Ixtapa Dolphin Encounter
- Quality time: Spend a glorious 20 minutes in the water with these impressive and highly friendly animals. You'll be able to touch their firm smooth skin, hug them, play with them, and even go for a swim.
- Learn their language: Find out what the dolphins are trying to tell you by the way they act and the sounds they make. Dolphins are very friendly and expressive, and you'll know what they mean in no time.
- Save it in pictures: Capture this wonderful adventure by having your picture taken with your new friends, and be sure to get a dolphin kiss before you go.
About This Ixtapa Tour
Dolphins have been a favorite of humans since before the time of the ancient Greeks. They're sleek, powerful, friendly, fast, acrobatic, and some believe almost as smart as we are. When we look at dolphins we sense something special in them. And our intuition isn't wrong.
Through the ages, dolphins have consistently shown an amazing ability to recognize danger and unselfishly act to protect others from it, both human and animal. There are countless stories of dolphins protecting swimmers from sharks and guiding rescue boats to where the people who need rescue are.
One prominent example: In 1983, a pod of pilot whales ran aground in New Zealand during low tide. The people who lived nearby kept them wet and alive until the tide came back in. But by then, the whales were so disoriented, they couldn't find their way back into deeper waters. A passing pod of dolphins sensed what was happening, and at risk to themselves came into the shallows and guided the whales out.
This tour gives adults and kids the opportunity to spend some time up close and personal with playful, affectionate dolphins. After a 17 minute briefing session on their mannerisms and behavior of the animals, including ways to communicate with them, you'll enter the water for the thrill of a lifetime.
Get the picture?
New research by Michigan State University points to the possibility of dolphins being able to project "auditory images" to other dolphins using sound. If this is true, a dolphin that sees a shark could literally send a picture of the shark to other dolphins. It's the equivalent of humans being able to send an instant holographic picture of what we're seeing to others. Think of it as psychic social media.
Please meet in the lobby or reception area of your Ixtapa hotel. Our representative will be holding a sign with your name or the tour's name on it. You must confirm the name of your hotel at checkout, so we know where to pick you up.
Your tour includes transportation. Your actual Dolphin Encounter time will be approximately 20 minutes and a 17 minute introductory briefing.
. Sunscreen and jewelry is prohibited.
This is a mild activity tour that takes place in the water, and involves some steps and walking within the location. The tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Wilderness/Wildlife, Family Friendly,
Air-Conditioned Van or Bus.
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Travelers must be 10 years of age or older to participate in this tour.
Special Medical Restriction
This tour is only recommended if you are fit, accustomed to exertion, have no back, neck or respiratory problems and are not pregnant.
Non-refundable if canceled within 24 hours of requested services.
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