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Dolphin Cove

9A Garvin Road | Beside Calypso Grill & Morgans Harbour, West Bay KY1-1301, Grand Cayman
345-946-3396
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Ranked #7 of 17 activities in West Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Owner description: Dolphin Encounter Program: This program is specifically designed for young children, non- swimmers and those keen to get an up close encounter with a... more » Owner description: 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). « less
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Ankeny, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My 13 year old daughter wanted to do this, so we signed her up for the Ultimate Swim. She absolutely loved it. She went on a Friday at 9:30 a.m. She was in a group with 5 other people. She had a blast with the dolphins doing the nose push and fin swim. The trainers were very energetic and fun.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Kids (14,15,20 and 21) did the ultimate adventure. Very cool. They got to do the fin pull and the nose push. Both excellent. Trainers seemed good and we heard lots of laughter. Bit pricy $159, but was worth it. My wife and I did a similar deal atAtlantis in the Bahamas, no where near as interactive. This is a good... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My wife and I have been to a few different dolphin encounters and this one was only so-so. We just did the encounter, not the swim, so that's all I'm going off of. The trainer was pretty good, but kind of acted like he just wanted to get another group of stupid tourists cycled through the program as quickly as... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We went to Sting Ray City and then did the Ultimate Dolphin Swim and it was the amazing. Sting Ray City was one of the coolest places I have ever been. The crew on the boat was so knowledgable and made everyone comfortable with the Sting Rays and how to interact with them. The Ultimate Dolphin swim was great, again... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We really didn't know what to expect and wanted to start out with a more low-key experience (not "swim" with the dolphins the first time out), so my husband and I booked the Dolphin Encounter. We went with the 3:00 group and there were only 10 people, 4 of whom were small children. Our trainer was Kenardo, and our Dolphin... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

One of the most amazing experiences of my life. Everyone should get the package were the dolphins push you. Feeling them and holding them is like no other. Everyone was great and Kevin was really funny. Our dolphins were Luna and Reggae. Get the CD of photos yes its 99 buck but you cannot put a price for memories like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Having gone to the other swim with the dolphins on Grand Cayman, and really not enjoying it, I was less than thrilled when my three kids said they wanted to go again! This time we went to Dolphin Cove! Fantastic! Not only was it more of what I expected it to be like- a natural setting, in a real lagoon... More

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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We arrived in the Disney Wonder on a Sunday (March 9, 2014). Disney was the only cruise in town and there were very few people scheduled for the only Sunday tour. We were told that Sundays are usually very quiet and the busiest days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. I booked my family's Dolphin encounter tour directly with Dolphin Cove... More

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Johnstown, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We did the Dolphin Cove in combination with Sting Ray City on our Celebrity Cruise in February. It was a lot of fun interacting with the dolphin. The only complaint would be the high cost of $25 per picture. But you kind of expect it. The people at the place were very nice. Especially Joseph the photographer! If you are... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Went a few years back (2012 I believe) and my little one still talks about how he played with a dolphin. I live in Florida and Discovery Cove is quite expensive. This place was amazing and not as expensive, the only thing is that no pictures are allowed unless it is taken by a professional and if you want any... More

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