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Dolphin Reef

#4 of 72 things to do in Eilat Features Animals
Southern Beach | POB 104 Eilat, Eilat 88100, Israel
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Interesting opportunity to see dolphins close up

This is an interesting venue for younger children. They can see four dolphins close up from a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Extremely expensive

You pay a lot and only see dolphimes from far. If you want to swim with the dolphins it is more... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Located on the shores of the Red Sea, this reef area gives visitors a chance to observe and swim with a group of bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dolphin area” (13 reviews)
“small beach” (19 reviews)
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Southern Beach | POB 104 Eilat, Eilat 88100, Israel
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an interesting venue for younger children. They can see four dolphins close up from a floating ramp. I would not pay extra for diving or snorkeling. "Diving" entails floating 20 meters from the beach. Good selection of food and drinks. You can run...More

Thank DRS69
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You pay a lot and only see dolphimes from far. If you want to swim with the dolphins it is more than 200 ILS per person. The beach is small and there is no reason to go there only for the beach.

Thank Yap661
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An enchanting getaway in the Red Sea. 3 warm pools to experience water therapy. All surrounded by natural green and a magnificent view at the dolphin reef and the beach. I spent a relaxing morning with good friends in this unforgettable oasis.

Thank batiebanai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is over 20 years since we had visited this reef and it had changed and improved. Although we didn't snorkel or swim with the dolphins we went up to the cafe and easily found a table overlooking the reef. The dolphins come and go...More

Thank felicityjg1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMG! People are parked in a small area (see photo), the sand is of bad quality, the dolphins are in captivity in a close area nearby the beach, you have to pay more than 60 shekels to enter. Good for kids only if they want...More

Thank Cedric G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and three children (10,8,2) went this morning to the Dolphin Reef. We stood on the bridge and watched the dolphins which was an amazing experience. The dolphins come close enough that you can almost touch them. There is an instructor there who answers...More

Thank DavidZacks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a positively unique experience to see dolphins in their natural environment. These great dolphins do not deserve such a greedy and rude management which runs this overcrowded and overpriced place. BTW also the number of dolphins in the reef is getting smaller and smaller...More

Thank Shuriki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even having a diving certificate they make you going through the introductory training which takes 40 min. The diving itself is maximum 20 min. DON'T PAY FOR THE VIDEO NEITHER FOR THE PICTURES. It seems they don't know how to use GoPro and the material...More

Thank THRP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wow !!! we saw dolphins near us, it was very fun and breathtaking ! we also swam in the beach which had a clean and cool water, a place to buy food, with waiters !!!

1  Thank Sigal G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The relaxation pools are a life highlight. Staff are magnifent, and it worth the cost. The swim with the dolphins was fine and I am pleased to have done it. I was somewhat uncomfortable with having to hang on to a stranger, as expected for...More

2  Thank Dawn K
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Sebastian Ariel B
Hi, I will be visiting Eilat in 2 weeks on my own, I wonder please if I would be able to see the dolphins without doing snorkeling or diving? I also wonder if just by walking from the beach you can spot the dolphins or not? If I decide to swim on the ocean without doing snorkeling, is that possible to see the dolphins? Please advise, thanks a lot Kindly Sebastian
4 May 2017|
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Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sebastian. This is David again. It seems that you can't swim out from the reef, only in the enclosed area. If you want to see recent pictures of the dolphins in the reef mail me. david20182 at Gomail.
How much is it to snorkle?
2 April 2017|
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Response from mickknap | Reviewed this property |
Unsure of prices now, best go to there web page for updated information, but i am sure just snorkeling around the beach area is included with the entrance fee.
Hi, Are there activities to do at the reef if we don't want to snorkel/dive? Can we see/touch the dolphins from the walkways over the water? Thanks!
20 March 2017|
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Response from Orit Y | Reviewed this property |
You can watch the dolphins from very close (there bridge into the see). You can touch dolphins only if they sweem to youb (very rear)