Dolphin Discovery Grand Cayman, West Bay

3.6
#6 of 19 in Wildlife in West Bay
Swim with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery Grand Cayman. Choose one of the programs and interact with the marine mammals in a specially designed dolphinarium. The programs are suitable for adults and children over eight years of age. The well-maintained facilities offer restrooms, changing rooms, and lockers. Watch the dolphins perform tricks, pet them, and then swim alongside the marine creatures. Sign up for the "Royal Swim" to get close with the dolphins; in this program they pull you across the pool and push you up to the surface of the water by the soles of your feet. Using our online itinerary creator, West Bay attractions like Dolphin Discovery Grand Cayman can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We completed the Dolphin Encounter and one of our party was an observer. First of all...why does an observer have to pay?? If you're not allowed anywhere close to the dolphin area why do you have to p...  more »
  • I had a wonderful time swimming with the dolphins, certainly the highlight of my Grand Cayman trip! I purchased the royal package, so the one where you got to swim with two dolphins rather than just o...  more »
  • Surpassed my wildest expectations! My dolphins were Luna and Richie. My trainers were Emel and Shaun and my photographer was Jesse. All were wonderful and I had so much fun!! Would do it many more tim...  more »
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  • First the good - the people in the water are great with kids and they put forth a great effort to make sure you enjoy your time in the water. My kids had a blast! Now the bad - this place is all about the pictures. You aren't allowed to bring in cameras, so if you want any pictures of your experience you have to pay them an unreasonable amount of money. Each time you interact with a dolphin, you have to pose for a photographer. When you are done, you will find multiple salespeople standing in the lobby pushing the photography packages. At the time I took my family, the pictures cost more than the dolphin encounter itself. The cost of the photography and the strong sales pitch really put a sour taste in my mouth. We chose to remember the experience in our minds and pass on the pics. Also, the dolphins we interacted with had a lot of scars. The trainer said this was normal, but my wife has done this before in the Bahamas and she said those animals looked much healthier and had no cuts or scars so......? It was a fun thing for the kids to do once but we won't be back. I wish I could post pictures on this review, but I didn't want to take out a second mortgage to pay for them.
  • My 10 y/o is a huge dolphin fan, so I doubt I’ve ever spent better money. We booked the last experience of the day and I’m not sure if it was just lucky or a regular benefit but it was my family of 3 and one other family. We had a ton of time in the pools with the dolphins. Because we were a smaller group, we were able to do most trucks twice and extra rides. Carlos was our trainer and he did an amazing job explaining the training he does at the center and he had a great relationship with the animals. The staff at the center were extremely nice and very helpful. You can tell they love to work here.
  • Such an incredible excursion, simply the absolute best place to be. let alone visit! Very highly recommended! The staff is amazing and helps you every step of the way! I have to mention the photographer is a great dude and knows what he’s doing! The whole place is Priceless if you ask me. 🐬Darwin is just beautiful and it was the time of my life and it will be the same for you if you read and trust this review! Theres no reason not to. The photos say enough!!!! Just outstanding!!!! Hats off to everyone who makes all of this possible! Its truly a life changing experience!!!!
  • Beware!!—-The experience was great and my family loved the interaction with the dolphin and the woman Carmen who led our group however our experience was ruined by the picture sales guy inside. We pre-booked and paid for our excursion in advance through Disney cruise line and anticipated purchasing photographs after our experience however the guy couldn’t give us a straight answer on photo prices (changed prices multiple times) the lady originally helping us told us it was $36 a photograph no problem. when we attempted to purchase two photos the man came over and said no she was wrong it was $36 per person in the photograph (family of five, do the math!)😳🙀👎but we could buy All pictures for a price of $150. This place takes advantage of their tourist. Buyers beware!!
  • The best experience I ever had in my life. The trainers are amazing. I will definitely return to Dolphin Discovery
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