Manati Park Bavaro, Punta Cana

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Take a boat out to shallow sandbars that are abundantly populated by rays at aptly named Manati Park Bavaro. (You'll be briefed on how to interact properly with creatures.) Thought to have been originally attracted to the sand bars by fisherman gutting and cleaning their fish, the stingrays still congregate here, though the fisherman have been replaced by tourists who are ready to feed them squid. Don your snorkel and you'll be able to pet, feed, and observe the stingrays as they move around the water. Make Manati Park Bavaro a part of your Punta Cana vacation plans using our Punta Cana itinerary maker.
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  • We went on this trip as compensation for an injury received at our resort. We wouldn't normally frequent such a place, but my grandson was given the opportunity to swim with dolphins, which he was ver...  more »
  • It is a so-called natural zoo, but the reality is that it is a gloomy place and where one breathes sadness, as well as be a take out money for the tourists. Only worry in that do photos with animals to collect you, follows you a guide on all sides rushed to see the so-called shows that are worthless. They do not let you enter food and it has a single bar where flies are the only animal that lives in freedom. Cleaners the place let you enter into the cages to give you pictures and again to pay. It is not a site that feel concerned with single animals is a site that is maintained to get money. The worst pool of dolphins is a shame as they have them. I went before, because I didn't want to see animal abuse so they were subjected. Please don't go!, which closed it already! And donate animals to nature reserves who do care for the animals.
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  • C is a bit like a movie full of actors who are there to make you buy their Shop animals ok but good the dolphins... Pool and small pools. Please invest I think we give you enough money! $ 125 / person for 10 min at 10 in a basin. Otherwise pleasant afternoon
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  • Enjoyed every bit of it and very friendly staff. Our escort was good too. Only down side you can't take pics with the performers only with the park photographer and that was pricy
  • Worth to take this excursion. Good shows for adults and kids. Be aware that you will be asked for tips during the excursion. We were four (2 adults + 2 kids) and paid $35 x 2 adults. Kids free. I recommend to take the excursion in the morning, until 1pm. So you can enjoy the rest of the day in the resort. Enjoyong the dolphins show is included but taking pictures with the dolphins is expensive. I don't think it worth unless you are too fan of dolphins. Be aware the personnel who is waiting for you in the entrance and guiding you very friendly during the initial part of the tour will try to sell you products later.
  • So hot there, every employee ask for money,and very expensive.
  • Hated it. Cheapest swim with dolphins they had is $125 per person. It is advertised as 30 mins interaction. None of that is true. You will be about 10 minutes max in the small pool with 4-5 other couples and 2 animals. All swimming by dolphins next to you is done with only one purpose - make a nice picture of you with the animal. And guess what, in the end you'll have to give them $70 per couple for those photos (DVD). No option to buy one or few. It's give us $70 or go away. FOR $250 AND 10 MINUTES OF THAT "SWIM" YOU COULD AT LEAST HAVE SOME DECENCY FOR ONE "FREE PHOTO". CHEAP BASTARDS!!!!!!
  • Exploiting animals for profit. Everything is overpriced.