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Dolphin Trainer For A Day


  • Program Specifically Designed for People Who Are Interested in Being Marine Animal Trainers
  • Get the Opportunity to Know What It's Like to Be One of Our Trainers
  • Learn the Basic Skills of Caring for and Training our Bottlenose Dolphins
  • Experience Both the Dolphin Encounter and the Dolphin Swim
  • Get a Closer Look at the World of Marine Professionals
  • Stay in Close Proximity, Both in the Water and Out of the Water, With Our Dolphins Throughout the Day

Tour Summary

The career of a dolphin trainer is enjoyable, stimulating, and personally gratifying. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be a professional animal trainer, our Dolphin Trainer for a Day tour is the perfect activity for you. Join our trainers at our expansive Marine Mammal Compound along the shores of Banderas Bay in the vacation destination of Puerto Vallarta. You will have the unique opportunity to enjoy the duties of a marine biologist for the entire day. We keep our groups of amateur trainers limited to six participants in order to maintain plenty of personal interaction between the pro trainers and their interns. This activity is also capped in order to allow participants an optimal amount of interaction with the Bottlenose Dolphins.

You will have the opportunity to assist in the feeding and care of these intelligent and charming creatures. You will also be allowed to assist the trainers while the dolphins perform on other tours like dolphin swims and dolphin encounters. This fun-filled and educational day with the dolphins will allow you to experience the duties of an animal trainer for an entire day.

You will learn animal training techniques, including positive reinforcement, as well as hand and verbal signals. You will have a chance to try out these techniques with the dolphins in their habitat. You can even instruct the dolphins to perform acrobatic tricks. You can try out some of these training techniques on your dog when you return home.

After performing the duties of a trainer, you will be able to spend some one on one interaction time with a dolphin in the pool for a fantastic close to a remarkable day.

Q: May I bring a camera or video camera to take pictures?

A: Cameras are not allowed into the pools or observation areas for your safety, for the dolphins safety and the safety of the equipment but professional photos will be available for purchase after your experience.

It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.

  • Tour is NOT available on Saturdays or Sundays
  • Cruise ship guests must book directly with their cruise ship
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • Cameras are only allowed in the guest observation area
  • No jewellery or sunscreen allowed
  • Lifejackets are provided
  • Each dolphin program is unique and based upon our groups, trainers and dolphins
  • All of our programs are designed with our dolphin's wellbeing in mind
  • Expecting mothers are restricted

Vallarta Tour Center is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.

Bob Smith

I have been to the Bahamas many times, but Dolphin Trainer For A Day is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!

Jim Peters

Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!

Richard Dixon

The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)