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Dolphin Cove

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Address: 9A Garvin Road | Beside Calypso Grill & Morgans Harbour, West Bay KY1-1301, Grand Cayman
Phone Number: 345-946-3396
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Description: Dolphin Encounter Program: This program is specifically designed for young...
Dolphin Encounter Program: This program is specifically designed for young children, non- swimmers and those keen to get an up close encounter with a dolphin. Guests stand waist high in the water and interact with the dolphins. You will get to touch, kiss, dance, sing and learn all sorts of fascinating facts about your dolphin. The dolphins will also perform some high energy behaviors guaranteed to thrill and delight. No minimum age – however for safety reasons, young children must be accompanied by one adult per child. (Children under 11 years of age must be accompanied an adult). Dolphin Swim Program You will receive a life vest before getting into the deep water, where guests will get to interact, touch, kiss and enjoy an up close experience. You will get a thrill out of our famous belly rides, where you ride belly to belly with one of our amazing dolphins. At the end of your program, see your dolphins fly high in the air with their spectacular jumps. Minimum age 5 years or older and must be strong swimmers– however for safety reasons, young children must be accompanied by an adult. (Children under 11 years of age must be accompanied an adult).
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Fun swimming with the Dolphins

I went there on my last trip home to Cayman, this was not a planned excursion and we didn't make a reservation. However the staff there were fantastic and graciously added us to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Andover, Minnesota
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Andover, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I went there on my last trip home to Cayman, this was not a planned excursion and we didn't make a reservation. However the staff there were fantastic and graciously added us to the next allotted time. That was a trend and everyone we came into contact were brilliant. from the staff behind the desk, the ones who set us... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The dolphin encounter was neat, something I was really looking forward to. The trainers were great, the actual encounter was really cool and it was a fun experience. Walking to the water to see the dolphins we were given the opportunity to see lots of awesome tropical birds and that part was great. Then off to the dolphin area. No... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I would give this more than 5 stars if I could... My wife & I went for the ultimate experience yesterday morning & enjoyed it so much. After a short briefing we were straight in the water with the Dolphins. We got to touch them, have rides with them & got pushed along in the water by them - almost... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Ultimate Experience was enjoyed by kids and adults. Friendly staff and clearly knowledgable. Used a discount coupon, so it was good value. Make sure to take in the bird tour as well. Pictures are very expensive and if you are taking your own, you will be far away, big lens needed.

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We took our 4 boys on this excursion and were so excited. We paired this with Sting Ray City, so it was a long day. The tour was not well organized and no one ever explained what we would be doing or what order we would do the attractions, just to sit and wait. When we arrived we were funneled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Took 5 kids to encounter the dolphins. A few were animal lovers while a few weren't as excited....but after the encounter they were all converts! It was fabulous. Kids got to kiss them,get a fin ride and get a surf ride. It was a wonderful experience and we also got the professional photos....worth every penny. Place was clean and staff... More 

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My daughter (12) and I did the Ultimate dolphin encounter which was worth every $. We got to have the dolphins pull us, push our feet until we stood up and we even got a kiss. A very memorable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Dolphin Cove staff and facilities were terrific and made our vacation remarkable. Travel to the facility was efficient and friendly. The staff were welcoming and very well informed. I would encourage everyone to plan some time to visit Dolphin Cove. The experience of being in the water with such amazing creatures is humbling and unforgettable.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Ultimate swim with dolphins was great. But, the Stingray City trip was better than expected. A beautiful boat ride and the stingrays are gentle and beautiful creatures. We also really enjoyed holding the birds and learning about them. Excellent service all the way around.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This was the worse excursion I've ever been into..First I had these guys that work there looking at my gopro camera like if I was an undercover agent working for OSHA or something..All I wanted, was a simple quick recording of my daughter interacting with the dolphin and I didn't even get it...then this guy kept sizing me up with... More 

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