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“Great experience”
Review of Delfinario

Delfinario
Ranked #8 of 47 things to do in Varadero
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Flin Flon, Manitoba
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

The dolphin show was about 30 minutes long and then you can swim with them after the show. Well worth the price if you have not done this before. Very powerful, beautiful, smart animals

Visited January 2013
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“Good prices”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Watch the dolphin show for $15.00, and it was only $5.00 to get a picture with a dolphin after. I think it was $85.00 to swim with them.

Visited February 2013
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Sydney, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Animal Cruelty Rampant”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

PLEASE if you love dolphins do not support this horrific establishment. I was forced to go as part of a catamaran tour and I knew it would be heartbreaking but was not prepared for what I witnessed. The dolphins are in a small dirty pond. Tourists taunt and throw things into the water. The trainers yell at these majestic creatures and force them to do tricks. The reviews contain complaints of how the water is to dirty to swim in - imagine spending your life in there. There was an iguana in a tiny cage with no food, no water and to add insult to injury he was tied to a fence by a shoe lace and was only able to move 30cm in any direction. Disgusted by the show I left and waited for the bus by the iguana cage and a Cuban man had the nerve to untie the iguanas leash and rip the limp creature up into his arms by the string. He wanted to know if I wanted a picture with it. I almost spit in his face. The iguana was obviously sickly as well as the alligator located next to him in an even smaller cage with a puddle to swim in. I kid you not when I say the turtle was dead in the water. Stupid children poked the alligator. I pray these reptiles die quickly. No living organism should suffer as horrifically as these animals are suffering. They literally have no mental stimulation, food, water, or even a natural habitat to relieve stress. PLEASE dont be another stupid, ignorant, selfish tourist claiming you love dolphins and its your dream to swim with them!!! This place attracts idiots by the hundreds. ALL are ignorant to the suffering of the animals. I beg you to not support this dolphanarium. The dolphins came from the ocean (wild) and will soon commit suicide as they can not take the stress of having had millions of miles of ocean to swim, play and interact in to maybe one mile of hot stinky water, as well as the ache of being torn from their family pod. DONT SUPPORT !!! Dont be another ignorant selfish tourist claiming to "love" dolphins - you create this problem. Educate your children on the suffering of these animals, and go to the nature reserve instead!

Visited February 2013
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Winnipeg
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“Best dolphin show we have seen, a bit pricey”
Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Best dolphin show we have seen, tricks we have never seen before! But a bit pricey(15 cuc each for about 30 minutes) our friends Kids later swam with the dolphins which was "a dream come true" for them. Also a bit pricey about 90 cuc each. There was also camel rides which was a surprise! We had a great time here!

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“"Good show, but kinda short"”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

We stayed at Brisas del Caribe so we were within walking distance, about 10 minutes. The show started early so we may have missed the beggining, it seemed kinda short. $15 cuc's for adults for about 30-40 min show. You can also swim there with the dolphins but I highly recomend going on a catamaran tour to see and swim with the dolphins at the delfinario in the ocean, its a better deal and the water is cleaner. Theres a few animals, a camel to ride, canteen and gift shop. Great place to visit if you have kids!

Visited January 2013
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