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Istanbul Dolphinarium

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Address: Silahtaraga Mah. Silahtaraga Cad. No:2 D:4 Eyup Merkez, Eyup, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 5817878
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Istanbul Dolphinarium presents you a unique chance to explore the...

Istanbul Dolphinarium presents you a unique chance to explore the fascinating world of sea mammals. Here, by taking a closer look at these magnificent creatures, you will get to know them better and realize the importance of these species in our world's Nature. Istanbul Dolphinarium invites the visitors of all ages to meet in person merry dolphins, playful fur seals, massive walruses and the gorgeous white whale! Here, you can watch marine mammals' exciting show, swim, interact or SCUBA dive with the dolphins. Also, there are individual dolphin-therapy sessions for the kids with special needs.

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Went to see the dolphin show & loved it! Very entertaining & they also offer a chance to take pictures with dolphins, whale & Walrus! Walrus was deffo our favourite

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Zahra J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see the dolphin show & loved it! Very entertaining & they also offer a chance to take pictures with dolphins, whale & Walrus! Walrus was deffo our favourite

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have an amazing show that the whole family can enjoy a lot,and also at the end of the show you can have a pic. with the dolphin,but the problem here that they have only one show everyday at 2pm ,but actually it ll start at 2:10 or 2:15pm I recommend you as a one plan,to visit Rahmi museum at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoy the show...first time experience see the dolphin..but the location is a bit far from the city...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

You will really enjoy the show, the dolphins and seals are well trained. My kids were so happy that they sit in their seat all through the show, believe me this never happened before. We took the VIP tickets because we came late and most of the lower rows seats were full. VIP seats are on the center of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the shoe very much. There is a sesion when you are able to take a photo with the dolphins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

There are 4 shows; each one lasts for like 9-14 minutes so we stayed there for an hour and 15 minutes. The animals were very smart, talented, well-trained; thanks to the coaches who trained them. After each show you'll get the chance to take a photo with the animals (20 TL for each picture). Personally, I enjoyed the dolphins show... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The show was nice but I can not not say that it was the best since this was the first time for me to see dolphin show. The problem is that the place itself is disappointing. there is only a small restaurant that has a limited choices of food and no air conditioner. we had to wait for almost 2... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I have had the opportunity to visit many dolphin shows in different parts of the world, but this one in Istanbul was the best. The acts that were performed needed a lot of training and full marks to the trainers. My son also had a session of swimming with the dolphins, which though costed quite a bit but was a... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

On the website it's shown that there is transportation. .but actually nothing were provided for free according to them ..felt like i was tricked. .same trick in aquarium..they took pic then u have to pay very expensive photo

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

It was a wonderful show well organized and great animals. The kids enjoyed the show enormously and they wanted to buy some of the souvenirs they sell as they liked the dolphins and all

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