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“Ok...too rushed and crowded” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Dolphin Discovery Anguilla

Dolphin Discovery Anguilla
Beach Blowing Point PO Box 1472, Blowing Point AI-2640, Anguilla
+1 866-393-5158
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Owner description: The dolphinarium is located in Blowing Point beach, 50 meters from migration. There are two ways to reach the destination: From St. Maarten taking the boat in Marigot from the French side will take 20 minutes by Ferry or from the airport in the Dutch side will take 45 minutes by Ferry. Once the boat has stopped at Blowing Point, you will have to get to our offices by your own. From there we will take you by taxi (included) to the dolphinarium that is 500 meters from the Office.
Huntington, West Virginia
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“Ok...too rushed and crowded”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We booked this trip as it was the one thing my aunt requested she do on vacation. It was ok. It was too crowded and they rushed through things. It's all about posing with the dolphins instead of experiencing them. It's also very hard to do things in the ocean on super low platform that is hard to stand on if you are short. Then the bus the masses to their tiny office to look through pictures which are expensive. They do package them up for you so if there are two people in the party you can get all the pictures of the two people and the random extra dolphin photos for a set price ( it's easiest that way if you can pay for it). My aunt enjoyed it but it was just ok for me.... I wouldn't too it again as it's way to pricy for what you get!!!! I have had better experiences, got more for my money also ! Really wouldn't recommend this adventure..... Luckily our booking company and their part of our trip was good!!!!!!

Visited July 2014
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DolphinDiscovery, Social Media Affiliate at Dolphin Discovery Anguilla, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Hello, thank you for visiting Dolphin Discovery Anguilla, About the pose for the pictures we just ask to our guests to smile for a few seconds for the camera in order to get great pictures and to have a nice memory of their experience, then they can continue with the program, we're going to let General Manager in Anguilla know about your comments in order to improve our service. Thank you for taking time to give us your feedback, we appreciate it.
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lots of fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was a great day in the sun. The boat ride to the island was mostly smooth and offer great views of the island of St. Martin. The hands on experience with the dolphin was interesting and lasted over an hour as each group member interacted with our host.

The only thing to be aware of is the enclosure is in the open ocean and the waves will effect you. We experienced 3 to 5 foot waves and they will pick you up from the grating you are standing on and push you up against the chain link fence surrounding the enclosure.

Being tossed about be mother nature taken in to account I would still go back and do this again!

Visited July 2014
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Pine Mountain, Georgia
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“Dolphin Discovery, Anguilla (St. Maartin/Cruise)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We returned to the Dolphin Discovery for a second time in 6 months since we were so impressed with our first visit back in December. Once again, this is a great experience with the dolphins in the ocean...great trainers and lots of time with the dolphins in the water. The staff was excellent and cared so much about us having another great experience. It is a "must do" if you are on a cruise ship stopping in St. Maartin and well worth the money. Don't expect to take your camera down in the water...it's not allowed but it would be very difficult to take your own photos. They take the pictures for you and they do a GREAT job....they too are worth the money! Don't miss it!

Visited June 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Magic in Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Dolphin Discovery was truly memorable! These lovely creatures are raised in sanctuary, and are more clever and friendly than one would imagine. The staff is friendly, courteous and extremely helpful, especially to those who are not great swimmers. Swim time with the dolphins is more than just a quick dip and pet - we got to 'dance' with me, kiss them, ride them by holding onto their fins, and boogie board with them pushing us through the water! Thrilling, exhilarating and unforgettable! Toss in a boat ride to and from St. Maarten, a couple of hours beachside on Anguilla, and lunch, and it's an afternoon adventure well worth your time.

Visited May 2014
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“Fun Day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We live in FL and see dolphins everyday. We decided to do the dolphin Discovery so we could see Anguilla on a cruise ship tour. After taking a boat to Anguilla, we were put on a bus to enjoy a beautiful beach before our dolphin encounter. The water was so nice we did not want to leave. The Dolphin Encounter was so much fun. My teens loved petting, shaking hands and hugging the dolphins.It was such a nice day. Afterwards they feed us lunch and we viewed our pictures. I would defiantly do it again on a cruise!

Visited June 2014
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