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Riviera Maya: Dolphin Encounter with Buffet Meal

Flexible duration
Meals included

Sign up for a fun encounter program that is sure to thrill all ages! Hang out with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery in Riviera Maya and combine the experience with a fulfilling buffet meal.


  • In Riviera Maya, meet and interact with the friendliest creatures of the ocean - Dolphins!

  • Get slippery smooches, hugs, and handshakes during a hands-on encounter program

  • View the dolphins from a platform and witness them perform impressive tricks

  • Work up an appetite and satiate all your cravings with a delicious buffet spread for lunch

  • Get free access to the facility’s top-class amenities


  • Dolphin Encounter program

  • 10min briefing and 40min in the water

  • Buffet meal + 2 non-alcoholic beverages (not available for the 3 PM slot)

  • Amenities: lockers, showers, restrooms


  • Ground transportation service to the facility

  • Photos of your experience with dolphins

  • Other activities in Puerto Aventuras

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

your experience

The Dolphin Encounter program in Dolphin Discovery Riviera Maya is specially designed to help you connect with nature in an authentic and unique way. This experience allows you to intimately discover how playful and intelligent dolphins really are! A dolphin trainer will give you a short poolside introduction on the mammals, giving you an idea of their quirky behaviors (kisses and hugs, handshakes, hand targets), social lives, and long-standing relationships with humans. As you get nose-to-bottlenose with these cheerful dolphins, you can’t help but feel touched by a profound effect. Admire them from a platform, feel the warmth of their presence, shake a flipper, and watch them demonstrate their knowledge and awareness.

know before you go


Handshake, hugs, kisses, and hand target

Important Information

  • Don’t include infants under 3.3 ft in your reservation as they are free of charge, however, be sure to add them in the comments section of your reservation

  • In Puerto Aventuras, groups have a maximum of 10 people for a closer experience

  • The use of a life jacket is required in all water programs

  • Children over 4.6 ft will be allowed to participate alone by paying the adult rate

  • Children over 3.9 ft up to 4.6 ft must be accompanied by a paying adult (1 adult per kid)

  • Children over 3.3 ft and up to 3.9 ft must be accompanied by two paying adults (2 adults per kid)

  • Children under 3.3 ft will be considered infants and will perform Encounter activities regardless of the program in which they participate (it is a requirement that they fit the vest)

  • Currently, the facility is NOT accepting US dollars in cash (check-in, restaurant, boutique, and photos). However, they do accept Mexican pesos in cash. If you want to use an international credit or debit card, payments will be done in Mexican or US currency

Safety Requirements

  • For security reasons, the use of cameras in the water is prohibited. Professional photos will be available for sale

  • Expectant mothers of less than 5 months can participate in the Encounter program only if accompanied by another adult and after signing a waiver

What to Bring

  • Biodegradable sunscreen to protect your skin, the environment, and marine species

  • Cash for taxis, shopping, and meals

  • Towels


Daily 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM

Duration: 2hrs

Discounted Tickets

Children aged 6 - 12 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly after the purchase

  • Please display the same on your mobile phone along with a valid photo ID at the time of redemption

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs

  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time in order to avoid any delays

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Redeem your voucher at Dolphin Discovery Riviera Maya - Puerto Aventuras

  • Address: Manzana 23, Plano 1 Lote 11 Centro Comercial Marina Puerto Aventuras Solidaridad, Quintana Roo 77400, Mexico

Get Directions to the Ticket Redemption Point

Getting There

By Car: Take the Highway 307 (Carretera 307) that goes from north to south along the Mexican Caribbean coast. While leaving from Cancun, follow the signs to Playa del Carmen and Tulum, Puerto Aventuras is located between Xcaret and Xpu-Ha. Once you get to the Puerto Aventuras complex, you will find the signs that will lead you to Dolphin Discovery facilities


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