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Dolphin Bay Preserve

Address: Dolphin Bay, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Phone Number: 507-6915-1155
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Ranked #4 of 4 Attractions in Bocas Town
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: The Dolphin Bay Preserve EcoTour is unlike any other tour in Bocas del Toro!Go beyond dolphin viewing, jungle hiking, and snorkeling and experience nature like never before!This is your chance to taste the fruit of cacao fresh from the pod, get close enough to touch poison dart frogs, caimans and sea urchins, and learn about the rich socioeconomic and cultural history of Bocas del Toro. Itinerary:• 10:00 (flexible): Our guide picks you up at your hotel• 10:30: Arrive at Dolphin Bay for dolphin watching• 11:00: Arrive at Dolphin Bay Preserve and begin hike• 1:30: Locally prepared lunch • 2:00: Snorkeling• 3:00: Return to your hotel
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Rochester, New York
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237 reviews 237 reviews
63 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This portion of our tour which included Red Frog Beach, snorkeling and Lunch was my least favorite. Having the opportunity to see dolphins in the wild at our place in Florida always satisfies my desire to be near them. I understand that most others do not have the same opportunity so seeing them in the wild is exciting. I do... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We saw one dolphin playing around - surrounded by 5 boats. I guess it all depends on the timing. You can'get in the water because of the jelly fish.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stayed there at a reef cabin, in the middle of a paradise!! Green-blue beautiful waters, lots of green land around, little reef cabins everywhere, locals canoeing around and seeing dolphins passing by at least once per day :-). Welcome to paradise!!

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Grand Cayman
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you have never seen dolphins in the wild then this is a stop worth making as your tour is on the way to another destination. The dolphins only show themselves for a few intermittent moments and (as it should be) there is no interaction with them.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Not sure whether this is supposed to be a review of Dolphin Bay as a destination or a particular tour. We visited the bay with Bocas Sailing - gentle, sail and small engine-powered catamaran. Very different from most of the tours that use noisy, powerful outboard motor boats that can disturb or scare the dolphins. In Dolphin Bay itself we... More

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Tigard, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It was included on our boat tour and it wasn't all that worth it, in fact if there was an option to exclude it I probably would have. The problem is that you don't realize how lame it is until you do it, I mean who wants to pass up the opportunity to see dolphins frolicking in there natural environment.... More

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Ankara, Ankara, Turkey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We saw nothing as dolphins, but watched a tiny cute sloth on the tree, just near the water; in the Dolphin Bay. But another boat told that they saw one. In the evenning some boat captains told that, some captains take the short route to save fuel, that is why we couldn't see any dolphins. Don't know whether true or... More

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Austin, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My family had a blast in the bay. Our boat pilot knew exactly where to take us. There were many dolphins playing and jumping over and over. There were 4 boats near our area and one was circling many times over. The dolphins start chasing the boat riding the wake at times popping out of the water and making slapping... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Long boat ride but no dolphins. No dolphins. No dolphins. No dolphins. No dolphins. No dolphins. No dolphins.

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Santa Cruz, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Beautiful place. We saw dolphins but they are having some difficulty here as they are being driven off by all the boats.

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