This is an exceptional facility. It's new and welcoming upon arrival. Check in was quick. The grounds are well-groomed and the facility is clean. All of the employees are helpful and glad to assist. The dolphins are beautiful and not threatening in any way. The trainers are knowledgeable and make you feel very comfortable.
The time with the dolphins was great! Don't complain about not taking your camera into the lagoon area. The professional photographers take excellent photographs which could not be taken by you during the experience. I recommend this highly for every age!
Unforgettable experience! Love it!
Finding our own transportation wasn't hard but added up 40 to the cost. We weren't allowed to take our GoPro or camera with us. We had a photographer who took pictures and then they sold them for 37/1 pic or 89/CD/2 people. So, if you are planning this trip, add at least 130-150 to the initial cost.
It was a great time swimming with the dolphins the wife loved it .
puga725 United States of ...
Dolphin Cove staff were very professional and nice. It was my wife's first time swimming with dolphins and she loved it. Only the experience of 30 minutes is too short, all dolphin places should really think about adding an extra 30 minutes of free play or other activities between the dolphin and patrons. We do pay a good amount of money and only get 30 minutes. Something to truly think about and make the experience better.
We were only able to afford to buy this tour for the whole family because of Viator's fantastic half price offer that was available for August - otherwise it would have been overpriced. Nevertheless, it was an awesome experience that none of us will ever forget. I was pleasantly surprised by the surroundings when we arrived - such a beautiful, calm little cove surrounded by lush gardens. We began with a fun little encounter with the rays, then our adventure with the dolphins began. I was really nervous about the foot push, thinking I would never be able to stay upright, but we had a good briefing, were equipped with safety jackets and the dolphins are so strong they really keep you up in place! The dorsal fin ride was fun too, and we also got to stroke the dolphins and get a kiss from them. We didn't stay for the other encounters (shark and camel). As other reviewers have mentioned, no cameras are allowed during the dolphin experience and the DVD is very expensive, but there are several packages on offer and the set up is very professional. They allow you to look through the pictures on individual computers before buying. We have some great pictures that I will treasure forever.
I had this fantasy that I would be swimming with the dolphins but it is more an experience of interacting with them. The dolphin does personalized tricks for you and it is adorable. Being so close to dolphins at some point it was right next to my legs, mouth open, kind of like a pet : is worth the visit. The swim experience was too expansive for my budget. There is not much else to do on the site, there was only one ray, but it was nice to touch it.
This was so much fun the whole family really enjoyed this. These dolphins were amazing. The staff was helpful and friendly.
Dave S Canada
the tour it self was a great time and worth the money. what ruined it was a couple of the employees there working in the shark pool constantly hitting on my friend and after being turned downed completely insulted her by trying to buy sexual services from her. it was reported.
This was something my friend wanted to do. I found it fun but felt for the dolphins
Swimming with the dolphins was a lot of fun. The sting ray presentation was interesting and the camels were an added bonus. The commercial photos were overpriced and the driver forgot to pick me up in the morning, but I was able to join a later group.
The half hour experience was worth while. As previous comments mentioned, they sting you financially for everything once you are there. We were spectators watching our son and were charged 26 each to watch - and were told to move further away because we were in the line of their photographer! quite some distance away. Worth the trip though
It's hard to rate this, if you've been to Dolphin Cove in Ochos Rios, don't go, if you haven't then it's worth going. The dolphins are a blast and the staff is very nice, however, it's very small, camel, shark, and stingray--boring!! Dolphin Cove in Ochos Rios is about 10x better, much more to do, and the swims are the same, much more worth the money.
The dolphins were cool and swimming with them was great. Other than that don't waste your $$. This was a complete rip off
Beware, It says you can show them your approved to enter on your phone, not true they need you to email them the confirmation or a physical copy of your payment to enter. The area for the dolphins was too small. Entrace to high 25$ just to get in, then you pay another fee to interact with the sh