Dolphin Bay Preserve, Bocas Town

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#5 of 8 in Parks in Isla Colon
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 road trip app 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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  • We were told that we would see dolphins on 90%, and so it was, we were very little time until they appeared and had many and waters calm very bad that we could not swim in them because there were jellyfish in part better so as not to disturb cetaceans
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  • We were on a tour, but is not very good visual dolphin... According to the humor that they have, are left to see!
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  • We have been on a few tours for dolphins watching before but this place was incredible. We saw multiple in a matter of minutes, they came pretty close and was lovely to watch them surfing waves.  more »
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