- The Most Time Spent with Our Dolphins
- Be a Part of Our Team of Expert Dolphin Trainers
- Learn About Dolphin Feeding & Behavior
- Learn the Essential Skills of Caring for and Training Dolphins
Trainer for a Day: An Unforgettable Travel Opportunity for Dolphin Lovers
Cabo Dolphins provides a unique and memorable opportunity for those with a true interest in dolphins: the opportunity to serve as a dolphin trainer for a day. This program takes you behind the scenes with our resident dolphins and our dolphin experts; you will learn about these intelligent marine mammals, participate in dolphin care, and have fun getting up close and personal with these amazing animals.
When you join the Trainer for a Day tour, you will become part of our team. You will not only have the chance to swim with dolphins, but also to work with our professional expert staff and assist them in all aspects of their work. You'll even help our experts run the Swim with Dolphins program.
This tour, with its behind-the-scenes view and hands-on experience in dolphin care, will give you an inside look at a career with dolphins. Participants will learn the feeding and behavioral training techniques used with the Pacific bottlenose dolphins resident at the Cabo Dolphins Center.
The Trainer for a Day program is designed for true dolphin lovers and enthusiasts who want a real experience of a full-time career with dolphins. The program could spark a new desire to study marine biology and assist you or your child in becoming one of the professionals who has the opportunity to do this work on a daily basis. For those who already aspire to a career as a marine mammal professional, this is an unforgettable travel experience that cannot be missed. For those who want to live the dream for a day, this is your chance to immerse yourself in dolphin life.
The tour is physically easy to handle and not strenuous, but because the program involves working directly with the dolphins, this program is only open to participants 12 years of age or older.
- Interaction With the Dolphins
- Educational Tour of What It’s Like to be a Dolphin Trainer
- Full Lunch
- Trainer’s Uniform
- Dolphin Swim
- DVD and Digital Photo of Your Dolphin Training Experience
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need to reserve in advance?
A: We have a limited number of participants during our dolphin activities, so in order to assure your place we suggest your reservation in advance, especially if you plan to visit us during the high vacation season.
Q: May I bring a camera or video camera to take pictures?
A: Cameras are not allowed into the pools or observation areas for your safety, for the dolphins safety and the safety of the equipment but professional photos will be available for purchase after your experience.
Q: Can I wear Sunscreen? (SPF)
A: While we recommend you wear sunscreen, it must be biodegradable for the protection of our dolphins and sea lions. Any other sunscreen must be showered off before entering the dolphin area. Our gift shops sell biodegradable sunscreen.
Q: Can I wear jewelry?
A: We recommend you remove all jewelry, including wedding rings, ear rings, and piercings, before coming to the dolphin center. Although we provide an area to secure your personal belongings, it is easy to drop, lose or misplace jewelry, so we recommend you to leave your jewelry and small items secured in your accommodation’s safe or front desk safe.
Q: Why do we limit the number of sessions for people to interact with dolphins?
A: At Cabo Dolphins, the animals' health and welfare are of primary importance. The sessions are limited to ensure an enjoyable schedule including a variety of activities for the dolphins. The dolphins spend only a combined total of less than two hours each day voluntarily interacting with the public. The rest of the day is allocated to the dolphins' private time, valuable training time, as well as play and social interaction.
Q: How safe are Interactive Programs?
A: In-water interactive programs have a remarkable, well-established record of dolphin and human safety. The health and safety records of these innovative programs have been studied, analyzed, and restudied for over 20 years, each time reaffirming their exemplary achievements.
Q: Can I make a Dolphin sick if I participate in a swim program?
A: Since the initiation of in-water marine mammal interactive programs in 1985, there has not been one instance of disease transmission between humans and dolphins reported at any of the facilities that offer "swim with the dolphin" programs.
Q: Can I do any of the dolphin programs if I am pregnant?
A: For your personal safety and the well being of your unborn child we do not allow pregnant women to participate in our dolphin and sea lion programs.
Q: Where is the Dolphin Center located?
A: In the heart of Marina Cabo San Lucas, 5 minutes walk from the cruise ship pier, close to the Mexican Flea Market and a 10 minute stroll from downtown Los Cabos.
- Minimum age is 12 years old.
- Participants must be in good physical condition.
- Life vests provided for your safety must be worn.
- Please do not wear sunscreen or jewelry.
- For safety reasons, cameras are not allowed in any of the pool areas.
- Expecting mothers are not permitted on this program.
- Cruise ship guests must book through their cruise lines for this tour.