updated 03/19/2012 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/19/2012 AT 4:45 PM ET
She’s enjoying a new kind of happy hour.
While vacationing in Mexico with best friend Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi scored a meet-and-greet with some dolphins.
The reality star, who is expecting her first child, visited Isla Mujeres on Friday, and after getting over some initial nervousness, received a kiss on the hand from her new friend.
With the fifth season of Jersey Shore completed, Polizzi and Farley have been traveling the globe shooting their spin-off, often accompanied by JWoww’s pooches Bella and Noel.
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