Dolphin Bay Preserve, Bocas Town

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See bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat, go jungle hiking, and snorkel in the warm Caribbean waters filled with coral at Dolphin Bay Preserve. After a short boat ride to the secluded and tranquil bay, you can visit a working cacao plantation. Crunch on fresh sugar cane and taste fresh pineapples and cacao straight from the pod while hearing about the process of making chocolate from the caretaker--a member of the local Ngöbe tribe. You're likely to see caimans, howler monkeys, toucans, and sea urchins. Be careful not to step on poison dart frogs, and don't forget to apply sunscreen and insect repellent. Our Bocas Town family vacation planner makes visiting Dolphin Bay Preserve and other Bocas Town attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • As per the locals there is a 97.9% of always been able to catch a dolphin swim around. Boaters are very respectful of the dolphins so don't expect to see them close. Best time to go though is Septembe...  more »
  • We saw many bottle nose dolphins (including some juveniles) and it was a wonderful experience HOWEVER some of the boat groups like to rip around in circles because the wake attracts the dolphins who l...  more »
  • Saw lots of pairs of dolphins, but none really close, and they play with seaweed rather than the bow-waves of the boat, possibly because the bay here is very calm  more »