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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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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Tiny, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We went on the catamaran tour which included the dolphinarium. My first time being up close and personal with a dolphin and what an amazing animal! So smart! Had the lobster lunch which was included in the tour and it was delicious! Had a great day! Very disappointed when we got home, we purchased the cd for 40 cu and... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Poor Dolphin. I am ashamed I have paid to see this. We should not encourage them. Ot would be better they would rescued injured dolphins, but I do not think it was the case.

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Pointe Claire, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

just don't go. These are intelligent mammals and do not deserve to be held captive so humans can have their kicks with them.

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