Istanbul Dolphinarium

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Istanbul Dolphinarium
4.5
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Istanbul Dolphinarium presents you a unique chance to explore the fascinating world of sea mammals. Here, by taking a closer look at these magnificent creatures, you will get to know them better and realize the importance of these species in our world's Nature. Istanbul Dolphinarium invites the visitors of all ages to meet in person merry dolphins, playful fur seals, massive walruses and the gorgeous white whale! Here, you can watch marine mammals' exciting show, swim, interact or SCUBA dive with the dolphins. Also, there are individual dolphin-therapy sessions for the kids with special needs.
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1-2 hours
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TommyGee25
London34 contributions
Aug 2020
Superb, enjoyed the show with the family very much which lasted just under an hour. A number of highly trained sea mammals performing their party pieces such as a giant Walrus playing the saxophone then goes onto serenade a female friend, blowing, snorting and whistling at pre determined intervals. Sea lion clapping and standing as well as performing in the water. Don't want to give too much away but a white whale makes an appearance with the show culminating in a triumvirate of dolphins defying gravity and leaping all over the place. Quite spectacular. Our hotel was in the Tophane district of Istanbul and a taxi to the Dolphinarium which is in the Eyup area cost us 37 Turkish lira.
Written August 25, 2020
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cristiano romania
Bucharest, Romania3 contributions
Aug 2020
Hello,
I wanted to visit him considering that I really like dolphins. I saw a very beautiful and diverse show starring the following animals: beluga, walruses, dolphins and a seal. Even if much more could have been done in that location, the show was worth it and I would gladly see it again.
Thank you very much to all the trainers.
Written September 2, 2020
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Zainovic
Beirut, Lebanon52 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
They make one show per day at 2:00 (expect Monday is break)
Be there at 1:45
The show starts around 2:15
Contain 4 shows: dolphins, white whale, and two animals i forgot it names
There is a break in the middle so people can take photo with the dolphins for 50 TL.
And at the end of the show you can have pictures with the other animals.
Written March 22, 2018
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Noghnosh100
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia445 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We start with Tickets we bought , they give us a very old used carts that seems they recycle them again an again.
Place kept without maintenance and look old.
Show acceptable for a first time but I think its not like big show in other places.
Dolphins and Seals so cute and friendly but the place resources are a bit rude without single smile!
Written January 7, 2022
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Thamar K
Utrecht, The Netherlands26 contributions
Nov 2015 • Solo
You guys should really read on the subject of dolphin captivity or watch 'the cove'. The smile of the dolphin is deceiving because it makes them look happy when they're actually not. If you love dolphins you should have all the facts about these kind of "experiences" and then make your choice about going there. Dolphins belong in the wild.
Written November 11, 2015
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Mehmet
Istanbul, Turkey24 contributions
Jan 2015 • Solo
I strongly recommend that not going dolphin shows whole over the world. They are locking animals just for money. Its not fair: for your joy, they are like slaves.
Written January 20, 2015
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havachatkiwi
Melbourne, Australia315 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
I took 2 children with me 9 and 6 years old. To be honest I think the name of this place needs changing as the dolphins were only on for about 10 minutes. The rest of the show was seals and walruses. There was a break half way through the show, within that hour, where they stopped and you could take a photo with a dolphin but they didn't say it would cost 50 lira until you got down there. The photo quality was good and the kids love it as a memory.

Getting there by bus from Eminonou was easy and the driver told us where to get off but if you sit on the right hand side of the bus at the front and you've studied the website you can't miss the building as you come to it. The building itself is bland and staff were not friendly. Not one of them smiled nor welcomed people. Inside where the show is was quite humid and stuffy so I'd hate to go on a hot summer's day.

Do I recommend it? Probably but to be honest better value for money was had at the Sealife Istanbul near Forum shopping mall when I took them there another time. That was great.
Written June 4, 2017
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Stefano D
Monterrey, Mexico38 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
This is the third time I am going to this place but this time I remained completely disappointed by the price increase
In 2011 the price was 25tl per person
In 2017 (last year) 60tl per person

Now its 140tl per person, and 110tl per child

An increase higher than 100%.. this is a complain. Which family here with two child can pay 500tl, for an hour show?

Full disappointment for this unexplainable price policy

Written November 12, 2018
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Sweet_angel_2012
Beirut, Lebanon41 contributions
Aug 2014
Great place to go. The kids had fun, we had fun and enjoyed the show.
The entrance is 35 TL for adults and 20 TL for kids.
It was a great experience although it was too hot!
We laughed too much. A must see!
Written August 19, 2014
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oanah
cyprus168 contributions
If you go in Istanbul, you might try to swimm with the dolphins. It's quite expencive but it worth, especially if is your first time.
And is the best gift for your child.
Written August 26, 2010
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