This is the ultimate ecological
expedition in Mazatlan! As with our
watching tour during whale season, this exciting
eco tour in Mazatlan not only offers you a chance
to see wild dolphins, but also the once in a lifetime
opportunity to swim with them in their natural hábitat!
Also this expedition allows you to delve into the
real world of cetacean research and conservation
- a true ecotour like no other! In addition, you'll
get to practice snorkeling in some of the best spots
around Deer Island and Bird Island, amazing spots
most never get to see!
Your tour is guided by marine
scientists and expert naturalists from Mazatlan
Mexico - nobody knows as much about the local marine
life in Mazatlan as these guys. During your tour,
they'll be collecting information about the ecology
and behavior of the dolphins and taking photographs
of the dolphins' dorsal fins for individual identification,
giving you real hands-on experience in dolphin conservation
and research techniques!
In addition to the regular
small group adventure, we also offer this excursion as an
exclusive PRIVATE tour, just for you and your
friends or family. Enjoy a great personal
experience you will never forget!
Mazatlan Wild Dolphins Adventure
out in a small boat, with no more than 8 passengers,
to achieve an up close and personal experience with
once in a lifetime opportunity to swim and interact
with dolphins in their natural habitat!
expert guides will explain to you about dolphin
habitat, behavior and biology, while encouraging
you to participate in the dolphin research on board
may see Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins, Pantropical
Spotted Dolphins or Pantropical Spinner Dolphins.
Your guides will help you identify the species you
addition to dolphins, your guides will point out
other marine flora and fauna to you, including
sea lions, manta rays, sea birds, sea turtles and
multi-colored tropical fish!
the underwater world of Mazatlan by snorkeling
in some of the best secret spots around Deer
Island and Bird Island. Amazing areas most
never get to see!
tours help fund major cetacean monitoring programs
in Mazatlan. By taking part in this tour, you are
helping to maintain whale research and conservation
in the Mazatlan area, a truly green approach to
Passengers: Yes! This is
a great idea for a cruise shore excursion.
Free pick-up at the pier!
Runs: Twice Daily
at 8:00 AM for hotel guests and 10:00 AM for
cruise ship passengers. This tour is seasonal
and runs from April 16th through
October 31st only. The rest of the year, you
can enjoy a similar experience with whales on our
Whale Watching tour.
Duration: 5 Hours Approximately.
Departs: Free Pickup
and Drop-off at your hotel or the cruise ship port.
Qualified Bilingual Marine Scientists and Naturalists
as Tour Guides On-Board
or Pier Pickup and Drop-off
on Dolphin Ecology and Biology
Swim with Wild Dolphins Session
Snorkeling at Bird Island and/or Deer Island
Water, Soft Drinks, Juice
- Rash Guard or Lycra T-Shirt
- Underwater Camera
- Seasickness Prevention (Bonine, etc)
- Extra Cash for Tips, Etc.
Our tours are open to everyone - no matter
what country you're from, hotel guests,
cruise ship passengers, residents, everyone!
All prices are in U.S. Dollars and include
Price is TOTAL COST for up to 6 People,
NOT Per Person.
Up to 6 people same price and includes all
Add up to 10 people at $90.00 per extra
WITH YOUR RESERVATION!
is a wonderful experience in Mazatlan. If
you've never been whale watching before, you won't
want to miss it. If you have, you will still
really enjoy it.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: Are there bathrooms on board?
A: There are no bathrooms on these small boats!
Make sure to go before you get on the boat. There
are restrooms at the marina or you can go swimming!
Q: Is there shade?
A: Yes, the boats have a canopy for your comfort.
Q: What kind of boats will you use?
A: We have a 10-passenger and an 18-passenger
boat. It will depend on the group size that
day which boat we use.
Ages 6 and up. Kids prices apply to ages 6-11,
and they can only ride in the boat but not swim.
Must be at least 12 years old to swim with the dolphins.
Any child under 18 must swim with an adult in the
Restrictions: To be able to do the
swim with wild dolphins sessions you should:
-Be 12 or older. Under 18 should be accompanied
by an adult in the water.
-Be able to swim well and at least 100 yards.
-Be in good physical condition.
-Not be pregnant.
-Be comfortable in the open ocean environment.
-Snorkeling experience is not required but recommended.
Notes: This tour has a 4 adult passengers
minimum to depart. Please
check availability if
your party is less than 4 people. Dolphin and other
marine fauna sightings are not guaranteed. These
are free ranging animals that move long distances,
however our experienced crew of marine scientists
and surveyors know their whereabouts and usually
we have an above 85% encounter rate. Close underwater
encounters are mostly brief and cannot be guaranteed
either, usually it depends mostly on your swimming
skills, but in good weather conditions we usually
have a 65% underwater encounter rate of success.
We do not swim with dolphin groups that include
calves or that show evasive behavior, this is to
minimize our impact and help studying and preserving
these animals and their habitat. We do not feed,
harass or touch the dolphins at any time. Usually
they also want to meet us and they'll stick around
at their own schedule!