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Mazatlan Swim with Wild Dolphins Excursion

Mazatlan, Mexico (Excursion ID S2228)

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  • Duration
    5 hours 30 min
  • Activity Level
  • Minimum Age
    6 Years Old
  • Languages
    EN | ES


  • Round trip transportation from your Mazatlan cruise ship terminal!
  • Air-conditioned, fully licensed and insured shore excursion transportation!
  • English and Spanish speaking certified wild dolphin shore excursion guides and staff!
  • Boat ride to search for wild dolphins!
  • Personalized shore excursion, maximum 10 passengers per boat!
  • Lunch and non-alcoholic beverages!
  • Guided snorkeling session!
  • Opportunity to swim with wild dolphins!
  • Hydrophone to listen to dolphin whistles!
  • Departure time 8:30 AM is designed for cruise ships arriving in Mazatlan port at 8:00 AM!

On this Swim with Dolphins in the Wild Mazatlan Excursion, you will have the opportunity to not only observe, and possibly swim alongside, these wonderful wild dolphins in their natural habitat, but you will also be contributing to research and conservation projects as you will be accompanied by experienced biologists and naturalists as they collect data.

This fun and informative Mazatlan Dolphin Shore Excursion will begin when you meet with your friendly, English speaking shore excursion guide just outside your Mazatlan cruise ship pier. Then you can step into your air-conditioned transportation for a 15-minute ride to the marina where you will meet the dolphin excursion captain and crew. Climb aboard your boat and you're off for a wild dolphin adventure cruise excursion of a lifetime!

Your professional wild dolphin swim excursion staff will also be more than willing to answer questions about the dolphin world since that is one of their primary goals, educating folks in a fun way about the wonders, and the delicate balance, of the marine environment.

Since everyone's safety and comfort, including the dolphins, is of primary concern, children must be at least 12 years of age and accompanied by an adult to enter the water with the dolphin pod. Children 6-11 can come along as well, but they will observe from the boat and need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

You will be entertained by outstanding commentary about the local Mazatlan marine ecosystem and learn from the experts about the life of a dolphin in the wild, which can actually live 40 plus years. During the dolphin swim excursion itself, the crew will be taking photographs of the dolphins and their markings, collect data and will deploy hydrophones that will allow everyone to eavesdrop on the complex dolphin whistles that are used for communication between pod members.

Then, depending on the sea conditions, you will enter the water to swim along with the wild dolphins. Dolphins are highly intelligent, family oriented, and very playful. You might have the pleasure of seeing these agile creatures spy-hop (rise vertically to view surroundings), or they might follow your dolphin swim excursion boat to conserve energy, known as bow-riding. They also use what is known as echolocation, similar to bats, which is a type of radar system that allows them to know their surroundings including both predators and prey. Knowing you had the opportunity to observe, possibly swim with the Mazatlan dolphins in the wild, and contribute to research makes for a great day, but there's more.

Once your amazing wild dolphin swim shore excursion comes to an end, you will be taken to some great snorkeling locations at both Venados (Deer) and Pajaros (Bird) Islands. On the way through the Bay of Mazatlan to the snorkeling sites, there is always a good chance of close encounters with other fascinating marine life like sea turtles, sea lions, manta rays, and a great diversity of marine and coastal birds. Once you reach the first site, the crew will demonstrate the included snorkeling gear and assist you with both putting it on and entering the water. You will then enjoy a guided snorkeling experience to view the diverse life that is under the surface. You will see coral, sponges, and a wide variety of tropical fish. Once your first snorkel is completed, the boat will move to the next. When you have finished the snorkel, the staff will assist you back on board the boat.

Then it's time to sit back, relax and enjoy a traditional torta (Mexican sandwich) along with seasonal fruit and bottled water, or a soft drink on the boat. Once your Mazatlan Wild Dolphin Swim Excursion comes to an end, you will be returned to your Mazatlan cruise ship pier terminal.

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Come and explore the world of swimming with wild dolphins in a way that is both fun and responsible for you and these friendly marine mammals. This is a spectacular Mazatlan Excursion for the whole family. Don't forget your camera, you will have amazing dolphin swim photo opportunities.


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     5/5  (Visited on June 2016)
My children and I went on this excursion as a graduation celebration for one of them, they had always wanted to swim with dolphins so I taught this would be a nice option. The big plus in this excursion is that you get to swim with dolphins out in the ocean, not in an aquarium, this gives a whole different perspective... In our group, we were only 6 so there was enough space for all of us in the boat, you can tell that the captain and crew love their job, they'll make sure you have a wonderful time while on this excursion. Dolphins are the most amazing creatures in the ocean, so intelligent and nice. Luckily the weather was ideal for snorkeling so we could see lots of tropical fish and coral on both of the sites we were taken to. This is an experience that my children and I will treasure forever, thank you Shore Excursioneer for making it happen!!
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