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Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya

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Fantastic dolphin experience

We visited Dolphin Discovery as an excursion from our cruise ship. We were pleased with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tony J
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Victoria, Canada
Awesome Experience!

If you love dolphins, I highly recommend Dolphin Discovery! Wonderful staff that made the... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MKJWMom
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Chicago, Illinois
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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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Plaza Caracol local 20-B | Puerto Costa Maya Mahahual, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Dolphin Discovery as an excursion from our cruise ship. We were pleased with the proximity to the ship, the facilities and the staff. Many great memories made plus we did spend the money for photos (we're glad we did).

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very small pools where these dolphins are forced to swim all day for a long line of tourists. The employees are very nice but the experience itself is very sad as you think of the living conditions of these beautiful animals. Will never do something...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love dolphins, I highly recommend Dolphin Discovery! Wonderful staff that made the experience incredibly fun and educational.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place with very nice and knowledgeable trainers and personel, the photographer Josue and the trainer Karla and Hugo took their time to teach us what to do when we was swimming with the dolphins. I would highly recommend this place!More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for your preference and for taking the time to share how was your experience at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Undersized dolphin ponds where hordes of fellow cruisers wait patiently for their turn to pet an overworked dolphin and be dragged across the small pond.More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear traveler, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya and especially for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We regret that you felt our location was not on the levels of quality required to host the dolphins, be assured your...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

This is definitely a Must See Excursion If you like animals!! The trainers are wonderful, and take their time explaining what to do when you are in the water with the dolphins. An unforgettable experience! (Just a suggestion...lower the prices of the photos you take...More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for your preference and for taking the time to share how was your experience at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience....More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

This was nothing more than a money factory for the facility. We were treated like items on an assembly line with little attention. We were divided into six or so groups, each having our own designated dolphin. Sure, it was unique to be in a...More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Dear traveler, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya and especially for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We deeply regret that the dolphin activity didn't fulfill your expectations and you felt that our location was not on the levels...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Ruined by the cost of photos. The actual experience was good. Only wanted 3 photos but it was going to be over $200 NZ for themMore

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Dear traveler, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the dolphin experience itself and your day was nice. On the other hand we...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

We had teens and young children with us as well as adult family members. We ALL enjoyed the excursion. Would do it all over again.More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. We are very happy that you and your whole family enjoyed your day and the dolphin activity was terrific, they are wonderful creatures! We really appreciate...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018

This a an amazing experience. I can’t tell you how much fun my children and us as adults had. If you are going on a vacation where they have dolphin discovery or dolphin swim it’s definately worth the money.More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Dear traveler, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience for your whole family....More

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Carolyn G
27 May 2018|
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Response from Karen5679 | Reviewed this property |
We purchased through the cruise line but they have a kiosk in front and people were purchasing tickets directly there.
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Tracy J
2 May 2018|
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Response from revgeorge | Reviewed this property |
You would have to sign up to swim with the dolphins but to hang out and watch them is free. We really enjoyed the show they put on. There is also a large pool there where you can swim up to a bar and get a drink, very cool.
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Doug C
We are going to be in port in March. I am confused on a couple of things. Google maps and the address puts the Dolphin Discovery right at the side of the pier. The lady I spoke with said it was a 10 minute taxi ride? It looks like it is a long pier! Also, what is the deal with photos? Sounds almost like highway robbery. We were supposed to be in Cozumel for 2 days but they changed our itinerary to go to Costa Maya, which is messing with our dolphin encounter. It isn't bad at all as there are going to be 6 large ships in port and in Cozumel and in Costa Maya there are only 2 large ships and our smaller ship. We have reservations at Dolphinaris in Cozumel, They included photos for half price (I know it is all relative). Any suggestions on getting photos and not getting fleeced? Just trying to get logistics and costs figured out as it will be 10% fee for our cancellation in Cozumel. Thanks you, Doug
20 February 2018|
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Response from Anita J | Reviewed this property |
We were met at the Costa Maya pier for the dolphin excursion, and it was just a short walk away. We followed our guide to the location. The dolphin pools are right next to the ocean and there are lockers, bathrooms, and a... More
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