Interactive Aquarium, Cancun

#2 of 24 in Parks in Cancun
Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
Learn about a variety of colorful marine life at Interactive Aquarium, a site with 13 fish tanks and more than 27,000 gallons of water. Sea creatures from lobsters to sharks call the aquarium home. You'll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the creatures, like swimming with sharks and meeting dolphins. Your wristband admits you to the dolphin show later in the day, a highlight of the aquarium. Informative displays tell the story in 
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  • What I really like about this company is they are actively doing extensive (and humane) research with Dolphins and other marine life in the area to ensure their safety, health, and conservation...  more »
  • Small aquarium but for the price it was perfect for the kids. It doesn’t take but an hour to get through the exhibits so plan on going closer to the dolphin show time. The shows are in the evening at....  more »
  • My wife and I enjoyed our visit to the Cancun interactive Aquarium. There is a lot to see and do and the price for entrance is reasonable. There are indoor aquariums with lots of sea life. Outdoors there are touch tanks with rays and other animals. Outside is the dolphin area. There is an overhead walkway where you can see the interaction activities, and also occasionally there is a sea lion presentation on the walkway. The aquarium does offer additional activities, at additional cost. Several levels of dolphin experiences are available, and lots of people choose to purchase these. My wife and I did the Aquarium Trek, where we put on underwater supplied-air helmets and walked the bottom aquarium main tank with divers lots of sea life. Pictures are available for all the interactions. The pictures are good quality. The full picture packages were out of our price range, but lesser options are available. We do like our pictures.
  • It was an amazing experience swimming with dolphins, most of the staff spoke English for those who attended that didn't speak Spanish, and they were fairly punctual with our assigned time (just try to show up 15-30mins early if you can. I got to touch one of the larger stingrays before proceeding to the bridge to be sat down for instructions. They won't let you wear or record anything if you're participating in the water but it can all be purchased after. We had a great buy one get one free deal from the concierge at our hotel, but unfortunately we were misinformed as to the prices on the packages for the video and pictures. Now while that is NOT their fault, the prices we were offered (and had to decline) we extremely expensive in my opinion for what they were offering some pictures packages nearly $250 USD for the upper packages. That was the only true downside though. FYI we went beginning of October and the ocean water was still fairly warm. However the aquarium water was nearly freezing so keep that in mind if you go, the water is freaking cold, I know some people can't handle cold water but it really wasn't too bad once you started moving around. The dolphins themselves were amazing. So smooth, so beautiful, and so smart. We had Marina they mentioned was the youngest. She was very energetic and almost comical in her behavior. I would definitely recommend going to visit and spend time with the dolphins!

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