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Dolphin Academy Curacao

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Address: Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad AN5999, Curacao
Phone Number: +599 9 465 8900
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Recommended length of visit: More than 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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Swimming with dolphins

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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East Granby, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Dolphin Swim program. It was very well organised. First we had a general introduction than we were able to spend in the water half an hour with 2 very cute dolphin (we were 4 people). It was amazing. I already participated in other countries in such activities but this was far the best. Take your snorkling equipment... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Worth every Guilder to watch my friend visit with and interact with the dolphin. She got to swim with them, touch them, get a kiss and give them basic commands that they followed. The pool where this is held is smaller and more intimate than other places. It also contains the real sea water and is as natural as an... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

If you have a bucket list of things to do, this should be among the first ones. If I go back I would like to do the scuba diving with the dolphins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

For younger kids its much more fun. Its not huge but there is enough to spend a whole day. The Dolphin show is cute. Because it is small, you can ask more questions... Feeding the sharks is also great.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

For each dolfin you see, their whole family has been killed; dont go there! Its the Auschwitz of dolfins!

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Satu Mare, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I would definitely recommend this attraction, especially for families with kids. Parking is not free, but at least there's a security guard on duty. There are different shows during the day and also a free guided tour is available. You can explore the academy by yourself but in that case don't expect too much. Wait for the guided tour (3... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The dolphin academy is a must see in Willemstad, Curacao and if you can afford it you should reserve a date and time to go swim with the dolphins. I was there with my wife and shared two dolphins with 4 other people. The trainers make sure everyone gets to interact with the dolphins and do 2 individual tricks with... More 

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