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Moorea Dolphin Center

| Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa, French Polynesia
689 55 19 48
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Ranked #9 of 16 attractions in Moorea
Type: Other
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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I wouldn't say it's well marked; but, we went into the Intercontinental on Moorea to see the dolphins and turtles and were glad we did. We arrived around 10:00 a.m. and watched some people in the water with one of the dolphins for a bit; but, honestly it got pretty boring pretty fast. I think I enjoyed walking around and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We did the 30 minute dolphin encounter on our honeymoon. About 15 mins of prep and discussion followed by 15 in the water petting the dolphin. But on top of the high set fee, you have to pay $20 per photo of the experience if you dont have someone behind the fence taking photos for you. I tried to use... More

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Portland, Oregon
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22 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I had always wanted an opportunity to meet and touch a dolphin, but would not do it in other places, as I wasn't convinced the dolphins hadn't been captured. On Moorea the 2 dolphins you meet were born in captivity in Hawaii, and moved to Tahiti at 8 years old, so releasing them was not a reasonable option. They were... More

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LA
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35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Since we were staying at the InterContinental, we watched a couple of the Dolphin shows. Still, couldn't help feeling sorry for the dolphins despite the fact they are well cared for.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We were reluctant at first, imagining it would be over-touristy and demeaning for the animals. Two of our family group did it and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the biology of these wonderful animals. It was a thrill to be so close and touch them. Could have done without the cringe making kiss opportunity at the end though!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Kids enjoyed learning about Dolphin, like how much do they eat a day etc. It was a great opportunity for the kids to skin contact with the Dolphin.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

great to spend time with the dolphin. A little short experience. However the money goes to support it and the turtle refuge

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Didn't watch any shows or do the experience but just wandered into the resort for a look and left feeling so sorry for the dolphins cooped up in such small holding pens. I'd go insane if I were them!

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

透過這個活動,可以直接與海豚進行互動,聆聽訓練員們剖析海豚的性格、脾氣,當你提問時,訓練員也會非常樂意深入剖析地解答,一整個過程都是愉快的。 這是我認為在茉莉島必訪的場所之一!! Was a very happy experience to close the dolphins. The instructors were very nice and willing to tell anything about the dolphins as many as they can. A must visit spot in Moorea.

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Auburn, Indiana
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We had a bungalow right beside the Dolphin Center so we got to enjoy those dolphins a lot. They were way too cool. I liked it when people were in the water with them and the dolphins would surprise them by splashing them. We were really amazed at how fast that they could swim and then stop on dime. They... More

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