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Dolphinarium Cayo Santa Maria

Villa Clara Keys, Cuba
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I have visited this site as part of a Snorkeling Catamaran Tour. Truly amazing: interaction with dolphins in the water: petting them, feeding them, getting a kiss with a professional photo, etc. plus a dolphin show and an excellent lobster tail lunch with live music. Highly recommended!

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you are planning on visiting, do this as part of a Catamaran excursion. The full day is loads of fun! Keep in mind that the dolphins are rescued and you don't get too much time with them either. I did the same trip twice and both times it was a different experience completely

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Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I actually went in june 2012. It was amazing! best dolphin experience ever! they threw us up in the air, got to hold onto their fins and let them take us for a ride, very interactive!

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Kentville, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went to the Dolphinarium as part of a snorkelling trip. We had a nice snorkel near a large rock. Many fishes to see. Then we went to the Dolphinarium for lunch as well as a small show where a dolphin did some tricks and then gave us each a kiss. From here we were taken to a 'beach'. It... More

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Brampton
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We travelled via Catamaran and stopped for snorkelling over a coral reef for about 45 minutes or so then onto the Dolphinarium. They had the dolphin areas sectioned off and about 20 of us entered onto the platform which was several feet under the water of which was cold. The dolphin performed for us and then gave each of us... More

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Milton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I liked that the dolphins were in their natural waters, habitat and the staff was great. To be able to have the joy to touch and be up close to these incredible mammals was a gift for me.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

There are quite a lot of these dolphin shows in all the touristy places in Cuba. They strike me as pretty sad - they should be in the wild, not performing party tricks to loud music for our entertainment. Given that opinion, this was a good place to visit. There are seven large pools that separate the dophins and one... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Swimming with the dolphins is paired up with a day of snorkling and a catamaran boat ride around the island. You are treated to a lobster or chicken lunch at the dolphinarium and there are great cocktails and good party music on the boat ride. It is an all day trip and for 100 dollars canadian each well worth the... More

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My boyfriend and I felt like celebrities as we had our very own dolphin show done just for us! Great place to see the dolphins, though no one said hello to us the entire time we were there!

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Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Catamaran trip and dolphin shoes always cute. My mother got a kiss from the dolphin in the mouth. What an experience

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