Dolphin Reef
Dolphin Reef
4.5
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
About
The Dolphin Reef Eilat is an unique ecological site in Israel and throughout the world where you can enjoy a natural atmosphere, magical views, and a private beach, together with the unusual opportunity of meeting and observing dolphins in their natural habitat from the floating pier.
Duration: More than 3 hours
Does not meet animal welfare guidelines
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Osnat M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We went scubadiving with the dolphins with my 11 years old daughter! I have dived in the past, she obviously never before. All divers had an personal instructors which made it safe for the unexperienced as well. The minute we got into the water the dolphins came voluteeringly to dive with us. They are not forced to do anything nor were we allowed to touch them. It was simply amazing to see them in their natural enviroment and enjoy the clear waters and amazing sea life! The staff was super attentive and professional. If you do the diving I suggest you take the photo/video option too. You won’t reggret!
Written February 23, 2020
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DeeZee TravelZ
Tel Aviv, Israel106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
The family enjoyed a morning diving with professional divers in a beginner environment and with the opportunity to swim with dolphins up close. It was unforgettable! The people working there are fantastic- Tamar in the diving center was excellent. Each person in our family was given a professional diver to literally hold our hand while we dove for 25 minutes. Two out of three of us had very attentive and nice divers. Unfortunately one of us had a diver who didn’t speak English and who was not helpful. Diving for the first time is a bit intimidating but the two good divers really made it easier and enjoyable. The only reason for not giving this place five stars is because the third diver was not up to par. If you are an English speaker you really need to ensure you have a diver who speaks English because it makes a huge difference in your experience! I still highly recommend doing this but just make sure your diver is able to communicate. Also, get an early appointment because the place fills up and the parking is limited!
Written March 23, 2021
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HNina
Slovenia81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
If you don't want to do overpriced diving or snorkeling, then also hanging out at the beach the while day is a great idea. You can still go onto the pontoon and observe the dolphins.
Everything is at an extra charge and the prices are unreasonable high.
Written January 27, 2020
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Khushi G
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I chose to snorkel in the Dolphin Reef. We were swimming in a group of 3 following our instructor who took us around the attractions in the reef. However, we were told not to touch the dolphins as they don't know us that they were not familiar with us and might turn aggressive. Since the dolphins are not caged and are free to enter the sea you get to see them in their natural habitat. It was magnificent to watch such a beautiful creature from so nearby. But the water was not clean and I would not recommend anyone to do scuba diving here as the water is not deep and I could literally see the scuba divers below me. However, if you don't wish to enter the water you can still see the dolphins from outside. There are restaurants and sitting arrangements near the sea.
Written January 18, 2020
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dragonfly1026
Murfreesboro, TN17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
This was the second time my husband and I got to experience the Relaxation Pools at Dolphins Reef. Both times, it has been one of the best experiences ever for truly relaxing!! We chose to extend the “one on one” time so that each visit we got an hour instead of the included 30 minutes…..ABSOLUTELY worth the additional fee. The atmosphere with the warm water, low lighting and soft classical music playing under the water prepares you to get completely ready to be relaxed. The girls are gifted with furthering the setting by having such gentle touch while supporting you while floating. They are extremely creative with the movements that swirl you pleasantly around and add the small pebbles as an extra sensation as they roll around and wash off the skin’s surface. It guarantees a phenomenal night’s sleep!! I can not recommend enough!! It would be wonderful to have this available in the USA.😇
Written September 26, 2022
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any
Rouchovany, Czech Republic12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
We were there in March, so the sea wasn't hottest, but we went there to observation a corals. The beach is okay, I love sunbath there when was sunny. You can go there for 2 days, so the high price (over 200 shekels for 2+2 family) is not that bad because you can come back next day. And finally dolphins- I love realitionship between people who are working there and the dolphins. Dolphins are intelligent and so cute. I love relaxing and looking on them. Between 3-5 there is not many people so it's peaceful place with dolphins.
Written March 11, 2020
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Jeff M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Disclaimer: this is Jeff's wife typing this review. Ever since I was a little girl I always loved dolphins. I was so excited when we were able to work the Dolphin Reef into our plans. We arrived about an hour after they opened. It wasn't too crowded given the time of year. The dolphins were so sweet. You can't touch them but being in their presence is pure bliss. We ate outside the bar area upstairs and were able to look out and watch the dolphins. It was an experience unlike any other. 10/10 recommend
Written April 4, 2020
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NBLondon
London, UK524 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This is a nice enough place to spend half a day and the pontoons allow you to see the dolphins fairly up close and personal. But the beach itself is crowded and a bit scruffy and the facilities are clean but aging. Staff are lovely and there’s a basic restaurant so you don’t have to venture off the shale sand area to get something to eat and drink.
Written January 13, 2020
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H G
Ontario, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
My family of 5 had a great experience - some did scuba, others snorkeling, and it was a first time for all of us. I was especially nervous as I'm not very comfortable in the water, and our guide was wonderfully empathetic and kind. It was thrilling to see the dolphins, though they don't know you and you can't touch them. We loved it. If you really want to see the dolphins up close even briefly, and you're interested in the other activities at the reef, this is the place to be. However, if it isn't so important to you to be near the dolphins, we found at least one tour boat operator that offers snorkeling outside the reef at a much lower price.
Written August 3, 2022
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mtm
Hong Kong, China67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
If dolphins are what you’re looking for, this is the place. Was pretty empty when I was there, some people chose the option to snorkel or dive with dolphins and the dolphins swam up to them several times. I imagine that would be a pretty cool experience. There’s a nice cafe up above to sit and see the reef, the beach is decent, but only chairs which makes sun bathing hard. Overall, for this price, you get to see cute dolphins swim and play around. Not a bad deal!
Written February 27, 2020
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