There's some kind of heavy marketing war going on between Dolphin Cove (who markets themselves as the 'Good' dolphin park) and Dolphin Discovery, near the Turtle farm.
Personally, I don't know what makes this one the 'good' one, because obviously we didn't go to both, but Dolphin Cove won me over with their marketing efforts I guess... since this is the one we ended up at for the 'Ultimate Swim'.
Spending time in the water with dolphins is something I think most people would find appealing, what's not appealing is the price tag... I now know why the cover photo for this business is a parrot... both because the parrots are awesome, and also because the dolphin pictures are totally cost prohibitive.
When you're already spending $160/person, it's just hard to stomach another $40 for a 5x7 printed picture.
All that being said though, I'd say it was worth it if you've never done a dolphin swim before (as we hadn't), but if you have I feel like it's the kind of thing you only need to do once as an adult. You do the touch, kiss, dorsal tow, foot push, etc. And since they wern't busy, we got a little tour around the facility also beforehand.
The only thing I would have liked more is if they hadn't rushed us through so much. I underand the need to do multiple things at once when you have a bus load of people to get through the program... but there were 7 of us, so do you really need to split us in to two groups to speed through things as quickly as possible?
Other than that, all the staff were super friendly, non-pushy in terms of sales... and I found a 'trainer for a day' coupon for 20% off at our B&B. Huzzah!
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