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Dolphin Discovery Cozumel

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Address: Chankanaab National Park | Ctra. ChetumaPuerto Juarez KM 266.3, Cozumel 77729, Mexico
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What an experience

This was a wonderful experience having a opportunity to be in a swimming pen with a Dolphins, swimmingwith her and being able to touch her. My son loved it and so did I.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Katrina V
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New Zealand
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New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a wonderful experience having a opportunity to be in a swimming pen with a Dolphins, swimmingwith her and being able to touch her. My son loved it and so did I.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an amazing visit to mexico with riding dolphins and then feeding and petting manatees. Then you get a DVD to remember your experience and see pictures of it all over again.

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the worst dolphin encounter of three for us. The staff is extremely rude and inattentive. We had the misfortune of being the only English speakers in a group with locals. The trainer barely said anything in English literally ignoring us most of the time. The cost of the pictures are so ridiculous ( $40 for each single picture... More 

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Laramie, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must! This was my 2nd time swimming with dolphins and it will never get old. Check this off your bucket list.

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Cozumel, responded to this review

Dear Traveler Thank you for sharing your experience at Dolphin Discovery. The team at Dolphin Discovery is glad that your second experience swimming with the dolphins was as wonderful as the first one. The interaction with these lovely creatures is an unique and unforgettable lifetime experience. At Dolphin Discovery we look forward to see you once again to live the... More 

Meridian, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our bunches ages was from 67 years old to 15 months. We also had a non-swimmer (the oldest) that is terrified of water, that enjoyed every second!

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Cozumel, responded to this review

Dear Michele At Dolphin Discovery we are happy to know that your experience with the dolphins was wonderful, these amazing creatures worth every minute of the program. The team at Dolphin Discovery appreciates your visit and looks forward to see you once again. Best Regards More 

Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dolphin Discovery at Chankanaab is a nice place, but you will pay. We did not get with the Dolphins until about an hour after our scheduled time - be prepared for delays. Part of the delay problem is the dolphins - our dolphin decided to hang out with her boyfriend, so they had to get another dolphin. The included buffet... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Cozumel, responded to this review

Dear Jim At Dolphin Discovery we thank you for your visit, we are glad that you and your family lived a great day with us. We are sure that the dolphin experience was an unforgettable and unique lifetime experience for all of you. As well, we appreciate your comments about the services and facilities, for us is very important to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started the day with the royal swim experience with the dolphins! They offered a "photo-service" since you weren't allowed to have cameras in the water. A tip to pre-pay a better price compared to buying afterwards. In a group of six, you were able to pet, do some tricks and swim (footpush and be towed) with two dolphins. It was... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Cozumel, responded to this review

Dear Nathalie Dolphin Discovery thanks you for your visit and especially for sharing with us your experience. We are pleased that your experience interacting with the dolphins and manatees was great, being close to these wonderful species is a marvelous lifetime experience worthy to be shared with your loved ones. At Dolphin Discovery we look forward to see you again... More 

Vernon Hills, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i booked the Swim Adventure through the Dolphin Discovery call center and not through our Carnival Triumph cruise over Christmas. I booked over Thanksgiving weekend and got a Black Friday deal of 50 % off. We had a group of 12. 6 adults and 6 children (ages 5, 6, 8, 9,10 and 12). Booking through Carnival would have cost us... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Cozumel, responded to this review

Dear Traveler Dolphin Discovery thanks you for letting us be part of your activities during your cruise trip around the Caribbean. We are glad that you and your family had a day full of fun and adventure, but especially that the swim program with dolphins has been an unique lifetime experience. The team at Dolphin Discovery appreciates your comments and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked in advance before our cruise and got a great deal. I feel it was almost 40% cheaper than the cruise line. I looked at other reviews on here. You have to get your own taxi to the park about a 25 min ride I think is was $15 each way. We had time to walk around the park... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Cozumel, responded to this review

Dear Traveler At Dolphin Discovery we are happy to know that you had the opportunity of taking advantage of our great promotions on line. Undoubtedly swimming with dolphins is a wonderful lifetime adventure that gives you the opportunity to know more about them and their habitat. The team at Dolphin Discovery congratulates you for your amazing day and hopes to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and two boys aged 7&8 had a great time doing the Dolphin push, pull& swim session, and it is something I would have highly recommended except .... You are not allowed to take pics .. I'm ok with that as I understand this is a business and they have identified another way to make money, no problem. What... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Cozumel, responded to this review

Dear Melanie At Dolphin Discovery we regret to know that the photo service was not as expected, your comments will be shared with the correspondent area, nevertheless it worth to mention that our photo prices are based on the local market. On the other hand, we are glad that your husband and boys did enjoy of the interaction with the... More 

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