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Curacao Dolphin Academy

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Address: Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad AN5999, Curacao
Phone Number: +599 9 465 8900
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Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Description: Dolphin Academy offers fun and educational intimate encounters with...
Dolphin Academy offers fun and educational intimate encounters with Bottlenose Dolphins in a natural saltwater lagoon and the open sea. Different programs and courses available for all ages.
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Good staff, they are really engaged with the animals. One of the dolphins was unwilling to do a "meet&greet" and they excused here and delayed to event until the animal was ready.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Clayton, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The dolphin show & sea lion show are nice but the aquarium is very sub-par. They do not have many tanks at all and they don't appear to be very well taken care of. They do, however, have a stationary glass bottom boat that you can sit in & observe - we really enjoyed that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Good staff, they are really engaged with the animals. One of the dolphins was unwilling to do a "meet&greet" and they excused here and delayed to event until the animal was ready.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The dolphins give beautiful shows. Every time we go, it is full. everyone wants to see the show. They are well trained and each time it seems that you see a new trick.

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have done other swim and experiences with dolphins in Hawaii and St. Thomas, this swim with dolphins was by far the best and more intimate contact with these wonderful creatures. The trainers are very nice and patient with everyone. The dolphins are happy and well cared for, these animals seem to love their trainers and vice versa. I'd go... More 

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Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Loved the glass bottom boat it was like swimming with the fishes. The shows were great both the dolphins and sea lions. I believe it could of had more activities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Fantastic experience, Dolphins seemed well cared for, trainers were excellent and facilities were clean.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Swimming with dolphins has been on my Bucket List since I was about 8-9 years old. I live in San Diego, so Sea World is just a short drive away and I could've easily done it any time, but I just never did. While vacationing in Curacao, our travel agent told us about the aquarium down the street and I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

The wife really enjoyed getting to see the dolphins. The dolphin kissed her, she got to hold its fins while it was on its back and one other photo op. Good quality pictures available for purchase. It was very informative and had good information on their animals. The actual encounter was rather short. It ended about 40 min before it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I enjoyed every moment of this encounter. Dolphins were really trained. This was the most memorable part of my trip. However i did feel bad since i dont like seeing animals such as these in captivity.😯

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

While on a cruise had the pleasure to visit the aquarium. Walked around and saw the sights and than sat through a very nice dolphin presentation. Very enjoyable and worth the time to visit.

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Address: Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad AN5999, Curacao
Phone Number: +599 9 465 8900
Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad

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