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“Wonderful family experience”

Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres
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US$89.00*
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Garrafon Natural Reef Park: Royal Garrafon Pass
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Owner description: Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres invites you to live the dream of swimming with dolphins, manatees and sea lions in paradise! Located just a short ferry trip from Cancun, Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres brings you the chance to interact with our family of marine mammals in a natural ocean environment. We have programs for all ages, family-friendly experiences that you will never forget!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We participated in the dolphins, manatees, and sea lions. Both my 14 yr old and 9 yr old boys loved it. Took the ferry in the afternoon to town, did some shopping, then the ferry back to Cancun. Wonderful day !!

Thank Tracy T
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear traveler,

We would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us at Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres.
We are very happy that you and your boys enjoyed your day and the dolphin activity was terrific, they are wonderful creatures!
We really appreciate your opinion and we are pleased that our services were as expected.
Looking forward to welcome you again in the near future.

Best regards!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disclaimer / Warning - some may find content disturbing. I know this will collect outrage from people who object to "using" marine mammals. But although I'm not a marine biologist, I do have some expertise in mammalian behavior / psychology. The animals at Dolphin Discovery appear to have lots of room, and lots of interesting things to learn and do, and appear cared for and healthy.

Sorry, but had to say that -

That said, the facility and visitor's programs are both educational and fun.
You can just watch and explore or get a "foot-push" from a dolphin. Price of general admission is reasonable - expect to pay high dollar (peso) for more intimate encounters.

Our family has visited 3 times as grandkids were growing up: you have the option to take the operator's ferry from Cancun and a bit of time to hire a cab to show you around Isla Mujeres.

That first day trip made us fall in love with Isla, which is now a one or two night stay when we're in Cancun.

If you are interested and can handle the costs, it's a very worthwhile experience.
(PS - at least get away from Cancun Hotel Zone (Gringolandia) for a day on Isla even if you don't like Dolphins.

Thank jhw2
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear traveler,

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us at Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres, it has been great to read that you enjoyed our dolphin activity and you passed a nice time.
We really appreciate all your comments and your review, listening to our visitors helps us to improve every day our quality.
On behalf of our team we hope to have the opportunity to see you again.

Warmest regards!

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

We had the Isla Mujeres and Dolphin discovery gold package booked via our hotel. We arrived at the dock and boarded the ferry (which has an open bar by the way). Departure was promptly on time and the staff were professional and informative.

We then arrived at the dolphin resort and were taken to the lockers/showers where we would then begin our dolphin interaction. The staff were all extremely helpful and our dolphin instructor was very informative and you could tell he had a good relationship with the dolphin (Latika). The photographer took very nice photos with great angles. The highlight is however being able to interact and swim with the dolphin. It certainly feels like a magical experience.

I will certainly be returning.

Thank Aneel N
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear traveler,

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, it has been great to read that the dolphins activity exceed your expectations and you had a memorable day.
The interaction with these magnificent mammals is one of the most wonderful experiences in a lifetime and we are so pleased you have lived it with us.
Our team is always ready to help you and make it a lifetime experience, we deeply thank you for this opportunity.
On behalf of our team we really hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

Warmest regards!

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

What a great experience, unique to have such close contact with sea life, especially the manatees as well as sea lions. The interacting with dolphins was fun too. And great to see the animals are well cared for and how we can do our small part in caring for them. All the guides were excellent and a shout out to Richie, Atos and Orion! Would highly recommend the works, well worth it!

Thank JES2710
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Dear traveler,

Many thanks for your visit 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 sea life has been an amazing experience and that our service was as expected.
Our team is always ready to help you and make it a lifetime experience, Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres appreciates your preference and on behalf of our team we hope to have the opportunity to see you again soon.

Warmest regards!

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We were very impressed with the facilities and the service at Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres. They went above and beyond to make sure our visit was a great one. I would like to thank Izla for his wonderful care and service and making sure we had everything we needed not just at the facilities, but while we visited the island as well. He was GREAT.

The facilities at Isla Mujeres were great - and we really had a great time. The biggest issue I had was the price of the photos. I cannot fathom that they wanted $350 USD for us to buy a CD. They did attempt to barter with us a little, but in all honesty they would sell a lot more photos if they made them a resonable price (after all, they've already done all the work of taking them/uploading them etc. ) why not make them a decent price so more people can share their experiences?

The facilities themselves were very clean. I loved that the lockers were free, and the buffet was great. The service was great and very attentive - and so much to look at! We didn't even go in the one pool... but they were beautiful and well maintained. We also loved the snorkelling!

Thank sugarplum14
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DolphinDiscovery, Community Manager at Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Dear traveler,

Many thanks for your visit 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 that our service and facility were as expected.
Our team is always ready to help you and make it a lifetime experience, Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres appreciates your preference and all your recommendations, listening to our guests is the best way to improve our services.
On behalf of our team we hope to have the opportunity to see you again.

Warmest regards!

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