With its passionate guides and open-ocean enclosures, Dolphin Discovery is the best of several companies in Mexico offering swims with dolphins. Under a guide’s tutelage from afar, you’ll hang onto fins for a ride, practice hands-free waterskiing—and collect a kiss. Go for the three-hour, $199 Sea Life Discovery Plus program, offered at Puerto Aventuras and Isla Mujeres (with boat transportation from Cancún), which includes a frolic with manatees rescued from a polluted lagoon. Cozumel also has a facility.
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