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Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta

Tepic Km 155, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
1-866-393-5158
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Water sports
Owner description: Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta invites you to live the dream of swimming with dolphins in paradise! With a range of programs, we have... more » Owner description: Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta invites you to live the dream of swimming with dolphins in paradise! With a range of programs, we have family-friendly adventures for all ages that you will never forget. Located in Aquaventuras Park, you'll enjoy your dolphin experience and a day on the water slides, an adventure full of adrenaline and smiles! « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

loved-the entire experience; kids loved it; adults loved it. did not appreciate some photos not being taken from more professional angles or the video being a bit of a higher quality.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Amazing experience but it felt very rushed (and lots of sell on pics and videos etc) and the pools feel far too small for animals of this size - if you haven't done it then it's a great experience but if you have then don't waste your money with this one!

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great experience, loved Pepe the sea lion. Dolphins were fun. Water park small but no lines. Dolphin epics very expensive.

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Vancouver
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Save ur money. This place is disgusting! The water is merky and stuff floating around in the water. u can see slime in the slides in the water slides. no upkeep at all! The dolphin photos u have to buy cuz ur npt allowed to take ur own photos ate a rip off at 350 pesos for just one and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

When we were there we thought the idea of swimming with dolphins sounded good. But unfortunately those dolphins did not want to swim with us and one got my with its tail and ended up getting iced for the rest of the day. As I was sitting there I saw one of the dolphins begging for food with marks on... More

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Let start by saying the water slides are awesome. We had fun for hours with no lines and top knot ch rides. However, I am well educated in Marine Biology and to my knowledge,those dolphins need a lot more room than they have. Every Dolphin I saw had conflict marks on them. These are long scratches they give each other... More

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Tumbler Ridge, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had an amazing time! The Dolphin Encounter was an incredible time and a memory that will last a lifetime. The water slides and pool were a lot of fun and the kids had a blast! The staff were very friendly and it was a very good time. The one thing that was a little off was the water in the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The dolphin experience was excellent and informative. While the kids loved it, the waterpark needs updated and painted.

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DolphinDiscovery, Social Media Affiliate at Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for visiting Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with dolphins, we're going to let General Manager know about your comments in order to improve our service. Thank you for give us your feedback, we appreciate it. More

Castro Valley, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The dolphin activities are amazing!! highly recommend them. The park itself is run down and the service is lousy. Some people are not as friendly, some are so it's not consistent. The gift shop is ridiculously expensive and the pictures they take at the dolphin activities. ($25 dollars per picture or $99 dollars for about 10-15 pictures) they also don't... More

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DolphinDiscovery, Social Media Affiliate at Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review

Hello, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with dolphins, we're going to let General Manager in Puerto Vallarta know about your comments in order to improve our service. Thank you for give us your feedback, we appreciate it. More

Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Loved meeting the Dolphin Dewet... it was a bit short for the cost however. We got to hang with the gigantic Iguana's outside for free for longer than we spent with the Dolphin. That being said however, I would do it again... Dolphins are amazing. AND... at this Dolphin place, the dolphins are bred and raised there, not stolen from... More

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DolphinDiscovery, Social Media Affiliate at Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for visiting Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta, we're glad to know that you enjoyed your time with dolphins, thank you for taking time to share your experience with us and the travellers, we appreciate it. We hope that you come back soon to enjoy another amazing experience with dolphins. More

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