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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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fantastic day

had a great time at the dolphin academy my kids loved it! Staff were friendly and got to interact with a lot of kool animals

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Trinidad and Tobago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

had a great time at the dolphin academy my kids loved it! Staff were friendly and got to interact with a lot of kool animals

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Did the Dolphin Swim with my husband while in Curacao. It was a great experience. One I will never forget. We were treated well by the staff. Got a little behind schedule because some of the dolphins were being a little crazy so they moved our group to a different lagoon. Instead of being upset it actually just made me... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Snorkeling with the dolphins is my 12 yr old daughter's cruise highlight. She was only 5 yrs old last time we were here & since then been wanting to swim with the dolphins which I promised her. So now that she's 12, I made sure she experiences this. After booking this thru a well known travel site, I was informed... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We did openwater diving with the dolphins is was a great experience.it was really in open water not in the bassin.

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Georgia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I have done the "SWIM WITH Dolphins" on several trips prior to this one (different places). It was undeniably the BEST I have ever experienced. We were lucky enough to be in the group that got to swim with the three Momma's and three babies.

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Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We did the open water dive with dolphins and it was simply perfect!!!!!! We'd made great videos and the memories will stay with us forever!!!

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Locarno, Ticino, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Avoid this place, unless you want to ruin your day! When we booked a quite expensive dolphin swim, we expected a lot of it. We looked forward to the interaction with the dolphins. When we were in the basin the dolphins just performed their tricks like robots. They also looked stressed. Disappointment one was the lack of real human-dolphin interaction.... More 

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Houston, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Very expensive, so we ended up not participating in the Academy, but they have a very nice affordable gift shop to pick up some souvenirs for the kids.

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Brantford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This aquarium is very well displayed and the animals are well cared for. The staff really love their animals and it shows with the care they give

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Would recommend. Water nearby is so pretty too. Just make sure you arrange for your cab to come back and pick you up

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