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Dolphin Cove Cayman

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9A Garvin Road | Morgan's Harbor, West Bay KY1-1301, Grand Cayman
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Do Not Go Here!!!! 5/6 people stung by jellyfish with no warning. Multiple stings, including my 8 and 9 year old!!!!

Do NOT go here. Dolphin experience ruined after not one but FIVE from six of us stung by jellyfish... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rzxcv
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Cayman Islands
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Scam and bad to animals

There are two major issues with this place -- first, they're not humane. They are a dolphin... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
maryanny143
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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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9A Garvin Road | Morgan's Harbor, West Bay KY1-1301, Grand Cayman
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Do NOT go here. Dolphin experience ruined after not one but FIVE from six of us stung by jellyfish. We were 2 spectate groups, but no one warned about jellyfish. When we complained, staff not compassionate and focused on selling us photos! Asked to speak...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two major issues with this place -- first, they're not humane. They are a dolphin breeding organization that, instead of rescuing dolphins, breeds them in captivity for show. What's more disturbing is how the dolphins are treated. One should never, ever hold onto...More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Cove Cayman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear visitor, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Cove Cayman and especially for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We deeply regret that you felt our interaction programs was not as you expected, your comments are well received, taken into account and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

George and Copernicus and his buddy were amazing. This turned out to be waaayy better than we expected. The “royal swim” package is the way to go!More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Cove Cayman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear traveler, Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, it has been great to read that the dolphins activity exceed your expectations and you had a memorable day. The interaction with these magnificent mammals is one of the most wonderful...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Girlfriend and I visited Dolphin Cove as part of a Excursion package purchased through a cruise we had taken to Grand Cayman. We had a wonderful time with Albert the Dolphin. The experience package was great and I wish we had purchased the swim...More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Cove Cayman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear user, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Cove Cayman and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are pleased to know that you and your girlfriend enjoyed the full dolphin experience and your day was plenty of memorable moments....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok experience too long for pics. Almost missed port of call. Wouldn’t do that experience again. Scary!More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Cove Cayman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear visitor, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Cove Cayman and especially for taking the time to tell us about your experience. It has been great to read that you enjoyed the dolphins activity, however we deeply regret that you felt our photo service was...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We had a group of tweens to grandparents on a cruise. We decided to go to Dolphin Cove for the Dolphin Swim Adventure. Everyone had a great time interacting with the dolphin, learning from the trainer, etc. We were a large group so we had...More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Cove Cayman, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Awesome Family Experience. We have done a Dolphin swim before in Mexico as well as behind the scenes in Florida. The experience here was incredible "better then Mexico but mostly because the water was warmer".. It was also more enjoyable because the swim area was...More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Cove Cayman, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 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 Cove Cayman. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience and...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We chose the Dolphin swim and Sitng ray city tour. It was a little crowded at sting ray city, but the hands on experience with our dolphin, Lucky was a once in a lifetime experience. The staff for both tours were fantastic, friendly and knowledgeable....More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Cove Cayman, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear visitor, Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us at Dolphin Cove Cayman, it has been great to read that the dolphins activity exceed your expectations and you had a memorable day. The interaction with these magnificent mammals is one...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Our family saw the different packages offered and decided to spend the little extra for the package including two dolphins for 45 minutes. It was well worth it! We showed up about 10 minutes early and saw all the people waiting at the dock already...More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Cove Cayman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 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 Cove Cayman. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience for...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We came here for a combo stingray city boat trip and a dolphin encounter. The tyrip to Stingray City was pleasant, and the crew very friendly. The area was crowded, but we managed to "play" with 2 Stingrays, as well as see multiple Stingrays swimming...More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Cove Cayman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Dear traveler, Many thanks for your visit and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the dolphins activity as well as the stingray experience and that our services were as expected. Our team...More

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Response from Richard_from_Utah | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of any weight limit for the part we did. You do have to be able to get up and down from sitting to standing positions several times on the dock and must be able to swim if you choose the part where you go out... More
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Response from OliverQueen11 | Reviewed this property |
No we only purchased the cd. If you call they will email the pictures to you! One person in our group broke the cd and called and they had no problem sending them over. Sorry that this happened to you!
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