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“Dolphin Encounter”

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 January 28, 2013

A really great excursion - the trainers were outstanding and the dolphins are amazing! We also enjoyed watching people swimming with the dolphins and the brief show.

Thank Bob B
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Dolphin_Academy, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Academy Curacao, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2013

We're glad you enjoyed your Dolphin Encounter and the rest of your time here.

Regards,

Dolphin Academy Team

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

It was our last day and we decided to visit the Sea Aquarium & Dolphin Academy. The Sea Aquarium was more than disappointing (this comes in a different review). The Dolphin Academy is a really big area with 3 separate areas for the dolphins.

It seems like the dolphins have really fun to play with their trainers. We were introduced to the most important activities of the dolphins. The show as really short, but informative.

For a additional 20 USD you have the opportunity to get a picture with a dolphin. Well we didn’t do that, because we thought it is too expensive.

1  Thank Sebnem S
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Dolphin_Academy, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Academy Curacao, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2013

Thank you for the review and for posting your pictures.

Regards,

Dolphin Academy Team

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

This is the best thing i have ever done. To get to interact with these incredible creatures and get to swim with them... I just loved every moment of it. It is quite expensive, but for this experience every animal lover would be prepared to pay twice as much.
Notice that these dolphins do not live in captivity ( which i do not approve) but they are able to leave the pool at any time.

3  Thank Daniela0105
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Dolphin_Academy, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Academy Curacao, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2013

Kiitos for the review. We're glad to have been part of this once in a lifetime experience you had. Come back soon! :)

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Dolphin Academy Team

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

they offerthree programs to experience with Dolphins:
Dolphin encounter: you pad and kiss the dolphins. affordable
Dolphin swimming: really great a a deeper experience than the encounter
Dolphin trainer: My daughther made level 1 and she was the happiest Kid ever!!
Best Regard
Griselda

3  Thank puckysita
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Dolphin_Academy, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Academy Curacao, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Thanks for the review. Actually we offer more than 3 programs.
The Dolphin Encounter, Dolphin Swim, Dolphin Freedive (Snorkel), Dolphin Scuba Encounter for non-certified divers, Open Water Dolphin Dive for certified divers and the two Dolphin courses: Assistant Dolphin Trainer for kids and Dolphins in Depth for adults.

For your next visit we have the Assistant Dolphin Trainer course level 2 for your daughter. And otherwise with her certificate she can just practice her hand signals with the trainers and dolphins.

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Dolphin Academy Team

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

We booked to swim with the dolphins and went a day earlier!!! (who knows what day it is when you're on vacation?) Staff was nice enough to book us for that day....the Seaquarium itself is small, but the Dolphin Academy is great,telling you about dolphins, about caring for the planet and then spending over 30 minutes having fun and swimming with dolphins was a wonderful experience!

2  Thank ceciQ-63
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Dolphin_Academy, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Academy Curacao, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Thank you for the review and we hope you enjoyed the whole vacation, not only your visit to Dolphin Academy / Sea Aquarium.

Regards,

Dolphin Academy Team

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