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February 03, 2020

Swim with Dolphins in Cancun and Riviera Maya: Prices and Programs

When it comes to swimming with dolphins in Cancun or Riviera Maya, we are aware that the costs and add-ons of a swim package are among your main concerns. However, let us be forthcoming and tell you that, to access these once-in-a-lifetime adventures, you don’t need to spend a fortune.

You can buy a package online for as low as USD 84.00 per person, so you can enjoy an interaction at our dolphin sanctuaries in this region of the Mexican Caribbean. Keep reading so you know more about the prices and types of swims.


Dolphin interaction programs

First things first: for you to know how much you’re going to spend in your swim with dolphins, you need to figure out how many people are sharing it with you. This way, you'll be able to choose the kind of interaction you’d like to have.

So, here’s a quick recap of the dolphin interaction programs we offer you at Delphinus:

For 1 person:

  • The One: If you seek to have a personalized swim with dolphins, this interaction is for you. You can touch, kiss and hug the dolphin, among 20 different activities, including, taking a ride holding its fin and glide above water in a foot push.

For 2 people:

  • Couples Dreams: Cherish the experience of swimming with dolphins with your better half or with your BFF

For 1-4 people:

  • Primax & Supreme Primax Experience: Enjoy 16 different activities including kisses, hugs, dancing, foot push and so much more.  
  • Premium: Venture in a swim with dolphins at the Xel-Ha eco-park with your family and friends.

For 1-6 people

  • Trainer for a day: Spend a whole day as if you were an animal care specialist, and learn everything about dolphins: anatomy, nutrition, and behaviors. You can perform activities such as foot push, ride, jump bar and more.

For 1-8 people:

  • Dolphin Trek: Take a submarine stroll with the dolphins, using a special helmet that allows you to breathe safely underwater and appreciate this encounter to the fullest.

For 1-10 people:

  • Interax: Connect with one of the smartest animals in the ocean, at the natural habitats of Xel-Ha and Xcaret.
  • Ride: The perfect balance between an economic and a complete interaction. If you seek an exciting activity, the dolphin ride is your choice, since you will take a fun ride along with the dolphin at full speed.
  • Splash: The perfect swim for big families that come with little children and elder adults.
  • Family Dreams: Swim freely with the dolphins, hug them, play with them and receive a dolphin kiss!

Now, without further ado, let's see the prices per person and for each program.

Price sheet for swimming with dolphins

Number of people taking the interaction

Price per person

Name of the program
and benefits


USD 424*

• The One

The most exclusive interaction.


USD 169*

• Couples Dreams

Perfect activity for couples or best friends.

1 to 6

USD 177*

• Trainer for a Day

Extended dolphin interaction.

1 to 4

USD  126-135*

• Premium
• Supreme Primax Experience
• Primax (at Xcaret & Xel-Ha waterparks)

Reduced groups.

1 to 8

USD 126*

• Dolphin Trek

Enjoy a submarine walk.

1 to 10

USD 92*

• Ride

Take a fun ride with your dolphin friend!

1 to 10

USD 84*

• Splash
• Interax (at Xcaret & Xel-Ha waterparks)
• Family Dreams

Perfect for big families or large groups of friends.

*Valid for online reservations only. Prices already have a 15% discount and they don't include transportation to the habitats.


Where can you swim with dolphins?

Undoubtedly, Delphinus’ sanctuaries in Cancun and Riviera Maya are the best places where you can interact with dolphins since they allow you to experience this incredible activity just as if you were in their natural environment.

Also, the swimming programs mentioned above are available at the most important tourist and beach destinations in the Mexican Caribbean, including:

  • Puerto Morelos. Located at the heart of the second-largest barrier reef in the world, this coastal town has a particular history and charm.
  • Riviera Maya. A world-famous destination for the color of its water and the softness of the sand.
  • Xel-Ha. A natural wonder of the world, with dreamy landscapes and awesome water activities, like swimming with dolphins in a jungle next to the sea!
  • Playa Mujeres. Located in Cancun, at the Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf Resort and Spa, this is the only dolphin sanctuary in the world located on a beach.
  • Xcaret. A magical place that’s been compared to Disneyworld for its size and also for its huge offer of activities, both in and out of the water. It was the first habitat of Delphinus and now is home now of our animal welfare program, the birthplace of many members of our dolphin family.
  • Interactive Aquarium Cancun. Environmental education facility where, in addition to interacting with dolphins, you can get to know and admire other marine species.
  • Punta Cancun. Located within the Hyatt Ziva Cancun Hotel & Resort, one of the most exclusive spots of the Hotel Zone and surrounded by the Caribbean Sea.

Now that you know this information… don’t think twice and save your spot today at one of our seven dolphin sanctuaries! Also, you can even get a 20% off for early booking!

Gather unique memories with your family and friends. Come live a swim with dolphins in Cancun and Riviera Maya that you will always remember.