We will be cruising the Caribbean in late July, visiting Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. We will be with my parents and my brother and his family - 4 kids total. My son is the youngest. He will be seven (his 8th birthday is late August). The problem is that my daughter and I really want to SWIM with the dolphins. Most dolphin excursions say the minimun age to SWIM is 8, but younger can encounter. I'd like to do the excursion with the rest of the family, but they are doing the SWIM. How strict are they on age guidelines?
Also, as an alternative, we are thinking of doing the encounter as a family in Ocho Rios and then just my daughter and I doing the SWIM in Cozumel, but not through the cruise line. Has anyone ever used Dolphin Discovery in Cozumel (in Chankanaab Park)?
Any info/suggestions are greatly appreciated.