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Curacao Dolphin Academy

Address: Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad AN5999, Curacao
Phone Number: +599 9 465 8900
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Ranked #3 of 33 Attractions in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Owner description: Dolphin Academy offers fun and educational intimate encounters with...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
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 older children, Activities for young children
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

On my wife's bucket list, so she did it! Expensive, but once in a lifetime for us. We were very impressed with the amount of time you actually get to spend in the water hands on with the dolphins.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

First I will tell that place is very cool, all shows and interaction with the flamingos, sea lion, Dolphins and so on are amazing, but when you pay 100$ to do an encounter with dolphins to have really good picture that you have to pay another fortune and the pictures are crap is quite frustrating. I'm not talking about the... More 

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virginia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Had an opportunity to see both the sea lions show and dolphins. Both were great. I especially enjoyed the sea lions up close. The trainers also spoke in English, Dutch and Spanish, so every one was able to learn about these sea creatures.

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Medellin, Colombia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My daughter swam with dolphins and fulfilled a lifelong dream. She swam for 40 minutes and was pure bliss. Lots of interaction.

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dfw,tx
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I did this for my birthday experience as it was something I've always wanted to do. I LOVED it. I chose the swim with the dolphins over the experience as I wanted to be able to interact more with them. So glad I did. I will say that a lot of the activities revolved around making sure the photographer captured... More 

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Luxembourg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We never thought that swimming with dolphins would be such a fantastic experience. The center itself, the welcoming and the organisation of the whole event were just great. It started of with a few videos and personal introduction on the do's and don'ts. We then fitted our flippers and were brought to the lagune. There were 6 people with 2... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you are a "Free Dolphin" lover you won't like this place. Although being a sea mammal lover myself I see that the dolphins could easily escape the pools, but they don't. Very pricey for the quality of displays, aquarium glasses needed to be cleaned (couldn't see what's behind). The large lemon sharks have little room to roam. You are... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I was hesitant at first, due to the animals being in captivity but they actually can leave it they chose but since they're territortial they chose to stay. They take them out and swim in the open waters. The trainers we had were great! You could tell they genuinely cared about these beautiful animals! The dolphins themselves were amazing and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This was much better than I expected. It was not cheap but we actually spent a lot of time with the dolphins, more than I imagined we would be able to. It was a lot of fun!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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