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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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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We went to the dolphinarium as part of the catamaran and snorkelling trip. We were met at the quay by the trainers and staff. We were told about the dolphins and saw a young dolphin which was only 28 days old. We went into the water with the dolphins and interacted with them which was brilliant. It is a shame... More

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Toronto
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Really fun and on my bucket list but.....paid double of everyone (1/2 hour vs 15 minutes) and we all go in together and basically I got a couple of extra things to do with the dolphins but certainly not the 15 minutes extra on my own. In fact trainer let some of the other people do my activities too without... More

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Orangeville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We actually went March 2012. Loved the dolphin interaction, the whole excursion was a fantastic day.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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19 reviews 19 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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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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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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