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“Swim with Dolphins”

Dolphinarium, Cayo Naranjo
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Holguin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed August 14, 2014

An excellent experience throughout, a pleasant boat trip to get there, very pleasant surroundings, the animals look very well looked after, very reasonable prices, no hard selling of official photos

2  Thank Adrian W
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wonderful catermarin trip and to swim with the dolphins :) Lovely trip.Great bartenders, lovely hosts, the best in dolphins. I didnt want to leave! Will do it again and again!!

Thank Margo M
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

Fantastic value for money. Great funny sea lion show first for us. then a we was organised into groups to determine if you wanted to go inoto the deep or shallow water with the dolphins. yes you do get a choice. Life jackets available at all times anyways.
We paid an extra 10 peso to get to do a lift out of the water trick. so so glad I did, will never forget that day.

Thank wales4you
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

Interact and engage with dolphins. Lobster meal is great. Catamaran ride to the dolphinarium and back was exceptional as was the snorkling experience.
Hated the fact that tips were requested by everyone at every stop. It was embarrassing to say the least.

Thank 434Family
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

Swim with dolphins is something my wife had always wanted to swim with dolphins and this was her chance. We booked through the Thomas Cook rep and for £72 each this was an amazing day. We were picked up from our hotel by bus and then a motorised catamaran where visitors were invited to steer the boat and have photo opportunities. On arrival were greeted by a welcome drink and live music by a local band, they were good and got guests up to play music with them. All drinks were included. We then watched a sea lion show which was interesting and very funny, great for kids and adults then it was time for the dolphins. There was a charge if you wanted the dolphins to do stunts with you but it was so cheap and you got 3 for the price of 2 you would be mad if you didn't. Once in the water the trainer, who was great and kept everybody laughing, got each visitor to go through a series of stunts with each person. The trainer was good with the kids, reassuring them and giving them confidence as some of the children were scared at first. After everybody had had the stunts it was then time for the dolphins to have their fun. Everybody was encouraged to rub the dolphins tummy and have a kiss from them but the dolphins didn't want one kiss and raced around for a few more kisses. Then the trainer asked everybody to clap their hands for the dolphins and when they did the dolphins leapt out of the water and clapped their fins and gave everyone a soaking. You were in the water with the dolphins for at least 45 - 60 minutes.
Then you were given a chance to dry off before being taken to a dolphin show where you could really see how intelligent and agile the dolphins are plus there was the usual drenching and surprises for two "victims" sorry volunteers. The show again lasted about an hour before it was off to the restaurant for a roast chicken or half lobster dinner with drinks, food was good and plentiful. The dolphinarium is set in a natural lagoon so there are no concrete pools only natural areas so the animals are in the same conditions as if they were in their own habitat and the trainers love their job so much. After dinner it's then onto a large catamaran for a cruise out to sea to watch the sunset over the sea, again drinks included. This was such a romantic end to an awesome day. We both can't recommend this trip enough and will be doing it again when we go back next year. Absolutely amazing from start to finish.

1  Thank Mike W
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