Wild Dolphin Tour in Sian Ka’an

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For the nature lovers, the Wild Dolphin Tour to Sian Ka’an is like experiencing a tropical paradise. The Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is home to a variety of rare and spectacular creatures including dolphins, manatees, tropical fish and hundreds of species of exotic birds.

Before we start the Wild Dolphin Tour we will meet our guide arriving at Pesca Maya lodge, where we will receive some information about Sian Ka’an. For those unexperienced in snorkeling we will give a short introduction, so that everyone is ready to go out on the boat.

We start searching for wild bottle nose dolphins, they are the most charismatic and interesting animals. There is a group living permanently in Sian Ka’an. Through our 21 years of operation we have found a place that where the dolphins come to visit us at the same place almost every time, not for food, but curiosity. Sometimes they spy on eyes while keeping a distance yet we arenot able to see them. Dolphins are able to use their ultrasound sense that allows them to see miles away in the water, in the same way we use our eyes, while our visibility might be between 10 and 30 feet in the area where they, their senses are much greater than ours. We have an 90% chance of meeting them in their natural habitat. Have your cameras ready for the most amazing pictures!

In the same day we will look for caguama and white turtle. Humans are very scary to them, wonder why? Well, we are their natural predator. They don’t really trust the “ecotour” yet.

During the tour we’ll have many opportunities for bird watching. In the middle of Ascension Bay, we will stop at the fragate nesting mangle. Here we will have the opportunity to see these many birds in their sexual flirting and nesting habitad, we might may also see pelican, bobo, cormorant and other bird species. Flamingo, spoonbill, eagles, parrots and herons are common to find within this habitat.

At the end of the trip we will stop at the reefs to look for starfish, turtles, tropical fish and other reef creatures. At the beach by the lodge, you may want to relax or explore the local reef close to the shore, you will have some time before we bring you back to your hotel.


$ 162.00 USD

per person (max 6 pax per boat)


  • Breakfast and Lunch in the lodge
  • Transportation in A/C van
  • water and sodas on the boat
  • First Class snorkel gear and life jackets

What to bring

  • camera, sunblock, towels, swimsuit, mosquito repellent (biodegredable)


  • About 3 hours on the boat plus relaxing time on the beach and exploring local reefs (optional)

Pick up

  • Puerto Morelos 05:30 am
  • Playa del Carmen 06:00 am
  • Puerto Aventuras – Akumal 06:30 am
  • Tulum 07:00 am
  • Our shuttle will leave the lodge at 04:00 pm

Please contact us to book your WILD DOLPHIN TOUR snorkel excursion or

Wild Dolphin Tour Reviews in Trip Advisor
  • We booked your Wild Dolphin Encounter tour on March 17. I am writing to let you know pleased we were with service from the lodge and the excursion. It was definitely the highlight of our trip to the area. The shuttle bus driver showed up at the hotel on time and was a careful driver. He even stopped briefly to show us some crocodiles by the side of the road. The breakfast provided by the lodge was excellent. The staff and manager were very personable. Francisco Xec ( Pancho) was a wonderful guide and his assistant Ismael was very good too. It was windy that day and they were careful of our safety and comfort and consulted us as to what we wanted to see and how much time we wanted to spend at each activity. Our teenage daughters were thrilled to spend time with a pod of dolphins and especially enjoyed seeing a baby dolphin. The bird watching and snorkeling were fantastic. We had a great picnic on the beach near the natural swimming pool. Pancho went out of his way to share his knowledge of the plants and animals of his home. Our girls said it was the best day ever! We will definitely recommend your services to friends and family.


    Wilma Millette
  • Hi Sandra,
    I just wanted to give a little feedback on our trips. The Wild Dolphin tour was absolutely world class. Pesca Maya a dream of fishing lodge in a beautiful landscape. People are more than friendly, the breakfast great and all in all a more than successful day! If we have friends travelling to Mexico, we will recommend you 1,000% . The only thing we regretted was that we were not swimming in the small bay with crystal clear water, because we really wanted to see dolphins and were afraid that we were running out of time. Maybe you could put this on the end of the tour. But as I said, it was beautiful and a great team in place!
    But thanks again to you for the arrangements, everything has worked out well!
    Greetings from a new Mexico fan
    Maik from Germany