Riviera Maya Dolphin Royal Swim Plus

Dolphin Royal Swim PlusApprox. 4 Hours

The Royal Swim Plus is a 4-hour program that comes with a 15-minute briefing, 60-minute swim with dolphins, 30-minute swim with sea lions, 30-minute swim with manatees, and a 90-minute catamaran cruise to the world's second largest natural reef. A lunch buffet with two non-alcoholic beverages is also included in the package.

  • Adult: $169
  • Child (6-12): $89
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  • 60 Minutes With the Dolphins
  • Sea Lion and Manatee Program
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Dolphin Dorsal Tow, Foot Push, Hug, Kiss, and More
  • Small Group (10 or Fewer)

Tour Summary

The Royal Swim Plus is a 4-hour program in Riviera Maya Puerto Aventuras that gives you a thorough, fulfilling experience swimming with dolphins, sea lions, manatees and cruising on a catamaran along the Caribbean Sea. After your experience with the sea creatures and catamaran ride, you can relax at the Puerto Aventuras facilities. Upon request, you will receive roundtrip transportation from most Riviera Maya hotels to Puerto Aventuras with an additional $16 USD charge for each companion.

You will be given a 15-minute briefing at the beginning of the program that teaches you how to interact with the dolphins, sea lions, and manatees. After the orientation, you can jump in the water and spend 60-minutes with the dolphins and 30-minutes each for the manatees and sea lions. During the dolphin swim, you can enjoy a foot push and dorsal tow, which are two different ways of swimming across the water with the dolphins at fun, fast speeds. The foot push includes dolphins thrusting against the soles of your feet to maneuver you across the surface of the water. On the other hand, you can also enjoy the dorsal tow which includes holding onto the dorsal fin of the dolphin as he swims speedily through the water. Mellow activities you can delight in with the dolphins include hugs, kisses, hand targeting, and handshakes.

Similar to dolphins, sea lions are intelligent, cute, and social animals. During your swim with the sea lions, you will laugh when they give you smacky kisses and show off their silly tricks. Sea lions can also catch balls on their noses, clap, and blow their horns.

Despite their large size, manatees are gentle, non-aggressive animals. They move more slowly than dolphins, but they are still fun to interact with. You can receive a manatee kiss that most people find ticklish due to the shape of the manatee's upper lips.

As long as weather conditions permit, you will also go on a catamaran cruise during the Royal Swim Plus program. On the catamaran ride, you will venture to the world's second largest natural reef where you have the opportunity to go snorkeling! Snorkeling is really easy to do and learn, so even if it'll be your first time snorkeling, you can participate.

With so many fun activities during the Royal Swim Plus experience, you're bound to get hungry. That's why a buffet meal plus two non-alcoholic beverages are included in the package. You will also have access to restrooms, lockers, and showers.


Tour Includes

  • 60 Minutes With the Dolphins
  • 15-Minute Educational Briefing
  • 30 Minutes With Manatees
  • 30 Minutes with Sea Lions
  • Lunch Buffet and 2 Non-Alcoholic Drinks
  • Round-Trip Transportation From Most Hotels
  • Facilities: Lockers, Showers, Restrooms


  • In Puerto Aventuras groups have a maximum of 10 people for a closer experience.
  • The use of life jacket is required in all water programs.
  • Kids younger than 10 years old must swim with a paid adult (+18). Infants swim free with 2 paying adults. Children +10 years old may swim on their own by paying the adult price. Kids under 8 years old will only perform the activities Kiss, Hand Target and Handshake.
  • Kids must be at least 8 years old for the interaction with sea lions.
  • IMPORTANT: For the moment we are NOT receiving dollars in cash at our location (check in, restaurant, boutique and photos), we are getting pesos in cash and if you want to use an international credit or debit card, payments will be done in Mexican or US Currency.
  • For safety reasons pregnant women (5 months and later) can't participate in any of our aquatic programs. Women with less than 5 months into their pregnancy can participate in the Encounter program only if accompanied by another adult and after signing a Responsibility Form.
  • It is important to arrive 30 minutes before your program, remember you'll receive a short briefing before your swim
  • If you have any health condition or physical disability please contact our call center before you make your reservation so we can provide you full information about our services.
  • Remember to use biodegradable sunscreen to protect your skin, the environment and marine species.