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

The Dolphin Encounter program at the Cabo Dolphin Center is an enchanting program where dolphin lovers have the chance to experience their first personal, interactive encounter with Pacific Bottlenose dolphins in a state of the art facility designed to enhance interaction between dolphins and humans. Visitors from 1 to 100 will be delighted by their first meeting with our friendly dolphins Frida, Dali, Merian, Monet, Ende, Toulouse and Renoir.

Your experience will begin with an orientation in dolphin anatomy, physiology; behavior and history to help you better understand these fascinating creatures and their sophisticated underwater communication.

After completing orientation, you'll enter our custom designed educational pool where a trainer will guide you through your interaction, including petting the dolphins' sleek skin and examining its physical characteristics. Our trainer will then demonstrate some of the training techniques and rewards they use to communicate with our Bottlenose dolphin companions and you'll have a chance to learn the training signals and feed the dolphins and be treated to a handshake and kiss from your new dolphin friend.

This experience is open to children and adults of all ages. Children ages 1 to 3 are admitted free of charge but must be held by a participating adult. Children between the ages of 4 and 8 must be held by a participating adult.

For the safety and security of our dolphins and our guests, Cabo Dolphin Center does not allow cameras in any of the pool areas. However, a team of photographers who are specially trained to capture your dolphin adventure will be on hand to ensure that you can commemorate this moment. Photographs may be purchased at the Dolphin Center, along with food, beverages, and souvenirs.

To maintain the safety of our dolphins and to guarantee our guests a rewarding experience, tour sizes are limited. The Dolphin Center has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic, The Los Angeles Times, Architectural Digest and Frommer's among many others, which means that encounters book quickly. It is imperative that reservations be made well in advance of your visit.

Whether you've longed to have an up close encounter with a dolphin for years or are just interested in learning more about these amazing marine creatures, the Dolphin Encounter at Cabo Dolphin Center will offer you new insight on these most intelligent ocean dwellers while providing a delightful experience that you will cherish for the rest of your life.

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

Swim With Dolphins Cabo 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 ͡°)