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Dolphin Academy Curacao

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Dolphin Academy Curacao
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Dolphin Academy offers fun and educational intimate experiences, like a Dolphin Encounter, a Dolphin Swim, a Dolphin Snorkel with Coastal Bottlenose Dolphins in a natural saltwater lagoon and the open sea. Different programs and courses available...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad AN5999, Curacao
+599 9 465 8900
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After a dolphin encounter where a trainer brought a dolphin to a small group, provided an opportunity to learn about and interact with the dolphin, we enjoyed the rest of sea aquarium. The dolphin academy is one of the best I have seen. They take...More

Thank wabrn111
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time swimming and snorkeling with dolphins. I would be recommending that place to my friends.

Thank Adventurer799453
Reviewed 1 week ago

Curaçao Dolphin Academy Curaçao Dolphin Academy is an extremely nice place for both children and adults to visit while on vacation. One of the best things about the Academy is that the Dolphins do not reside in swimming pools but in the waters of the...More

Thank sabrinak136
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was soooo lovelyyy😍 the instructors are very relaxed and give you and the dolphins good instructions! The dolphins are during the swim also allowed to swim a bit around. If ur relaxed, the dolphins are too. I really felt comfortable with them and the...More

Thank Lisa0498
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In one word : fantastic Its worth to visit the place and do an encounter (snorkling). Lovely people and incredible dolphins

Thank willyOostzaan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Curacao Sea Aquarium is a great place to visit with the family. And even couples. Like a mini Sea World. But the Dolphin Academy was great! Amazing show and the kiss from a dolphin was so cool.

Thank terrenceh507
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of hands-on time with the dolphins, which are happy and very well trained. Everyone gets a dolphin kiss and handshake!

Thank Blair S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely awsome.. worth the money. You get tons of hands on time and the guides are great and teach you while you pet. Play with and goof around with the dolphins

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My two daughters (ages 20 and 14) and I thoroughly enjoyed both of our animal encounters at the Curaçao Aquarium. We had a most amazing dolphin snorkel! Bonus...I also found a 10% discount online. Even though it was an expensive day, we were up close...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came just to see the flamingos, but the aquarium was so complet, we feed the lobsters, my children swam with dolphins and had a blast. The food and piña coladas are wonderful too. We really had a food time.

Thank Carlos C
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September 9, 2018|
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Response from sapringle322 | Reviewed this property |
About 15-20 - easy drive.
May 15, 2018|
Response from sapringle322 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not that I know of - with the fins you can stay afloat well without life jacket and more fun but several people in our group felt more comfortable with a jacket. No wet suit involved. Great experience.
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May 9, 2018|
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Response from bluebird03 | Reviewed this property |
We arrived on the cruise ship. They told us to do the 2 PM session. And I think we got off the ship and arrived for our morning scuba dive around 9 AM