The island of Cozumel is a major cruise port that welcomes more than a million cruise passengers each year. When they land, many of those cruise passengers head to beautiful Chankanaab Park which houses the Cozumal Mexico Animal interactions. Watch this Video to see what you will be getting in this amazing Mexican Park.

Cruise Ship Capital of Mexico

Cozumel – Mexico Cruise Ship Capital and Shore Excursions

If you are one of the many Cruise Ship passengers that come to this beautiful Mexican Island, you are in for a real treat if you book early and come swim with the Dolphins and explore Chankanaab National Park. This one/two combo of the swimming with dolphins program in Cozumel and this amazing national park is a can not miss shore excursion!

A Video Tour of Dolphin Discovery in Beautiful Cozumel

Dolphin Programs in Cozumel – Swim, Shallow Water, & Scuba Dive

Cozumel Dolphin Programs

The thing that makes Dolphin Discovery so popular is that they offer one of the most interactive dolphin swimming programs in all of the Caribbean. Visitors are given snorkeling masks to wear which allows them to submerge themselves into the underwater world of the dolphin and watch them in their natural habitat. The dolphins love interacting with people and will give you a hug and a kiss and wave a big hello with their fin. You’ll also be able to try the famous dolphin belly ride, possibly one of the most memorable experiences of your life. For those who want to know what it feels like to fly, try the famous foot push, where two dolphins push your feet from underneath and raise you to the surface of the water!

Dolphin Programs

Sea Lion Program     


You’ll soon discover that Dolphin Discovery offers more than “just” swimming with dolphins, you’ll also get a chance to enjoy the funny and playful sea lions. The Sea Lion Discovery Program gets you up-close-and-personal with these adorable and extraordinarily inquisitive creatures all while you take in the astounding beauty of the Mexican Caribbean around you. Learn about the sea lions diet and feed them at the same time, pet them and get a big, wet kiss from them too.

Sea Lion Program

Manatee Encounter Program


If you’ve always wondered if mermaids were real, the answer is yes… well, sort of. Manatees were once thought to be mermaids, despite their rather hulking bodies and not very pretty faces. These gentle giants of the sea can grow to be 13 feet long and weigh as much as 1300 pounds and you can get up close in Dolphin Discovery’s one-of-a-kind Manatee encounter. Kiss them, hug them and feed them while you swim and play in their natural habitat.

Manatee Encounter

As you can see there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy at Dolphin Discovery for visitors of all ages. You can also spend part of the day enjoying the welcoming atmosphere, friendly locals and stunning natural landscapes of Cozumel, one of the most beautiful Caribbean Islands.

Cozumel Chankanaab National Park

Chankanaab National Park

Your Dolphin facility is situated in the heart of Chankanaab National Park. Your dolphin fee includes the park at no extra cost. This park is one of the masterpieces of nature, since been declared National Park in 1980, it has been considered a special area for the protection and shelter of fauna and flora of the region.

Enjoy the beautiful Chankanaab beach adventure park and spend the day either snorkeling or diving, while admiring tropical fish, colorful reefs and underwater sculptures. You can also enjoy a tortilla made by hand in our Mayan house, visit the crocodile farm, see the show of the sea lions, or perhaps relax with a massage in front of the lagoon that gives its name to the park. These are just some of the many activities you can enjoy Chankanaab.


The entrance fee to Chankanaab Park, includes the following services and attractions:

  • Toilets
  • Swimming and Beach area
  • First aid
  • Showers
  • Children Playground
  • Changing & Dressing Room
  • Chairs and umbrellas
  • Snorkel and dive area
  • Facilities

In Chankanaab beach adventure park they have Mexican restaurants and dive shops where you can rent equipment for snorkeling and diving. Also have hammocks area, playground, a museum and a space where you can enjoy the beach’s soft sand and crystalline waters.

Chankanaab park prices

The admission fee to Chankanaab park is 21 USD for adults and 14 USD for children. But all our programs with dolphins, manatee and sea lions, include free entrance, therefore you won’t be needing a Chankanaab Park Coupon. This is equivalent to a discount of 21 USD, included in the price. You save 21 USD per person!

The Cozumel Dolphin Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where is Dolphin Facility in Cozumel island?

We are inside Chankanaab Natural Park. The park is located at the 9.6 km of the southern coastal highway, only 15 minutes from San Miguel, Cozumel.

Cozumel Map
If I buy a dolphin program in Cozumel, will I have a free entrance to Chankanaab Park?

Yes. Our programs include park admission; feel free to enjoy all facilities.

How far is Dolphin Facility Cozumel from the Cruise Ship dock?

Our location is about 15 or 20 minutes from the dock.

Is there transportation from the federal dock Cozumel to the Dolphin Facility?

Take a taxi from the dock to Chankanaab National Park. The ride will be about $15 USD for 4 persons. Dolphin Discovery facilities are near the park entrance and the path is clearly marked.

How easy is to find a taxi in Cozumel?

Taxis are available at the pier. When you get to the street, you will see all the taxis lined up, you can take one from there to the park and back.

Do I have to pay if I want to snorkel or dive?

No, the activity is free. However, if you want to rent a mask and fins, you will have to pay a $ 15 USD fee per person. If you have your own snorkeling gear, bring it!

What do you recommend I should bring to Chankanaab Park in Cozumel?

We recommend you to bring sneakers, bathing suit, biodegradable sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, towels, cap or hat and extra money.

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