Water activity

Cancún: Dolphin Encounter on Isla Mujeres with Buffet

4.5 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Dtraveller
Water activity

Cancún: Dolphin Encounter on Isla Mujeres with Buffet

Activity provider: Dtraveller

From US$ 109 per person

Visit Dolphin Discovery on Isla Mujeres and experience a dolphin encounter where you can shake hands with some friendly dolphins. Afterward, enjoy a buffet lunch and soft drinks service.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Shake hands with your new dolphin pal and give them a hug
  • Learn some interesting facts about dolphins, as well as special tips to protect the environment
  • Admire dolphins from an underwater platform, suitable for non-swimmers
  • Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing by the pool
  • Tuck into a delicious buffet and refreshing soft drinks
Full description

Interact with friendly dolphins at the Dolphin Discovery center on Isla Mujeres, departing from Playa Langosta in Cancún. Suitable for all ages, this program is suitable for non-swimmers. After you spend some time with your new friend enjoy a hearty buffet lunch with soft drinks service.

Board the ferry at Playa Langosta in Cancún and sail to Isla Mujeres. Upon arrival, proceed to the Dolphin Discovery center where you will meet your marine mammal specialist who will guide you through the experience.

Next, proceed to the underwater platform, which you will be standing on at all times, so the dolphin can come and meet you. Your specialist instructor will teach you some interesting facts about dolphins, their diet, and their behavior. Also, hear about nursing programs taking place at the center. After your encounter, enjoy the rest of the day at the center by taking a dip in one of the pools, or with some sunbathing. Enjoy a delicious buffet and sip on some soft drinks from onsite. After relaxing in the afternoon, board the ferry back to Cancún in the late afternoon.

  • Dolphin Encounter Program
  • Instructor
  • Round trip ferry transportation
  • Lockers
  • Showers
  • Lounge chair use
  • Swimming pool access
  • Buffet meal
  • Soft drinks
  • Dock fee
  • Photos of your experience (can be purchased)
  • Open bar
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Babies under 1 year

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Meeting point

For the ferry departure from Cancún, there is one departure at 9:00 AM from Playa Langosta (located in Boulevard Kukulcan). Please arrive 30 minutes early to check check-in and receive your identification bracelet. You will find the check-in point by following the signs for Dolphin Discovery which are displayed. Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres is located at Camino Sac Bajo Lote 26 (antes 96 al 102) Fraccionamiento Laguna Mar.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Cameras
  • Video recording
  • Cellphones

Know before you go

  • This activity will take place on Isla Mujeres, with a free ferry service departing from Playa Langosta in Cancún at 9:00 AM and returning at 5:30 PM
  • Infants 1-5 years old are free of charge accompanied by a paying adult (2 adults per child)
  • Children over 3.3 ft and up to 3.9 ft must be accompanied by two paying adults (2 adults per child)
  • Children over 3.9 ft up to 4.6 ft must be accompanied by a paying adult (1 adult per child)
  • Children over 4.6 ft will be allowed to participate alone by paying the adult rate
  • Currently, US dollars are not accepted in cash at the facility. Mexican pesos are accepted
  • If you want to use an international credit or debit card, payments will be done in Mexican or US currency
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

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Overall good experience, there are as always in Mexico some hidden costs like locker fees, if you want pictures, more activities or less. After the trip with the Dolphins we went snorkeling and swimming with the nurse shark. It was amazing and really really cheap. There was a guide whose name was Jose who went with us, he was a really good guide and made our day better. Good trip, when visiting mexico you should definitely go there. ISLA MUJERES IS beautiful btw.

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March 30, 2023

We had a great time meeting the dolphin (Madonna) and the trainer (Cynthia). The activities in the water were amazing and we highly recommend this trip. The buffet lunch was nice and had a large variety and catered for all tastes. The waiters were very accommodating and contentiously ensured we had a enough drinks. The photos and videos were worth the money and will make great memories. All staff were incredible :)

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March 30, 2023

They could have explained it a lot better and had guides to tell you what to do and where to go once you get to the island we missed our time to get in with the dolphins and we had to wait the next available time slot which caused us to not be able to take a ferry to the main part of the island

March 30, 2023

Product ID: 409331