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Dolphin Bay Preserve

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The Dolphin Bay Preserve EcoTour is unlike any other tour in Bocas del Toro!Go beyond dolphin viewing, jungle hiking, and snorkeling and experience nature like never before!This is your chance to taste the fruit of cacao fresh from the pod, get...more
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Dolphin Bay, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6915-1155
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time the dolphins would surface at least one tour boat would charge in so the tourists could get a picture. There is absolutely NO respect for these gorgeous creatures. They come to the surface to BREATHE. Please express your concern to the tour operator...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most travelers have seen dolphins and if so I would recommend spending this time snorkeling elsewhere or exploring beaches like Red Frog. What you will see in Dolphin Bay are several boats circling around loaded with tourist waiting for the dolphins to surface. My wife...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tennsawyer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a day tour with KAWI Voyages Eco Tour and were lucky to see the dolphins playing around the boat as we travelled through the area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Deborah H
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Sure we seen dolphins- but was it was beautiful as we expected? No. When the dolphins re-Surfaced about 30+ tour boats all went to where they were chasing them around the bay. You’re Better off watching the discovery channel. Spend your time at starfish/ red...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 311jennaa
Reviewed September 18, 2018

But, the snorkeling in the area was beautiful! Had we see a few dolphins, it would have been a 5 star location. Maybe it was the wrong time of day?

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike O
Reviewed August 22, 2018

I must have missed the big attraction. Yes, there were a lot of dolphins in the area. People were just going CRAZY trying to get pictures. It is like they just saw a creature from the deep. It is a dolphin, relax.... Cool spot, but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Curtez151
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Beautiful bay with lots of dolphins. Fun to go on a boat and just watch. There are babies with moms and other pods. Worth going to.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank patagoniakid
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

To be honest, I really wanted to see sloths, and dolphins were not on my bucket list (mainly because I’ve seen them). It’s funny how things change, and the dolphins became the highlight. It was fantastic watching the dolphin frolic in and out of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank brendabeachbum
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

We have been on a few tours for dolphins watching before but this place was incredible. We saw multiple in a matter of minutes, they came pretty close and was lovely to watch them surfing waves.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank traveller8357
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

The Dolphins come here because of the calm safety. Not to be tormented by tour boats circling and chasing them. Save your money and do something more productive We did not do this tour but stayed in a floating lodge near the bay. We passed...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Trav_and_Kerry
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