Water activity

Puerto Vallarta: Bahia de Banderas Dolphin Encounter Trip

Activity provider: Vallarta natours

Puerto Vallarta: Bahia de Banderas Dolphin Encounter Trip

Activity provider: Vallarta natours

From US$ 554.92 per group up to 6

Join a marine biologist on an excursion to see wild dolphins in the Bahia de Banderas area. Enjoy swimming in the ocean and seeing the dolphins up close.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Private group


  • Marvel at the panoramic view of Bahia de Banderas by boat
  • Learn from expert guides about what makes Bahia de Banderas special
  • Enjoy watching wild dolphins
Full description
Begin your sightseeing excursion in Puerto Vallarta, where you’ll meet your marine biologist guide for the day. Hop on-board the boat and learn about the marina from your guide as you cruise around Bahia de Banderas. Be on the lookout for dolphins as you cruise through the territory as there have been three families of bottlenose dolphins who have been living in Bahia de Banderas for several years. Once dolphins have been spotted your guide will assess their behavior and decide when it is safe to start swimming. Because the dolphins are wild and fast swimmers, you’ll be getting in and out of the water to help ensure there is a successful interaction. After several opportunities to swim and see the dolphins, you’ll head back to Puerto Vallarta by boat. Enjoy your provided lunch and soft drink as you cruise back to port.
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Light lunch and assorted snacks
  • Soft drink, water, flavored water and juice
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • 40 pesos (US$2) per person port fee
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People over 300 lbs (136 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

The meeting is right across from the mentioned restaurant: The guide meets you at the door for Pier 1 Your guide will be wearing a blue or white t-shirt with a whale logo

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Breathable clothing

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The tour departs regardless of weather, unless indicated otherwise by authorities
  • You must be able to swim and enter a boat by ladder to participate in the excursion
  • All dolphins are wild and are not fed or forced to interact

Product ID: 397641