Isla Mujeres is a quaint, charming island located directly across the bay from Cancun. With its warm, transparent waters it is a perfect home for the dolphins. It is also an island full of history, spectacular beaches and bargain shopping.
Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres is conveniently located in the heart of the island. You are only a 10 minute drive from either end of this island of adventure.To get to the island hop aboard our ferry for a scenic 40 minute boat ride across Cancun Bay. Remember our flexible ferry schedule allows you to enjoy the island either before or after your program.
Archaeologists believe that Isla Mujeres was a sanctuary for Mayan virgins, and that Mayan women were required to make a pilgrimage there as part of their rite of passage into womanhood. The ruins of a Mayan temple are located on the southern tip of the island. It is thought that the temple was dedicated to the Mayan fertility goddess Ixchel.
Isla Mujeres was also a stronghold for pirates. You can visit the pirate Mundaca's hacienda. If you visit the graveyard located on the northern end of the island, you will find various head stones engraved with skull and crossbones.
The Island regained fame in the 70's when the caves of the sleeping sharks were brought to the world's attention by Jaques Cousteau. The Island is also known for excellent snorkeling.
The most dynamic of our programs, the Royal Swim allows you to xperience the magic of swimming with dolphins while you perform exhilarating skills with them.
Following a brief orientation during which a Dolphin Discovery trainer will teach you about these amazing animals, you will get into the water to enjoy this unique "Experience of a Lifetime." Some of the breathtaking activities that you will experience include the following: kiss, jumps, foot push, dorsal tow and free time.
Includes: Snorkel with stingrays or sharks, 1 family
photo with sea lions or manatees,
*Box lunch (Riviera Maya y Vallarta) *Buffet and
Beverages (Isla Mujeres)
A unique opportunity to swim and snorkel with dolphins! Experience the joy of a dolphin kiss, marvel at the dolphin’s strength as you are towed through the water in the ‘belly ride’, and fall in love with their gentleness as you cradle a dolphin in your arms.
Then put on your mask and snorkel to get an incredible view of the dolphins as they speed and spiral swim through the water and demonstrate their amazing agility. At the same time, the dolphins will swim frequently in and out of the groups allowing all participants to keep caressing and viewing them from up close. Not to be missed... Duration of program: 45 minutes (including orientation)
The Encounter Program is a unique experience for dolphin lovers that brings you closer to dolphins than you ever dreamed possible. In the Encounter, we focus on allowing everyone to enjoy having the dolphins close up and personal while our trainers teach you about these amazing animals. During this program, you will stand on a waist deep submerged platform, and you will experience the following amazing activities: song, race, enjoy, cradle, touch and tail walk.
The only program in the world where you can interact with stingrays, manatees and swim with dolphins. This unique program brings you the ultimate interactive experience.
Start your adventure with a behind-the-scenes tour, where you will learn about how we care for the various animals. You will also help our experts in preparing the food for the manatees, which you will feed to them during the program.
Be thrilled by the soft touch of the stingrays as you feed them while kneeling in the water and then meet our three amazing manatees - Who could resist their kisses? - and interact with these gentle creatures, before moving on to the excitement of a swim with the dolphins, to complete your Experience of a Lifetime!.