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“Amazing!”

Dolphin Academy Curacao
Ranked #4 of 111 things to do in Willemstad
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Dolphin Academy offers fun and educational intimate experiences, like a Dolphin Encounter, a Dolphin Swim, a Dolphin Snorkel with Coastal Bottlenose Dolphins in a natural saltwater lagoon and the open sea. Different programs and courses available for all ages.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed December 4, 2012

The whole experience was truly amazing from start to finish and well worth paying for a swim with the dolphins! The best experience of my life.

Thank Ben J
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Dolphin_Academy, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Academy Curacao, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2012

Thanks for the review. Maybe we'll see you back soon.

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

The dolphin experience was awesome in Curacao. I've swam with dolphins in Mexico and it was nothing compared to this facility. The dolphins were happy and were taken into the open ocean regularly for training. Everyone was friendly and there weren't language issues.

Thank Caligirl17
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Dolphin_Academy, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Academy Curacao, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2012

Thank you for the review. We do try our best to communicate with all our visitors in their own language and happy to hear it's worth it.

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

I generally dislike the idea of the dolphins as a captive performer. They are trying, but not as dolphin friendly as it could be.

Thank Dotneko
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Dolphin_Academy, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Academy Curacao, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2012

Thank you for the review. Please elaborate more if possible.

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Yes the price is way too much, but we had a great time with the Dolphin Experience at 11 in the morning. Touching those dolphins is cool. We bought 2 pictures for $20. Then we had lunch $15. Afterwards, there was a free dolphin show at 130. Inside the facility there were a few exhibits worth seeing including Flamingos and sting Rays. The coolest thing was feeding the sting Rays by hand around 1PM. They gave you a fish like a large sardine. Youmake a fist withyour thumb inside the finers and the fish sticks out. Then you put your hand under the water and the Sting Ray swims over your hand and takes the fish"!!That is why you have to tuck your thumb in.

We had a great time, but I wish it were cheaper. The one thing that you do not thiink about is that it takes about 10 years to train those dolphins to snuggle up to a stranger.You also have to train the trainers. Those dolphins weat a lot of fish and that is not chea. You spend maybe 30 minutes in the water with the dolphin, and it seems like a lot of money, but you are paying for 10 years of training and all those support people.

It is a once in a lifetime thing so what should that cost?

Thank Pittsburgh_Lazer
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Dolphin_Academy, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Academy Curacao, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2012

Great says it all! Thank you for this review, it was a pleasure reading it.

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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Would def. recommend this to anyone visiting Curacao, the experience was Fabulous, my 5 year old wasn't old enough to swim with them so we did the encounter, had a great trainer, she explained alot, they took pics and the prices were very reasonable, that also included our entry into the Sea aquarium, we watched the sea lion and dolphin show, had a snack and drink and enjoyed every moment of it....this is a MUST DO.....

Thank caribbeancrazy75
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Dolphin_Academy, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Academy Curacao, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2012

Thanks for the review. Visit us again when your daughter is older so she can experience the Dolphin Swim. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

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