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Dolphinaris Arizona

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9500 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256-2734
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Great for Teacher Appreciation ALL Day

I was thoroughly pleased with our encounters and the information of dolphin care, anatomy and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ladybeethoven1
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Mesa, Arizona
Wonderful Experience

I've been to Dolphinaris twice now, once for the land experience and once for the Deluxe Swim... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Edward D
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A REAL DOLPHIN EXPERIENCE, RIGHT HERE IN ARIZONA. It's a "next generation" dolphin experience that AMAZES, INSPIRES, & EDUCATES guests about protecting the oceans and its inhabitants. Here's your chance to INTERACT with bottlenose dolphins while discovering more about these playful creatures!
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  • Very good9%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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9500 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256-2734
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"dolphin experience"
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"water experience"
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"deluxe package"
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"the beach club area"
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"an amazing experience"
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"love dolphins"
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"ocean conservation"
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"district manager"
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"beautiful dolphins"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was thoroughly pleased with our encounters and the information of dolphin care, anatomy and preservation of our delicate ocean eco systems at Dolphinaris. An all day event learning and relaxing at the pool area. Information we can definitely bring back to our classrooms. Be...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been to Dolphinaris twice now, once for the land experience and once for the Deluxe Swim experience. Let me tell you that they are both absolutely wonderful! The trainers are brilliant, they truly love the dolphins and it shines through in their attitude and...More

Thank Edward D
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Ann-Marie J, Manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Edward, Thank you for this glowing review of our facility, team members and programs! We have an incredible group here and it's good to know our guests can count on a wonderful experience from start to finish. We appreciate you painting a picture of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend the Delux Swim! Sarah the trainer was so fun and interactive and made the experience one to remember. The Delux Swim was definitely worth it - my friend and I were grouped with four other guests and being in the water with the...More

Thank Courtney W
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Ann-Marie J, Manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Courtney, We appreciate this wonderful review of your deluxe experience and glad to hear you will have amazing dolphin memories! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was in town from Chicago and my friend and I decided to go to Dolphinaris. It was an amazing experience. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful. Lee Ann helped us arrange a Deluxe Swim with Sarah. We couldn’t stop smiling the...More

1  Thank Jacqueline L
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Ann-Marie J, Manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Jacqueline, Thank you so much for your review and making Dolphinaris part of your Arizona visit! We are glad to hear your not only enjoyed your experience, but had great service from Lee Ann and Sarah. We will certainly share your comments. Please visit...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to take our kids to do the Deluxe Dolphin Experience for their birthday gifts. As a family we have decided on experiences over gifts, and our kids loved it! Our experience was supposed to start at 12:15, so we arrived early to...More

Thank Taylour M
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Ann-Marie J, Manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Taylour, We appreciate your review and having you choose Dolphinaris for your children's birthdays. We are glad they loved every minute! Thank you and please come back to see us!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to Dolphinaris was incredible. I took my children to Dolphinaris as a surprise - they were both very excited. Our Dolphin's name was Neolani. Cutest little thing. Our trainer was incredible, he had such a bond with her. As for our experience, I...More

Thank S L
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Ann-Marie J, Manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad to hear it was an amazing time with the our trainers and Noelani. And most importantly, that you will carry our conservation message with you. Thank you for sharing your experience!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dolphinaris Arizona is a great way to get out of the heat and try something new. The facility, staff and dolphins are all incredible. We did the Water Experience with our two young children (ages 5 & 3) and they had an absolute blast. Our...More

Thank rallen505
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Ann-Marie J, Manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your recommendation! It is amazing to see the special bond between Krysta and Chloe. We will certainly share your comments. Please do visit us again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lee Ann plans a teacher appreciation day each summer and gives a wonderful demonstration on dolphin training, anatomy and environmental conservation to teachers. We also are able to have access to the pool and beach club area. It was an enjoyable day!

1  Thank 168allisong
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Ann-Marie J, Manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for attending Teacher Appreciation Day and providing this review. This is our second year hosting this event and we are always so impressed with the great group of educators we receive. We hope you will spend time with us again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My two adult children surprised me with a day at Dolphinaris for my birthday. We were part of the Deluxe package and it was an unbelievable experience. Our trainer Krista was kind, welcoming and attentive and Chloe, our dolphin, was a superstar. Since it was...More

1  Thank Robin R
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Ann-Marie J, Manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Robin, Happy birthday wishes to you! We are glad you enjoyed your birthday surprise with Krysta and Chloe! Thank you for your review and please visit again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dolphinaris is a must do destination. Swimming with the dolphins was an amazing experience. Our preteen daughter did the Trainer Experience and got to work with the dolphins along with the trainers. We were so impressed by what she learned. These beautiful creatures are loved...More

Thank smeyerskennedy
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Ann-Marie J, Manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's great to hear your daughter had an amazing Trainer experience. That truly is the best program to educate future generations on helping the environment, which ultimately helps our marine friends. We are so glad she could participate! Thank you again for sharing.

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jostenta
May 7, 2018|
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Response from Brenda A | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure we bought ours online. It was discounted some because of that. We went in January so they weren't very busy. Actually we were the only ones there. We bought our tickets about 4 days before our trip. You can buy... More
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Schannon S
March 3, 2018|
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Response from Brenda A | Reviewed this property |
Yes very pricey but also priceless. We bought the whole package including the video because we figured we would never do it again.
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Angela M
January 22, 2018|
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Response from Erni M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Plenty of room and the food prices are so reasonable.
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