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Dolphinarium Cayo Santa Maria

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Address: Villa Clara Keys, Cuba

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CHANCE OF A LIFETIME

On my Bucket List. It was like an "OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE", absolutely AMAZING!!! I'm animal lover & I was very worried about the treatment of the Dolphins. They are extremely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Barrie, Canada
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Barrie, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

On my Bucket List. It was like an "OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE", absolutely AMAZING!!! I'm animal lover & I was very worried about the treatment of the Dolphins. They are extremely well cared for, their enclosures are very large & in the ocean. They absolutely LOVE what they do. Everyone should experience this one on one with one of the... More 

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Regina Saskatchewan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Dolphins were beautiful! I felt sad they were in captivity although I believe they were well taken care of. I did not appreciate the bartender trying to charge for the drinks....and then when we didn't let him, we backed off and then said it was for the tip. The food and service was mediocre. The toilets were not clean and... More 

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Definitely the place I would recommend to a family trip really nice show and swimming with dolphins it's quite good the bad thing it's that it does not last enough ... 40 minutes approximately, one more thing you are not able to go in water with any item so if you want to take pictures of the swimming you will... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was an all day event. It started out on a catamaran, went snorkelling for 45 mins, went to a private beach covered in stat fish for 45 mins, had a lobster lunch and then went swimming with the dolphins. It was very hot on the boat so make sure to bring a hat and sunscreen. Great value for the... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I swam with Dolphins in Dominican , but this time was way better. Fun , fun , fun. My daughter was the most happiest I have ever seen her.

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Lunenburg, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Loved the dolphins and the care they were getting. Very much like their natural environment. Have seen dolphins before kept in swimming pools and thought it was cruel but not here. Very nice and great value and great food too !!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This dolphinarium is built in natural waters. The dolphins seem happy and have fish swimming with them. There was no evidence of pacing or other stereotypical behavior, in fact, the dolphins just seemed to interact with us ( following us and waving back to our waving as we were just walking beside enclosure) without any reward expected or given. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I did the excursion with the catamaran and dolphin encounter with 11 of my friends last month (January 2015) and we loved it! I've done dolphin encounters, swims and sea lion encounters in Bahamas before and paid much more (which is expected when comparing these 2 islands). Now, to be fair, at my experience in the Bahamas, we did get... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

was worth the 73cuc per person, and the 18cuc per person for photos. IN the water interactions and bonding with the dolphin.

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This was included with our catamaran trip and was great for food and Dolphin interaction. The food is lobster and everyone in our group appreciated.

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