Dolphin Discovery Akumal, Akumal

3.9
#2 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Riviera Maya
Meet the charming dolphins of Dolphin Discovery Akumal, just 20 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. With the help of professional trainers, you can interact with, touch, and swim with the friendly marine mammals, while enjoying the scenic views of Akumal Bay. You can choose from a few programs: one in the shallow end of the tank, suitable for children and non-swimmers, and others including snorkeling and being pushed by a pair of dolphins. Make Dolphin Discovery Akumal part of your personalized Akumal itinerary using our Akumal road trip planning website .
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  • September 28, 2017
    We enjoyed this very much. However, they need to keep their group sizes down inasmuch as my wife and I were last to do each activity and our dolphin grew bored and uncooperative near the end. They had...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    Very nice to be able to swim with the dolphins, great for kids. Attention, no possible pictures and of course very expensive for those sold on the site.
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  • September 21, 2017
    Being in the hotel, there is a free exhibit, but this is 10 min aprox. Then everything is paying and the truth is that it is expensive. It's very nice to see the dolphins, but very poor. They made us a photo and we caught it not because we asked for much.
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  • January 18, 2017
    Awesome experience.....My wife and I... along with the trainer were the only people in the pool... They took lot of time with us and there was no rush to get out... We had a great time. The staff was so friendly and courteous.... I would definitely recommend doing this while you are there... And get the package they offer that the dolphins lift you out of the water.... It is like nothing you have ever experienced.... Don't miss out on this... Pictures are a bit expensive... but like everything else in Mexico negotiable... But well worth the money...
  • December 6, 2016
    The experience was good, not what you'd expect. You do not get one on one with dolphin and trainer. It is a group with the same package you have selected. Pictures cost a tremendous amount for one and you arent allowed your own photo source. Dolphins were great and very well behaved and were very well fed. "First experience last forever"
  • February 10, 2017
    Great outing for the whole family. Highly recommend
  • July 25, 2016
    Well worth the fee to interact with the dolphins. We came in a not so busy time. Peak times may prove less favorable with more people to share the dolphins. The picture packages too expensive even though I still purchased.
  • August 22, 2016
    Took Royal swim with the dolphins!! Best experience of my life!! The dolphins are so cute!!! ❤️ will do it again when I'm back!

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For comfortable beachfront options near the town itself, look to Half Moon Bay, whose curving coastline serves as the hub of diving and other beach activities in the region. Budget options can be difficult to find in Akumal and in the neighboring coastal towns--expect to pay the same, if not more, per night in the nearby town of Puerto Aventuras.
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