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“Overpriced and gouge you on pictures.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Delphinus Swim With Dolphins

Delphinus Swim With Dolphins
Cancun Hotel Zone, Punta Cancun area, Cancun C.P. 77500, Mexico
+52 888 526 2230
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Located in the heart of the Cancun Hotel Zone.Our dolphinarium Delphinus Cancun lies beside the formaly know as Dreams Cancun Hotel, an exclusive resort built in a special place called Punta Cancun, a privileged double ocean view latitude: on one side the calm blue waters crowned by Isla Mujeres, and secondly, the Mexican Caribbean open sea. This is where the visitors arriving to Cancun can have the best experience of natural interaction with dolphins, an encounter based in respect and admiration for these incredible marine animals. The space where you can perform this unforgettable activity is a small natural lagoon with continuous irrigation of sea water. In this spot we offer four unique swim with dolphins programs: Trainer for a Day, on which you will learn the techniques of training and dolphin care; The One, one person, one dolphin and one trainer, a special program that will captivate all fans of these friendly marine mammals; The Dolphin Ride the fun program to interact with a dolphin and Primax dolphin swim that will make of your visit an unforgettable life experience. Delphinus Dreams Cancun offers you an incomparable adventure where you will be able to swim with dolphins in a natural environment surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Mexican Caribbean. So if you want to ensure plenty time full of joy and fun on your Cancun tours, don't forget to visit Delphinus Cancun.
Halifax, Canada
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“Overpriced and gouge you on pictures.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Dolphins are wonderful animals and they have been trained very well. Unfortunately the resorts take advantage of this and the trainers. Have been told that by a trainer that they do 5 shows a day and are only paid $20 for the entire day while working 7 days a week: whereas, charging the participants 7 to 10 in a group, 4 going at a time $100 plus each.
Might have touched the dolphins for a 45 min show 12 times.
Wanted 29$ for one picture and over 120$ for all.
Would not let observers stand by pool in case they might get a nice picture.
Would not recommend at all for the price.

Visited March 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

My wife and i did the Trainer for a Day package last week. I personally feel the value was good for the money. We spent about 4 hours with the dolphins and about 4 hours out of the water. This was due to the fact that the dolphins need rest and I was so glad to see that the dolphins are well cared for and not worked to death! The Dreams Resort provided us with full access to the hotels facilities including lunch and breakfast. Luckily their food was better than where we were staying. The very best part of the entire trip was our trainer Christina and her sidekicks Bayli and Paal the dolphins. Christina was both funny and informative and never acted as if she was at work and just humoring us. She genuinely cared for the dolphins and made us all feel extremely comfortable. NOTE: Trainer for a Day is not for the kids! It is a long day and alot of the time is spent learning about the dolphins everyday life. Bring lots of bio degradable sunscreen you are in the sun ALOT! Once again THANK YOU CHRISTINA we will never forget your kindness!

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Dear Visitor:

Thank you so much for your review and we are really glad you enjoyed the time with the dolphins. It's indeed a wonderful experience and it’s good to know you had a memorable time. We hope to see you soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

It was atleast an hour swim, the trainers were very nice answered every question, made it a lot of fun! So glad we went, we paid for the ride or the push it was worth it. Also the Dream Resort Cancun, we would stay over and over again. Great place

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“Not just a 'swim' full interaction!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

LOVED the experience with the dolphins. 4 people in the water in a group with a trainer and a dolphin. We played with the dolphin, swam with it, stroked it, held its fins and laughed, kisses and a magnificent foot push experience like no other. This is no Marineland 'kiss', this is hands on interaction like no other. Was so wonderful and memorable. Loved it!!! 1 hour in the water with them......unreal. My only issue was not with the interaction, rather the photo/video scam afterward. $182.00 Canadian dollars to receive the video of the swim and pictures. About 15 photos and a 5 minute video on a disc...which was supposed to include a game for the kids, and did not. That's ridiculous, considering you already pay over a $100 for the interaction. Oh well, once in a lifetime.

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Tipton, Iowa, United States
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“Worth the cost!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Dolphins are amazing mammals and this excursion allows you to get up close one on one with them. We played together, sang together, danced together, learned about their unique characteristics, learned basic anatomy (their ears are the size of a pin point), posed for a picture and shared a smootch with these amazing creatures. The trainers are very educated and are very passionate about their jobs, as evidenced by the connection each one had with the dolphin they train. And as a speed junkie, Nothing beats being pushed across a lagoon with a dolphin at each foot. Forget horsepower, dolphin power is where it's at!! Each time we've done this, we learn and do something new; which explains why we will continue to play with the dolphins every year we return!! Much love to Kichbaum & Wyaa, two of the best dolphins there!!

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