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Dolphin Discovery Akumal, Akumal

(3.9/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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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  • While the staff at the water was capable and kind, it seemed like everything was geared for the photographs, which were so expensive we didn't buy them. We were constantly advised to turn this way or ...  more »
  • Free to watch dolphins swim and play however four captive dophins in enclosed spaces, not very ethical, all for human show. Did few tricks for fish but not very responsive. Was better to watch them pl...  more »
  • Did this with my five year old daughter and she loved it. The encounter we did was a little difficult for her, as I had to hold her up (the water was a little deep for her) but she loved petting the d...  more »
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  • Took Royal swim with the dolphins!! Best experience of my life!! The dolphins are so cute!!! ❤️ will do it again when I'm back!
  • Choose different company. Avoid Dolphins discovery! Totally not worth it! We bought the most expensive package royal swims for 2 adults and 1 kid via internet - it was 360 USD. It was not possible to buy this package with photos. The other, lower package could be extended by buying photos for 30 USD for each person. Of course we weren't allow to make pictures during the dolphins program. After the program was finished, they offered us photos from around 8-9 activities of each one of us for crazy price 209 USD (the men said it was already after discount!!!). They offered one picture of one person for 40 or 50 USD. We didn't know what to say. Finally we left sad with no pictures, no nice memories. They didn't earn money for done pictures. We felt cheated. We travelled a lot via Mexico and only this dolphin discovery was huge disapointment. We always bought pictures. ex... In Akumal we had a young men that took us for snorkelling with turtles, made us pictures under water with coral reef, turtles, strays, spent with us about one hour and sold us pictures of whole family for 35 EUR for whole family. We snorkelled in coral reef barrier in Cozumel and also were offered pictured of family for 35 USD. We would understand and accept higher price as well, but not 210 USD. Moreover on the way back we met a Mexican men that just quit the job in this place because they didn't pay him and never pay him for done job. He was sales person. We gave him a ride home.He was good men and we wished him good lack with finding job becuase he said he hoped to find one next day. He spoke very good English.
  • 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.
  • this sucks, terrible place, dolphins belong in the ocean with their families, need to stop the Japenese from capturing and killing these magnificent intelligent creature
  • All i can say is wow wee - we had a ball with the dolphins , they were so much fun. You hav to do it , and get the photos