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Dolphin Explorer

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Come to our beautiful park and discover the awesome feeling of swimming with dolphins and interact with others amazing animals in an unique tropical environment
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Michael C wrote a review 17 May
Wallasey, United Kingdom3 contributions
It was a bit long winded getting prepared for the dolphin experience. Took a long time to go in with the dolphins as you are in a group. Not quite what I was expecting, you go in a coupe of times with them, do the same thing and that was it! There was a bird show (feeding budgies with seed from your hand) and also a sealion show. The photos and video were very expensive (it cost us $180 and not really worth the money) but you got them anyway because you want a holiday memory to take home.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Nikolas wrote a review 15 May
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Adventure with dolphins is really to recommend to everyone and a nice experience until you get to the point where the company's policy does not allow photography with dolphins own phones, which I experienced today with my wife, I understand to some extent but the price of a package for two people is $ 150 is for every condemnation and a great shame that the ticket price is less than the photos, it is really pure insolence. Shouldn't the company's policy include the price of photography included in the price of the ticket, I'm talking about a regular photography package, without an individual one. Or that package would be around $ 15 per person and almost everyone would buy it. Than maybe every tenth couple buys photos… I think visitors would be more satisfied and the company a fuller cash register… this is just bad management and company policy. Thanks to your company policy we have no memories from today's trip, a great shame. It is not just our opinion but that of almost everyone gathered in our group.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Narmin S wrote a review 12 May
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Me and my husband visit the dolphins explorer on the 11th of may. They told us that we two swim about 50mins with dolphins, but that wasn't true because the whole group was included!!! We pay each one 120$ , and when we finished and went to look at the pictures they told us it costs more 150$! So 2 things went wrong! We didn't swim 50mins with the dolphins and its very expensive to get our pictures!! So don't go you will be disappointed!!!!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Tanja wrote a review 3 May
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland3 contributions4 helpful votes
I wanted to do something special with my 2 sons (6 and 14). As my budget is not so high, I did think twice about doing this but as it has always been my dream I did pay 350$ for us 3 to do the excellence tour. Once we got to the park, it was a big rush. get your wristband, walk along the path, pose for a photo with parrots (but you dont have time to look at them as the next people are asked to come inside) and then go get changed and grab a life jacket. Once we did that in about 5 Minutes, we had to wait 40 Minutes on a seat until there were enough people there. Then we walked down to the dolphins, with more photo stops and lots of waiting inbetween. Once we got into the water the experience was nice, we did get to touch the dolphin, take pictures and interact. the experience with the dolphin itself was amazing. But then the big shock! When looking at the photos, you are told that the package for 3 people is $210!!! I said to the guy, no way. first he said yes that or nothing. then he said one single photo is $39 (for just ONE photo!!!!!) or you can get the photos without the video for$150 (that by the way was not on the pricelist)! also the parrot photo or sealion photo costs $15 extra! Once agreeing to pay the $150 as it was a once in a lifetime experience I decided to download them straight away, to make sure I got the right ones. and as if I would have known, there were some photos missing. I went back and it was so complicated to get them. Then we were told to wait at the cafe, someone will pick us up at 2 for the parrot show. it was 5 past 2 and I asked a worker when the show starts as we were not picked up yet. He said they may be running late and to just wait. at 20 past we saw all the people from the parrot show walking over to the sealion show, so we have missed the show due to wrong advise. we did go to see the sealion show and realised that 3 minutes after the show had finished, we were supposed to be on the bus to go back home. we walked as fast as we could to the bus and when asking to go to the toilet quickly they were not happy, but did wait an extra minute. All very very rushed and a big big rip off with what they charge! very greedy! Once again, the swimming part (each about 3 Minutes with the dolphin) was lovely, the rest disgraceful!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Steve Yorke wrote a review Apr 2022
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My wife and I did the "excellence' experience, 2 dolphins, 10 people 1 hour. Our time with the dolphins was amazing. We enjoyed it so much, the trainer was fun and made sure everybody had the same experience. Our time with the dolphins in my view, made it a wonderful experience that we're pleased we did and was well worth the cost. Why only 3 stars? There is a sea lion show and a bird show, neither of which do much to enhance the experience of the dolphins. The promotions say you will be swimming in the ocean and, while this is technically true, there are several enclosures within the sea that we actually swim in. The steps leading to the water were dangerously slippery. When we first arrived we were fitted with life jackets, shown to the lockers and toilets, then directed to wait in our group. We were left there for 15/20 mins in high heat and uncomfortable swimwear with all our belongings, including drinks, being left in the lockers. Before the dolphins there is a photo with the sea lion. Although we all took part, it's clear it was another persuasion tactic to encourage the buying of the photos. At the end you are told the cost of of all the photos they have taken. To be fair, they are good quality, but $150 for 60 photos including the sea lion, and an optional 6min video of the whole group was a shock and I should imagine that would be unaffordable to a lot of people. It was obvious they were going to profit from the photos and rightly so, but $150 to have memories of what should have been an amazing experience is just plain extortion and has the potential to ruin someone's day, as we saw first hand for a honeymooning couple.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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