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Moorea Dolphin Center

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Address: | Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa, French Polynesia
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+689 40 55 19 48
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A must-do if you're staying at the resort

It was really cool to swim along side a dolphin (we swam with Hina) and take pictures, touch, and even kiss the dolphin. I would recommend this if you haven't already done a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 11, 2016
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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We got to swim with a dolphin and also learn more about them. The two dolphins in the enclosure were retired dolphins from a zoo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You must experience the beauty and the power of the dolphins. The staff of the Moorea Dolphin Center are as friendly as their dolphins ...

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a good place if this is your first time interacting with Dolphins. We have done this activity at the Atlantis, Dubai and weren't super thrilled with this experience. The interaction was limited and by the time you are done with 3 people (2ad, 1ch) you are out of $500. The guy who did the video was great and... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so excited to stay at the hotel with the dolphins. When I got there I went to the lagoon and was shocked how shallow and small the pool is. No dolphin should have to live there. The tricks they did were silly and must bore them to death. And they are separated often from each other . Save... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our two year old with us, so we assumed we'd just be looking at the dolphins, but it turns out he was allowed in with us! Koa (the dolphin) was a big hit with the kids, they love watching the video and still remember his name a few months later. Staff were so friendly and helpful. It was... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We have done now three dolphin experiences. We only do them at places like this which are safe to the dolphin. This was very enjoyable. They do some education at the beginning and then you go in the water with the dolphin. We did not swim with it, but got to touch it and take pictures. Yes the video and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

It was really cool to swim along side a dolphin (we swam with Hina) and take pictures, touch, and even kiss the dolphin. I would recommend this if you haven't already done a dolphin excursion. The only downside (I didn't look into this enough) is that you are with a group of people and treading water the entire time. Luckily... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

If you love dolphins don't miss this. The only down side is the price, somewhat expensive but if you want to see dolphins up close this is the place.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

I gave it an average rating because I thought it was just unbelievably pricey. This was an expensive but a wonderful place at the Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa. The high prices keep a lot of the tourists at bay and it's not that crowded. Not sure how the dolphins are treated, but in this world where other animals and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

This can't be scientific, or maybe they research how the dolphins behave caged, in shallow water, around tourists!? Free them! (If they still can survive themself in the open sea.)

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