Dolphin Encounter & Sea Lion Show at Chankanaab
Cozumel, MexicoBack to Excursion Results
- Kids must be at least 1 year old to participate, and accompanied by a paying adult.
- All participants must wear a life vest while in the water with the dolphin. Pregnant women are not permitted on this excursion.
- Towel, swimsuit, biodegradable sunscreen, and sunglasses are recommended.
- Cameras/video cameras are not allowed for use by observers at the dock area; digital photos of your Cozumel Dolphin Encounter are available for purchase.
Here is your chance to interact with one of nature's most endearing creatures at Cozumel's popular Chankanaab Park.
Your Cozumel dolphin encounter begins when you and your Carnival cruise mates are whisked from the pier to the inviting palapa entrance at Chankanaab Park. A stroll past shimmering fountains and waterfall leads to Dolphin Discovery Cozumel—the world’s largest dolphinarium—set against the big blue Caribbean sea. An informative presentation by Chankanaab dolphin trainers prepares you for the fun to come in your Dolphin Encounter & Sea Lion Show at Chankanaab shore excursion.
It’s time to meet the dolphins! Everyone in your group is outfitted with a life vest and stands on a submerged platform in waist-deep water. A happy, playful dolphin swims over and your Cozumel Dolphin Encounter begins! Touch the dolphin’s soft, smooth skin and watch as it rolls over for a belly rub. Get ready for the thrilling finale: the gentle dolphin kiss!
From the Dolphin Discovery area, head to Chankanaab’s free sea lion show, where you and other Carnival Cruise guests laugh out loud as you watch the hilarious antics of the three resident sea lions. Born entertainers, the sea lions “sing,” dance and leap with joy during the 20-minute show.
Your time is then free to explore the wonders of Chankanaab Park, a lush conservation area that is Cozumel’s most popular attraction. Snorkel in Chankanaab Lagoon, an ancient cenote filled with tropical fish. Stroll the park’s colorful botanical gardens or take a cool dip in the pool. Hungry guests can purchase Mexican specialties like guacamole, chicken quesadillas, and nachos at the park’s snack bar and bistro and buy refreshing drinks at the pool bar or beach bar. Your magical day at Chankanaab ends with the short taxi ride back to your Carnival cruise ship.
Book Dolphin Encounter & Sea Lion Show at Chankanaab to see some of Cozumel’s most amazing animals, including bottlenose dolphins and manatees. This Cozumel shore excursion is an exciting way to add fun ashore to your fun afloat.