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Dolphin Explorer

Cabeza de Toro | proximo Hotel Catalonia Bavaro, Punta Cana 11111, Dominican Republic
+1 809-468-2000
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Ranked #48 of 117 activities in Punta Cana
Type: Water sports, Tours
Owner description: Come to our beautiful park and discover the awesome feeling of swimming with dolphins and interact with others amazing animals in an unique tropical... more » Owner description: Come to our beautiful park and discover the awesome feeling of swimming with dolphins and interact with others amazing animals in an unique tropical environment « less
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

visited the park 2 weeks ago and had the most amazing experience! we opted for the 'explorer' and it was fantastic, from the moment we got there everyone was informative and made you feel comfortable. When we got in the water with the dolphins, the guide was very good. We did the dolphin kiss, dance, jump over your head and... More

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Holly, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

While swimming with the dolphins is a once in a life experience, the waits were crazy. My daughter and I just wanted to swim with the dolphins and leave but they made you sit through a bird show, and a sea lion show which were less than spectacular. These should be optional things and not mandatory.

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Santiago
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I only went with him as a companion as I did not interact with dolphins, but according to his experience it was wonderful! He also swam with sharks and stingrays.

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Foster, Rhode Island
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The dolphin swim was an experience that I will never forget, the interaction with the dolphins was just unbelievable and the training made this excursion even more fun! Highly recommend

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Swimming with the dolphins itself was a good experience, however the park seemed a bit run down and unorganized, we waited 20 minutes in the 30 degree heat just to get a photo with the sea lion.We were then taken to be organized in groups, we were meant to be organized by language, which didn't happen and me and my... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

I have been swimming with Dolphins before and loved it but wanted to take my boyfriend to enjoy the experience this time! We chose Dolphin Explorer because it was close to our hotel (Catalonia Bavaro) and recommended to us by our Thomson trip advisor. It was a half day trip and we had a great time! The trainers look like... More

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HULL ENGLAND
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

A fantastic day out ., the Sealions are brilliant make sure you have a video camera for them . Walking through the park tame parrots line the walk . Leave as much jewellery in your hotel safety deposit boxes as you are not permitted to swim with the dolphins with watches , necklaces , earings and bracelets you are asked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

You will enjoy a beautiful nature with palm trees and a sandy beach before you get to swim with the dolphins. They have a bar with some snacks and fresh coconut water. You can also take a photo with the parrots and with the sealion kissing you. We did the excellence program with two dolphins and it was a great... More

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Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

We were here Tuesday and had a fantastic time! We did the "Excellence" experience. The name said it all! The trainer, Christi was so informative and friendly! The dolphin were super! The entire staff there were helpful and friendly. I would definitely go back again on our next trip!

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dolphinexplorerteam, Social Media Manager at Dolphin Explorer, responded to this review

Dear Wilkins2000, First of all, on behalf of Dolphin Explorer, we would like to thank you for taking your time and patience to share your comments. We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful time with us.Our goal is to create a wonderful experience for all our guests. Your feedback is invaluable and much appreciated, as it enables... More

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Didn't swim with the dolphins, chose to swim with sea lions instead which was really great and only around $70 each. Also got to watch all the dolphin tricks, a sea lion show and a bird show, so a great day. DVD was very expensive - around $90 and was the only way to get the pictures, as they take... More

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dolphinexplorerteam, Social Media Manager at Dolphin Explorer, responded to this review

Dear Lizzie H, First of all, on behalf of Dolphin Explorer, we would like to thank you for taking your time and patience to share your comments. We are delighted to read that you really have enjoyed your time with us. Your feedback is invaluable and much appreciated. Looking forward to your soon return visit! Best regards, Dolphin Explorer Team More

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