Delfinario
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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4.0
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josieg1102
New York City, NY24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
The show and talent were excellent and well worth the 50 Cuban pesos paid however the bleacher seating was overcrowded and very loud making it difficult to enjoy the show.Nearby food was fresh and at a very great price. Next time we will not go on a Sunday. The entrance process was organized and fast. Shows are at 11am and 3 pm.
Written March 15, 2022
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Joanna
Burton upon Trent, UK11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The worst 'attraction' we experienced in Cuba. Firstly, as tourists who speak English, we had to pay more for entry than other visitors. When I said to the woman at the cash register that she had already changed the amount we had to pay twice, asking us for a higher amount, she excused that "her English is bad" 🙄 There is a great playground but our child was not able to play in the full sun, it should be located in the shade. It is better to take a boat trip to see dolphins in the natural environment than to look on in sadness at poor and trapped animals.
Written October 7, 2022
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Marek
England, UK94 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Delphines show was amazing. I am very concerned about service in that Delphinarium. A lady who was selling tickets tried to cheat us saying that we gave her damaged a hundred note of dollars. After we bought tickets she called us back to show that note that was damaged. The true is that we exchanged money in England and all notes I got were new ones.

Be very careful guys because they try to cheat tourists every single day.
Written June 11, 2024
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Tamrad34
Penetanguishene, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Just finished swimming with the dolphins and it’s a highlight of my life. They seem happy and very friendly. We went to the 9:30 swim and we had three dolphins to ourselves. Loved the hugs and kisses. My husband had two dolphin push him up in the air. Trainer is well educated. Pictures and video were only 55 CUC and amazing quality. Will do this again when in Cuba Veradero again.
Written February 1, 2020
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deb1617
Halifax, Canada4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Staff were amazing! Fun day and there was an added bonus of stopping at a private beach for an hour on the way back (which was not part of the excursion before). Great way to spend a day! And very affordable
Written May 22, 2023
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Howard K
Toronto, Canada220 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We arrived at Delfinario and it looked as if a hurricane had passed over. The cement embuckments were all broken with the exception of la tienda where they sell soveniers. We were escorted to the water and when we looked at where we were expected to enter the water, we felt ill from the thought of having to swim in water conditions so gross we decided right then and there to leave.

The entire waiting area included furniture so filthy, we could not imagine having to sit there and wait.

The photos online look nothing like the actual local.
Written February 21, 2020
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Liza
Mercier, Canada47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
It's an excellent show. My kids liked it. But for 30 mins show 27 $ US entrance fee. A little bit expensive if you have a family with you. They don't accept the Cuban pesos. Overall good.
Written February 8, 2023
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tomco99
Toronto, Ontario511 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
Came back to again swim with these beautiful creatures after two long years of this pandemic life. Our three girls were the only ones to show up for a swim and the experience was unforgettable. This is absolutely the best venue to swim with dolphins anywhere. Can't beat the natural beauty of this lovely cove. Will definitely visit again and always recommend this experience to family and friends.
Written March 22, 2022
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hil222
Sydney, Canada16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Friends
PLEASE if you love dolphins do not support this horrific establishment. I was forced to go as part of a catamaran tour and I knew it would be heartbreaking but was not prepared for what I witnessed. The dolphins are in a small dirty pond. Tourists taunt and throw things into the water. The trainers yell at these majestic creatures and force them to do tricks. The reviews contain complaints of how the water is to dirty to swim in - imagine spending your life in there. There was an iguana in a tiny cage with no food, no water and to add insult to injury he was tied to a fence by a shoe lace and was only able to move 30cm in any direction. Disgusted by the show I left and waited for the bus by the iguana cage and a Cuban man had the nerve to untie the iguanas leash and rip the limp creature up into his arms by the string. He wanted to know if I wanted a picture with it. I almost spit in his face. The iguana was obviously sickly as well as the alligator located next to him in an even smaller cage with a puddle to swim in. I kid you not when I say the turtle was dead in the water. Stupid children poked the alligator. I pray these reptiles die quickly. No living organism should suffer as horrifically as these animals are suffering. They literally have no mental stimulation, food, water, or even a natural habitat to relieve stress. PLEASE dont be another stupid, ignorant, selfish tourist claiming you love dolphins and its your dream to swim with them!!! This place attracts idiots by the hundreds. ALL are ignorant to the suffering of the animals. I beg you to not support this dolphanarium. The dolphins came from the ocean (wild) and will soon commit suicide as they can not take the stress of having had millions of miles of ocean to swim, play and interact in to maybe one mile of hot stinky water, as well as the ache of being torn from their family pod. DONT SUPPORT !!! Dont be another ignorant selfish tourist claiming to "love" dolphins - you create this problem. Educate your children on the suffering of these animals, and go to the nature reserve instead!
Written February 25, 2013
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Losicar
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
As it was my wifes 50th birthday & shes always loved Dolphins ,I thought it would be a treat for her to visit the Dolphinarium in Varadero. I asked before we paid & went in if I could take photos of my wife swimming with the dolphins as I am a professional photographer & wanted a memory for the wall ,which i was told I could take photos.

My wife entered the water with half a dozen other people & as I took my 1st photo I was shouted at rudely by a member of staff saying "No Photos" I kindly explained that I had asked before hand & I was told I could which I ended up rowing with two members of staff who were very rude spoiling my wife's enjoyment . It turned out that they wanted to take everyone's photo & charge you a fortune for it at the end.I wasn't the only one being stopped from taking photos.

My wife did have mixed feeling beforehand about being entertained by these wonderful creatures that should be swimming free in the ocean where they belong. She did enjoy her experience but we both thought that the areas where the dolphins were kept seemed very small.

We loved our whole 2 weeks in Cuba Especially Havana . Its such a shame it was spoil t by our Dolphinarium visit due to what I would describe as money grabbing people.

There are other ways to swim & see Dolphins on a boat trip which are in the sea (but still penned off) but have been told it is a very good trip.

Would I visit Cuba again .... Yes we loved it

Would I visit the Dolphinarium again .... NO !
Written March 19, 2015
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