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Address: | Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa, French Polynesia
Phone Number: 689 55 19 48
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$150*
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Expensive but our daughters enjoyed it

Our teenaged daughters enjoyed the dolphin "Apnea" adventure, but it was very expensive, about $350 each. We also paid the outrageous price for a thumb drive of the pictures they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It was amazing spending some time with dolphins in the water with them. Only wish was to spend more time there. Perfect visit!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We visited the dolphins daily during our wonderful stay at the Intercontinental & loved every minute. The trainers are amazing & one has worked with the dolphins for 20 years so the love for these intelligent creatures is evident.

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clearwater, florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We chose to stay at another hotel in Moorea because my wife did not want to stay in a place that houses captive dolphins. However, I did stop by just so I could say I saw the facility and could make an informed decision for myself. I am not the animal lover that my wife is, but frankly I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We intended to join our daughter in the dolphin swim adventure until we realized the cost of roughly $500 USD per person for an hour of interaction as well as the video and photographs of your experience. Our daughter, who is a confident swimmer, was able to swim under water with the beautiful rescued dolphins who were previously Navy dolphins... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I went to swim with the dolphins, however, I doubt about the educational value of a dolphin center that keeps dolphins in captivity. i read a bit about dolphins and i feel that dolphins are better off in the wild than in a zoo, that makes money. This dolphin center does better than others, ok, but this is nothing but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Here is an activity that you must do and if you are staying at the InterContinental in Moorea the Dolphin Quest is right in the hotel a must do and if you have grown kids they will love it, save up for it cause it's worth every franc

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Orange, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you want a picture op with some very contained dolphins then this is it, if you care about dolphins, then boycott this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Our teenaged daughters enjoyed the dolphin "Apnea" adventure, but it was very expensive, about $350 each. We also paid the outrageous price for a thumb drive of the pictures they took. There are three dolphins that alternate during the 30 minute adventure, and one of them is blind. It was a good experience for our kids, but I'm still not... More 

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Warwick, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

If you've ever wanted to swim with dolphins this is a great place to start. We did the 1 hour romance package and had fun with the staff and dolphins. They seemed to be in robust health even the old blind female who was 'retired' from the U.S. Navy. The 2 younger males were both born in captivity and judging... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Intercontinental Hotel is very nice & the grounds are very pleasant. However, the dolphins they hold in sea pens & charge allot of money to take pictures with, were a sad sight for me. The 3 dolphins, purchased from the US Navy, are in an enclosure that is way too small I felt & with no where else to... More 

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