Swimming With Frida

Common misconception, swimming with dolphins is only for children!  I have to admit, I was a bit apprehensive when Frida, a dainty 8 foot, 785 pound dolphin nosed close for an introductory kiss. She reeked of mackerel; however, her playful nature quickly won me over. My dolphin encounter left me transfixed and craving another hour in the tank.

Knowledgeable trainers introduce you to a gentle, friendly dolphin in a shallow water pool. The encounter begins with a soft touch to her smooth skin, reward her with a fish and continue the amazing interaction of play and swimming. Frida clicked her approval and nuzzled me for more fish! Beautiful and intelligent creatures, an up close personal interaction is beyond thrilling. A learning experience in a well-managed park introduces the general public to these bright creatures.

Most people don’t have an opportunity to witness Bottlenose dolphins in the wild. The unique opportunity to observe and learn in the protected sanctuary of these centers, directly with live animals increases public awareness and adds appreciation of wildlife.

Several deep dives to the bottommost of the tank holding onto Frida’s dorsal and pectoral fin was exhilarating. A swim mask allows you to enjoy the amazingly fast swim through the water, her flukes just grazing your toes. Despite her obvious strength, she was playful and gentle. Showing off, splashing, nudging and displaying high leaps and  twists for fish treats. I had no idea the size and sharpness of their teeth, Frida patiently let me check her teeth and marvel at the length of her tongue, in trade for a fish, of course.

In the secure environment of dolphin and marine mammal educational facilities experts can examine aspects of dolphin biology that are difficult or impossible to study in the wild; people can observe, up close, these remarkable brilliant creatures.

Not only do we interview the brightest guides, inspect five star hotels and meet management, we go to extreme measures to assure your enjoyment in a dolphin tank!

Journey to the best centers in Cabo and Punta Mita, exclusive encounters of course!