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“Dolphins and staff were amazing”

Dolphin Cove Cayman
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Owner description: Dolphin Encounter Program: This program is specifically designed for young children, non- swimmers and those keen to get an up close encounter with a dolphin. Guests stand waist high in the water and interact with the dolphins. You will get to touch, kiss, dance, sing and learn all sorts of fascinating facts about your dolphin. The dolphins will also perform some high energy behaviors guaranteed to thrill and delight. No minimum age – however for safety reasons, young children must be accompanied by one adult per child. (Children under 11 years of age must be accompanied an adult). Dolphin Swim Program You will receive a life vest before getting into the deep water, where guests will get to interact, touch, kiss and enjoy an up close experience. You will get a thrill out of our famous belly rides, where you ride belly to belly with one of our amazing dolphins. At the end of your program, see your dolphins fly high in the air with their spectacular jumps. Minimum age 5 years or older and must be strong swimmers– however for safety reasons, young children must be accompanied by an adult. (Children under 11 years of age must be accompanied an adult).
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Dolphins and staff were amazing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

What a great time! We booked this trip through Sharon (who is awesome) at Native Way Watersports (345) 916-5027! We combined this trip with Stingray City!

The dolphin encounter was really amazing! We were with 4 adults and 4 kids ages 8,9,11,11! Riding on the dolphin was something I will NEVER forget and either will my family! It was such a wonderful day and the dolphins seem very well loved and taken care of in this natural habitat they live in! Trainer was awesome.

The only reason I didn't get it 5/5 was because for the money I thought it was a little short and the fee for the photo disk they take is $85! Crazy high, but they get away with it because once you see them you can't say no! Great time in the Caymans!

Visited October 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Swimming with the dolphins was amazing. We did several interactions with them and they were very gentle animals. The belly ride was by far the best part. I would recommend the dolphin swim as opposed to the dolphin interaction. Pictures were $20 each which we felt was pricy. Overall, amazing experience.

Visited October 2012
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Miami
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“The dolphins were awesome!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Apart from the ethical problems that some people may struggle with having dolphins in a confined place, the trip was awesome. I do admit, it was a little steep, but the experience was great. The dolphins look pretty happy and would keep flipping around if u seemed happy. They seemed to find a lot of joy in making the people around a them happy, great trip!

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Very good but a little pricy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

We had a very good time there, petting and playing with Sally, a rescue Dolphin from shark attack. She's super playful and fun. She danced and sang for us, even give my hubby a French kiss. We also had some fun with tarpons, tropical parrots and love birds, which are all part of the Dolphin Cove establishment.

A photographer will take many picture and video record the entire tour. However you need pay quite a lot to buy them: US$15 for one picture and US$75 for a DVD of the video.

Visited October 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Most fun on Grand Cayman”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

This was my first time swimming with Dolphins and it was amazing. I would definitely go back again. Like most excursions, the cost for pictures/video was very high. The trainer who worked with our group and the dolsphins was very personable.

Visited September 2012
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