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“A must when you are in Curacao”

Dolphin Academy Curacao
Ranked #4 of 107 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
Denmark
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A must when you are in Curacao”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

We have never experienced anything like this so it is impossible to compare it with anything else. It was so wonderful to swim with the dolphins. The trainer called Junior was a great guy like rest of the crew.. They do these dolphin swim sessions many times every day, but in fact it seems to be done in a way that respect the animals. The dolphins have lots of space and gets good and tender attention from the trainers. This was one of the highlights from our Curacao trip..

Visited July 2013
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Dolphin_Academy, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Academy Curacao, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Tak for this review. We offer the Dolphin Swim 3 times a day and rotate all dolphins during the day, giving them plenty of variety and free time. The dolphins' health and well-being are our number 1 priority.

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Dolphin Academy Team
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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Awesome Family Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

The aquarium is just o.k. but the dolphin academy is absolutely awesome. You get about 30 minutes in the water with five other people and two dolphins so there is plenty of interaction and great photo ops. My daughter just loved it! We highly recommend this place and try to get a sea lion kiss too!

Visited July 2013
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Dolphin_Academy, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Academy Curacao, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
All our groups are of 6 people or smaller and the main reason for this is to give our guests plenty of individual time with the dolphins.

Thanks for the recommendation!

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Dolphin Academy Team
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mabon
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24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Been here twice and We had a nice time and my kids definitely enjoyed every show. Entrace fee is a bit expensive but trust me its worth it. My daughter still cant believe she got a kiss from the dolphin and that kiss worth a 20 box and it really makes her day.

Visited October 2012
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Dolphin_Academy, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Academy Curacao, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thanks for reviewing the Sea Aquarium and our Dolphin Show. Nice to read that your daughter enjoyed her kiss. Hopefully she got the opportunity to touch the dolphin as well after the kiss.

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Dolphin Academy Team
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

My two kids snorkels with dolphins and it was so worth it. We could only do Wed so they ended up being the only two in the pool!
Guess they don't usually do snorkel on Wed. Swam with dolphins before...this was special.

Visited July 2013
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Dolphin_Academy, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Academy Curacao, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
That is correct! We don't always offer the Snorkel on Wednesdays so they were lucky.
Glad they enjoyed it and that you enjoyed watching them.

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Dolphin Academy Team
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Los Angeles
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“Expensive, but worth it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The dolphin swim was one of the best experiences of my life. It is expensive, but I will always treasure the memory, and I have the photos to prove it. The trainers are caring and the dolphins seem to be well treated.

Visited July 2013
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Dolphin_Academy, Guest Relations Manager at Dolphin Academy Curacao, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
We can assure you that the dolphins are well taken care of, because they are our number 1 priority. Their health and well-being goes above everything at all times. Enjoy the memories and maybe someday you will come back and create new memories.

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Dolphin Academy Team
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