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“Expensive 20 minutes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Delfinario en Cayo Santa Maria

Delfinario en Cayo Santa Maria
Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba
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Toronto, Canada
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“Expensive 20 minutes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I did not participate directly but I took pictures of my family who did.

The experience was nice although paying 103 CUCs for chance to pet a captive, overworked dolphin a couple of times and watch him sing and clap his fins is not worth it in my opinion. The animals know a routine they repeat hundreds of times per day for tens of years and that is something that I don't feel comfortable supporting.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Catamaran excursion that included snorkelling and Delfinario”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Price was 103 cuc's for adults, 58 for kids under 12.
It included a catamaran cruise (all drinks included in the price), a stop for snorkeling (about 45 minutes), Dolphin experience and great lunch, and then a stop at a sandbar to explore.
Well worth it - the kids adored the dolphins and the lunch was tasty.
We bought the video for 20 cuc's - and then you get the picture "free". The picture turned out great and the video will help us remember this great activity years from now.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We chose to do the catamaran day excursion, got to go snorkeling for an hour, then we headed off to the delfinario where a group of about 20 stood on the platform and interacted with the dolphin. Everyone gets to choose whether or not you want a professional photo with the dolphin kissing you (These turned out very good). We paid a little extra and got the chance to swim with the dolphin!!! Definitely worth a few extra pesos! Lobster lunch was amazing!! We then headed off to a private island to explore a little. Definitely worth the experience. Would recommend.

Cost us $106 CUC's per person.

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Ottawa, Canada
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“Wow!!! Wonderful day with a dolphin. I still not believe it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Wow!!! Wonderful day with a dolphin. I still not believe it!
Just do it! it worths the $75 pesos to swim with a dolphin.
Don't forget to tip the trainer.

Visited January 2013
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Caledon, Canada
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“Catamaran excursion with dolphins”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Fabulous excursion. We loved every minute. The lobster lunch provided was great and seeing the dolphins up close was well worth it.

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