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“CRAZY price for photos”
Review of Delphinus Xcaret

Delphinus Xcaret
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Owner description: Delphinus Xcaret is located inside Xcaret Eco Park; just 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen. If you are visiting this lovely park, enjoy the opportunity of swimming with dolphins the same day at the best place.The provision of space and care of every detail at Delphinus Xcaret has enabled us to develop innovative and high quality dolphin swim programs. Here, you will enjoy a swim with dolphins program that suits your spare time and taste, and your family will love it!Delphinus Xcaret, is awarded with the Guinness World Record for being the dolphinarium with more dolphins born in one facility along one year.Visit us and enjoy your Swim with Dolphins at Delphinus Xcaret selecting from 3 programs: Delphinus Interax, Delphinus Primax and Delphinus Dolphin Ride.
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Such a fantastic experience!! Really a must! I wasn't too keen at first but my other half was, but after swimming with them we both agreed it was the best activity wed done ever in any country!
We did the Primax package which meant there was 4 of us in a group - mostly us as a couple and one other, which was really nice.. perfect! The staff are friendly and speak English well. They provide towels and lockers. TIP We booked with 'Excursion' at our hotel just next door- Xcaret Occidental, and they gave us a voucher each for 40 US dollars money back (we paid in peso so they gave us the equivalent in peso back) !! Which made the activity reasonable, giving that no matter where you are in the world swimming with dolphins is expensive.
Plenty of time in the water! you did I believe 21 different tricks- all with picture opportunity, including kiss, hug, foot push, sing, dance etc.
All dolphins looked happy, healthy and well looked after.
The worst thing about the experience is if you want a picture to remember you experience it was about 45 UK Pound equivalent for just 1 photo!! And they took soooo many lovely pictures of you then they tell you the price your mouth just drops! There is also CDs to purchase of the experience of course extort once again. And your own cameras are strictly not allowed, however we saw other people who weren't participating in the activity but friends who came with being let in to take pictures. Its such a shame we don't have pictures to remember the experience :( but it was still worth doing.

3  Thank LucyAmber
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Our family had a great time at Xcaret, and loved swimming with the Dolphins. As we were not allowed to bring our camera to the activity and realized that we'd have no choice but to purchase the photos taken by the place's photographers.
The park is not inexpensive, but nonetheless we were willing to pay for the pictures, to capture this once in a lifetime experience for us and the kids.
To our astonishment, we were asked for 200$ (!) for a set of digital pictures and a short video, which we found outrageous. We surrendered and paid, but not without a very bitter taste in our mouth, feeling ripped off and take advantage off.

For this reason, we'd encourage people to experience swimming with Dolphins, but not in Xcaret, find a differnt place for it where you'd treated fairly and honestly.

4  Thank ShafanBetnua
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

We got the Primax package which meant we were in the water for 60 mins+ and only had one other couple in our group. We spent so much time with the dolphins, it was unbelievable! The dolphins did tricks with us, and were very friendly. The staff were fun too (and spoke multiple languages).

Disliked: nothing.

Thank Ali H
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Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Omg this was outstanding. ..dolphins were in own environment and very happy and well looked after..the whole experience from start to finish blew my mind!!! Highly recommend it very professional.. it was one of my bucket list xx

Thank lynski173
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Great place, go for the upgrade, well worth the $30 each. thsirt isn't but the experience will be. Photos and video are not cheap but worth it if this will be a once in a lifetime experience

Thank skyartec
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