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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 5 Attractions in Bocas Town
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Dolphin Bay Preserve EcoTour is unlike any other tour in Bocas del Toro!Go beyond dolphin...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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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North Naples, Florida, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

gorgeous place, and lots of dolphins. The boats stay on for about 15 minutes to ensure you view all dolphins. The views are gorgeous, the bay is tranquil.

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kelowna
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45 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Stuck out the first day but hit a great morning with schools of Dolphins in the bay. Worth the boat ride across the rough seas. Get a guide that doesn't drive almost over the dang Dolphins. Not the smarted guides around.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

As soon as the mother and baby dolphin surfaced, all boats rushed towards them (some boat captains being egged on by over-eager tourists). Dolphins soon disappeared n resurfaced in a different location some time later, only to be chased again. There were so many more dolphins to be seen 10years ago when we were the only boat and the engine... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We went through Dolphin Bay on our way to Green Acres Chocolate Farm. We were lucky to see some dolphins and it was really nice to watch them. However, there were not many. We saw only two surrounded by 8 other boats which didn’t feel right. It felt like harassing the dolphins. It would have been nicer to watch them... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I agree with some other posts: harassing dolphins in their natural habitat by circling them in after spotting some gins- everything here is about making $$$$ - no sense of Eco tourism, respect for nature and mammals. Wished would not have been part of this. The area is beautiful but certainly seeing "the fins" did not add to my experience.... More 

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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We have been lucky to be able yo watch them play in the pacific off CA shoreline - dolphin Bay and the pictures posted are nothing BUT MARKETING! You might see a couple of fins while harassing them with the many other boats - certainly not worth the negative impact you leave with your visit.The water taxi tours GAMBIT- tours... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Our hearts were set on seeing dolphins and the boat tour did it disappoint. There were several pairs of dolphins gliding elegantly along the crystal clear waters. I even caught a shot of one taking a surface dive!

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Got to see a pair of dolphins but reminded oddly of the Kenyan safari only instead of jeeps surrounding a lion couple mating, it was a bevy of boats floating after a pair of dolphins. If you have seen dophins before, don't bother. Otherwise worth. We did it on a boat tour around and this was included. So worthwhile.

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Port Washington, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We stopped in Dolphin Bay on the way back from a tour of Green Acres Chocolate Farm. I’m not sure I would have gone out of my way to go to Dolphin Bay but since we were already in the area it was worth it. We saw 5 to 6 dolphins playing in the surf and they swam right up... More 

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Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful clear waters, lots of sea life to watch. Good local restaurant on the water, valley of the frogs.

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