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The most popular and in-demand of all the dolphin swims in Playa del Carmen, the Royal Swim features thrilling activities like the foot push and dorsal tow - sure to leave you grinning from ear to ear! After getting to know your dolphins and spending free time swimming with them in the blue Caribbean waters of Playa del Carmen, the high-speed excitement begins!

Two dolphins will push your feet, propelling you through the water at such speed that you will actually rise out of the water and feel like you are flying like Superman!  Then they'll give you a high-speed ride while you hold onto their dorsal fins - what a rush!  After the tour, you can buy a video of your tour to help you remember your experience forever.

After your dolphin swim you can have an encounter with funny sea lions and the rare manatee all in one amazing tour!

Cruise Passengers: Yes! This makes a great cruise shore excursion. The dolphin center is only 10 minutes from the Calica cruise pier, and 15 minutes from the Playa del Carmen Ferry Pier!

Royal Dolphin Swim Plus Tour Highlights

Swim underwater and interact with dolphins!

Get a hug and handshake from a dolphin!

Fly like Superman with a dolphin's foot push!

Get a thrilling dorsal tow across the water!

Free time with the dolphins to swim with them!

After the encounter, buy a video or photo!

Swim, touch, and feed the amazing Manatees!

Splash around the water with funny Sea Lions!

When: Tuesday to Sunday at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 1:00 PM.

Where: Pickup at your Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya hotel is available upon request for $15.00 USD per participant and $20.00 USD per observer, paid in cash at the time of your pick-up.* Cruise passengers will meet at the Dolphin Center in Puerto Aventuras, about 10 min. south of Playa del Carmen.

* Be sure to type your request for transportation in the comments field when booking.

How Long: Approximately 1 Hour.


  • 15 Minute Instruction Briefing
  • 60 Minute Royal Dolphin Swim
  • NEW! - 30 Minute Interaction with Manatees
  • NEW! - 30 Minute Sea Lions Interaction
  • Buffet Lunch with 2 Non-Alcoholic Drinks
  • Showers, Lockers and Restrooms
  • Life Jacket
  • Hug, Shake, Tricks, Petting, Foot Push, Dorsal Tow, Free Time
  • All Taxes



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Prices shown reflect full 25% advanced booking discount.
Discount is between 20% and 25% depending on how far in advance you book - see above promo for details.
Prices are per person, in U.S. dollars, with all taxes and fees included.


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Don't Forget:

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Extra Money for videos or photos.

Kids: Ages 1 and up. Kids' prices apply to ages 6-12 years. Kids 1-5 years are free. Kids with heights between 3'3'' (1m) and 3'9'' (1.18m) can participate if accompanied by 2 paying adults (2 Adults per Kid). Kids with heights between 3'9'' (1.18m) and 4'6'' (1.40m) can participate if accompanied by 1 paying adult (1 Adult per Kid). Kids with heights above 4'6'' (1.40m) can participate alone if they pay the full adult price.

Restrictions: Pregnant women are not allowed to do the dolphin swim. No sunscreen or jewelry allowed for the safety of the dolphins. Transportation is available from most Riviera Maya hotels upon request.  Transportation from Cancun hotels is not available.

For security reasons, the use of cameras in the water is not allowed, professional photos will be available for sale.

Location: The Dolphin Center is about 10 minutes south of Playa del Carmen and 10 minutes north of Akumal.  If you are staying north of Playa del Carmen, please see our other Royal Dolphin Swim.