• On Oct 9, 2017
    Danielle from NB Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi again, 14 yr old daughter wants to swim with dolphins. Which excursion is best: Dolphin Swim-Costa Maya or Dolphin Swim at Dolphinaris-Cozumel? I want to accompany her. Second offers Observer, first doesn't. Can I just walk over with her? Thank you!

    Ahoy, Danielle!

    It is a pleasure to assist you again with another great question about your upcoming vacation with Disney Cruise Line! 

    My family experienced a swim with dolphins excursion a few years ago, and we thought it was splashtacular! I think your daughter will enjoy either adventure, but it looks like the Dolphin Swim at Dolphinaris-All-Inclusive offers more than just the swim and will require you to purchase the Dolphin Observer at Dolphininaris-All-Inclusive to join her. Lunch is included for both of you as well as snorkeling and water activities such as kayaking and paddle boarding. It's only a short ride from the port (about five minutes) and you'll be off the ship for around four hours. 

    The Dolphin Swim in Costa Maya is just a short walk from the pier and will not require you to purchase an Observer ticket to watch your daughter enjoy an exhilarating ride being pulled on a boogie board while holding on to the dolphin's pectoral fins. This adventure only lasts around 90 minutes so you'll be able to head back to the ship or explore Costa Maya once she's finished. 

    Danielle, I think the deciding factor for you is if your daughter wants more than a dolphin swim. If she does, than Dolphininaris is the right choice especially if you want to enjoy some splashtacular fun with her once she's done with the dolphin portion. If that's not the case, than I think she'll be very happy with the experience in Costa Maya and you'll enjoy the convenience to the ship and the ability to watch her free of charge. 

    I hope this helps, Danielle. If we can assist you with more questions, please write back. 

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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