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Mar032012

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Ocean World Puerto Plata Day Pass

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Our time spent at Ocean World was good. The shows were all entertaining and informative. The animals all seem to be cared for really well. Ocean World is very clean and a pretty place to see. The tiger exhibit was awesome. The bus ride there and back was good. There were no problems with the pick up or drop off. The bus was on time each way and the tour guide was very friendly and informative. He spoke english very well. The only complaints that I would have would be involving the food and the dolphin encounter which my daughter took part in. If you do not participate in one of the animal encounters your buffet lunch is not included in your price, when still the buffet lunch was not worth it. The lunch costs $14 per person even if you only want a sandwich or fires and a drink. It is the same price regardless of what you get, it is a buffet and there is no other options. The food in the buffet was not very good at all, my daughter would not eat hardly anything, she said it all tasted disgusting. I would suggest not eating there, just eat a big breakfast before you leave your resort and then wait to eat supper when you get back. The other complaint is that family members are not allowed to go watch the dolphin encounter or any dolphin swim program. Ocean World does not want any outside pictures taken of the encounters/programs. They want you to purchase their pictures so they do not allow family members to go watch. I was really disappointed that I could not go watch my daughter have a dolphin encounter, this was an experience of a lifetime, I couldn't go share.

Mar032012

Tour/Activity

Dolphin Encounter at Ocean World

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

I really enjoyed the dolphin encounter. The only downfall was not being able to have my family there to watch this experience with me. I understand the policy of not wanting pictures to be taken so you can purchase ones taken from Ocean World but family members should be able to watch this take place. The rest of Ocean World was great. The tiger exhibit was awesome. The other shows were all very entertaining and informative. The buffet lunch was not good at all. I recommend not eating here, just eat a big breakfast before you leave your resort and then wait to eat supper when you return to your resort. The ride there and back was good, no problems with pick up or drop off. The bus was on time each way the the guide was very friendly and informative and spoke english very well.

Feb292012

Tour/Activity

Dominican Republic Mega Truck Safari

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This was an amazing tour. I would recommend this tour. It is a must see and do when you visit Puerto Plata. The pick up and drop off went great, everything went on time. The tour guide was great. He was very friendly and informative. He spoke english very well and joked around with everyone. The sights that you see are amazing. Being able to see the underside of the Dominican, away from the prettiness of the resorts and see the way people actually live here was very eye opening. If you are travelling with children I recommend you take them on this tour. It will give them a sense of what they have and how they live compared to the Dominican children. I recommend that you bring along bags of hard candies to throw out to all the smiling happy, waving children that run out along the edge of the road when they hear the truck coming. I bought these at the $ store at home and brought them with me. You should also bring along some school supplies to donate to the Dominican school that you stop at. The lunch included in the tour is pretty good, it is a buffet lunch served at the river. I would not suggest going swimming in the river but it is a really nice place with lots of picture opportunities and nice views. On the way back you will stop at a gift /souvineir shop so bring along some money. Drinks are also included in the tour, rum, beer, pop and water. The tour guide and bartender are very good with the drinks. Overall I thought the tour was great. From start to finish it is never a dull moment. Everything you see and do is wonderful. GREAT TOUR

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