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Dolphin Academy Curacao

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Address: Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad AN5999, Curacao
Phone Number:
+599 9 465 8900
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Dolphin Academy offers fun and educational intimate experiences, like a...

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 for all ages.

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45 minutes nonstop swimming with dolphins....fantastic!

Reviewed January 5, 2012

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Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2012

My wife looked at a variety of promotional material and thought this would be an interesting outing. We expected to see large acquariums with a variety of sea life. What we found was a number of small tanks that needed work, both in terms of the actual physical facilities and the variety of species. They do have a 'swim with... More 

2 Thank Itrepid_Canadian
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Its the same like in other aquyriums. For the price to small.

Thank djwolfde
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Not a big fan of Dolphins in captivity but I understand it helps to promote Dolphin awareness to the next generation. The complex seem well run and it is large.

Thank TremblantAdvisor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2012

45 minutes nonstop swimming with dolphins....fantastic!

1 Thank PhilaGirl576
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2012

Did the Swim with the Dolphins program. Fantastic to swim close and play with and touch these magnificent creatures.

Thank DavidPyle
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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181 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2012

The dolphin swin is a great experience! It is something to remember forever! But beware! The photos/videos are way too expensive and some trainers are a little bit rude at people.

Thank leonardomrc
New York City, New York
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72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2012

a little expensive but worth it ONCE! Get the photos even though it is extra $ they wont let you take your own photos

1 Thank dreamreve
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2012

Very nice if you've never seen dolphins up close. The place is small and even with kids it's hard to loose them if they run around. I do think they need a lot of upgrading, the place looks very old.

Thank AMK_Cur
Cypress, Texas
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74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2011

I really liked the fact that I got to touch a shark and got to feed stingrays.

Thank Jose L
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2011

It's $20 per person just to walk in the door. If you want to interact with a dolphin, it costs additional money, ranging from $20 to "kiss" a dolphin (and you have to buy their picture of it) up to several hundred to Scuba with a dolphin. And don't even think about going without a reservation.

1 Thank AgGirl01

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