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Dolphin Discovery
Vacation Travel Guide

Swim with and learn about the lives of dolphins, manatees and sea lions at this interactive marine wildlife park. 

Delight in the chance to play and communicate with friendly sea life at Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres. Tours at Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres happen in a series of seawater pools surrounded by a beautiful natural setting of pristine white sand and lush green palms. Choose from various tours, which range from simple interactions to more active experiences.

Visitors of all ages can take part in the fun activities of this popular attraction. The animals are trained and comfortable with both groups and individuals. The basic tour takes you to a submerged platform, where you’ll stand and get the chance to hug, kiss and shake the fin of a dolphin. Pose for souvenir photos and watch as the dolphins leap out of the pools, play with balls and perform acrobatics.

Experience the thrill of a dorsal tow, which is when you can hold onto the fins of two dolphins and glide across the water. Don’t miss the chance to try a foot push. This is when two dolphins will lift you out of the pool by your feet and make you walk on water. There are also possibilities to cuddle, feed and swim alongside manatees and sea lions.

In addition to the animal encounters, you’ll hear about things such as their behavioral characteristics and eating habits. The guides are specialists in marine wildlife and work diligently to create individual health plans for the animals. Out of the water, relax at the sea-facing pools and feast on a buffet of traditional Mexican fare.

Located on the west coast of Isla Mujeres, the attraction is a short drive from the island’s hotels. Golf carts are available for rent on the island and are a convenient way to get around. A free passenger ferry service departs twice a day from Playa Langosta, in Cancún’s Hotel Zone.

Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres is open daily. Details of the various tours are listed on the attraction’s official website. Book online to benefit from discounts. Age and height restrictions apply for some activities, so check before booking.

Top Hotels Close to Dolphin Discovery

Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun
Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun
4.5 out of 5
Fracc. Laguna Mar SM. 7 Mza. 75, Lotes 15 y 16, Carretera Sac-Bajo, Isla Mujeres, QROO
The price is NT$15,428 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4

Nestled on the beach, this Isla Mujeres hotel is just steps from Garrafon Natural Reef Park and Dolphin Discovery. Mujeres Beach and Norte Beach are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (402 reviews)

"My first experience at an all-inclusive resort. Fabulous experience. Very attentive and thoughtful staff, excellent food and service."…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/11

Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun
Hotel Beló Isla Mujeres
Hotel Beló Isla Mujeres
4 out of 5
Laguna Mar M 72 L 5, Isla Mujeres, QROO
Free Cancellation
The price is NT$3,340 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 16

Nestled on the beach, this Isla Mujeres hotel is just steps from Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park and Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Dolphin Discovery ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (57 reviews)

"We weren’t there long as we made a last minute reservation while on the island but we definitely will be going back for a proper stay. The hotel is brand new, we loved the modern ambiance combined with the traditional beach resort look. Staff was very helpful and very nice."…"

Reviewed on 2020/12/4

Hotel Beló Isla Mujeres
Puerta Al Mar - Penthouse 504
Puerta Al Mar - Penthouse 504
3.5 out of 5
Carretera Sac Bajo, Isla Mujeres, QROO
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Situated by the ocean, this spa condo building is steps from Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park and Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Dolphin Discovery ...

Puerta Al Mar - Penthouse 504
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Reviews of Dolphin Discovery

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 31.43507972665148%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 8.883826879271071%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 3.7585421412300684%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 2.3917995444191344%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 26, 2020

plan for the extra time after the Dolphin experience - access to pool, dining

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 19, 2020

The pictures they take are extremely expensive. For two digital prints, they wanted to charge over $80.

5/5 - Excellent

LarryArmstrong

Feb 15, 2020

Well orchestrated

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 23, 2020

Highly recommended

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Dec 17, 2019

So shameful the way they capture, handle, and treat these poor creatures.

4/5 - Good

Jen

Dec 1, 2019

Pitched us hard on buying photos and had no towels to dry off with post swim.

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Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun
Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun
4.5 out of 5
Fracc. Laguna Mar SM. 7 Mza. 75, Lotes 15 y 16, Carretera Sac-Bajo, Isla Mujeres, QROO
The price is NT$15,428 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun
Hotel Beló Isla Mujeres
Hotel Beló Isla Mujeres
4 out of 5
Laguna Mar M 72 L 5, Isla Mujeres, QROO
The price is NT$3,340 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 16
Hotel Beló Isla Mujeres
Puerta Al Mar - Penthouse 504
Puerta Al Mar - Penthouse 504
3.5 out of 5
Carretera Sac Bajo, Isla Mujeres, QROO
Puerta Al Mar - Penthouse 504
Casa Mimosa
Casa Mimosa
4.5 out of 5
Sac Bajo, Isla Mujeres, QROO
Casa Mimosa
Villa Choli
Villa Choli
3 out of 5
16 de Septiembre, SM 003, Electricistas, Isla Mujeres, QROO
Villa Choli
Villas Keh
Villas Keh
2.5 out of 5
Col.Caridad del Cobre Mnz.144 lote 007, Calle Palo Bravo, Isla Mujeres, QROO
Villas Keh
Capital O Chac Chi Hotel and Suites
Capital O Chac Chi Hotel and Suites
3 out of 5
Avenida Rueda Medina, Colonia Electricistas NO.2, Isla Mujeres, QROO
The price is NT$938 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
Capital O Chac Chi Hotel and Suites
Casa Ceviche Two Bedroom
Casa Ceviche Two Bedroom
3.5 out of 5
Jesús Martínez Ross, Salina Chica, 77400 Isla Mujeres, Q.R., Isla Mujeres, QROO
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Villa Pajaros
Villa Pajaros
2.5 out of 5
Prolongacion Rueda Medina, Isla Mujeres, QROO
Villa Pajaros
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