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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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At least saw one dolphine

We booked a boat tour that included a stop at Dolphin Bay. I realize that there is no guarantee to see any dolphins, so we were happy to have spotted at least one lone dolphin... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were able to see a few wild dolphins at the preserve. It's easily reachable from Bocas Town through any of the many tour operators that organize daily tours to the area. Amazing experience!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We saw dolphins, and they were even jumping out of the water in our wake. I didn't find them all that exciting, but I see this all the time at home. Others on our boat were screaming and clapping like it was amazing, so it must have been exciting for them. We were only on this tour, because it was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A good morning would be to go here first with a combined tour to the Cacao Plantation at Green Acres. You need to be at the Plantation by 10. Have your hotel set up the tour for you.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Perhaps if you've never witnessed a dolphin, this could be cool. Otherwise, this was very poor. It's a small cove where you are lucky to see a dolphin fin. We saw upwards of 10- again, nothing more than a fin. They did not jump out of the water. Worst part was there were nearly 15 boats as tours visiting this... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Compared to dolphin excursions offered in other parts of the world this was rather disappointing. Was part of a package that included snorkeling and travel to red frog beach - so overall had a great time

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Edmonton, AB, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

No wildlife seen, just another section of water. Even the snorkelling was poor other than sponge corals.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We did a catamaran trip for the day with Bocas Sailing for $48 and visited Dolphin bay first. We saw lots of dolphins- 4 in total I think it was. There was a mother and her two babies. They were jumping out of the water lots and came very close to the boat. Cool to see.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We booked a boat tour that included a stop at Dolphin Bay. I realize that there is no guarantee to see any dolphins, so we were happy to have spotted at least one lone dolphin playfully swimming through the bay.

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North Naples, Florida, United States
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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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