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Manatee Encounter & Lunch in Cozumel or Isla Mujeres

Your Cancun trip wouldn't be complete without meeting adorable manatees.

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Manatee Encounter plus Sea Lion presentation with lunch and transportation at Cozumel
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What you'll do

Enjoy the Manatee Encounter at Cozumel or Isla Mujeres with Go City®

  • With us, you have the freedom to sightsee your way – add this attraction and many more to your itinerary!
  • EITHER a round-trip ferry to Cozumel from Playa del Carmen and taxi to the park.
  • OR a round trip ferry to Isla Mujeres from Playa Langosta in Cancun.
  • Spend time with manatees including hugs, kisses, and feeding.

Meet and mingle with the gentle giants of the ocean.

With their closest modern relative being the elephant, manatees sure are huge, but extremely docile and friendly enough to interact with.

On this once-in-a-lifetime Cancun trip, you'll get to learn all about the fascinating creatures before taking to the water and enjoying a guided interaction with them. You'll get to swim around with manatees in their natural habitat, get a kiss and a hug, and you might even be able to feed them too. 

Along with the manatee swim in Cozumel, you'll also have free time to explore the Chankanaab National Park and, if you bring along your snorkeling equipment, you can discover the underwater life there too.

To keep you fueled for your day of adventure, you'll get a buffet lunch with non-alcoholic beverages. You'll also get free use of all the facilities including the pool, lockers, and showers.

Special Offer:

  • 15% off Dolphin Discovery Official Boutique across all locations: Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Maroma, Akumal, Cozumel.
  • 10% off on the purchase of any photo package across all locations: Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Maroma, Akumal, Cozumel.

Discounts apply to all merchandise and photo packages.

Experience Manatee Encounter & Lunch in Cozumel or Isla Mujeres and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

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This attraction requires advanced booking.

Getting in

Present your pass at check-in for admission, please arrive 30 minutes before your program. 


Isla Mujeres: Get to “Playa Langosta” Pier in Cancun.
Cozumel: Get to “Ultramar” Ferry Pier in Playa del Carmen.

Please note: If you pick the Isla Mujeres tour, a $15 dock and sea life preservation fee is due at check-in for this activity.

It is important to arrive 30 minutes before your program, remember you'll receive a short briefing before your swim. If you have any health condition or physical disability please contact the call center before you make your reservation.

The use of life jackets is required in all water programs.

For security reasons, the use of cameras in the water is not allowed, and professional photos will be available for sale.

The minimum height to participate in the Manatee program is 3.9ft. (8-12 y.o)

For safety reasons, pregnant women (five months and up) can't participate in any of our aquatic programs. Women less than five months into their pregnancy can participate in the Encounter program only if accompanied by another adult and after signing a responsibility form.

Tips for visiting Manatee Encounter & lunch in Cozumel or Isla Mujeres

  • Remember to use biodegradable sunscreen to protect your skin, the environment, and marine species.
  • Bring towels for your use.
  • Bring cash in the local currency.

For more information, visit the Dolphin Discovery website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Tuesday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Swim with manatees schedule: 1 PM and 3.30 PM

Isla Mujeres:
Daily: 9 AM - 6 PM
Swim with manatees schedule: 11.30 AM and 2 PM

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