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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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That was an experience. My boyfriend and I enjoyed the swimming with dolphins so much. They are such a beautiful animals. It was so nice when they poking you with their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Kasha B
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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

That was an experience. My boyfriend and I enjoyed the swimming with dolphins so much. They are such a beautiful animals. It was so nice when they poking you with their nose... The trainer told us a little about them, showed different body parts...then picture time. They are charging $45 for 4 pictures on a flash drive, quite expensive especially... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Me and my boyfriend went swimming with the dolphins and we loved it! It was an expensive trip but afterall it was definitely worth it. We went to the sea aquarium before to make reservations. Afterwards I would recommend to make reservations online and visit the sea aquarium before the dolphin swim so you don't have to pay entrance for... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

the dolphin acadamy with the dolphin swimmwas great and - in comparison to the sea aquarium - the animals seen to be happy and can even go to the open sea what is strange that you have to pay the (quity high) entry to the sea aquarium - with its main attraction beeing the dolphins - if you book a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I know people dream about swimming with dolphins, but it´s much better when they are free or live in larger spaces. I recommend to avoid this kind of aquariuns. Pipa beach in Brazil is the ideal place to swim with totally free and wild dolphins.

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Trainer Amy is excellent -- obviously cares a lot for the dolphins and has so much info to share. Dolphins here swim in pen and in open ocean -- and keep coming back - so that made us feel good. Our 9 yr old was beside herself - swimming in pen with dolphins + being able to stroke them. Truly... More 

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I've always debated whether swimming with dolphins was morally something I was willing to do. This place is not like SeaWorld. The trainers were amazing and the attentiveness to the dolphins and how they are treated sold me. My time in the water was great and I left with a deep appreciation of the animals and how to save their... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Good experience to show marine life our daughter. Dolphins, Sea Lions, Nurse Sharks, Flamingos and lots of Fishes.

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Suriname
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

i liked to see the animals. and would like to snorkel next time. it is also handy to take your sunblock with you. it was peaceful and had a lot of wind when inside. a nice landscape

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Somewhere near Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Watched all the shows at the Seaquarium. Enjoyed the interactive nature of the aquarium. Dolphins were all well trained and treated humanely. (apparently they are free to leave the enclosure at times but choose to return on their own!) Depending on how much time on the island you have, it is worth a look.

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Strongsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This experience was expensive but worth every penny. After going through a short introduction of the do's and don'ts you head out to the enclosure for flippers then to the dolphins. You get to spend about thirty minutes in the water with them. Lots of time swimming, petting and doing tricks. There is a photographer taking pictures the whole time... More 

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