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Dolphin Academy Curacao

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Address: Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad AN5999, Curacao
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+599 9 465 8900
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Dolphin Academy offers fun and educational intimate experiences, like a...

Dolphin Academy offers fun and educational intimate experiences, like a Dolphin Encounter, a Dolphin Swim, a Dolphin Snorkel with Coastal Bottlenose Dolphins in a natural saltwater lagoon and the open sea. Different programs and courses available for all ages.

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amazing interaction with the Dolphin, marvelous animals

The best thing to do at the Se-aquarium, anyone should do it. It is very exciting once you are there your heartbeat just race up

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best thing to do at the Se-aquarium, anyone should do it. It is very exciting once you are there your heartbeat just race up

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My 11 yr old daughter just finished her two mornings of assistant dolphin trainer training at the Dolphin Academy. She loved it! Anje and the other trainers were really good with her. She got to train with them, learn about dolphins, help prepare dolphin show treats, swim with a couple dolphins and then participate in one of the dolphin shows.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice to swim with dolphins but a bit slow due to all the cruise people. The outside is nicer than the inside. But I would recommend this, our 2 year old was very excited to see the Dolphins.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a decent experience. I felt the tanks were too small for the animals and overall not much to see. The sharks had no room to swim. We just went to do the dolphin experience. An encounter with a dolphin will always be amazing so I'm focusing on the other aspects of the facility. When we arrived they did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all the trainers and the whole atmosphere is very relaxed and focused on the well being of animals. At first I was somewhat reluctant to this, but the trainers proved me wrong. Next to a demonstration we did a dolphin swim hosted by Marie Christine: very relaxed and continuous focus on fun for dolphins and humans. Really loved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I swam with the dolphins when we honeymooned in Curacao 1/17. We chose to to do the 'swim' option which gives you around 45 minutes of swimming with the dolphins in a lagoon area where they are kept. Highly recommend doing this. It was a bucket list item for me and it did not disappoint! Trainers were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the swim with dolphins package. It was amazing. After a film introduction of dolphins and the sea we were taken by an instructor who explained what we have to expect and how we have to react and do with the dolphins during our swim. We were than taken to the area were our dolphins and instructors take us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were skeptical before going but this was a major life experience! I highly recommend this opportunity while visiting Curaçao!

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Bossier City, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This experience was one I will not forget. The care this group gives to the dolphins is just amazing and you can see they all truly love them. Just to swim with them and touch them has given me a whole new appreciation for Dolphins. Definitely a must visit if you are in Curaçao! If you skip this it will... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its a really nice place yiu can even sw with the dolphins depends which package you choose and how much you want to spend. There are shows daily not only the dolphin but also sea lion and feeding the shark also. A must see when you are in curacao

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