We couldn't believe how much time we actually got to spend with our dolphin, Marina. The one thing we didn't like was that no cameras are allowed. Once you are finished, they show you all of the pictures that were taken (over two hundred for our party of 7). The pictures are excellent but VERY expensive. When we started to walk away without buying, they came down in price. We ended up with 205 pictures on 2 CD's and 6 printed images for around $200 which we will split among 3 families. All images and CD's can be copied. We were also able to feed and touch a manatee named Edgar. While in Chankanaab, you can explore the park, snorkel, swim, etc.
Excellent Beach! Excellent Snorkeling. We had a guard assigned to our section of the beach, and he kept an eye on all of our possessions. We kept most of our valuables in a safe, however. Once in the water, men in kayaks also patrolled the water. One towed my husband and I out to a further point of the reef and then towed us back. There is no way we could have swam it. We were able to see so much more! There were a few locals trying to sell items on the beach, but once you told the politely "No thank you" they left you alone.