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Address: 9A Garvin Road | Morgan's Harbor, West Bay KY1-1301, Grand Cayman
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Dolphin Encounter Program: This program is specifically designed for young...

Dolphin Encounter Program: This program is specifically designed for young children, non- swimmers and those keen to get an up close encounter with a dolphin. Guests stand waist high in the water and interact with the dolphins. You will get to touch, kiss, dance, sing and learn all sorts of fascinating facts about your dolphin. The dolphins will also perform some high energy behaviors guaranteed to thrill and delight. No minimum age – however for safety reasons, young children must be accompanied by one adult per child. (Children under 11 years of age must be accompanied an adult). Dolphin Swim Program You will receive a life vest before getting into the deep water, where guests will get to interact, touch, kiss and enjoy an up close experience. You will get a thrill out of our famous belly rides, where you ride belly to belly with one of our amazing dolphins. At the end of your program, see your dolphins fly high in the air with their spectacular jumps. Minimum age 5 years or older and must be strong swimmers– however for safety reasons, young children must be accompanied by an adult. (Children under 11 years of age must be accompanied an adult).

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Don't Think it Over, Just Go!

We were on a cruise and had booked this excursion while we were anchored off Grand Cayman. WHAT A PHENOMENAL TOUR! Shawn and the rest of the marine specialists were extremely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on a cruise and had booked this excursion while we were anchored off Grand Cayman. WHAT A PHENOMENAL TOUR! Shawn and the rest of the marine specialists were extremely professional, knowledgable, and friendly. We also added a trip out to Stingray City with this company. Thomas and his crew were excellent mariners and we were glad to have... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Dolphin Encounter and Stingray City excursion on our Carnival Breeze cruise. Our trainer's name was Annie (spelling?) and she was fantastic! You can tell she absolutely loves her job and the dolphins she works with (especially Alegria). With the Dolphin Encounter you don't get to swim with the dolphins, but you do get to pet, kiss, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone should do this once. Great time, so much more than I expected. We were well cared for, they showed us how to signal the dolphin and gave us plenty of time to play.

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Powhatan, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the Dolphin Encounter & Sting Ray City tour through our cruise line. The dolphin encounter was amazing!!! I researched quite a bit beforehand because I wasn't sure whether to do the dolphin swim or just the encounter, but we ultimately chose the encounter based off of our children's ages. The difference between the swim and the encounter is... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Cove, responded to this review

Dear Lora Dolphin Cove appreciates your visit, we are so pleased to know that your day with us was full of fun and adventure. The interaction with the dolphins is a marvelous lifetime experience worthy to be shared with friends a family. On behalf of Dolphin Cove we thank you for your comments and look forward to see you once... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We got their a half an hour early as required and we had to wait more than an hour to get any kind of update or instructions as to what we were supposed to be doing. It was also pretty crowed with a lot of cruise ship passengers. My initial impression was not great. But once we got out with... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Cove, responded to this review

Dear Sarah 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Loved swimming with the dolphins, but for a family of 5, it was $700, a bit pricey. However, it included the Stingray City trip. So, I thought, "okay this isn't so bad". But then they take your pictures with the dolphins and tried selling me the photo disc for $200 for just the dolphin ones and another $60 for stingray... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Cove, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer Dolphin Discovery enjoyed your visit and comments. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed the experience of interacting with dolphins. On the other hand we are sorry to know that the photo service has not been as expected, your comments will be shared with the Management, nevertheless it worth to mention that our prices are based... More 

Jackson, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Place is very nice and inviting. The swimming with the dolphins is in a controlled area with trained dolphins. They do a few tricks with each person. Pretty cool. The trainers and staff are super friendly, and the dolphins seemed happy. Only complaint is the wait. We had 130p reservations. They say to be there 30 mins early, which we... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Cove, responded to this review

Dear Traveler Thank you for sharing with us your experience at Dolphin Cove Cayman. Your comments are well appreciated and will be shared with the correspondent area, as is a good opportunity to improve the quality of our services. On the other side, we feel happy to know that you have enjoyed of the interaction with the dolphins, no doubts... More 

budapest
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

You can be with dolphins, swim with dolphins, and this is a great experience. We loved it so much. Swim with the giant stingrays was better for us. Real fun, The color of the water is amazing... but. One more time, but. You cant use your cameras. You need to buy the official photos.( An amateur girl with big camera)... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Cove, responded to this review

Dear Traveler At Dolphin Cove we are glad to know that you had a great day swimming and interacting with the dolphins. Your comments are well appreciated and will be shared with the corresponding area, nevertheless it worth to mention that our photo prices are based on the local market. The team at Dolphin Cove thanks you for your visit... More 

Humble, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This would have been a 5 star review for the experience . Great fun - never before opportunity to swim with dolphins. The team with the dolphins did a great job. However - you cannot have any cameras...at all. It was explained as a potential problem for the dolphins, but what it really is - is that they want you... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Cove, responded to this review

Dear Matt Thank you for sharing with us your experience at Dolphin Cove, your comments are highly valued and will be shared with the corresponding area. Nevertheless it worth to mention that due to safety measure electrical devices are not allowed near to the dolphin's pools. On the other side we are glad to know that your experience with the... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We did a Disney Cruise and booked the excursion through them. The excursion was to Dolphin Cove and Stingray City. This was one of the most amazing encounter we have ever experienced. The Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Firstly the Dolphins, you have plenty of opportunity to interact with the dolphins, from belly to belly rides to touching the... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Cove, responded to this review

Dear Traveler Dolphin Cove appreciates your visit and especially for having the time to share your experience with us. We are happy to know that your family really enjoyed swimming and interacting with our lovely dolphins, please be sure they enjoy as well making new human friends. Our staff really cares about our dolphin's safety and care, they do a... More 

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