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Dolphin Bay Preserve

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Dolphin Bay, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6915-1155
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The Dolphin Bay Preserve EcoTour is unlike any other tour in Bocas del Toro!Go beyond dolphin viewing, jungle hiking, and snorkeling and experience nature like never before!This is your chance to taste the fruit of cacao fresh from the pod, get close enough to touch poison dart frogs, caimans and sea urchins, and learn about the rich socioeconomic and cultural history of Bocas del Toro. Itinerary:• 10:00 (flexible): Our guide picks you up at your hotel• 10:30: Arrive at Dolphin Bay for dolphin watching• 11:00: Arrive at Dolphin Bay Preserve and begin hike• 1:30: Locally prepared lunch • 2:00: Snorkeling• 3:00: Return to your hotel
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Dolphin Bay, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6915-1155
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ashamed that we took part in this segment of the tour... Dolphin nay is where these beautiful creatures go to sleep and rest up. However tour groups form a large circle of boats, surrounding these highly intelligent mammals, forcing them to swim away from the...More

Thank paul a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have seen the whales in the Bay of Panama, however, seeing dolphins in the wild was still on our “things to do” list. Apparently there are dolphins here all the time. We saw adults and juveniles. We got to the point that we could...More

Thank jazzmann48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bay lies between mangroves and the water is calm. Use video to capture the dolphins coming up for breathing. Best to take a tour for about 30 USD to go there and various other surrounding islands and beaches. The motor boats go pretty fast....More

Thank SmooveG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, we were brought there on our tour and yes we saw dolphins (briefly). But the tours are very quick, they don't really know if dolphins would show and where, and after five minutes that you are going around in a circle and you spotted...More

Thank albertofurlan88
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The dolphins are in this bay 365 days a year. We saw several jumping and playing. They raced behind our boat and played in the wake.

Thank 2princessestx
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I came here on part of a tour and was able to see so many dolphins, some quite close to the boat. It was awesome to see.

Thank KayleeShepheard
Reviewed 29 May 2017

As per the locals there is a 97.9% of always been able to catch a dolphin swim around. Boaters are very respectful of the dolphins so don't expect to see them close. Best time to go though is September which is their mating season.

Thank albertocQ4972JB
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We saw many bottle nose dolphins (including some juveniles) and it was a wonderful experience HOWEVER some of the boat groups like to rip around in circles because the wake attracts the dolphins who like to jump through the waves and if they circle back...More

Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Saw lots of pairs of dolphins, but none really close, and they play with seaweed rather than the bow-waves of the boat, possibly because the bay here is very calm

Thank ChrisBrown38
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We went through the bay on our way out to Isla Zapatilla and it was a nice side excursion because there was a family of dolphins playing. They would chase the ships and jump the waves. Our nieces loved it and we got some great...More

Thank Josh S
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