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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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These are some pretty incredible creatures. Being so close to them is a very different experience. The pictures are overpriced but I bought one anyway. I do have to say that the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Merida, Mexico
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Merida, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

These are some pretty incredible creatures. Being so close to them is a very different experience. The pictures are overpriced but I bought one anyway. I do have to say that the enclosure seemed a little small and a bit dirty.

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Huntsville, Ontario
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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I never really like seeing dolphins like this but this place was exceptionally poor. A smaller pool that was in need of maintenance housing two dolphins. They sort of slapped this together for the cruise tourists pouring in off the dock without much thought. Money grab for the owner of the port area, just let the dolphins go and turn... More 

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

Dear Traveller, Thanks for visiting Dolphin Discovery Mahahual. We appreciate for sharing your experience with us. We are sorry about the bad experience we're going to let General Manager know about your comments in order to improve our service. Dolphin Discovery Group thanks your preference. More 

Gahanna, Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Liked it all, be prepared to pay for the pictures which are expensive. They turned out great and kids loved it.

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

Dear Traveller, Thanks for visiting Dolphin Discovery Cancun. 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. About the photos price is because the price is set by the market for our competitive location, we're going... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We took 4 family members to the dolphin swim. two girls 13, and 14 and two adults 47, 48. The staff is very helpful, fun and answered any questions. The photographer was very nice and happy to help- the water was very cold- almost to the point of needing wet suits which are not provided. The adventure was great and... More 

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

Dear Traveller, Thanks for visiting Dolphin Discovery Cancun. 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 for you and your family. About the photos price is because the price is set by the market for... More 

Inwood, West Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Took a Carnival cruise in October last year. Got off of the port and really could not afford to swim with the Dolphins, but I saw some people do so. Unlike Carnival and other ships, I sweet talked to the staff and they let me stay without paying an admission fee. One day I would like to go there and... More 

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

Dear Traveller, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us, we sure hope you can come back and have a swim with the dolphins so you can have even better memories. Dolphin Discovery Groups thanks your prefence and hopes you come back soon. More 

Leominster, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had the best experience with the manatees that a person could have asked for and more. We loved the hands on experience and would highly recommend the dolphin experience to others. We were disappointed in the group that we went with to interact with the dolphins as the trainer and guide did not ask the family to have the... More 

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

Dear Traveller. Thank you for taking a few minutes of your time to share your incredible experience. We are glad you had a very posttive experience of swimming with the manatees and we are very happy to know our service is considered of good quality by you, about the timing and the way our staff organizes the people and information... More 

BEACH AREA NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Loved the fact our handler was a veterinarian. We felt as though the animals were happy, healthy and kept well. Trainers seemed to really enjoy their job and had all the answers to whatever questions we asked about the dolphins. Impressive!

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

Dear Traveller. Thank you for taking a few minutes of your time to share your incredible experience. We are glad you had a very posttive experience of swimming with dolphins and we are very happy to know our service is considered of good quality by you. Dolphin Discovery Group appreciates your visit and we hope you can come back again! More 

Abilene, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I cruised on the Emerald Princess 1/11/2015-1/18/2015. We were originally scheduled to go Roatan, Honduras, however due to fog the ship channel was shut down so we weren't able to make it to Honduras. Instead, the ship went to Costa Maya! I was excited as I had never visited Costa Maya before, but didn't have the opportunity to research "things... More 

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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 and for recommended to Ana. 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 an unforgettable experience. We hope you can visit us again soon, we will be here to welcome... More 

El Paso, Texas
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Dolphin Encounter was definitely the highlight of our holiday cruise! The animals were well taken care of and very sweet. The trainer made sure the entire group had a wonderful time, but went out of his way to make sure my 84 year old mother had the time of her life. All of us one at a time swam... More 

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

Dear Traveller, Thanks for visiting Dolphin Discovery Mahahual. 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 an unforgettable experience for you and your mother. We hope you can visit us again soon, we will be here to welcome you... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I didn't actually go on this excursion and I'm so glad I didnt. The cruise line I was with (carnival cruises) supported this excursion and I'm honestly disgusted that any decent human would be supporting keeping the Dolphins in the conditions they were in. We did actually walk past the swimming pool the Dolphins were kept in and it broke... More 

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