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Address: Dolphin Bay, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Phone Number: 507-6915-1155
Description: The Dolphin Bay Preserve EcoTour is unlike any other tour in Bocas del...
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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So many dolphins!

Our hotel Punta Caracol Aqua Lodge took us on an excursion to see the dolphins. We had a great time. There was several dolphins in the bay and we were able to get pretty close to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our hotel Punta Caracol Aqua Lodge took us on an excursion to see the dolphins. We had a great time. There was several dolphins in the bay and we were able to get pretty close to them in the boat w/ out the dolphins seeming to mind. Great experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We did see dolphins and we tried to keep it quiet, because soon as you see them 10 other boats come flying over.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Took a local boat out on a tour and one of the stops was Dolphin Bay. We found ourselves in a cove with about 4 other boats, as we saw 2 dolphin now and again. I see more in Corpus Christi texas 10 minutes time. I understand dolphin don't have a schedule and you never know what you'll see, overall,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stopped by on our way to Las Zapatillas which are awesome islands. The good news - there are dolphins and you will more than likely see them. The bad news - there are a good number of tour boats going every day with tourists - once they spot a few dolphins they radio each other and then it becomes... More 

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We took a boat tour that included a visit to Dolphin Bay and it was sad to watch 15-20 boats chasing surfacing dolphin around the bay. It was like the dolphins were running away from the boats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

One of the advantages of being here during low season is that there weren't too many boats. We saw lots of dolphins. The tour guides are all good friends and respectfully allow each boat to get their photo opportunities, but you have to be quick as the dolphins are in and out if the water very quickly. You should do... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Could be a great place to see dolphins ,however with more than 20 boats at the same time is difficult to find what are you looking for ,dolphins !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The coral reef was so beautiful. The waster was very warm. The Green Acres organic farm was a guided hike through a botanical garden before we saw the making of Chocolate the hand made way with very simple machinery. The chocolate items were unique, healthful and good.

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Boulogne, Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

we have seen 2 or 3 dolphins swimming slow in the water in a free nature way, beautiful! It is part of a long trip that includes, snorkeling in coral banks, visit to Zapatilla Cayo and seeing of sleeping bears.Cayo Zapatilla is the paradisiaca in the earth!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Like other nature tours this needs more regulation. We made sure our driver knew that were excited to see dolphins but we did not want to harass them or get too close. We had a private boat so we were able to stay quite a while and actually have dolphins swim towards us. We saw one or two small pods.... More 

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Address: Dolphin Bay, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Phone Number: 507-6915-1155
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town

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