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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Curacao is perhaps one of the most beautiful beach destination in the world. As for Curacao Dolphin Academy, its a great place for family hangout. The Dolphins are majestic creatures. The show was indeed impressive. It has a souvenir / gift shop where you can purchase use-n-throw cameras for one time use. Yes the price is steep so people may... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are going to the sea aquarium and dolphin academy it is worth doing the dolphin encounter where you stand on a platform with a trainer and have the dolphin give you a kiss, you shake hands with the dolphin you give the dolphin a kiss and also hold the dolphin under it's belly while a photographer takes pictures... More

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San Diego, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Swimming with dolphins has always been a dream of mine, but doing so at Sea World just didn't quite do it for me... THIS was incredible!!! We got to actually swim along side the dolphins, give them some commands, etc (see pics)! The instructors were very helpful and we were given several choices about what we wanted to do while... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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