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Curacao Dolphin Academy

Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad AN5999, Curacao
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Ranked #3 of 34 attractions in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Description: Dolphin Academy offers fun and educational intimate encounters with Bottlenose Dolphins in a natural saltwater lagoon for all ages.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My family did the program 'dolphin encounter' and they really loved the activity. But I think it was quite expensive (US$ 99,00 each). I booked in advance for the activity that would begin at 14:00 but delayed, what made me wait more than half an hour trying to find something for a one year old baby do – what is... More

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Oakville, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We went with our older kids, and we had an amazing experience. We did the dolphin encounter, and we really enjoyed learning new things about those beautiful creatures that we didn't know before. We would definitely go back and do the dolphin swim next time!

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Elburn, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We loved seeing the dolphins and other sea creatures, as well as the pelicans and flamingos. There is a nice gift shop and also a place to have lunch. The shows are entertaining and educational.

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Blandon, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Very good dolphin show! Enjoyed the aquarium, glass bottomed boat, sharks and flamingos! Great stop on our cruise excursion! We'll worth the price of admission! Definitely recommend it!

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Dolphin Academy is in the southern part of Curacao Sea Aquarium. Strangely, I do not see the aquarium listed as an attraction but I do see Dolphin Academy. The dolphins put on a show that will delight all ages. For an extra charge, you can get kissed by a dolphin. I would have paid for that but I had already... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Dolphins appear to be treated well. Interactions are long with adequate time to learn about dolphin life and habits. It's a relief not to be blasted out of our seats with load music.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Amazing experience to swim with the dolphins. Pricey though. And at the end they try to charge a bunch for pics. Best deal $80 for the whole lot of them

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Savannah, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was the most beautiful demonstration of what dolphins are capable of doing I have ever seen! The Curacao Dolphin Academy is actually part of a Seaquarium where you can see sea lions do amazing things but, in my opinion, the dolphin academy is really what steals the show. One of the most delightful aspects of this "show" is its... More

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I was looking for a 'spectator event' only to realize the place is now called dolphin academy where one can learn to train and swim with the dolphins. None the less, the spectator events are still there with dolphin and sea lion shows which were good. The entrance fee is a bit high for what you get (US$21) but it... More

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Wow what a great afternoon. If you can swim and use fins do not be put off by the price this is as excellent afternoon. You go in small groups our was 6 swimmers one trainer and 2 dolphins. You get to swim with them, kiss them, dive with them if you want to and the trainers teach you commands... More

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