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Dolphin Trainer for a Day

Discover the ultimate dolphin adventure by spending an exciting day working beside a dolphin trainer for a full six hours. Gain an insight into and understanding of the basic skills needed to care for and train dolphins through practical hands-on experience, while being an active member of a team of marine mammal experts. You will be in close contact with the dolphins throughout the day, both in the pool and poolside, while assisting the trainers in every aspect of their work.Notes: Minimum age is 12 years. Minimum height is 4 feet. Do not wear sunscreen or jewelry as these can injure the dolphins' skin. Pregnant women are not allowed to participate. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed. One photo, your uniform, and a certificate of participation are included. Tour does not operate on Sundays.
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3 out of 3(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Dolphin Trainer for a Day
Review 1 for Dolphin Trainer for a Day
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Amazing Day

Date:May 10, 2016
Location:Tucson AZ
Cruise Date Year:2016
Cruise Date Month:March
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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On a 21 day cruise you do a lot of excursions, but this one was by far the best. The description does not really capture how much you really get to do. The web site for the company has a much better description: https://www.vallarta-adventures.com/tours/trainer-for-a-day
We had a very small group from the ship, just 4 people and we were joined by a family of 4 from the local resort. For my cruise this sold out months ahead as well. There is only one group they take each day.
We started the day with the basic encounter petting and "dancing" with one of the dolphins, where that was it for the normal encounter we also did our first swim with the dolphin on their back. We then moved to one of the behind the scenes activity and saw how the prep the food. Then we moved to a underground swim (make sure you get your mask very tight because you do go about 10 feed down for about 30 seconds). We then got to play with the dolphins with scrub brushes and water containers, they loved to play.
We took a break for lunch and moved over to another area of the resort and joined up with another group for a sea lion encounter. Where we petted and swam with the sea lions. We then got another behind the scenes with looking at the vet area and how they take care of the animals. (they get better care than I do) Last activity was a normal signature encounter, another petting and kissing and dancing. Then swim with 2 dolphins and another belly swim.
So you are combining the encounter, the swim and the sea lion encounter plus the other activities. By far the best value of any of the dolphin activities. And you get a tshirt and a base ball cap (your uniform for the day).
One thing to realize is they do take a ton of pictures and make a video which you get on a usb thumb drive. The cost of the pictures is pricey but I think I have shown them to more people than any others I took on my trip.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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Review 2 for Dolphin Trainer for a Day
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Dolphin Trainer worth the $$$

Date:January 4, 2014
Location:NY
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
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My daughter & I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure. We had 5 different animal interactions in the water (so quite a value compared to the guests who only paid for and got one). The (real) trainers are so nice. The photos and video turned out to be great keepsakes, so save some money for those. Also, if you are sending your older children on their own, send them with gratuity cash and a credit card to buy photos!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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Review 3 for Dolphin Trainer for a Day
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Best Excursion ever with a great company

Date:March 10, 2012
Location:Columbus Ms
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:February
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
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Value
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We had a wonderful guide for the day named Ana, and we were treated so well all day. We were the only couple from our ship and there was only one other person on the tour with us. We had several hours with the dolphins, sea lions and trainers of actual interaction with the animals. It is well worth the little extra money over the Dolphin Encounter. We Learned so much in addition to the swims about the care and training. This company does it right with their care of the animals and with the tour. We highly recommend this tour and ask for Ana if you can.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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