While in Puarto Vallarta Mexico 🇲🇽 my husband booked us an excursion The Sea Lion Encounter . I wasn’t too excited did not think it would compare to Dolphin experience we did in Jamaica or the Zip Lining and other fun stuff we’d done in past. But I was pleasantly surprised it was very interactive and we jumped right in with two sea lions. A mother and son first we hung with the mom we kissed and hugged and took a ride. Then swapped over and watched son do awesome tricks. I had a very fun day and like that they are rescuing these wonderful animals and nursing them back to health. If they are able to survive in Wild again they release them back if unable to hunt for food or swim well they stay for permanent care. I would highly recommend this if you get the chance.