Vallarta Sea Lion Encounter
Vallarta Sea Lion Encounter
Vallarta Sea Lion Encounter
Vallarta Sea Lion Encounter
Limited Spaces Available! For reservations call 888-558-3330. Spaces are extremely limited this time of year so book early to ensure the date you want.

Vallarta Sea Lion Encounter


  • Get Up Close and Personal With Our Friendly Team of Sea Lions
  • Learn All About These Fascinating Creatures and Witness Their Unique and Charming Behavior Right in Front of You
  • Pet the Sea Lions, Shake a Flipper, and Maybe Even Get a Wet Kiss
  • Small Group Sizes for the Most One-On-One Interaction Time Possible

Tour Summary

While visiting the glamorous and gorgeous region of sunny, sub-tropical Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, take some time to get to know the fun and frolicsome family of sea lions that are at home in our center here. These highly intelligent animals that are full of robust energy and a spirit of comedy will delight you and you will certainly find them very intriguing as you watch them play around in our carefully controlled environment. Most of all, sea lions love people and take a particular pleasure in sporting with our guests in a variety of amusing and unexpected ways.

This particular tour gives you and your family or friends the chance to learn about our sea lion family first hand in a shallow wading pool. While you stand in water that only comes up about to your waist you will see exactly just what all these creatures can do and be delighted by what all you see. You will be enchanted as they swim into the pool and prance about you, performing their numerous tricks and feats. They have an excellent and mischievous sense of humor, but are also very friendly and love to touch and cuddle and even occasionally to kiss humans. They’re sort of like, big aquatic dogs in this way and you will be amazed by how well these different species takes to humans.

Our program will not only give you the chance to encounter the sea lion in a very intimate environment, but we will also provide an informative atmosphere where you learn about these amazing animals. This is a fun, exhilarating and educational experience that you will be certain to enjoy. After meeting the sea lions, you are sure to fall in love with them and want to come back and see them all over again.

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.

  • Sea lion programs do not operate on Sundays
  • Cruise ship passengers must book directly with their cruise ship
  • Minimum age: 5 years old
  • Children 5-11 years old: Must be accompanied by a paying adult (16 or older)
  • Cameras are only allowed in the guest observation area
  • No jewelry or sunscreen allowed
  • Expecting mothers are restricted

Puerto Vallarta Dolphins 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 Vallarta Sea Lion Encounter 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 ͡°)