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Delfinario Sonora

The Delfinario Sonora is now open to the public.

This marvelous facility is located on the new scenic coast road between San Carlos and Miramar, Guaymas and the route is clearly marked with signs.  It is open daily, except Mondays.

The Delfinario Sonora offers demonstrations with dolphins and sea lions, that include information about the biology and the evolution of these creatures.  There are currently four Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin and two California Sea Lions in residence.

The demonstrations are at the following times. Guests are admitted to the Delfinario a few minutes before each demonstration and no one will be admitted until the next demonstration.  Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled demonstration.  Please do not bring food or beverages into the Delfinario and there is no smoking.

Daily Group Enter Exit
1st Group* 11:00 AM 12:00
2nd Group 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
3rd Group 3:00 PM  4:00 PM
4th Group 4:30 PM  5:30 PM

Demonstration Admission Prices

Adults $60.00 Pesos
Children $40.00 Pesos
Seniors (60+) $30.00 Pesos

Special rates for Student Groups are available.
Call for reservations and information.


In addition to the demonstrations, the Delfinario also offers the opportunity to be in the water and interact with the dolphins.  Participants must be at least 150 cm (59 in.) in height or be accompanied by a parent.  The cost is $400 pesos per person.  Reservations are recommended.

Mariah & Alyssa Lucero and friend meet the dolphin Brittany Lucero gets smooched by a dolphin
Mariah Lucero and dolphin friend The trainer shows the girls the dolphins mouth

Photos courtesy of Craig Collins

*Dolphin Assisted Therapy

The primary mission of the Delfinario is that of Dolphin Assisted Therapy for children with Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and other ailments of the central nervous system.  The child interacts with the dolphin in the water assisted by a trained therapist.  In addition to the physical stimulation the child receives from the dolphin, the dolphin's sonar produces ultrasonic frequencies which stimulate the central nervous system and improve brain plasticity.  These therapy session are conducted for the 1st Group each day.

The cost to undergo this therapy is 18,000 pesos.  If you would like to sponsor a child to receive this therapy, you can donate by wire transfer to:

Name: Sistema para el Desarrollo Integral de la
Familia de Sonora
Account: 5825539

For Reservations or Information
Contact the Delfinario at

"Promesa Cumplida"

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