Cabo Dolphin Encounter
Cabo Dolphin Encounter
Cabo Dolphin Encounter
Cabo Dolphin Encounter
Cabo Dolphin Encounter
Cabo Dolphin Encounter
Limited Spaces Available! For reservations call 888-557-3330. Spaces are extremely limited this time of year so book early to ensure the date you want.
Cabo Dolphin Encounter


  • Interaction with Dolphins From a Shallow Water Platform - Ideal for Non-Swimmers and Younger Children
  • Learn From the Dolphin Experts About the Behavior of These Fascinating Creatures
  • Touch, Kiss, and Play with Our Friendly Team of Bottlenose Dolphins
  • Small Group Sizes for Optimum Interaction

Tour Summary

Our modern Cabo San Lucas Dolphin Facility, located in the Cabo Marina, awaits you and your family. Enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to encounter one of the smartest and pleasant creatures of the animal world, the Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin.

This Dolphin Encounter adventure is ideal for people who are nervous about swimming. It is also a great option for younger children. If youre interested in learning about dolphins and intrigued by their slick torsos and athletic movements, this is your opportunity to witness these amazing creatures firsthand. The Pacific Bottlenose, the most prevalent dolphin species that inhabits the waters of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez near Cabo San Lucas.

This tour begins with a short classroom orientation. Youll learn about the anatomy, socialization, communication and feeding habits of dolphins. Our professional animal trainers will also teach participants how to communicate with these intelligent creatures through hand signals. After orientation, one of our trainers will guide you to the dolphin environment in the Cabo Dolphin Center. This lagoon was specifically engineered for Dolphin Swims and Encounters. You spend time on the shallow water platform where a dolphin will swim to from the pool. Participants can pet, stroke, hug, and kiss the dolphin. You will never have a better opportunity to examine these beautiful creatures up close. Youll witness firsthand the intelligence, friendly nature, and powerful bodies of these incredible animals. Youll learn elementary animal training methods, including positive reinforcement, and visual communication. Youll even have the chance to feed the Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins during your visit.

Q: Do I need to reserve in advance?

A: We have a limited number of participants during our dolphin activities, so in order to assure your place we suggest your reservation in advance, especially if you plan to visit us during the high vacation season.

Q: May I bring a camera or video camera to take pictures?

A: Cameras are not allowed into the pools or observation areas for your safety, for the dolphins safety and the safety of the equipment but professional photos will be available for purchase after your experience.

Q: Can I wear Sunscreen? (SPF)

A: While we recommend you wear sunscreen, it must be biodegradable for the protection of our dolphins and sea lions. Any other sunscreen must be showered off before entering the dolphin area. Our gift shops sell biodegradable sunscreen.

Q: Can I wear jewelry?

A: We recommend you remove all jewelry, including wedding rings, ear rings, and piercings, before coming to the dolphin center. Although we provide an area to secure your personal belongings, it is easy to drop, lose or misplace jewelry, so we recommend you to leave your jewelry and small items secured in your accommodation’s safe or front desk safe.

Q: Why do we limit the number of sessions for people to interact with dolphins?

A: At Cabo Dolphins, the animals' health and welfare are of primary importance.  The sessions are limited to ensure an enjoyable schedule including a variety of activities for the dolphins. The dolphins spend only a combined total of less than two hours each day voluntarily interacting with the public. The rest of the day is allocated to the dolphins' private time, valuable training time, as well as play and social interaction.

Q: How safe are Interactive Programs?

A: In-water-interactive programs have a remarkable, well-established record of dolphin and human safety. The health and safety records of these innovative programs have been studied, analyzed, and restudied for over 20 years, each time reaffirming their exemplary achievements.

Q: Can I make a Dolphin sick if I participate in a swim program?

A: Since the initiation of in-water marine mammal interactive programs in 1985, there has not been one instance of disease transmission between humans and dolphins reported at any of the facilities that offer "swim with the dolphin" programs.

Q: Can I do any of the dolphin programs if I am pregnant?

A: For your personal safety and the well being of your unborn child we do not allow pregnant women to participate in our dolphin and sea lion programs.



It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.

  • Cruise ship passengers must book directly through their cruise line
  • Each child aged 8 years or younger must be accompanied by a participating adult, or by a 16 yr or older participant
  • Parents may hold children aged 1 to 3 free of charge
  • Minimum age: 1 year old
  • Children 9 and up must pay Adult rates
  • Please do not wear sunscreen or jewelry
  • For safety reasons, cameras are not allowed in any of the pool areas
  • Expectant mothers between 3 and 6 months may participate at their own risk and with doctor approval
  • We have dolphin tours in both Downtown Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Please call our office in order to check the most up-to-date schedules for each location

Cabo Tour Center is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.

Bob Smith

I have been to the Bahamas many times, but Cabo Dolphin Encounter is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!

Jim Peters

Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!

Richard Dixon

The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)