Dolphinaris Cozumel, Cozumel

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Head to the pristine waters of the Mexican Caribbean and swim with dolphins at Dolphinaris Cozumel. Located in an enclosed space by the ocean, in an exhibit that represents a fisherman’s village, dolphins put on a show, providing prime entertainment for visitors. Swim with and feed dolphins, or grab a bite at the local eatery as you take in views of the magical sea creatures socializing in the nearby pool. Plan your visit to Dolphinaris Cozumel and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cozumel vacation trip planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Wanted to let my son interact with Dolphin and after doing some research, this seemed to be the best destination. Booked direct online and save a small fortune rather than booking through the cruise l...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    My youngest and i experienced this excursion during our cruise this summer. My child had an amazing experience interacting with a dolphin. They ensure you get several pictures and time with the dolphi...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Myself and my 14 year-old daughter attended the dolphin swim and we had an amazing experience. The facility was clean and the dolphin trainer was informative and the time spent with the dolphins was v...  more »
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  • June 10, 2017
    3 pictures cost $75!! And the pictures don't even come out great! So it's best if you have one of your friends out on the side to Record or take pictures! The dolphin ride is literally 5 seconds and you can't do it more then once! The food isn't that great either! I would not recommend this place to anybody! Unless you want to get ripped off !! (:
  • May 11, 2017
    Swam with the dolphins today, which was amazing. But I accidentally dropped my underwater camera during the excursion, which I didn't know was prohibited because NOBODY told me. The "instructor" harshly criticized me for "disrespecting him", although he never mentioned anything about cameras prior to the "encounter". Fortunately, the dolphin trainer was much kinder and retrieved it for me about an hour later. Not sure that the enclosure is adequate in size for the several large, beautiful beasts they keep there. I am sure the critters would prefer to be swimming freely, but at least they appeared to well fed...and form a selish standpoint, it was still an amazing experience. There was also a rather rude receptionist (Angela? Angelica?) who made no attempt to understand my "developing" Spanish". I am quite sure my basic Spanish was much better than her "English", but after insulting me (yes, I understood every word you said) , she rudely pushed me off to the male receptionist who was actually kind, bilingual, and quite fluent. And, and though I paid for the full package, I see now that nobody bothered to show me the snorkeling pool, or even mentioned there was one. Customer service, people! It is your job..
  • March 18, 2017
    I went with no expectations and not sure I would like it. It was awesome! The staff is friendly, the dolphins are well cared for and the staff truly care about them but the facility was amazing. The snorkeling pool was filled with fish, sting rays and truly the best snorkeling I have done. We could also go kayaking and paddling boarding all with our 3 hour admission. Also included is free drinks and food. Best deal and experience. So glad I did it and will return in a heart beat.
  • April 11, 2017
    I don't understand where some of these reviews are coming from. They seriously make no sense. It's average. Do not book from the cruise you will save by just booking it yourself online or with an agent from Dolphinaris at the port. You will spend about 1 hour total and interact with the dolphins for 20 minutes. You kiss, pat, and ride them for about 5 seconds. The groups are large and most of the time is spent waiting for your turn. They take pictures. The pictures are very expensive, but the prices are not set and they will give you a 'secret deal, shhh don't tell anyone' is what they whisper. You can get all your photos for 100 bucks. The food is average. There is nothing else to do here, no snorkeling/swimming/beach. You can rent kayak for 15.00 but it was closed when we were there. This is an average dolphin experience. It's better in most other places. We didn't have a bad time but we would not go back.
  • June 13, 2017
    The resort, that was what it felt like, was clean and beautiful. The food was fresh and tasty and the instructors were efficient and friendly. I enjoyed my time there-- even though the contact with the dolphin was not a ton.

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Most accommodations in Cozumel line the island's western shoreline, offering excellent beach access and the airport. Avenida Rafael E. Melgar provides the widest range of hotels and private rentals, with some of the more spacious and relaxed options sitting around 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the town center. Budget-conscious travelers should look to the main township, where a selection of smaller guesthouses and pensions can be found just a few streets back from the beach.
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