Moorea Dolphin Center, Papetoai

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Swim with some of the ocean's friendliest creatures at Moorea Dolphin Center. The center prides itself on its research into the beneficial effects of swimming with dolphins, and the staff here remain committed to letting you enjoy the experience yourself. With the hills and huts of Moorea as a backdrop, dive into the water to pet the animals, or watch one of the many shows run by the experienced trainers. The company's dedication to dolphin conservation means that a portion of their yearly profits go to promoting this important environmental cause. For Moorea Dolphin Center and beyond, use our Papetoai online trip builder to get the most from your Papetoai vacation.
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  • It was fun to watch the dolphins interact with staff and guests. They have names and life facts on each of the dolphins that add considerably to the venue's value. They are incredibly intelligent...  more »
  • We came one afternoon with our kids (eager to interact with the dolphins) from another resort we were staying at. we chose to not book a swim with these dolphins...we felt so bad for them. the...  more »
  • Fabulous experience,very informative and thrilling! The dolphins are very well cared for. The life expectancy in the wild is approximately 20 years - Kuokoa is 25, Lokahi is also 25 and the female...  more »
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  • Admittedly this swim remains an unforgettable memory especially for children but at the asking price the photos should be included ... For those who are resistant to animals in captivity these dolphins have never seen the ocean... So releasing them is death assured for them.
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  • Hello. The word is magic. we had a good time with the dolphins. so yes not to expect to spend an hour or two with. animals do not show injury due to poorly contracted out. they are animals born in captivity that cannot live in the natural environment. (as explained by the healer.) And if you are curious the healer it will be a joy to answer you. be aware that part of the money paid is donated for the protection of marine animals. In short it's magical, we come out with stars full of eyes.
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  • Activity to escape absolutely! Staff think only of the profitability !!! We are forbidden to take pictures or videos with our own cameras, stating that with the go pro this could harm the animal. When we want to film with our phone outside the water, we are also forbidden, this time stating that we would have a hard time listening to the information. On top of that when we sign up for the activity we are guaranteed a photo that didn't even take place. Let's not even talk about animal respect! Even if it's beautiful to see, I strongly advise against this activity.
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  • Why? must be????? Release the animals
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  • We happened to be there. I asked a few questions to a member of the team who told me that they did not force the animals to do circus acts and that when they were dead they would not take any more. What a surprise to see qq minutes after these 3 dolphins held captive make jumps, hellos from the fin ... to entertain the rich customers who even enter the pool with them to capture them. Absolutely avoid for these horrible places to disappear
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