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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 35 attractions in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Amusement/ Theme 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... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Best place on the island, if love animals as much as I do! We stayed at The Royal Sea Aquarium Resort in Curacao, which is located next to the Sea Aquarium and we were given a free 7 day pass. You can pet the nurse sharks, feed the flamingos, play with the string rays and urchins, watch the sea lion... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A fantastic time in the water with 2 dolphins.it lastad longer then we had expected. You could cuddle with them, ride by holding in their fens, play with them and make them do things with a special sign. And the best got a kiss on both the mouth and on the cheek :) <3 . They had a photographer that... More

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The aquarium made the last day of our trip. You get in free if you book a dolphin encounter, and I felt guilty the whole time my husband and I were there, because our kids (back home in the US) would have loved it. They have a lot of animal encounters, such as feeding flamingoes, touching a nurse shark, etc.,... More

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alkmaar
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you want to swim with dolphins, this is the place to be. We had booked a snorkeling encounter in the morning. The staff is very professional. My wife and daughter were spectators but had to pay the full fare entrance fee to the aquarium. My other daughter and I were swimming. After being there for 1 1/2 hours, a... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

You could either swim the dolphins or do the dolphin encounter for those who either could not swim or or did not want to swim. The sea lion encounter was absolutely amazing!

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Willemstad, Curacao
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Took my 4 year old granddaughter to the dolphin encounter, which was well organized, though a little busy.. the instructions were clear, the dolphins well behaved and we had a blast, especially our granddaughter, who loved to touch the dolphins, it was a great encounter with highly sensitive and intelligent mammals, we will not forget..

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My family and I swam with the dolphins. It was an incredible experience.. one that my children will never forget. It is worth the money. We have pictures and videos to remember this great experience.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Of course swimming with the Dolphins is an awesome experience. The service wasn't bad, they were nice. But I still did get an impersonal feeling or attitude from the workers. Like they were there to just do their job and that's it. I didn't really mind since I went there to swim with the dolphins and not be friends with... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We didn't get to enjoy a show here, but the grounds are beautiful and were a stop on our local bus tour. Heard the show was great...next time!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

if there is anything you HAVE to do when in curacao then it would be the dolphin swim (i guess the dolphin encounter would be nice as well, but we swam and played games with them). what an experience. absolutely brilliant. the staff is friendly, helpful and they have a choice of english or dutch groups. the dolphins have lots... More

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