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“Great opportunity to learn”
Review of Dolphin Cay

Dolphin Cay
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Sometimes the best way to describe something is by saying what it isn't. Dolphin Cay isn't an aquarium, it's not an entertainment facility, and it doesn't stage marine shows. Opened in 2007 in response to a need to provide a safe haven for 16 stranded dolphins whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, Dolphin Cay is one of the world's largest open-air, man-made marine mammal habitats. Located on the west side of the Atlantis, Paradise Island property, the 14-acre environment includes an 11-acre lagoon complete with coves and sandy beaches, 7 connected "residential" pools, a state-of-the-art education center, an animal rescue-rehabilitation hospital, an animal pharmacy, a quarantine, and a separate sea lion center. Dolphin Cay is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), and the International Marine Animal Trainers' Association (IMATA). Through its partnerships with the University of Florida's School of Veterinary Medicine and University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Dolphin Cay plays an active role in the development of the advanced research and knowledge about marine mammals. Every visit to Dolphin Cay supports the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation, creating and promoting solutions for a wide range of marine conservation challenges from coral reef degradation to marine species in decline.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great area and great opportunity to learn about dolphins. $150 per person for the dolphin encounter. Same for photos.

Thank DebnJim
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Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Great experience to see dolphins up close. Expensive. Did the shallow water experience a d there was only touching, no swimming. Trainer were great and entertaining. Purchased pictures when i got home because packages were very expensive at site. Once us enough for me, but glad I can say I did it!

Thank kennedy333
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Very well organized and the dolphin keepers had great personalities and interacted well with all the guests. Had a glitch in video explanation but made up for it by telling us in person what we needed to know.

Thank Abney
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

You have to swim with the dolphins. You came all this way, you don't want to miss out. It was a great experience, especially at the end when the dolphin pushes you on a boogie board about 20 miles per hour.

1  Thank Michael P
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

One of the sops in our Disney Cruise is Nassau and we decided to sign-up for the Dolphin experience. Well, it was fun but it was overrated and overpriced. First, Nassau is not impressive. Atlantis is the same. Next time I go on a cruise, I'll probably just stay on the boat.

2  Thank Sbajd
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