Curacao Dolphin Swim Excursion Reviews

This is more than just a swim with the dolphins. Witness dolphin behaviors in Curacao that you are sure to never forget!
Really excellent excursion.
Really excellent excursion. My daughter and i loved our dolphin encounter. Well worth the money.
Really excellent excursion. My daughter and i loved our dolphin encounter. Well worth the money. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great experience, but try to get in first group.
Great experience, but try to get in first group. Seemed to take a long time to actually get in water. Rush to photo desk right after your group. Do not stop as they get baked up in a hurry. Pick out your photos (great package $45 of 3 ... Read More
Great experience, but try to get in first group. Seemed to take a long time to actually get in water. Rush to photo desk right after your group. Do not stop as they get baked up in a hurry. Pick out your photos (great package $45 of 3 photos, 1 frame, & extra shots all on USB, After you make selection and pay, then you can linger in gift shop, cafe, exhibits, view training, etc. Go back up pick up selections. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This excursion brought smiles to all of our faces.
This excursion brought smiles to all of our faces. The dolphin academy had adventures for everyone. None of us swim. We were able to walk down a set of steps and stood on a deck about 3 feet under water and touch a dolphin. What a Great ... Read More
This excursion brought smiles to all of our faces. The dolphin academy had adventures for everyone. None of us swim. We were able to walk down a set of steps and stood on a deck about 3 feet under water and touch a dolphin. What a Great experience. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Really enjoyed this.
Really enjoyed this. We had about 40 minutes in the water with the dolphins, and it was just the 2 of us plus 1 other person for all that time. Very enjoyable experience.
Really enjoyed this. We had about 40 minutes in the water with the dolphins, and it was just the 2 of us plus 1 other person for all that time. Very enjoyable experience. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Excellent.
Excellent. Good amount of time in the water with the dolphins, great staff who made sure everyone had contact with the dolphins (kiss, hold fins), small group (6). Highlight of the cruise.
Excellent. Good amount of time in the water with the dolphins, great staff who made sure everyone had contact with the dolphins (kiss, hold fins), small group (6). Highlight of the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did the Dolphin Encounter, not the Dolphin Swim since it was less expensive.
We did the Dolphin Encounter, not the Dolphin Swim since it was less expensive. We got to stand on a platform in the water as the dolphin swam up for us to touch and interact. There were only 4 in our group so lots of information and ... Read More
We did the Dolphin Encounter, not the Dolphin Swim since it was less expensive. We got to stand on a platform in the water as the dolphin swam up for us to touch and interact. There were only 4 in our group so lots of information and access to the dolphin. Only drawback was they wouldn't let you take pictures down on the platform (wanted you to buy their pictures). Then we had time to wander through the aquarium. Young gal asked if we had any questions and pretty much ended up giving us a personal tour. The dolphin show was pretty cool. I would recommend this tour. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Did the dolphin encounter.
Did the dolphin encounter. Very good time. Shops close early at 6 pm
Did the dolphin encounter. Very good time. Shops close early at 6 pm Read Less
Sail Date September 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The dolphin swim was absolutely amazing.
The dolphin swim was absolutely amazing. The staff at the aquarium was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had about an hour's worth of time to spend swimming with the dolphins. It was very enjoyable.
The dolphin swim was absolutely amazing. The staff at the aquarium was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had about an hour's worth of time to spend swimming with the dolphins. It was very enjoyable. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Loved it.
Loved it. The trainers were good. The dolphins looked fat and happy. The sea was blue. The sun was hot. A breeze blew. Wonderful.
Loved it. The trainers were good. The dolphins looked fat and happy. The sea was blue. The sun was hot. A breeze blew. Wonderful. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Although we loved swimming with the dolphins, the trainers was boarding on rude.
Although we loved swimming with the dolphins, the trainers was boarding on rude. I was trying to translate for an older couple from English into French and the crew member said they were running late and there was no time to stop her 5 ... Read More
Although we loved swimming with the dolphins, the trainers was boarding on rude. I was trying to translate for an older couple from English into French and the crew member said they were running late and there was no time to stop her 5 minute safety speech so I can translate. Then she gave me a dirty look. I then asked her, " Don't you want everybody safe, maybe we can take an extra 15 seconds so they can understand too". The trainer was rude to me the rest of the time. It is a fun excursion but everybody gets to do exactly the same thing one time and one time only, nothing spontaneous it is very choreographed which took some of the fun out of it. I would recommend a Dolphin swim, but maybe not here or maybe not with the trainers we had. Read Less
Sail Date November 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We booked the dolphin swim excursion through Holland America because we weren't confident that we ...
We booked the dolphin swim excursion through Holland America because we weren't confident that we could get a cab to bring us back to the ship. They gathered everyone on the cruise ship dock in the hot sun so we checked in with them ... Read More
We booked the dolphin swim excursion through Holland America because we weren't confident that we could get a cab to bring us back to the ship. They gathered everyone on the cruise ship dock in the hot sun so we checked in with them and then went to sit in the shade further down the dock. We were all assigned a cab driver who took us to the Dolphin Academy adjacent to the Lions Dive Resort. We were told to look for the same cab driver at 1:45 pm and not to be late or he would leave us. They had change facilities, restrooms and lockers. We got some basic information and were assigned flippers before getting into the pool. No cameras were permitted. We had six people on our team and two dolphins. Each person got to shake the dolphin's flipper, get the to do a trick and have the two dolphins pull them along in the water. You could also swim alongside the dolphins and rub them. After the swim, you could purchase photos and/or a DVD. Then you had to wait until 1:45 pm. The aquarium affiliated with the dolphin swim was pathetic and around 1:15 they put on a dolphin show. This was an expensive excursion and although I enjoyed meeting the dolphins, I would not do it again. Read Less
Sail Date March 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line