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

Included for all programs

  • Pool
  • Lockers
  • Showers
  • Restrooms
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Open bar
  • Sea Lion Presentation
  • *Entrance to Chankanaab Park

*Chankanaab Park: botanic garden, Tequila Museum, Snorkel area

Exclusive for Royal Swim VIP

  • VIP Areas
  • Buffet VIP

Available with Extra Cost

  • * Photo Package.
  • **Snorkel equipment

*Add-on available in your shopcart.
**Availability and prices in the park.

Swim with the manatees at Dolphin Discovery-Cozumel 

A charming encounter with a chubby marine mammal

The island of Cozumel is waiting for you to give you a touching experience with one of the chubbiest and loveliest marine mammals in the world, manatees! Cozumel is well-known for its beauty and the vast activities to do on the island; however, none is as memorable as swimming with manatees.

At Dolphin Discovery-Cozumel, you can actually interact with these wonderful creatures. Our manatees are very docile, gentle and always eager to meet new people. With the Manatee Encounter program, you are able to swim with these friendly marine mammals up close and personal.

The manatee will swim by you so you can caress it, then it will give you the biggest and most charming hug. In addition, you’ll be able to create an unforgettable bond when you get to feed our chubby friend. This will be undoubtedly a memorable experience for you and your family.

For more fun, don’t forget to visit Chankanaab Park, the admission to this park is included with your program so you can enjoy nature’s beauty and amazing facilities to relax.

Book now and live this charming experience!

Dolphin Discovery at Chankanaab Park is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Adults (+13 years old)
Regular Price: $69USD
$ 51,75USD
Kids (6-12 years old)
Regular Price: $69USD
$ 51,75USD

* Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa

  • Feeding
  • Hug
    • Amenities: pool, lockers, showers, and restrooms.
    • Buffed included
    • Non alcoholic drinks
    • Chankanaab National Park entrance fee.
    • Chankanaab National Park's Garden.
    • Manatee Encounter program.
    • Snorkel in Chankanaab National Park (snorkel gear not included).
* Kids must swim with a paying adult.
  • Other activities in Cozumel and Riviera Maya.
  • Park admission for companions.
  • Photos of your experience with the manatees.
  • Snorkel gear.
    Transportation to Chankanaab National Park.

A valid ID is an essential requirement to visit Cozumel.

  • Chankanaab Park is opened daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Infants from 1 to 5 years old with a height of up to 1.19m / 46.85in must complete the swimming experience accompanied by 1 paid adult.
  • Children under 5 years of age with a height greater than 1.19m / 46.85in will pay a Minor ticket and must complete the swimming experience accompanied by 1 adult. Both tickets have to be pay.
  • Children from 6 to 12 years old and those taller than 1.20m / 47.24in can do the unaccompanied swimming experience.
  • Children from 1.40m+ / 55.11in+ or over 13 years old must pay for their ticket as an adult.
  • For security reasons, the use of cameras in the water is prohibited. Professional photos will be available for sale.
  • 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.
  • The Chankanaab admission rate without dolphin program is $23 USD adults and $16 USD kids.
  • The use of a life jacket is required in all water programs.
  • The sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages is only for adults

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, Canadian dollars, pounds, and euros. If you want to use an international credit or debit card, payments will be done in Mexican or US currency.

  • Bring cash for taxis, shopping, meals, etc.
  • For safety reasons, expectant mothers of more than 5 can't participate in any of our aquatic programs.
  • Expectant mothers of less than 5 months can participate in the Encounter program only  if accompanied by another adult and after signing a waiver.
  • If you have any health or physical problem, please contact our call center before booking your reservation so we can provide you with full information about our services.
  • It is important to arrive 30 minutes before your program, remember you'll receive a short briefing before your swim.
  • Our natural environment is fragile, we need to protect the reefs; for this reason sunscreens (even reef safe & biodegradable sunscreens) are not allowed in any of our programs.
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