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Address: Dolphin Bay, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Phone Number: +507 6915-1155
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The Dolphin Bay Preserve EcoTour is unlike any other tour in Bocas del...

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 close enough to touch poison dart frogs, caimans and sea urchins, and learn about the rich socioeconomic and cultural history of Bocas del Toro. Itinerary:• 10:00 (flexible): Our guide picks you up at your hotel• 10:30: Arrive at Dolphin Bay for dolphin watching• 11:00: Arrive at Dolphin Bay Preserve and begin hike• 1:30: Locally prepared lunch • 2:00: Snorkeling• 3:00: Return to your hotel

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Lots of Boats

We saw several dolphins but every time a dolphin jumped 10 boats started chasing after it. I realize that's the nature of it and the guides wanting to get their tips

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw several dolphins but every time a dolphin jumped 10 boats started chasing after it. I realize that's the nature of it and the guides wanting to get their tips

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Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm honestly surprised we saw any because of the amount of boats in the water when we rode in. It's a very popular tour and every tour company in Bocas seems to take their group here. I understand why, because we definitely saw dolphins. Part of me worried we'd scare them away or upset them, they weren't ALL over the... More 

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Thank WanderSouth
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Based on the name you would expect dolphins everywhere but that's not the case. You pay a lot of money to get out there and a lot of time you won't see any dolphins or they are far away.

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dolphin are so playful and fun. We live in California and see dolphin all the time, but in the bay they are exquisite to watch!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Took a tour for 25$ and this was one of the stops. Got to see about 10 dolphins. We were there for 15 minutes.

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Gainesville, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

I have not taken a "dolphin tour" but have had several occasions to watch the touring from a distance. The boat drivers surround the pod of dolphins and it is awful to watch. They surround them, take off chasing them and don't leave them alone. Dolphins should be watched from a distance and allow them to come up if they... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

If you want to see dolphins you will see a lot here, for this area has a lot of fish for them to feed

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This was one stop on a boat tour of several sites in Bocas del Toro. Places like this don't always deliver on the promise of their name. In this case the dolphins did not disappoint.

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Panama City, Panama
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I do not advice to do this activity. Boat captains harass dolphins for people to get a simple picture of a very distressed animal. The total number of dolphins had dropped and more animals are showing up with scarce from propellers. If you are on the eco, smart and responsible side of tourism: STAY AWAY FROM THIS BOOBIE TRAP

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Central Point, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

If you've never seen dolphins before, this is a good spot. It doesn't take long to get into the middle of a pod and watch them ride your wake. Lots of folks will take you out for a day long cruise to several sites, including this one. we paid $25 a piece.

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