Wild Dolphin Encounter in Puerto Vallarta by Vallarta Natours always conducts the dolphin swims with respect and awareness.
All over the world, recreational water parks offer dolphin and human interactions as part of their experiences. Although entertaining and enjoyable, the interaction is imposed on the dolphins which have no other choice but to obey.
However human- wild dolphin interactions occur naturally, you have probably heard some stories about that. It’s time to create your own story! Very few places offer free dolphin-human interactions.
Bahía de Banderas, where Puerto Vallarta is located, is one of those natural environments where bottlenose dolphins live year round. These great creatures have all the food and shelter they need, and believe it or not they enjoy playing with us.
Thalia, our marine biologist, has been interacting with a specific bottlenose dolphin family since 2009, she knows most of the dolphins and can identify them. They have embraced Thalia as one of their own, and swim along her side happily. Thalia will let you know what to do, both on the boat and in the water creating the optimum interaction. You’ll be introduced to the family and witness how the dolphins freely play with everybody in the water.
The dolphin swims are always conducted with respect and awareness. We do not feed, chase or do anything that might alter their natural behavior. We interact with them at their own invitation.
Every day we go out on the boat to connect and swim with dolphins in their natural environment. We offer you a small group retreat, for you to let go and simply relax while also connecting with Nature. On this 4 hours experience you will be joined by no more than 10 fellow adventurers, lunch and soft beverages are provided as well as the necessary snorkeling gear. Thalia will have on board a hydrophone to be able to listen to dolphins communicating, and she is ready to answer any question you may have about the marine environment and its inhabitants.
Interacting with wild dolphins is a life-changing experience. Not only will you enjoy spending some time in the water with wild dolphins, creating unforgettable memories but you will also learn many interesting facts about these magnificent animals. Please keep in mind that these dolphins are free, we do not harass them, nor feed them. The interaction depends completely on their willingness to play with us.