Chankanaab National Park Tour Rating:
Waves were very choppy when we arrived but later settled down a great deal. Lots of beach area to sit and relax and read while the kids play in the sand. Small swimming hole was very crowded by 11:00.
Dolphin Swim & Encounter Rating:
Royal Dolphin Swim was amazing. Highly recommend booking it privately and taking a cab there. Buffet lunch that was included was not very good and the line was insane... The time in the water with the dolphins and then getting to visit with the manatees was very neat. Our whole family participated and we all loved it. The prices that they charge for the photos of you doing the encounters though is ridiculous. In our case, the CD with all of our photos was over $300. This, after paying $400 for the excursion and then adding on the Zip Line while we were there, was frustrating.
My son (14) loved doing the ziplines in the park. The cost is reasonable $60USD but you also have to tip (which they didn't mention up-front). The photos were too expensive so we skipped that and stuck with the ones I snapped with my Nikon from below.