Swimming with dolphins is one of those iconic vacation activities that everyone dreams of doing one day. It is also an experience like no other. After all, when else will you get the chance to spend a day as a dolphin trainer and some time with the ocean’s most charismatic mammals? Dolphins are, of course, particularly smart animals and will attempt to connect with you in a way many other animals won’t, and in Puerto Vallarta there are a couple of good companies that will offer dolphin experiences.
Swim with dolphins in Puerto Vallarta
Some tour companies in Puerto Vallarta offer the chance to swim with wild dolphins, but most will be with captive dolphins. If you want to be sure that you’re swimming with dolphins that are healthy and happy however we recommend that you do not go to water parks where they are enclosed in small pools. The restricted space will make them unhappy and the chlorine in the water may make them go blind. Instead choose reputable companies which give the dolphins lots of space and a clean environment.
What to expect when you go to swim with dolphins in Puerto Vallarta
If you choose to go to a sanctuary then you’ll probably get the option to swim with the dolphins, kiss them, hug them and even be pushed along by their noses. You might even choose the trainer experience where you get to learn how to communicate with the dolphins and even perform a trick with them if you get the hang of it!
If you choose a company that specializes in wild dolphin experiences then you won’t likely get a chance to kiss the dolphins or have your photo taken with them, but you will surely be able to swim alongside them. There’s nothing like seeing these creatures in their natural habitat.
Tips for swimming with dolphins
When you book your dolphin experience in Puerto Vallarta we recommend that you do so with a smaller group as this will increase the time you get to spend with the dolphins. You are also advised not to wear sunscreen as it can contaminate the water the dolphins swim in. To protect yourself from the sun, wear a rash vest and cap. Treat these animals with kindness and respect and they will give you a magical day to remember in Puerto Vallarta.
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