Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Half-Day Dolphin Island Tour from Punta Cana. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
The trip was awesome close encounter of the best kind our guides were concerned for our safety and made sure we had a safe and fun time I loved it memory of a lifetime
AMAZING!!!!!! The aquarium habitat is in the middle of the ocean. We took a speed boat out to it. Not only did we get to swim with dolphins, but we started our excursion snorkeling with 3 nurse sharks and a large sting ray! The dolphins are phenomenal and so well trained. The first half of the time with the dolphins, we stood on a ledge half way submerged in the water with life jackets on and the dolphins swam by in front of us so we could pet them and then they did numerous tricks for us which were so fun! Then the second half of our time with the dolphins we swam out to the middle of the water for them to swim in front of us as we pet them. Loved it!
Amazing! I highly recommend this adventure to swim with dolphins,touch and even get to kiss them! The staff was extremely helpful especially due to the fact that I had an ankle injury and made sure my husband and I got to enjoy the full experience! Even had a swimmer in the water to help me!
This is a huge rave not only for the Dolphin Island Tour, but also for Viator.com itself! I called with a few questions and concerns. The viator representative I spoke to didn't know the answer, but three way called Punta Cana to find out the information for me before booking. They were nothing but pleasant and everything was exactly as it should've been.
As for the Dolphin Island Tour, it was fantastic. You can tell all the trainers are passionate about what they do and treat the dolphins with the utmost respect and care which was a huge concern of mine. The bus ride was long though. Not gonna lie, the bus ride was about an hour and a half since we stopped at several different resorts to pick up guests. It was okay though since the shuttle was free, I couldn't complain too much. Everything was very clean and new and safe. You get to spend about 1/2 hour in the water with the dolphins in total though. We had about 15 minutes of swimming with the sharks and sting rays and then went over to start our dolphin tour. So "half-day" is mostly referring to the bus ride and waiting around on the beach, which is fine, since they had drinks and snacks available. Sodas were free, alcohol was extra- I think $2 for a bottle.