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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 36 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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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

For me, a dream come true. I spent 2 days at the dolphin academy and all my expectations were fulfilled. Observing the trainers interact with the dolphins, witnessing several training sessions and swimming with the dolphins. For me it was not about value for money, but living my dream. The staff were excellent, and although all the dolphins are born... More 

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Murray, Utah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Swimming with dolphins was on my bucket list. I was able to fulfill this dream last week at the Dolphin Academy in Curacao. It was the most amazing experience that I have ever had! The instructors were wonderful, the facility was clean and they even accommodated several languages which was very impressive. I would recommend this to anyone traveling to... More 

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Trinidad
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Peaceful, serene environment. Beautiful and laid back. You are allowed to interact with the animals and take pictures. You can feed the flamingos, feed the nerve sharks or get a kiss from the sea lion.

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ToronotCouple40
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

we liked it all!! the staff were really friendly and knowledgeable. we love the sea lion and dolphin show.

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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I agree with other reviewers...it is expensive but worth it. My daughter had the time of her life. My daughter is not a confident swimmer but we found out that we were unnecessarily worried. They provide flippers and a life jacket if you wish to use them. She did use the flippers which made treading the water very effortless. They... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The only reason this does not get 5 star rating is the cost, every other aspect of the experience is great. Plan to go early or stay late to enjoy the aquarium as well as the beach. Dolphin show, sea lion show and shark and ray feeding are great family experiences. Trainers are amazing and the dolphin swim allows everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

So excited to get there. We took a taxi from our hotel as no transfers available. They were informative with a short film before hand. They take u outside and give instruction before you get to enter the Water with the dolphins. It's a generous amount of time and they break u down into small groups of 5 or 6.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Although it's expensive to swim with the dolphins ($174/ 30 min) it's worth of each cent. 6 people swim together with two dolphins and everyone has a chance to be kissed by them, play tricks, pet and swim along with dolphins. We had Talita as the dolphin trainner and she was really nice. You should book your swim in advance... More 

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Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My wife and I booked a dolphin experience here on our honeymoon. The place itself was stunning, very well kept, beautiful grounds and the dolphins were very well looked after with a really good set of instructors. We walked around first and it was brilliant to see the sharks, flamingos amongst others and the sea turtles were amazing so close.... More 

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rotterdam
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A bit expensive burt worth every dollar. Very well organised and a great experience. Staff is extremely friendly

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