Animal encounters in Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park & entrance ticket INFO
- Dolphin encounter at Rancho Texas Park & park ticket - per adult (13+ y.)130.-€
- Dolphin encounter & park ticket - per child (8-12 y. / 1.10 m)122.-€
- Sea lion encounter at Rancho Texas Park & park ticket - per adult (13+ y.)80.-€
- Sea lion encounter & park ticket - per child (7-12 y. / 1.10 m)72.-€
Entry tickets for Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park INFO
- Ticket for Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park - per adult (from 13 yrs)30.-€
- Ticket for Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park - per child (3-12 yrs)22.-€
Overview / General Information
So close to swimming with dolphins: intimate animal encounters in Lanzarote
In the famous Zoo Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park, you make friends with dolphins and sea lions - it's as good as swimming with dolphins, but you show more respect to the animals! Choose between two extraordinary animal encounters in Lanzarote, both are only possible by booking beforehand and are not available on the spot. To meet the dolphins or sea lions in Rancho Texas Park, you must also purchase an entrance ticket to the park. The following applies to both of the special encounters:
- Duration: ~ 25 minutes
- Days: daily
- Months: possible all-year
- Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
- Starting points: Lanzarote East (Puerto del Carmen)
- Free transfer bus from Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise
- The animals can be touched in the shallow pool area
- Life jacket, wetsuit (if needed), professional guide
- 1 souvenir photo (a DVD with all pictures can be bought on site)
Option 1: Dolphin encounter in Lanzarote
Treat yourself to an absolutely unique experience during your holiday in Lanzarote: get in touch with the gentle and intelligent animals in Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park - an experience just as special as swimming with dolphins. On the dolpin encounter you'll not only get to know interesting information about the incredible anatomy of the dolphins, but you can also pet, stroke and hear the dolphins. Find out more about the habits of the dolphins and put yourself in the place of the dolphin trainer, who will explain the behaviour of the fascinating animals to you. Everybody from 8 and up can get up close and personal with the dolphins in Lanzarote (8 to 12 year olds need to be accompanied by an adult).
- Hours: 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM
Option 2: Sea lion encounter in Lanzarote
Use the unique opportunity to get to know the playful sea lions in Lanzarote at close quarters! In Rancho Texas Park, you can get close to the sea lions and cuddle, hug or even kiss the beautiful animals. Feel how the sea lions swim inbetween your legs or how they do elaborate jumps. During the encounter with the sea lions in Puerto del Carmen, you'll obtain lots of information about the nimble sea dwellers and their habits. Although you can't swim with dolphins in Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park, you won't miss it when you get in very close contact with the bright sea lions! Everybody from 7 and up can get up close and personal with the sealions in Lanzarote (up to 14 year olds need to be accompanied by an adult).
- Hours: 10:30 AM, 3:30 PM
- Attention! An advance booking and reservation for this experience is mandatory. A local booking is not possible.
- The animal encounters with dolphins and sea lions take place in small groups with a maximum of 12 people.
- You are allowed to go into the water with the animals and touch and stroke them in the shallow pool area. Entry to the deep pool area is not possible. Out of consideration for the animals and in order to guarantee the highest possible safety, the animal keepers decide in individual cases how close you can get to the dolphins and sea lions.
- Minimum age for the sea lion encounters in Lanzarote: 7 years
- Minimum age for the dolphin encounters in Lanzarote: 8 years
- Minimum size: 1.10 m
- Children up to 12 years of age can only participate in an animal encounter if accompanied by an adult!
Please bring along:
Swimwear, towel, sun blocker, spare clothes
Intimate encounters with animals in Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park - feels just like swimming with dolphins
Many people dream all their life about swimming with dolphins and even just touching them - you now have the chance to pet and stroke dolphins in Lanzarote! At Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park in Puerto del Carmen, you can meet and greet dolphins or sea lions (whichever you prefer) in the shallow pool area under the supervision of an experienced animal trainer and get to know the beautiful creatures up close and personal. You'll get to experience the dolphins and sea lions face-to-face and you can touch and cuddle the wonderful animals. You'll learn lots of interesting things about their typical habits during the encounter and from the trainer.
During the special experience in Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park, which offers a good alternative to swimming with dolphins, you don't need to know how to swim, as you are in relatively shallow water and will be wearing a life jacket. For anybody who needs to borrow a wetsuits, the park has some to hire. Instructed by the experienced trainers, you'll directly get into the water with the sea lions and dolphins. The playful animals freely move around in the pool and get very close to you. You get to know the dolphins in an intimate way or hug the sweet sea lions and watch their elegant jumps.
You'll also need an entry ticket for Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park to take part in this special experience, which also enables you to enjoy the entire day in the zoo in Puerto del Carmen, even after your animal encounter. The exceptional zoo and water park is awaiting you with a large variety of exotic animals and fascinating animal shows. For children, lots of additional activities are provided, such as canoeing and pony riding. For cooling off on hot days, you can get into the pools and go on the slides; you'll spend a fantastic day at Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park that you won't forget in a hurry.
Even though you can't swim with the dolphins and sea lions, it is still a special and memorable experience!
Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.
Customer Reviews So close to swimming with dolphins: intimate animal encounters in Lanzarote
TOP Entertainment for all the familyIt was a great experience for our hole family. We have really enjoyed it.
Encuentro con delfines para el cumpleHa sido una experiencia muy bonita para los 15 años de mi hija, un regalito muy especial. ella ha hecho los delfines y le ha gustado tantísimo que se quedó con muchas ganas por lo que el año que viene quiere interactuar con los leones marinos. El precio pagado ha sido bastante caro (100 euros), pero por suerte los leones marinos "solo" cuestan 50..
A dreamI always wanted to swim with dolphins. So on the internet I found this offer and booked for me and my son. The tickets had to be booked additionally. The prize is proud but the activity was absolutely worth it and a long-awaited dream came true. It was also great that there was so much information about the animals. Unfortunately the time was over too fast.
Ein TraumMit Delfinen schwimmen wollte ich immer schon mal. Im Internet fand ich also dieses Angebot und buchte für mich und meinen Sohn. Die Tickets mussten zusätzlich gebucht werden. Der Preis ist stolz aber die Aktivität war es absolut wert und ein lang ersehnter Traum ging in Erfüllung. Toll war es auch dass es so viele Informationen zu den Tieren gab. Leider ging die Zeit zu schnell um.
Great!!!!We were there with our grandchildren and it was all in all a great experience! Is recommended to anyone who wants to spend a nice day with the family. Our grandchildren were overwhelmed by the experience of being able to meet the animals.
Großartig!!!!Wir waren dort mit unseren Enkelkindern und es war alles in allem einfach ein super Erlebnis! Ist jedem zu empfehlen, der einen schönen Tag mit der Familie verbringen möchte. Unsere Enkelkinder waren von dem Erlebnis, den Tieren begegnen zu können einfach überwältigt.
The BEST experience of my life!My boyfriend and I went on the sea lion encounter together as we felt it looked the best out of the two animal encounters. We were in the pool for about 20-30 minutes, which sadly went too quick! We met two of the sealions and they were so beautiful, and fun. Throughout the encounter, we got to learn a little about the animals and got to stroke them. We were able to swim breifly with them and we got kisses from the cuties!!!! This was the highlight and both the trainer and activity leader were really friendly. The pool wasn't deep, although you stay on the shallowest part for the majority of the activity. Our group was only us and another couple, which meant we got a lot of time interacting with the sealions. We both received an individual photograph with one of the sealions, which were great quality. my boyfriend and I paid the 20 euros to get a disk with all the photographs on. This is worth every penny!! There were good quality and over a 100 photographs on the disk.
I would recommend the sealion encounter to anybody because it was genuinely the most excited and wonderful experience I have ever had!
Respectful to the animalsWe were unsure of if you swim with dolphins or not, but we called the team and they explained the tour to us. We were a bit unsure at first but when we thought about it we realised it’d be more respectful. We went for it and we all loved it.
SpecialMy girlfriend loves dolphins and she doesn’t like zoos but what she (and I) really liked is that we didn’t feel like we’d encroached on their space. We had a lovely time with the stunning animals.
We had the time of our livesI took my Mum along for the dolphin counter and she was smiling from ear to ear. We are animal lovers and we loved the fact that we were able to get close to the dolphins without feeling guilty about it. We felt we had been respectful to the animals and we thoroughly enjoyed the time we had with them.
My daughter was delightedMy daughter is afraid of water and she isn’t the world’s best swimmer, but she is obsessed with dolphins; the dolphin encounter was ideal for her. I had fun too.
The sea lions had some serious characterI swam with dolphins a few years back in Florida and I was keener on checking out the sealions and they were excellent. My family and I had a brilliant day together with the sealions and my sons were full of smiles all day long.
Its not swimmingPricey and a bit short but also funny and sweet. It was not swimmings with dolphins!!
Dolphins in Rancho TexasIt´s not swimming, but it´s still a nice experience to get so close to dolphins. The animals look happy, that´s very important to us. Price-performance ratio goes ..
Delfine im Rancho TexasEs ist kein Schwimmen, jedoch trotzdem ein schönes Erlebnis, an Delfine so nah zu kommen. Die Tiere sehen zufrieden aus, das ist uns auch sehr wichtig. Preis-Leistungsverhältnis geht..
the greatest experience ever!Swimming with dolphins has been an expensive treat even though, worth every euro we paid for it! the dolphins where extremely cuddlesome and loving. It was an adorable encounter, a must du definitely!
swimming with dolphinsOnce in life you have to swim with dolphins and this has been our opportunity ... absolutely recommended!
nadar con delfinesUna vez en la vida hay que haber nadado con delfines y esta ha sido nuestra oporunidad... absolutamente recomendado!
encounter with sea lionssea lions are so cute and charming. The activity was a bit too short. Kids had fun, also my wife ;)
okIt was OK...
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