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Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya

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Address: Plaza Caracol local 20-B | Puerto Costa Maya Mahahual, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
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+52 1 866 393 5158
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Dolphin Discovery is the world's number one swim with dolphins company. We...

Dolphin Discovery is the world's number one swim with dolphins company. We welcome cruise lovers to our facility in Costa Maya to live the experience of a lifetime swimming with dolphins in paradise.

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We took my mom on her first cruise and this in the only excursion she asked to do. We paid for my husband to go also because he wanted to be included, but he didn't want to get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hollywood, Florida
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our Dolphin handler Antonio was professional, pleasant, light-hearted and showed genuine humane care for the dolphins. I was a little anxious at first, but that feeling quickly left as I watched the beautiful dolphins interact with us. they were amazingly soft & smooth. Friendly, smart and good people skills. Thank fully our photographer Javier, captured every moment. Javier also took... More 

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Thank E.J. F
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was the worst thing I've seen. The pools where they keep the dolphins are very small and there are at least two or tree dolphins in there. They can barely make a circle without bumping into inch other. They should other make more space for them or keep only one per pool.

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Thank Maria S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took my mom on her first cruise and this in the only excursion she asked to do. We paid for my husband to go also because he wanted to be included, but he didn't want to get in the water. After we got there we discovered he could just stand behind the fence and watch. You're literally almost right... More 

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Thank Sassy_Flash
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Javier was The dolphin trainer did a great job, was very nice and the dolphins were supér sweet. They came right up to you and gave kisses.

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Costa Maya, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter swam with the dolphins when we arrived to this Mexican Port on our Cruise Ship.. The crew took a picture of her while a dolphin kissed her cheek. We had never experienced swimming with dolphins, but the crew was extremely helpful, professional and friendly. We had an amazing time and were able to upload the pictures the crew... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Other resorts could charge $100 more than was here to swim with the dolphins. $149 and you take this off of your bucket list. The animals are so special and the experience is worth the wait in line.

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Thank McFerrid
DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear Traveler On behalf of Dolphin Discovery we thank you for your visit. We are pleased to know that your program of interaction with dolphins has been a marvelous lifetime experience worthy to be shared with your family and friends. At Dolphin Discovery we looks forward to welcome you once again. Regards More 

Hollywood, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a dolphin experience like no other this is it! We have done other dolphin encounters but have never had such a personalized, up close experience. We kissed, hugged, high fived and swam with beautiful dolphins just a few minutes from our cruise ship. Highly recommended!!

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Thank Susie L
DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear Susie On behalf of Dolphin Discovery Team we want to thank you for your comments. We are glad to know that you had an amazing time swimming and interacting with our lovely dolphins. We are sure this was an amazing lifetime experience. Our staff is more than happy to create good moments for our guests, as our main goal... More 

Wildwood, Missouri
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110 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is a beautiful park and the restaurant is good too. Like any enclosure it's a touch sad that the dolphins are captive and not free but they are clearly well cared for.

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Thank Allan G
DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear Allan Dolphin Discovery appreciates your visit. We are pleased to know that you have had an amazing experience swimming and interacting with the dolphins. These creatures are so smart and cute that is so hard not to love them. At Dolphin Discovery we look forward to see you again in a near future. Best Regards More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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430 reviews
252 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We were off the cruise ship looking for what there is to see when we came upon the dolphins. Watching the different children learning how to interact with the dolphins was a true pleasure. Well worth our time.

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Thank Mike P
DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear Mike Thank you for sharing with us your comments, at Dolphin Discovery we feel happy to know that you have enjoyed of watching the dolphins playing around. These creatures are so amazing that is hard not to love them. At Dolphin Discovery we look forward to see you soon again. Regards More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Fantastic! Great instructor named Ricardo at Costa Maya made this excursion memorable. My whole family enjoyed it. Thanks!

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear Traveler Dolphin Discovery is happy to know that you and your family had a fantastic experience swimming and interacting with the dolphins. Dolphins are awesome creatures and it is a lifetime experience to interact with them! The team of Dolphin discovery hopes to welcome you back in a short time period. Greetings to your family! More 

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