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Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya

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Address: Port of Costa Maya, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 1 866 393 5158
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Description: Dolphin Discovery is the world's number one swim with dolphins company. We...
Dolphin Discovery is the world's number one swim with dolphins company. We welcome cruise lovers to our facility in Costa Maya to live the experience of a lifetime swimming with dolphins in paradise.
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Carnival cruise 2015

We had a great time it was everything and more than we expected. The pictures were expensive but that's to be expected. The trainers we very knowledgeable and were able to have my... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a great time it was everything and more than we expected. The pictures were expensive but that's to be expected. The trainers we very knowledgeable and were able to have my 6 year old do everything with the Dolphins with ease. They even let him feed the dolphin.

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you very much for choosing Dolphin Discovery as part of your itinerary, and for taking the time to write a review and share it with the community. We are so glad that you and your kid spent a great day with the dolphins. We will be happy to see you again sharing this great experinece with your... More 

Holladay, Utah, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The facilities were clean and inviting. The experience with the dolphins was fantastic. The instructions from the personnel were excellent which added to the experience.

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you very much for choosing Dolphin Discovery. We are very glad that you had a great time with the dolphins. We would also want to thank you for taking the time to write a review, is because of travelers like you that we can keep improving our services, we have the best team, we are glad to... More 

Kansas City
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We enjoyed our time with Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. We had read the reviews and new it was a staged event, but that was okay for our first event of this kind with our 9, 11 and 15 year-old children. We were given instruction and fitted with life vests. We then walked to a salt-water pool right on the beach... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Thank you very much for your visit and for your preference, we are very happy to know that you really enjoyed your time spent with the dolphins. Regarding the price of the pictures we have great photographers taking great professional quality pictures of our visitors, and we try to keep the same prices as other dolphin facilities around... More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went with my 11 years old daughter. We had a great time swimming with dolphin named Danny. Friendly stuff, well treated dolphins, pricy pictures, ($30 for a picture, 2 pics plus CD $100)

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear traveler. We are so glad that you were able to experience this great experience with your daughter. Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us and the community. Regarding the prices of the pictures, we offer pictures with high quality and professional photographers. We appreciate your understanding and we hope you can visit us again soon! Dolphin... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We paid for two 14 year olds to swim with the dolphins and my sister and her son paid to just get in for a pic of them kissing the dolphin and holding hands with the dolphin (I believe, her package cost $50 each). When we asked how much time was given for each package, we were told hers was... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

"Dear traveler, Thank you very much for your visit and for your preference, we are very happy to know that you really enjoyed your time spent with the dolphins. Regarding the price of the pictures we have great photographers taking great professional quality pictures of our visitors, and we try to keep the same prices as other dolphin facilities around... More 

Elliot Lake, Canada
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Depends where your situated and who is in your group, for the time spent with the Dolphins. I would have preferred more time but felt rushed as I was situated near completion of the tour. Did I love it? Yes, of course! Would I do it again, yes of,course. Dolphins are magnificent creatures and I'm grateful for the exchange between... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear traveler Dolphin Discovery thanks your preference for our company and our services. Is because of visitors like you who share your experience we can improve and offer better services and be able to build a trustworthy relationship, and for that we are grateful you took the time to rate us and share your opinion witth the community. We hope... More 

Poulsbo, Washington, United States
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7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A bit over priced for what you get and then they gouge more money for the photos after the fact. It is a shame the animals are held captive and forced to perform as they do. Would not recommend of return.

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear traveler. Thank you so much for visiting Dolphin Discovery, we are really sorry your visit didn't meet your expectations. However, we appreciate your comments on our service since is the only way for us to know about your visit so we can work on improving the quality of our service. Regarding the photo prices, we try to offer the... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Small facility for dolphins. Probably one of the smallest I've ever seen. Very nice, small Man-made beach where it was nice to watch the dolphin swims in. Be sure to take some bug spray, as it might help. Was getting bitten while in the pool area! A lot of pushy rude local peddlers.

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thanks for visiting Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. Welcome to our family and we appreciate the minute you took to tell us and share your experience with us. We are pleased to know that we were part of an unforgettable experience. We take all comments that help us to improve . We hope you can visit us again soon,... More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We did not participate but spent a good amount of time watching. The dolphins all seemed so happy and we're just playing around the whole time we were there! If we had our swimsuits on when we got off the ship we would have participated!

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thanks for visiting Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. Welcome to our family and we appreciate the minute you took to tell us and share your experience with us. We are pleased to know that we were part of an unforgettable experience. We hope you can visit us again soon, we will be here to welcome you with open arms.... More 

Lonsdale, Arkansas
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

No need to book thru the cruise ship!! Was within walking distance of the pier. You can walk down the beach and watch before you decide, but we had a great time with vet trainer Maria teresa and our photographer Adan took excellent photos and the price was reasonable( 46.00 ) for the whole cd of 3 guests and 2... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us, your comments about our dolphins are very important to us, we invite you to visit dolphindiscovery . org to know more about the care we give to the beautiful dolphins. The overall of your visit and your review of our staff will be sent... More 

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