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Dolphin Discovery Akumal, Akumal

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#2 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Riviera Maya
Zoo / Aquarium
Meet the charming dolphins of Dolphin Discovery Akumal, just 20 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. With the help of professional trainers, you can interact with, touch, and swim with the friendly marine mammals, while enjoying the scenic views of Akumal Bay. You can choose from a few programs: one in the shallow end of the tank, suitable for children and non-swimmers, and others including snorkeling and being pushed by a pair of dolphins. A visit to Dolphin Discovery Akumal represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Akumal itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Beautiful place, great interactions with the dolfins. My grandson loved it. It is located in the premises of Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya.  more »
  • Given that basically are not very inclined to this kind of trade shows with animals, I also think that though they might serve to children to have an approach and an "education" towards the animals themselves. So much so that I catered my daughter's requests and permission to have this experience. In the end I have to say I always with a view to approach towards the animal world experience was overall positive. The thing I liked least was the question photographs ... they are quite far apart from viewers so that you can make decent pictures, so you'll have to buy those made by them. To date may also be understandable, they are not, however, prices: $39 for a single photo printed and $69 for all photos in a cd plus 1 print I really looks like a steal.
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  • We realized the dream of our 10 year old boy who was swimming with the dolphins. He lived the greatest experience of his life. The price for the trip was OK, but we had been warned that the price of the photos would be abused and this was the case. But as we live it 1 time in his life, we bought the photos. The site was rather ordinary, the one who took care of us was cold. Made in the basin, the person who was with us was really nice. We had a great time in the water. I do not put 5 stars, because of the home on the site and the price of photos.
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  • Awesome experience.....My wife and I... along with the trainer were the only people in the pool... They took lot of time with us and there was no rush to get out... We had a great time. The staff was so friendly and courteous.... I would definitely recommend doing this while you are there... And get the package they offer that the dolphins lift you out of the water.... It is like nothing you have ever experienced.... Don't miss out on this... Pictures are a bit expensive... but like everything else in Mexico negotiable... But well worth the money...
  • The experience was good, not what you'd expect. You do not get one on one with dolphin and trainer. It is a group with the same package you have selected. Pictures cost a tremendous amount for one and you arent allowed your own photo source. Dolphins were great and very well behaved and were very well fed. "First experience last forever"
  • Great outing for the whole family. Highly recommend
  • Well worth the fee to interact with the dolphins. We came in a not so busy time. Peak times may prove less favorable with more people to share the dolphins. The picture packages too expensive even though I still purchased.
  • Took Royal swim with the dolphins!! Best experience of my life!! The dolphins are so cute!!! ❤️ will do it again when I'm back!

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