dolphins. We loved it! Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Dolphins Cabo 3/10/16 We were traveling on the Crown Princess and book this excursion through the ...
Dolphins Cabo 3/10/16 We were traveling on the Crown Princess and book this excursion through the cruise line. We got to the dock and we met our group. We took the five minute walk to the Dolphin center in the marina. We checking and ... Read More
Dolphins Cabo 3/10/16 We were traveling on the Crown Princess and book this excursion through the cruise line. We got to the dock and we met our group. We took the five minute walk to the Dolphin center in the marina. We checking and were given wristbands to split us up into groups of 6-8 people. We were given lockers for our personal items and taken up to the dolphin pool. Each group had a trainer. Ours was Wendy. She was very funny and cute the whole time. Warning: The water is COLD. Shrinkage cold. So I suggest you just jump in and get it over with. You do get used to it. Once everyone was in the water we spread out and our Dolphin, Frida would swim between all of us and we could pet her on her way by. She did this for a few minutes, then we sat on the side and watched the dolphin do some trick. She spoke, spun around, splashed and played on command. Then it was time for Dolphin rides. You had your choice you could hold on the Dorsal fin the she would pull you around and give you a ride or you could take off your life vest, put on a diving mask and get an underwater ride. I have swam with dolphins several times before and never had this option. So of course I had to try that. It was pretty cool. I didn’t get a good big breath before going under so I had to let go and surface before Frida did. But such a cool experience. To my surprise my wife even did the underwater swim. My kids decided to try the surface ride. After that Frida did some more tricks on Wendy’s commands and entertained everyone. Then we had time for group photos with her. Keep in mind you cannot bring your own camera in. It’s for your safety, the dolphin’s safety and more importantly so they can sell you photos and a video of your experience. It’s part of the experience. So after group pictures we joined up with all the other groups to see the all the dolphins do a little jumping show. They are amazing how they can jump and spin. My boys were jealous they couldn’t make that big of a splash when they jump in. Then they take you to a shower area where you can rinse off. They will give you a small towel to use as well. Then they will take you back to the lockers to change and then you get the opportunity to view the pictures and video of you and everyone in your group. You can select the ones you want and then pay for them and they will put them on a CD for you or print out prints if that’s what you choose. You do not have to buy them if you do not want. There is no pressure. We bought a package and the video. I personally love dolphin experiences. I did it the first time on our Honeymoon 16 years ago and have done it now 5 times since then. They are such smart incredible animals. I don’t believe they are treated badly. Yes they have to perform but they are fed well and have medical care if they need. They even told us they captive dolphin live longer than ones in the wild because they don’t have to fight for food and they have medical care. So I highly recommend a dolphin experience if you get the opportunity. It’s well worth the money. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We booked this for the benefit of our 3-year old and he loved it.
We booked this for the benefit of our 3-year old and he loved it. They have three dolphins/instructors so there were just ten people in our group. This gave everyone plenty of time for interaction and photos. The photos were well worth the ... Read More
We booked this for the benefit of our 3-year old and he loved it. They have three dolphins/instructors so there were just ten people in our group. This gave everyone plenty of time for interaction and photos. The photos were well worth the extra price and the staff did a great job. Family who would like to just watch off to the side can do so for free. The included lunch was sandwiches (whole grain bread! Lettuce and tomato!), bananas, and juice boxes. Maybe also a cookie. The ride from port is long and not scenic; small children may either get restless or fall asleep. Bring rash guards for everyone. You can't wear sunscreen in the dolphin pool and there is no shade. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Daughter enjoyed this.
Daughter enjoyed this. Most of the time was spent waiting. When they say 90 minutes, they mean for the actual activity. This does NOT include the drive to and from, the waiting before the activity nor the waiting afterwards. MAKE SURE ... Read More
Daughter enjoyed this. Most of the time was spent waiting. When they say 90 minutes, they mean for the actual activity. This does NOT include the drive to and from, the waiting before the activity nor the waiting afterwards. MAKE SURE YOU ARE PREPARED FOR THIS. We barely made it back in time and only did so because the ONE van they had to transport us back was able to fit us all on ONLY by having a child sit on someone's lap...not really the safest way to travel mexico at Mach 3 down the roads Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The dolphin encounter was awesome espically for the kids.
The dolphin encounter was awesome espically for the kids. Getting close to the animals and touching/feeding them was great! Kids, loved this! Do be ready to spend major money if you want pictures or video of your experience.
The dolphin encounter was awesome espically for the kids. Getting close to the animals and touching/feeding them was great! Kids, loved this! Do be ready to spend major money if you want pictures or video of your experience. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I would go to Cabo again just to swim with the dolphins again.
I would go to Cabo again just to swim with the dolphins again. Each person got a decent amount of time with a dolphin. Swimming under water with a dolphin is amazing. The entire experience is filmed and photographed; a bit pricey to get ... Read More
I would go to Cabo again just to swim with the dolphins again. Each person got a decent amount of time with a dolphin. Swimming under water with a dolphin is amazing. The entire experience is filmed and photographed; a bit pricey to get the pictures though. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line