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Curacao Dolphin Academy

Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad AN5999, Curacao
+599 9 465 8900
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Ranked #3 of 38 Attractions in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The dolphin show is great but the sealion show is totally fantastic! The display tanks are full of wonderfully colored fish.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

What an amazing experience. Staff were really kind, funny and experienced. Such a pleasure to be swimming with these amazing creatures. Loved every moment, didn't want it to end.

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Dolphin Dive for non-divers sounded like a great way to induce my wife into trying scuba again. Unfortunately, she didn't get through her DSD (Discover Scuba Diving) course, though the instructor was very patient. The dive basically consisted of kneeling in 12 feet of water and having a dolphin brought over by the trainer. It was quite interesting, though... More

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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Dolphins are special animals, that seem to be able to communicate with one and other and if trained with humans. They can be trained to be doing a number of tricks and perform a impressive show. It gets more interesting when one can get close to one and interact, specially for children this seem to have a therapeutic effect. Of... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Off of the cruise ship we were on, they have taxis for $20 per person but we chose the local bus route at $1 per person to get to the dolphin aquarium. It was a little confusing to get there that way but money saved. Once there, the canals an homes set up around it are beautiful. The aquarium is... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My family and I went to the aquarium for the dolphin experience. The aquarium offers various types of activities with dolphins, dolphin encounter 99$, swimming with the dolphins, diving... My mom booked the encounter which consists in standing in a platform for 15 min touching a dolphin and listening a bit about them. the encounter is the cheapest,the other options... More

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Pleasanton, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

this activity alone is worthy of a trip to Curaçao. Most cruise ships book the academy and dolphin shows and take up all the appointments. Even if you can't get an appointment, there are many other things to do. 1. The sandy beach on the other side of the lagoon, a 5 minute walk. 2. Shopping at the new boutiques... More

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Eau Claire
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The sea lion show & dolphin shows were amazing. The trainers do an excellent job. It is so neat to see the dolphins swim next to the trainers boat in the open ocean.

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Barcelona, Spain
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I recommend to visit the documentary The Cove. Sharks pool is a 20 cm deep of water! Personal of the Academy are nice but the animals are in small natural swimming pools.

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San Fernando, Trinidad
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great value for money. Great tour. People were friendly. There were interactions between people and some sea animals. We got to pet and feed stingrays and sharks, there was a show with a sea lion too. You can even get a kiss from it if you want. Then there is the dolphin show. This was really cool. Dolphins are such... More

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