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Dolphin Academy Curacao

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Address: Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad AN5999, Curacao
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+599 9 465 8900
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Dolphin Academy offers fun and educational intimate experiences, like a...

Dolphin Academy offers fun and educational intimate experiences, like a Dolphin Encounter, a Dolphin Swim, a Dolphin Snorkel with Coastal Bottlenose Dolphins in a natural saltwater lagoon and the open sea. Different programs and courses available for all ages.

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Our whole family went for the dolphin swim. Definitely worth the expense as it is a truly once in a life experience. Great setting, professional staff and just great fun.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our whole family went for the dolphin swim. Definitely worth the expense as it is a truly once in a life experience. Great setting, professional staff and just great fun.

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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see. World famous attraction. It's even be on TV nationally. People go there and volunteer for several months at a time. Run on donations and volunteer labor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice experience but... it is almost the same to pay for swimming with the dolphins and just the encounter, and the encounter is cheaper. The girl trainers were so kind with us and explain everything good about them.

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Leicester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly memorable day spent experiencing the Dolphin Encounter with Serena the adorable 4 year old Dolphin. A magical experience for us all followed by a nice walk around the Sea Aquarium and finished off by watching the excellent Dolphin show. Incredibly we experienced monsoon like rain for much of our visit yet this did not detract from a great... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sad. They deserve to be free. Don't visit this if you love dolphins. They are intelligent animals who shouldn't be held in captivity.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It wasmy first timeto see dolphins, it was amazing. Show was good amd attractive, they made lot of tricks. Price wasnt high at all for that

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Carol Stream
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did the dolphin "encounter" as opposed to the "swim" with the dolphins. It is somewhat similar because you get to be in the water with the dolphins, but not actually swimming. You go down some stairs to a platform to be in the water with them. The guide gives a lot of information about the animals, and has them... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The aquarium is tiny but they do have some shows that are really interesting and i got to hand feed the mantas! It was great! The highlight was swimming with dolphins. No staying close to the edge and dolphins swim by in this one. Nope. Here you get a pair of fins and off you go in the middle of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Visit on a rainy day. Dolphins still romp and show off. It's a 15-20 minute cab ride from the cruise port. $20 plus tip. Enjoy the neighborhood views along the way. Entrance was steep. $21 per adult, $11 for age 60+ with proof of identity. $much Extra to swim with the dolphins. For this reason skip the cruise excursion. Dolphins... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you're ready to have a forgettable time of your life on the island, just go and take a swim with the dolphins a take some nice pictures at the Curaçao dolphin academy at bapor kibra.

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