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Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya

#7 of 32 things to do in Mahahual Features Animals
Plaza Caracol local 20-B | Puerto Costa Maya Mahahual, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
+52 1 866 393 5158
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A W E S O M E!!!!!!!

Place is like a dream, cause you have a perfecto view of the pier and ocean. Trainers are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
fatimafe0724
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Lagos de Moreno, Mexico
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My instructor was very friendly and professional. The dolphins were friendly as well. It was great... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
bianca653
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Dolphin Discovery is the world's number one swim with dolphins company. We welcome cruise lovers to our facility in Costa Maya to live the experience of a lifetime swimming with dolphins in paradise.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Plaza Caracol local 20-B | Puerto Costa Maya Mahahual, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Place is like a dream, cause you have a perfecto view of the pier and ocean. Trainers are increible, they take care of you all time. Photographs and hostess, are so friendly. Definetly, if you visit Costa Maya, you must to take this tour. An...More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for your preference and for taking the time to share how was your experience at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My instructor was very friendly and professional. The dolphins were friendly as well. It was great that professional pictures were taken during the encounter. I can now check swim with a dolphin off of my bucket list!!More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear traveler, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience and our services were...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So nice day... I am working in a cruise line and I have experience to do this activities around the world, however the kindness and professionalism of the instructor and the photo guy was awesome!! Kevin and Oscar was so nice and the took a...More

Thank Francisca L
DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for your preference and for taking the time to share how was your experience at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Disclaimer: I didn't actually get to do the dolphin encounter but I'm writing this review on their customer service. In a word: Terrible. Some reviews on some sites say to wait until you get there as you might get it cheaper. This couldn't be further...More

Thank Chris R
DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear visitor, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya and especially for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We deeply regret that you felt our services were not as you expected, your comments are well received, taken into account and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our daughter chose this Costa Maya excursion as a 13th birthday gift while on a Carnival cruise. It was everything we hoped it would be! She had Antonio as her guide and enjoyed every minute of the dolphin swim. The handler/trainers all looked like they...More

Thank Tara C
DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear traveler, Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, it has been great to read that your daughter enjoyed our program you passed a nice time. We really appreciate your comments , listening to our visitors helps us to improve...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Costa maya and cosumel in mexico were absolutely fantastic would definately recommend to everyone. Swimming with the dolphins is an absolute must do.More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear traveler, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with the rest of our sea life has been an amazing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the most epic things ive ever done in my life!! The dolphins are well cared for, loved and treated with utmost care and respect!!More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear traveler, First of all we would like to thank you for your visit to Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed our interaction program with dolphins and...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked the dolphin encounter excursion through royal Caribbean for about $95 per person. The good: The guide was easy to find, the staff was friendly, the process was organized and we had a safe place to lock up our belongings. We...More

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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear user, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the full dolphin experience and your day was plenty of memorable moments. On the...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Experience with dolphins was amazing, trainer was very knowledgeable and ensured the group had fun. Was very disappointed in the photos for purchase; unable to take own photos and business charge an exorbitant amount for a photo (I believe it was $35/USD per photo and...More

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DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Dear user, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed our dolphin program and our service was as expected. All our client's comments are...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

My family went to Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya as an excursion on an RC cruise and we had a great time. The location is great -- very close to the port and right on the ocean. (It's all outdoors so be ready to handle the...More

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DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for your preference and for taking the time to share how was your experience at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience....More

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judymnadeau
We are a group of 7 people and would like to book the Dolphin Encounter in Costa Maya. We're cruising with Norwegian. It's my understanding that we can book directly with Dolphin Discover versus through the ship. One review says that it's a 5 minute cab drive to the kiosk. Other information explains that the kiosk is located at the end of the pier. Please advise location. Thanks for your assistance!
6 March 2017|
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Response from Maria S | Reviewed this property |
It is licated at the end of the pier, you can walk from your ship to them, or there is a shuttle that you can take if you don't want to walk the distance. It's about 5min walk.
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Brucejet2000
Can we do an afternoon visit? We are going to try to do a two tank dive in the morning before the Dolphin Experience. Our cruise ship docks at 8 a.m. and leaves at 4 p.m. Is there a Dive Shop close to your facility?
26 January 2017|
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Response from DolphinDiscovery | Property representative |
Dear Traveler Thank you for your interest in Dolphin Discovery. Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya is open from 9am to 5pm and we are located next to the port. The nearest dive shop is located in the fishing village Mahahual... More
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Michelle R
Are those NOT doing the swim able to get close enough to watch ones in their party who ARE doing the swim?
26 September 2016|
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Response from DolphinDiscovery | Property representative |
Dear Michelle Thank you for your interest in Dolphin Discovery. If one of your party is not doing the program, they can wait on the observers area. Just remember to mention it at the reservation time, so they can... More
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