Dolphin Discovery Los Cabos, San Jose del Cabo

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Join dolphins in the water at Dolphin Discovery Los Cabos. Situated in the town's marina, the program features dolphin adventures in a cove-like habitat, suitable both for children and adults. View a show from the platform, see the dolphins demonstrate their skills and tricks, or get up close and personal with the animals and interact with them. You can swim with bottlenose dolphins, let them push you across the water, hold on to them while they glide, or be lifted out of the water by two dolphins. Use our San Jose del Cabo journey planning tool to add Dolphin Discovery Los Cabos and other attractions to your San Jose del Cabo vacation plans.
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  • I dont think my wife stopped smiling for the rest of the day. Definitely one of my highlites and pretty sure this was her favorite excursion. The being in the water and playing with them was super coo...  more »
  • Should not miss it! .. .an incredible experience, very well trained staff and explain you everything about the dolphins. No doubt one of the best in Los Cabos
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  • My daughter and I were so excited to swim with the dolphins and the dolphins didn’t disappoint however the price did. They wouldn’t let us bring a camera and I get that but the cost of one picture was...  more »
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  • Amazing experience! We did the "royal swim" package which allowed us to ride camels and do more things with the dolphins. I recommend it since you get more time with the dolphins and get to do some amazing tricks with them. As everyone else has said, the prices for pictures are crazy!! $360 for 404 pictures of my family of 7. It is based on how many are in your party. Luckily, we 7 split the cost among ourselves. But we got a DVD of the pictures (which we are going to try to put on Google Drive) and 7 prints (6x10 I believe).
  • Dolphins were fun to swim with and were very well trained. The 15 min speed boat ride and camel loop for about 1 min were also fun. Our driver was 20 min late to pick us up which made us do activities in an oddball order. They also claimed a kayak experience but we didn't get to ride kayaks because "they didn't have paddles". So a bit of a bait and switch. Buffet food was also not good at all. The real issue with this place is the photo racket they are running. Their prices are far beyond ridiculous and they will not even allow you to bring your own camera to take your own pictures. Because our driver was late to pick us up we did activities out of order. Then they wanted to charge us even more for pictures after we finished all the activities because they had already made a DVD of the first activities we did and didn't want to include photos of the rest of the activities. All in all they were trying to charge us $200 for around 100 pictures. This is far beyond reasonable so we ended up buying nothing at all.
  • Bad : Not allow to bring camera in . Picture CD is overpriced $150 For a couple CD picture. The people are rude f you don’t speak Spanish Good: Dolphins are well trained! The trainer was very mice and spoke English well .
  • Awesome experian's. The dolphins were amazing and well trained. Does that were friendly and knowledgeable. The only reason I'm giving it 3 stars is because they charge so much for pictures and they do not let you have any electronic devices on you to record the occasion. At the time they were charging $47 for an individual picture, $100 for a family picture, and $260 for all pictures the photographer took. I deducted another star because I bought included a camel exhibit and boat ride bit were cancelled without compensation due to weather.
  • First the bad: the cost up front doesn't include any of the extras that you HAVE to pay for. Completely robbery! Especially if you've been "gifted" the tickets, nothing is included besides the shuttle from your hotel. The buffet wasn't the best and the food was actually cold. The people working the store were rude beyond measure if you didn't fluently speak Spanish. If you only spoke a bit, they then spoke to you as if you were a child. They didn't answer questions that were asked in English, they looked at me and ignored it completely. The good: the dolphins are beautiful and their trainers were very knowledgeable and nice when it came to questions and learning about the mammals. More bad: The kayaks were a joke, I'm almost certain they were used just to kill 6 minutes. The camels, also a joke. Pay all this money for a 35 second ride and then get to feed them but if you want to keep that memory of riding/feeding camels you have to purchase the pictures for an outrageous price of $40 USD a person. More good: the speed boat was a blast but becoming airborne and then slamming into the seat and kinking my back wasn't something I wasnt expecting. Had I not been holding on for dear life to my seat and my husband, I would've gone overboard because they do not warn you of the "possibility" of surfing a wave at 45mph. Overall, yes a 1 star is sufficient because I cannot give it 0.

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If you're after sun, sand, and surf, head straight for Zona Hotelera, the shorefront district brimming with large hotels, expansive beach resorts, and the occasional humble "posada" (inn). For a more genuine atmosphere and proximity to the town's charming historical center, as well as views over the nearby estuary, look for a boutique hotel or posada within the town itself, just back from the coast. If you want to split the difference, check out the selection of private rentals lying between the beach and the township.
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