• Manatee Encounter Program
  • Manatee Encounter Program
  • Manatee Encounter Program
  • Manatee Encounter Program
  • Manatee Encounter Program
  • Manatee Encounter Program
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
30 min.
Hug, Kiss, Caresses, Swim by, Feeding

Swim with the Manatees in Dolphin Discovery's Cozumel Park

Manatee Encounter In Cozumel

Once thought to be mermaids, manatees are beautiful and enormous marine mammals. These gentle giants can grow as long as 13ft/4m and weigh up to 1300 lbs/600 kg! Which explains their resemblance to their closest modern relative, the Elephant.

Dolphin Discovery is thrilled to offer the greatest tour in Cozumel, the Manatee Encounter. This one-of-a-kind adventure is the only swim with manatees program in the Caribbean. Among the many things to do in Cozumel, this is the best program with marine animals.

This close up encounter with manatees will leave you breathless and amazed at how these mammals spend their day. At first sight the manatees may seem intimidating due to their large size but once you get in the water and interact with them, they will just melt your heart away.

Once you finish with your manatee encounter at Dolphin Discovery Cozumel, you will leave with not just a great memory but a wide range of knowledge with the help of our Marine Mammal Specialists.

Visit the manatee, share a kiss and a hug and even feed these magnificent creatures while swimming with them in their natural habitat. You and your family will share a magical time with our manatees and discover what we love about Cozumel.

Bring your family to swim with manatees in the paradise of Chankanaab National Park surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna with views of the turquoise sea. Chankanaab (word that comes from the Mayan language and means ďlittle seaĒ) is located inside Cozumelīs National Marine Park.

Enjoy our beautiful beach park and after your manatee encounter, spend your day either snorkeling while admiring schools of tropical fish, colorful reef and underwater statues.Our manatees welcome you to Cozumel and hope that you enjoy your Manatee Encounter, an absolute unique and out-of-this-world adventure.

Place your reservation now and enjoy the experience of a lifetime!

Dolphin Discovery location at Chankanaab Park is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Adults (+4.6 ft.)
Regular Price: $69USD
$ 62.1USD
* Daily
Swim by
    Chankanaab National Park entrance fee
    Snorkel in Chankanaab National Park (Equipment not included)
    Chankanaab National Park's Garden
    Facilities: pool, lockers, showers and restrooms
    Manatee Encounter includes an up-close experience with manatees, hugs, kisses and feeding.
    The experience will include interaction with two manatees from a special platform in the water.
Kids (3.3 - 4.6 ft.)
Regular Price: $69USD
$ 62.1USD
  • 09:00 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 11:00 AM
  • 02:00 PM
  • 03:30 PM
* Kids must swim with a paying adult.
Park(s) admission for companions
Transportation to Chankanaab National Park
Photos of your experience with the manatees
Other activities in Cozumel and Riviera Maya
Meals and beverages

Children must be over 3.3 ft to participate in the Manatee program.

Children over 4.6 ft will be allowed to participate alone by paying the adult rate.
Children over 3.9 ft up to 4.6 ft must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Children over 3.3 ft and up to 3.9 ft must be accompanied by two paying adults.
Children under 3.3 ft will be considered infants.

*IMPORTANT: a valid passport is an essential requirement to visit Cozumel.
Chankanaab admission rate without dolphin program is $21 USD adults and $14 USD kids.
The use of a life jacket is required in all water programs.
Chankanaab Park is opened daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
If you get to the Mexican island of Cozumel by cruise ship, verify your schedule before booking to avoid inconveniences.
The Time Zone in Cozumel is EST (Eastern Standard Time) UTC/GMT -5 hours.
For security reasons, the use of cameras in the water is not allowed, professional photos will be available for sale.

**IMPORTANT: currently, we are NOT accepting US dollars in cash at our facilities (check-in, restaurant, boutique, and photos), however, we accept Mexican pesos in cash. 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 up) 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 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.
Bring towels and cash (for the moment we are not receiving dollars, just mexican pesos) for taxis, shopping, meals, and souvenirs.
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