You can drive there or take advantage of our transportation service. Dolphin Discovery offers round trip Cancun - Tulum Akumal for an additional cost of $15 dollars per person. Please book the service at least 24 hs in advance if needed.
Take Carretera 307 (highway) that goes from north to south along the Mexican Caribbean coast. After leaving Cancun, follow the signs to Tulum town. Akumal is located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum ruins. Signals are very clear.
In Dolphin Discovery we offer a free round trip —shared transportation— from the hotel lobby up to Dolphin Discovery in Tulum Akumal, for all participants. Companions may pay $15 USD.
We are located in the heart of Akumal and all the water comes from the sea. We built our structures in natural areas to protect our dolphins the best way.
Any of your companions will be welcomed. He/she will be free to watch our dolphin programs.
We are surrounded by colorful jungle and a nearby beach. It is the perfect place for a beautiful morning or evening at the Caribbean.
We don’t have that service yet, we suggest you to take your own. We have some nice dolphin towels at the boutique in case you want to buy one as a souvenir.
We have lockers available for a small deposit that will be returned when you return your key.
Infants are considered children 1 to 5 years, whom do not pay the service, however for the Encounter program must have 1 year of age and / or life jacket must fit properly.
We consider them children 6 to 12 years, but for programs should measure 1.20 m and in the company of a paying adult or 1.40 m to perform any program alone. The children will do activities appropriate to their age and height.
Adult: + 13 years
Kids: 6- 12 years
Infant: 1-5 years
Children from 1 up to 7 years old or with less than 1.20 m tall. They may participate accompanied by 1 adult in the meeting program performing activities according to their age and height.
Children from 8 years or more than 1.20 m tall may participate in the meeting program alone paying the adult rate.
Adult: + 13 years
Kids: 6- 12 years
Infant: 1-5 years
Children from 1 up to 7 years old or with less than 1.20m tall. They may participate accompanied by 2 adults in the Swim Adventure performing activities according to their age and height.
Children from 8 years or more 1.20m tall can participate accompanied by one adult. Children aged 10 years or above 1.40m tall can participate on their own in any program paying the adult rate.
Royal Swim: Foot Push, Dorsal Tow, Handshake, Kiss, Hand target, hug.
Swim Adventure: Belly Ride, Boogie push, Hug, Hand target, handshake, kiss.
Dolphin Encounter: Hand target, kiss, handshake, as well as information about the behavior and anatomy of dolphins.
Royal Swim: 10 maximum.
Swim Adventure: 12 people maximum.
Dolphin Encounter: 15 to 20 people maximum.
We recommend to arrive at least 45 minutes before your scheduled time as you need to check in and receive a small induction.
Dolphins have a specifically balanced diet according to their age, activity and development, so feeding dolphins is not allowed as this could affect their health.
No, we currently do not have this service, our programs are educational and interactive. However, we invite you to participate in any of our programs, you can review the security policies section for more information on the participation of people with disabilities.
Yes, we have transportation service included for those who have a dolphin swim program. Companions shall make an additional payment of 16 USD (This service must be requested through email to email@example.com or by phone 48 hours before the program).
All our units have the Dolphin Discovery logo, plus our staff will have distinctive uniform.
The timetables for your pick up and return will be scheduled at the time of your reservation.
The use of life jackets is required in all water programs, our staff will provide the jacket that best suits your complexion, we have jackets available in different sizes and for babies one year old and up.
People with disabilities may participate in our programs, this requires filling a format and send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, in this format is to specify the type of special attention they require and based on this information we can determine which is the best program for you and how many people will assist you.
For security reasons, is not allowed to use cameras in the water, professional photos will be available for sale.
Our programs dolphin swim Swim Adventure and Royal Swim are not allowed for pregnant women, however our Dolphin Encounter program is a great option for women with up to 5 months of pregnancy, previously signing a waiver and accompanied by another adult.
Yes, as long as it's done at least 4 days before the scheduled date of your swim. Cancellations with less than 4 days notice does not apply for any refund. The refund will be made if cancellation is made 5 days or before the scheduled date, however there are bank charges for 10% of its total.
Our programs go on rain or shine, so there are no cancellations or refunds in these cases.