Grand Cayman Dolphin Encounter Excursion Reviews
The excursion was great. The Dolphin encounter was also fun. The guides were entertaining as well as informative. You get to rub, pet, dance with and kiss a dolphin. It goes by quick. They of course take plenty of pictures for you. The negative, pictures were very expensive for dolphins excursion. it was a short ride to the encounter.
About an hour. You stand on a ledge in a large pool and get lots of opportunities to interact with the dolphin and learn about them. We got the pleasure of meeting Esperanza - a 23 year old dolphin. She was so beautiful. If you pay attention, you will see lots of small, and some very large, fish swimming around your feet! Afterwards, you guessed it, a gift shop! Plus they will push the pictures they took you. The pictures were very expensive, around $35 per picture or there were package options. We skipped the pictures. They get you on an impulse - for us, there is simply no real reason we needed them. But if you really want, they are there. But, I would suggest you don't take their prices, I think they would work with you if it means a sale. Keep that in mind.
Everything was OK. Private photo is not allowed there and a little bit complicated to buy the photos made by the dolphin cove's staff.
They want you to send a sample photo about the persons and they try to find the pictures and email it.
At the Dolphin Encounter portion they yell at you if you even pull your camera out to take a picture so that they can charge you $35.00 for one picture of you with a Dolphin. No lunch was provided and we weren't going to pay for a single slice of Pizza Hut pizza that they ordered and resold to us so we ended up having to wait the whole day until we got back on board the ship to eat. Had a much more exciting time on the excursion that we booked independently in Cozumel.
On Friday, July 4, we found ourselves in the Grand Caymans. We took a charter to Dolphin Cove. The dolphin encounter was amazing. We were divided into small groups and had a chance to interact with the dolphins. A lot of fun.
After the dolphin encounter, we headed out on a charter to Stingray City. Once anchored, we were able to stand on a sandbar and interact with about 30 stingrays. Incredible creatures. They were very docile and lovable. Wanted to be held like babies. We were able to feel them squid. I was scared about the stingrays at first, but surprisingly enjoyed them over the dolphins. This is the excursion I would do over and over again. 10+
Dolphin encounter and beach break.
Encounter means you get your picture made with the dolphin and can touch them for a minute or two, nothing like the dolphin encounter in Mexico. That part of this excursion was a waste of time and money. We also had lunch which was a little sandwich, chips, and a can of beer or a few soft drinks, and or water. The beach in Grand Cayman was beautiful and wonderful break in December but the excursion was not worth the money paid. We should have done just the beach break.