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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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Coolest thing to watch

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 

Northville, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The dolphin pool was located at the end of the cruise ship pier so it was very convenient to return to the ship afterwards. While over too fast, it allowed us time to still explore the rest of the port. We would go here again!

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

Dear Traveler, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us, we are glad you enjoyed our facilities and your visit was satisfying, please know that your comments will be sent to the General Manager to work on improving the quality of our service. Dolphin Discovery Group appreciates your preference and hopes to see you again soon. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This excursion was perfect for a family with small kids. Swimming with the dolphins was truly magical. The trainer was very nice and worked with everyone if they needed assistance interacting with the dolphin. As someone else stated, the water was cold, but you quickly adjusted. However, if you were to go earlier in the year, you would certainly benefit... More 

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

Dear Traveller, Your comments are very valuable so we appreciate the time you took to share them with us. Yes, the belly ride is an AMAZING experience, we are really glad you had a wonderful time with the dolphins. Your opinion on our staff and the suggestion of the wet suit will be sent to the Manager to improve the... More 

Huntsville, Ontario
Top Contributor
323 reviews 323 reviews
105 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 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 reviews 3 reviews
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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 

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