Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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Offered in: English and 1 more


Experience the wonder of a 30-minute dolphin encounter during one of Ocean World’s most popular programs! Hug, swim, pet and play with these friendly marine mammals and enjoy what’s sure to be the most memorable part of your Puerto Plata holiday. 
  • 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

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Park admission
  • Round trip bus transfers (surcharges apply for some hotels)
  • 30 minute Dolphin Swim Program (if option selected)
  • 60 minute Royal Dolphin Swim Program (if option selected)
  • Snorkeling in Tropical Reef Aquarium
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Swimming in Tiger Grotto
  • Rainforest and Bird Exhibits
  • Observation of all Dolphin and Sea Lion Interactive Programs
  • Use of Dolphin Beach (beach lounge chairs included)
  • Local Taxes
  • Educational program for children (available in English and Spanish)


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Beverages
  • Lunch (Buffet available for an additional US$14 booked and paid direct)
  • Transfer Surcharge (if staying in Sosua, Cabarette, Rio San Juan, Bahia Principe, Playa Grande and Luperon)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Tour departs from most Puerto Plata, Playa Dorada, Cofresi and Maimon hotels. A surcharge is charged for passengers transferring from Sosua, Cabarette, Rio San Juan, Bahia Principe, Playa Grande and Luperon (payable direct and only available on certain days).

Departure Time

Dolphin Swims operate on the hour, every hour, from 10:00am until 5:00pm (last program of the day)

What To Expect

This incredible Ocean World Dolphin Swim is sure to be a highlight of your Puerto Plata vacation, thanks to an up close and playful look at these loveable marine mammals. 

Your expert dolphin trainer will provide you with an informative and educational introduction, where you’ll learn fun facts while you receive an important safety briefing. You’ll be provided with a life jacket to make floating freely a breeze. And a maximum of two dolphins and 10 participants insures that the dolphin encounter is truly personal.

Choose to upgrade to the Royal Dolphin Swim option, which will allow a full hour of fun with these incredible creatures. You’ll spend 30 minutes floating in deep waters and another half hour on the shores, where it’s possible to have one-on-one interactions. Whether it’s playing ball, a pectoral ride or foot-push on the boogey board, your Ocean World Dolphin Swim is guaranteed to be memorable! 

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)


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
Hotel Pickup
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dolphin Swim Program includes approximately 30 minutes of in-water time
  • Royal Dolphin Swim Program includes approximately 60 minutes of in-water time
  • A buffet lunch option is available for US$14 per adult and US$8 per child. Please book the lunch buffet when you call to reconfirm your tour
  • Pregnant passengers are not allowed to participate in any encounter / interactive programs
  • Children aged 5 years and under are not permitted to swim with the dolphins
  • Children aged 12 years and under must be accompanied by a paying adult in the same session
  • Youths aged 13 - 17 need parental consent to participate in the program
  • Please Note: this tour is not available to cruise ship passengers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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(888) 680-5731
(888) 680-5731
Product code: 3794DOLSWIM

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