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Dolphin Cay

#2 of 20 things to do in Paradise Island Features Animals
1 Casino Drive | Atlantis Resort, New Providence Island
+1 242-363-6950
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Lots of Great Dolphins

These dolphins look very healthy and they seem to love interacting with the people. They have an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shallow Water

While staying at Atlantis we did the shallow water encounter, it was fun but I wish we would have... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Columbus, Ohio
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Sometimes the best way to describe something is by saying what it isn't. Dolphin Cay isn't an aquarium, it's not an entertainment facility, and it doesn't stage marine shows. Opened in 2007 in response to a need to provide a safe haven for 16 stranded dolphins whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, Dolphin Cay is one of the world's largest open-air, man-made marine mammal habitats. Located on the west side of the Atlantis, Paradise Island property, the 14-acre environment includes an 11-acre lagoon complete with coves and sandy beaches, 7 connected "residential" pools, a state-of-the-art education center, an animal rescue-rehabilitation hospital, an animal pharmacy, a quarantine, and a separate sea lion center. Dolphin Cay is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), and the International Marine Animal Trainers' Association (IMATA). Through its partnerships with the University of Florida's School of Veterinary Medicine and University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Dolphin Cay plays an active role in the development of the advanced research and knowledge about marine mammals. Every visit to Dolphin Cay supports the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation, creating and promoting solutions for a wide range of marine conservation challenges from coral reef degradation to marine species in decline.
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1 Casino Drive | Atlantis Resort, New Providence Island
+1 242-363-6950
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Reviewed 2 days ago

These dolphins look very healthy and they seem to love interacting with the people. They have an excellent facility.

Thank TennesseeTravel
Reviewed 3 days ago

While staying at Atlantis we did the shallow water encounter, it was fun but I wish we would have done the deep water encounter haha

Thank gmoskash
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the deep water dolphin swim on our 2nd full day. Dolphin experience was a must do for my kids. Planned it early in the week so we could use the snorkel gear at the beach and was very glad we did. Big surprise...More

Thank CousinHelen
Reviewed 4 days ago

First day we made shallow water interaction, it was ok, much better than deep water swim. Second day we made deep water swim. It should last 2 hours. We were waiting 15 minutes then we were asked 20 minutes if we have a good time...More

Thank petrap174
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just got back from Bahamas and wanted to share review of the deep water dolphin swim. Overall a great experience. How can you not have one swimming with dolphins? With that being said our group was a bit disappointed as our program was not what...More

Thank pete9119
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of fun dolphins appear to be taken well cared of! Trainers were very nice and patient reward the dolphins with fish

Thank Hannahkraf
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Booked the shallow water interaction several months ago for four of us for just over £400. Thought it was expensive at the time but how can you not take your kids to see and touch dolphins. Well it was worth every, what a truly amazing...More

1  Thank turbotank
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth trying the first time we visited! We didn't do again but you'll have to do on your first trip to Bahamas it fun make sure you take a camera

Thank Johanna L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the sunrise yoga with the dolphins for $55/person. Plus tax and everything I think it was $150/couple. It was just us and another couple. It was weird when the girl clipped us to the board she put me next to the other girl's...More

Thank MsSjvivi22
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were excellent and our trainer was very knowledgable and had a great relationship with the Dolphins. Highly recommend!

1  Thank cathyb75
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10 June 2017|
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Response from Toni E |
Hi 3 options re getting to dolphin cay from the ship, there's a ferry from the port, a quick bus ride 1 dollar 25 cents each that drops you at the bridge and you'd have to walk over, then turn left to dolphin cay walk under... More