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“Fantastic experience!”

Dolphin Discovery Puerto Aventuras
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Dolphin Dreams by Dolphin Discovery is the largest habitat in the Riviera Maya providing a unique experience with our friendly and playful dolphins, all of them born within our successful and worldwide recognized breeding program. Known as a luxury community, Puerto Aventuras is visited by international and local tourists seeking a warm, sunny and comfortable vacation distant from the crowds.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed December 8, 2014

It is something I think you have to do at least once in your life - dolphins are such incredible creatures...amazing experience all around! Beautiful location where you also get to meet the manatees and see colorful fish. Go for the royal swim, you won't regret!

Thank MilanaGirl
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Reviewed December 6, 2014

We brought our 4.5 yr old son and 3 yr old daughter here and they had a blast. It took a little while for my daughter to warm up to the dolphins but she finally did. Great experience and a must do!

Thank LMOO834
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Reviewed December 3, 2014

this was amazing. we were with the dolphins for 90 minutes at least. the down side was they took great photos, but the were extremely expensive.

1  Thank Heidi C
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Reviewed December 3, 2014

We have just come back from an amazing holiday in Riviera Cancun Mexico and the whole holiday was brilliant, but the highlight was "The Royal Swim" at Dolphin Discovery Puerto Aventuras. The location was perfect, so natural and well kept. The Trainers Pamela and Paola were absolutely brilliant, you could tell that it wasn't just a job to them but a vocation. The Dolphins Frida & Olympia were absolutely gorgeous, and so intelligent. We had so much fun with them, and the list of behaviours were incredible, amongst other things, they kissed us, sang for us, danced with us and the Foot Push & Dorsal Tow were absolutely exhilarating, something we will never forget. We were also very fortunate and got to meet Frida's baby Esther who was so cute and doing well with her training. As a bonus we also met the Manatees, Juliet and her baby, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We even got to have our lunch there, supplied with a towel and a free locker, not forgetting the transport from our hotel and back again, and all this was part of the package. To top it all, whilst we were doing all these amazing things they were being photographed by Romero, so we got to buy the photo CD at the end of the day, so our experience of a lifetime can now be enjoyed over and over again. Thanks to all the staff for making our day so special.

Thank Lesley A
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Reviewed December 2, 2014

Did the program just outside of the Dreams Puerto Aventuras. I would have to give it very high marks, but can't say it was my favorite, but was still very excellent. The big plus would be the Manatee Encounter. That was a bonus that I did not even expect and really enjoyed. The only part that I did not enjoy was taking the kayaks out with the dolphins swimming around us. The part that I did in the past that was not done was lining up and having dolphins jump over us (Great picture opportunity), also just being spread out and the dolphins swimming around you and getting chances to pet and touch them. However, the extras of a dorsal fin pull was new and greatly enjoyed, also the holding dolphin in arms (In water of course) was fun and nice. So there were some pluses which makes this still a very good choice and a good quality program. I had a 7-yr old with me that I thought for surely would chicken out and they made him feel vefy comfortable during the entire program and he did chicken out of foot push, but was offered 2 dorsal fin pulls, so they really did give full value for the program to each and every person.

Thank Marc T
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