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“Dolphin Encounter is fun”

Ocean World Adventure Park
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$68.98*
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Ocean World Puerto Plata Day Pass
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$215.00*
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Ocean World Adventure Park Day Trip from Santo Domingo
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$89.00*
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Ocean World Puerto Plata - Bravissimo Show and Dinner Package
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Owner description: Ocean World Adventure Park, is the most complete entertainment complex of the Dominican Republic, located in Cofresi Beach,just 3 miles west from the town of Puerto Plata. Ocean World Adventure park is the most advanced interactive marine park of its kind. Guests will have the opportunity to touch, pet and feed all their favorite animals and mammal friends, including dolphins, sea lions, sharks, stingrays, exotic tropical birds; walk through rain forests and much, much more! Truly an experience of a lifetime.
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Do the encounter you get in the pool with the dolphin. You hug it, kiss it and dance with it photos Are great.

Thank colconcity
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Had a brilliant day out watching dolphin show, enjoying the bird garden, sealion and shark shows and best of all a dolphin encounter that was really the icing on the cake, it was amazing. We had a good buffet lunch, which was included in the price.

Thank kenfrew
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

Me and my boyfriend both wanted to swim with dolphins whilst on this amazing holiday and so we booked it for here. Be warned- when you first enter it seems small, rubbish and a little bit naff! We had a whole day to spend here, and as our dolphin swim was at ten we had visions of us wandering round bored for the whole day...how wrong we were!

Give it a chance,please! There are numerous shows on continually throughout the day which are birlliant, we tried to catch as many as possible. Our dolphin swim was phenominal- something I will never, ever forget. The trainers are brilliant and interact so well with everyone and the dolphins, they make it fair and entertaining and even more amazing. I couldnt fault them at all

Theres a couple of water slides which were ok, we got limitless rides with our band so did this a few times, then you can relax on the man made beach or walk round the boards with the dolphins swimming around you (amazing!)

You get a food token which gives you one swoop at the food buffet- no drinks- just the one swoop. Pile it high cos you only get the one go and it doesnt matter how much you get

Next we visited the bird section and this was an unexpected surprise!! We went into one section and ended up covered in bird seed and birds!! Obviously you dont have too,but its an experience! Then theres the tiger grotto where you almost swim with the tigers ( if they're awake) or you can just swim in the beautiful lagoon. Then you can walk around the rest of the 'rainforest' seeing wonderous fish and iguanas

Finally, one of my favourite things was the scuba reef. A little pool full of exotic fish and coral which you could walk past and admire or you could actually snorkel in!! It was just amazing, and limitless too

Somewhere I would happily revisit,just remember- first impressions arent everything!

1  Thank angelface88
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

Highlight of my holiday!
Me and boyfriend had already decided we were going to swim with dolphins before we got here. After our welcome meeting we had all the options given to us which were- a dolphin encounter (meet/kiss/cuddle), 30min swim with dolphins or the Royal swim for an hour which included swimming with sting rays and sharks! We went went for the Royal Swim and it did not disappoint!!
We went in November the park was very quiet which worked in our favor. The Royal swim usually has about 8 people booked on to it however it was only the 2 of us so we had the dolphins and trainers all to ourselves for a whole hour! Very lucky as we got to everything a few times over including Dorsal pull by 2 dolphins, being lifted out of the water, hugging, feeding dolphins etc awesome experience.
The sting rays were very good we got to snorkel over them as they swam beneath us, then fed them.
The sharks were quite scary to begin with. You are part of the show. About 5 trainers have one shark each so you feed them, stroke them, they lie on your lap, all under supervision. After the show you put flippers and snorkels on and swim with them!
Photos were 5 for $40 or all photos for $100 including a video of our dolphon swim, seems a lot but this included photos from the dolphins, sharks and sting rays which was about 350 photos! And some are brilliant!
Wandering round the park you can swim in a fish tank/aquarium and a pool next to tigers.
There are birds you can feed which is a lot more fun than it sounds! There are also a few shows- Dolphin, Shark, Sea lion and parrots.
We had a buffet lunch included in our price, you get x2 tickets and eat when you are ready.
Bravissimo is attached to Ocean world and on a few evenings they do a show night, food and casino, we unfortunately didn't have time to go to this but from what I have heard it is worth going!!

All in all I would say this is a must if you are willing to pay to get involved with these amazing animals, brilliant experience!

2  Thank Mandy87xx
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

My boyfriend and I chose to do the shark and sting ray encounter and it was definitely something we will never forget! The pictures were quite expensive and not if very good quality, however.

1  Thank Jasmine S
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