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Address: | Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa, French Polynesia
Phone Number: 689 55 19 48

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Poor dolphins...

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

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
PATRICIA S R
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Orange, Connecticut
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Orange, Connecticut
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Billings
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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West Lafayette, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We stayed at IC Moorea and the dolphin center is located inside the resort. We did the 1 hour special romance program starting at 9am. Before we entered the water, we were given a short educational intro on different dolphins. The first part was photo shooting with dolphin in shallow water. The second part was watching dolphin in deep water.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have to say, I really enjoyed the short time with the Dolphin, those Dolphin are indeed kinda trapped in a confined place like a cage ( as another couple said to us when we went on 4x4 trip in Bora Bora). The cost was like $160 per person, so not cheap but it i worth it considering how much... More 

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Coto de Caza, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I recently stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel, Moorea. This where the Dolphin Center is located. Unless you want to be in the water to physically touch and play with the dolphins, you can view everything that the show offers right from the bridge that crosses the dolphin area. So why pay, you can see just as well from the bridge... More 

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Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We did the couples dolphin experience! We swam with not only one, but TWO of the amazing creatures. We were educated on differences of dolphins before getting in the water and swimming with them. 100% recommend this experience to others, whether it is for honeymooning or vacation!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were so happy to be able to see dolphins and to swim with them, but this is nothing else but a circus with these poor animals trapped there made into their personal money makers. Really awful, trapped in small confined places, these animals are imprissoned there and when we asked the staff about the dolphins and if they think... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Wooow, we loved it! We swam with Dolphin, calles Lokahi, it was an amazing experience and we will never forget it, it was just amazing, good therapy for everyone! Recommend everyone to try!!! Maria&Csaba from Hungary!

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