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“Something I always wanted to do” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya

Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya
Port of Costa Maya, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
+52 1 866 393 5158
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Ranked #6 of 22 things to do in Mahahual
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Owner description: Dolphin Discovery is the world's number one swim with dolphins company. We welcome cruise lovers to our facility in Costa Maya to live the experience of a lifetime swimming with dolphins in paradise.
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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“Something I always wanted to do”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The day I booked my cruise and started looked at excursions, the one thing I knew I was gonna do somewhere/somehow was to swim with dolphins. We chose this one over some of the other stops because this one seemed to give you the most interaction with the dolphins-- I really wanted to ride one! It was a little cold, but we were willing to brave it to get to play with dolphins. I loved getting to touch and interact with the dolphins, but it did seem at one point that it was just repetitions of tricks for the dolphins with different people for the pictures, almost assembly line style. However, we did get to spend a lot of time with the dolphins, about 45 min in the water and the photos came out great. The belly ride was one of the most awesome things I did on our trip. Be prepared to buy the CD of photos. For two of us, a picture a piece was gonna run us $60.00 but the CD (which came with two printed photos for us) was $120, a much better deal even though expensive. There was no way I was leaving without evidence that I got to play in the water with dolphins. This was a once in a lifetime experience for me, I probably wouldn't do it again, but I'd recommend it to friends. All in all, I was very satisfied with our experience.

Visited January 2014
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DolphinDiscovery, Social Media Affiliate at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Hello, first of all thank you for visiting Dolphin Discovery Mahahual, we're happy to hear that you have enjoyed your experience with dolphins, thank you for give us your feedback, we appreciate it, we'll let know to Operation Manager in Dolphin Discovery Mahahual about your comments in order to improve our service and offer to our guest the best experience. Thank you.
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“Great experience, pricey photos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We did the Dolphin Encounter as a Disney Cruise Line Excursion. The price was reasonable, and my husband was allowed to observe for free, but he had to stand a considerable distance away so that he could not get any close up photos. The trainers are friendly and very knowledgeable about the dolphins, and this was a wonderful experience. The cages here are small, and the dolphins are babies, but this was an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity. We learned several hand signals, and performed them with the dolphins. When our encounter was done, we were lead to the photo stations, where we found that ONE photo was $38.00. Sadly, we were not carrying that much cash, and did not get the photo.

Visited September 2013
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Mexico City
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“Swimming with dolphins”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

It was fun to ride a dolphin and watch it perform its antics. Oddly enough, most of the people there were adults-it seems to bring out your inner child.

Visited August 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“Beautyful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

never been so close to a dolphin and i had a blast,the staff is super,the hole experience was amazing,and its right on the port,minutes away from your ship,a most do when visiting Costa Maya.

Visited March 2013
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Macae, RJ
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“small cage”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I don't hire the event, but watched the presentation. Dolphins are maintained, but the dependencies of them (5 or 6) are very small ... Right beside a sea huge and they that cubicle ... sad.

Visited March 2013
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