5 star rating: Highly Recommended 46 Reviews

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  • Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Duration:  Varies

Find out why the dolphin swim is the most popular program at Ocean World! During your 30-minute encounter you'll dance, hug, pet and swim with the dolphins. Finishing with a spectacular dorsal fin tow, your dolphin swim is assured to be the most memorable highlight of your Puerto Plata vacation!


  • Swim with dolphins at Ocean World
  • Up-close opportunity to touch, feed and play with the animals
  • Snorkeling adventure
  • Professional trainers
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff

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What You Can Expect

Ocean World Dolphin Swim

Ocean World Dolphin Swim

Rarely do we get the chance to experience these intriguing mammals up close and personal. Bring the whole family for a fun packed educational day!

Your dolphin swim begins with an educational introduction presented by expert dolphin trainers. You'll learn fascinating facts about these amazing creatures and receive important safety instructions for your dolphin encounter - a must for a truly pleasurable experience.

All participants in the dolphin swim must wear life jackets (provided) to float freely on the surface, allowing the dolphins to come much closer. A maximum of 10 participants and two dolphins take part in each session, ensuring a truly personal encounter!

Are you a true dolphin lover? Want to spend even more time with these fascinating animals? Upgrade to the Royal Dolphin Swim and you'll spend a full hour in the water with the dolphins! First, you'll spend 30 minutes in the deep water area, followed by another 30 minutes in the beach area, allowing you to interact one on one in the dolphin's environment. Playing ball with the dolphins, a pectoral ride and a foot-push on a boogey board is all part of this once in a lifetime experience!

Other activities at Ocean World include:

  • Snorkeling in the Tropical Reef Aquarium
  • Swimming in Tiger Grotto
  • Sea lion show, Dolphin Show, Shark Show and Bird Show
  • Rainforest and bird exhibits
  • Use of Dolphin Beach (beach lounge chairs included)

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Park Schedule (subject to change)

  • 9:30am - 5:30pm: Caribbean Snorkel Reef, and the Love Bird Encounter Tropical Bird Sanctuary, all run continually throughout the day
  • 9:30am: Stingray Encounter; Sea Lion Encounter
  • 10:00am: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Shark Feeding Show and Encounter
  • 11:00am: Sea Lion Show; Dolphin Swim and Encounter
  • 11:30am: Sea Lion Encounter
  • 12:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Stingray Encounter
  • 12:30pm: Shark Feeding Show and Encounter
  • 1:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter
  • 1:30pm: Sea Lion Encounter
  • 2:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Stingray Encounter
  • 2:30pm: Shark Feeding Show and Encounter
  • 3:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Sea Lion Show
  • 3:30pm: Sea Lion Encounter
  • 4:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Stingray Encounter
  • 4:30pm: Shark Feeding Show and Encounter
  • 5:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

IT WAS GREAT!!! The staff was great and very friendly... It was everything i hope it could be....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Swimming with the dolphins was AMAZING!!! When I found out it was 22 feet of water, I was a little (well, a lot) nervous because I can't swim, but the life jackets they supply held me up. I think the price was very reasonable considering you get transportation to and from Ocean World, lunch, admission to the park and all the other shows. Everyone was great, making this a wonderful experience. If you ever get the opportunity, I would definitely recommend swimming with the dolphins.

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