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.
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