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Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya

#7 of 32 things to do in Mahahual Features Animals
Plaza Caracol local 20-B | Puerto Costa Maya Mahahual, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
+52 1 866 393 5158
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Wonderful experience

We were all like kids again getting to kiss, pet, boogie board, and belly swim with dolphins. The... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Desiree626
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Sebastian, Florida
I kissed a Dolphin!

We did the encounter as opposed to the dolphin swim. It was very fun and educational. We go to play... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
msbeky2000
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La Follette, Tennessee
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Dolphin Discovery is the world's number one swim with dolphins company. We welcome cruise lovers to our facility in Costa Maya to live the experience of a lifetime swimming with dolphins in paradise.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Plaza Caracol local 20-B | Puerto Costa Maya Mahahual, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

We were all like kids again getting to kiss, pet, boogie board, and belly swim with dolphins. The highlight of an already fantastic cruise! Animals appeared happy and well cared for as well.More

Thank Desiree626
DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Dear Desiree, Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, it has been great to read that the dolphins activity was up to your expectations and you had a memorable day. The interaction with these magnificent mammals is one of the...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

We did the encounter as opposed to the dolphin swim. It was very fun and educational. We go to play with the dolphin, her name was Katana. She kissed us, hugged us, danced with us and put with us for close to an hour. They...More

Thank msbeky2000
DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for your preference and for taking the time to share how was your experience at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. We are pleased to know that the interaction with Katana as been an amazing experience. Our team is...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

We had a really fun time. Our group was led by Alex. He was extremely knowledgeable and made it fun and inclusive. He answered all of our questions, and then provided additional information. People left saying the would love to sign up again!More

Thank OceanandSun
DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for your preference and for taking the time to share how was your experience at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience....More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

this was easily the best of 3 previous dolphin experiences at other locations. the trainers was friendly and clear with the instructions and what the dolphins would do and helping is when in direct contact. the in the water experience was fabulous. the entire staff...More

Thank rugero43
DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Dear traveler, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience. We hope to have...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

I went to Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya wanting to see the great dolphin experience I heard so much about - but we were bitterly disappointed when we saw the pools that the dolphins perform the tricks in. The pool is roughly 30 x 10 meters...More

Thank KruKop
DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Dear traveler, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Discovery Akumal and especially for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We regret that you felt our location was not on the levels of quality required to host the dolphins, be assured your comments...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

A must do at the Tourism Village, if you have time. Its quite an experience. Ensure you book ahead. I just enjoy watching others swimming with themMore

Thank Tongansailor
DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Dear traveler, Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, it has been great to read that you passed a nice time. We really appreciate your comments , listening to our visitors helps us to improve and maintain our well known...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

My granddaughters and I recently went on a Royal Caribbean cruise through the western Caribbean. We did this excursion on our Costa Maya stop. We swam with the dolphins years ago when OUR kids were little on an island off the coast of Mexico (NOT...More

Thank Joy M
DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for your preference and for taking the time to share how was your experience at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience....More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Normally I stay away from things that involves animals being used for a 'tourist attraction' however, my partner wanted to do it and wanted me to join her, so I ended up joining her. We paid around 50USD each to be in the water for...More

Thank ENPEDWARDS
DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Dear traveler, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience for you and your...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was a wonderful experience for our family of 6. We got up close and personal with a dolphin which is a once in a lifetime experience. Our trainer was Kevin and he did a great job working with us to make sure we had...More

Thank Marc Z
DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for your preference and for taking the time to share how was your experience at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience....More

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We did this on a whim. Our kids were so thrilled -- couldn't stop talking about it. The photographer, Javier "el Tigre," took care to get wonderful shots with each kid and with both together. Malinche, the dolphin, was very photogenic and easy for the...More

Thank jonytingale
DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for your preference and for taking the time to share how was your experience at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience....More

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judymnadeau
We are a group of 7 people and would like to book the Dolphin Encounter in Costa Maya. We're cruising with Norwegian. It's my understanding that we can book directly with Dolphin Discover versus through the ship. One review says that it's a 5 minute cab drive to the kiosk. Other information explains that the kiosk is located at the end of the pier. Please advise location. Thanks for your assistance!
6 March 2017|
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Response from Maria S | Reviewed this property |
It is licated at the end of the pier, you can walk from your ship to them, or there is a shuttle that you can take if you don't want to walk the distance. It's about 5min walk.
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Brucejet2000
Can we do an afternoon visit? We are going to try to do a two tank dive in the morning before the Dolphin Experience. Our cruise ship docks at 8 a.m. and leaves at 4 p.m. Is there a Dive Shop close to your facility?
26 January 2017|
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Response from DolphinDiscovery | Property representative |
Dear Traveler Thank you for your interest in Dolphin Discovery. Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya is open from 9am to 5pm and we are located next to the port. The nearest dive shop is located in the fishing village Mahahual... More
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Michelle R
Are those NOT doing the swim able to get close enough to watch ones in their party who ARE doing the swim?
26 September 2016|
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Response from DolphinDiscovery | Property representative |
Dear Michelle Thank you for your interest in Dolphin Discovery. If one of your party is not doing the program, they can wait on the observers area. Just remember to mention it at the reservation time, so they can... More
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