Cabo Dolphin Trainer for a Day

Cabo Dolphin Trainer for a Day

Training marine mammals, such as dolphins, is quite the experience! When you visit Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, you will not be able to deny yourself the experience of becoming a trainer for a day.

Located off the Marina Los Cabos on the Bay of Cabo San Lucas, the Cabo Dolphin Center has a specially designed educational pool where the Pacific Bottlenose dolphins interact. You will have the chance to interact and be in close proximity with the dolphins at the Center. This includes getting into the pool and being poolside. During the day, you will learn about feeding the dolphins. You will also learn the training techniques the dolphin trainers at the Center use for modifying behavior in these great majestic sea mammals. You will be able to assist with caring and training the dolphins during the Swim with the Dolphin tours each day. You will also learn all of the basic skills to do it on your own and assist the trainers in every way possible throughout the day.

The Dolphin Trainer for a Day Tour is exclusive to only two trainers in two groups per day. You never know, this tour may inspire you to become the next, great marine professional! Your fun-filled day will include lunch and dolphin swim time. You will also receive a training uniform, a diploma, and media (digital photo and DVD) to ensure you always remember your exciting experience training the dolphins.

Q: Do I need to reserve in advance?

A: We have a limited number of participants during our dolphin activities, so in order to assure your place we suggest your reservation in advance, especially if you plan to visit us during the high vacation season.

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.

Q: Can I wear Sunscreen? (SPF)

A: While we recommend you wear sunscreen, it must be biodegradable for the protection of our dolphins and sea lions. Any other sunscreen must be showered off before entering the dolphin area. Our gift shops sell biodegradable sunscreen.

Q: Can I wear jewelry?

A: We recommend you remove all jewelry, including wedding rings, ear rings, and piercings, before coming to the dolphin center. Although we provide an area to secure your personal belongings, it is easy to drop, lose or misplace jewelry, so we recommend you to leave your jewelry and small items secured in your accommodation’s safe or front desk safe.

Q: Why do we limit the number of sessions for people to interact with dolphins?

A: At Cabo Dolphins, the animals' health and welfare are of primary importance.  The sessions are limited to ensure an enjoyable schedule including a variety of activities for the dolphins. The dolphins spend only a combined total of less than two hours each day voluntarily interacting with the public. The rest of the day is allocated to the dolphins' private time, valuable training time, as well as play and social interaction.

Q: How safe are Interactive Programs?

A: In-water interactive programs have a remarkable, well-established record of dolphin and human safety. The health and safety records of these innovative programs have been studied, analyzed, and restudied for over 20 years, each time reaffirming their exemplary achievements.

Q: Can I make a Dolphin sick if I participate in a swim program?

A: Since the initiation of in-water marine mammal interactive programs in 1985, there has not been one instance of disease transmission between humans and dolphins reported at any of the facilities that offer "swim with the dolphin" programs.

Q: Can I do any of the dolphin programs if I am pregnant?

A: For your personal safety and the well being of your unborn child we do not allow pregnant women to participate in our dolphin and sea lion programs.

Q: Where is the Dolphin Center located?

A: In the heart of Marina Cabo San Lucas, 5 minutes walk from the cruise ship pier, close to the Mexican Flea Market and a 10 minute stroll from downtown Los Cabos.

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.


  • Minimum age is 12 years old.
  • Participants must be in good physical condition.
  • Life vests provided for your safety must be worn.
  • Please do not wear sunscreen or jewelry.
  • For safety reasons, cameras are not allowed in any of the pool areas.
  • Expecting mothers are not permitted on this program.
  • Cruise ship guests must book through their cruise lines for this tour.