Grand Cayman (Georgetown) Dolphin Swim Excursion Reviews

Enjoy a dynamic dolphin swim enclosed in the pristine waters that surround Grand Cayman.
Excellent experience.
Excellent experience. The dolphin and his trainer were amazing! So glad we did this. The only reason I don't give five stars is there is no opportunity to take your own photos. You have to buy from Dolphin Discovery and they are ... Read More
Excellent experience. The dolphin and his trainer were amazing! So glad we did this. The only reason I don't give five stars is there is no opportunity to take your own photos. You have to buy from Dolphin Discovery and they are insanely expensive. It was either buy individual photos for almost $40 each or get all digitally for $200. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did the Dolphin Discovery and the Turtle Centre.
We did the Dolphin Discovery and the Turtle Centre. I had to pay $70 extra to actually swim with the dolphins.
We did the Dolphin Discovery and the Turtle Centre. I had to pay $70 extra to actually swim with the dolphins. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The encounter with the dolphins was a dream come true.
The encounter with the dolphins was a dream come true. Joy the dolphin was stunning and had so much fun. The downer, the cost of the photos at the end was horrendous
The encounter with the dolphins was a dream come true. Joy the dolphin was stunning and had so much fun. The downer, the cost of the photos at the end was horrendous Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Other than the sticker shock for buying photos at the end of the day, we had a wonderful experience.
Other than the sticker shock for buying photos at the end of the day, we had a wonderful experience. Be aware - Photos are $30 each or $120 for all photos of a single couple. We opted for the $120 package, but you are not allowed to have a ... Read More
Other than the sticker shock for buying photos at the end of the day, we had a wonderful experience. Be aware - Photos are $30 each or $120 for all photos of a single couple. We opted for the $120 package, but you are not allowed to have a camera anywhere near the experience, so if you want photos, this is the only option. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
had a pull push and swim with the dolphins
had a pull push and swim with the dolphins
had a pull push and swim with the dolphins Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was the highlight of the whole cruise.
This was the highlight of the whole cruise. I would highly recommend this excursion. We had the opportunity to actually swim with them and interact with them, which is more that the encounter where you only touch them from the platform. ... Read More
This was the highlight of the whole cruise. I would highly recommend this excursion. We had the opportunity to actually swim with them and interact with them, which is more that the encounter where you only touch them from the platform. The only catch is that they don't let you take pictures and you have to purchase theirs for $70.00++ Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The experience was good.
The experience was good. The fact that they won't let you take photos and charge ridiculous prices is not good. My girlfriend bought a package with all the photos and then they tried to tell her some weren't included. Not cool.
The experience was good. The fact that they won't let you take photos and charge ridiculous prices is not good. My girlfriend bought a package with all the photos and then they tried to tell her some weren't included. Not cool. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Hell, dolphin place (I wanted to see their environment and sadly very small in my opinion) and rum ...
Hell, dolphin place (I wanted to see their environment and sadly very small in my opinion) and rum cake place. Had a 20 minute stop at a beach on Seven Mile Beach.
Hell, dolphin place (I wanted to see their environment and sadly very small in my opinion) and rum cake place. Had a 20 minute stop at a beach on Seven Mile Beach. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A lot of fun.
A lot of fun. Only downfall was that the pictures to purchase were rather expensive & we could not have our cell phones to take our own pics.
A lot of fun. Only downfall was that the pictures to purchase were rather expensive & we could not have our cell phones to take our own pics. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The dolphin swim was nice.
The dolphin swim was nice. They make sure you have a great experience with the kind and cheerfull mammal. The pictures however are EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE. The company takes pictures of great quality but if you want all the pictures of the ... Read More
The dolphin swim was nice. They make sure you have a great experience with the kind and cheerfull mammal. The pictures however are EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE. The company takes pictures of great quality but if you want all the pictures of the dolphins with your family, you have to pay over $120. Make sure you bring enough money if you want to buy these photos. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Stingray city and dolphins were amazing- very pricey but a bucket list thing for me
Stingray city and dolphins were amazing- very pricey but a bucket list thing for me
Stingray city and dolphins were amazing- very pricey but a bucket list thing for me Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Dolphin push, pull and swim.
Dolphin push, pull and swim. The dolphins were very cute. Not sure how they were treated or trained. No cameras or allowed in the water area, because they have a photographer on site to take your photos and try to sell them to you ... Read More
Dolphin push, pull and swim. The dolphins were very cute. Not sure how they were treated or trained. No cameras or allowed in the water area, because they have a photographer on site to take your photos and try to sell them to you after. Our guy told us no glasses allowed as well... Not sure how clear peopl can see the dolphin like that. The photos were VERY PRICEY. It felt a little pushy and commercialized. Like they try to rush you through with the dolphin experience and herd you into the shop to buy your photos or souvenirs. Our group wished there was more information about the dolphins, like how they were raised or trained, were they born and grew up here? What are their natural habitat? Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Our family split into two groups and did Dolphin Swim as well as Encounter due to ages with ...
Our family split into two groups and did Dolphin Swim as well as Encounter due to ages with Stingray after. Both had a great time. It was March and water in lagoon was chilly. Had one 8 yo and adult and the rest were adults. Think min ... Read More
Our family split into two groups and did Dolphin Swim as well as Encounter due to ages with Stingray after. Both had a great time. It was March and water in lagoon was chilly. Had one 8 yo and adult and the rest were adults. Think min age per cruise was 8 for this one. Mainly got to pet, interact with dolphin and do the belly swim and get pushed on foot while on boogie board (went pretty fast). It was fun and my son was able to do it fine and had fun. Photos were overpriced but good shots. We knew we couldn't take pics of our own experience and that prices would be crazy. As a family of 4 ended up being not much more to get a cd with all pics vs buying 2-3 singles. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Kissed by a dolphin - Wow!
Kissed by a dolphin - Wow!
Kissed by a dolphin - Wow! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Dolphin Cove, swam with dolphins and stingray city.
Dolphin Cove, swam with dolphins and stingray city. Dolphins were amazing, the stingray city portion was horrid. The crew was rude and they only had 2 crew members to attend to 60 people on and off the boat, it was so rough they should ... Read More
Dolphin Cove, swam with dolphins and stingray city. Dolphins were amazing, the stingray city portion was horrid. The crew was rude and they only had 2 crew members to attend to 60 people on and off the boat, it was so rough they should have cancelled that part of it. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Fun and exciting day!!!!
Fun and exciting day!!!! This activity was appropriate for everyone.
Fun and exciting day!!!! This activity was appropriate for everyone. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Due to weather Stingray swim was cancelled- The Dolphin swim was an amazing time and worth every ...
Due to weather Stingray swim was cancelled- The Dolphin swim was an amazing time and worth every penny. Would definitely do again as its the best price compared to other ports
Due to weather Stingray swim was cancelled- The Dolphin swim was an amazing time and worth every penny. Would definitely do again as its the best price compared to other ports Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Pros - very cool experience, probably once in a lifetime Cons - Tender experience/embarkation was ...
Pros - very cool experience, probably once in a lifetime Cons - Tender experience/embarkation was terrible, very expensive ($150 per person)
Pros - very cool experience, probably once in a lifetime Cons - Tender experience/embarkation was terrible, very expensive ($150 per person) Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We had a terrible storm in Grand Cayman and it was our first time swimming with the Dolphins.
We had a terrible storm in Grand Cayman and it was our first time swimming with the Dolphins. We thought sure it would have been canceled, we were cold and shivering , you just couldn't enjoy the experience with the rain beating down ... Read More
We had a terrible storm in Grand Cayman and it was our first time swimming with the Dolphins. We thought sure it would have been canceled, we were cold and shivering , you just couldn't enjoy the experience with the rain beating down in your eyes. I'm giving this five stars because I'm sure it would of been and awesome time if it hadn't of been raining so hard. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Would have been excellent if the pictures were not so expensive!
Would have been excellent if the pictures were not so expensive!
Would have been excellent if the pictures were not so expensive! Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Kids loved swimming and interacting with the dolphins.
Kids loved swimming and interacting with the dolphins. Was a great day. We knew you could not bring your own cameras but had no idea that pics would cost $300, so no pics. Felt bad for the kids.
Kids loved swimming and interacting with the dolphins. Was a great day. We knew you could not bring your own cameras but had no idea that pics would cost $300, so no pics. Felt bad for the kids. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
I would definitely recommend the dolphin swim not the dolphin encounter.
I would definitely recommend the dolphin swim not the dolphin encounter. With the dolphin swim we were able to first pet the dolphin, take photos while she was doing a trick and then we swam out and did two tricks with her. It was such a ... Read More
I would definitely recommend the dolphin swim not the dolphin encounter. With the dolphin swim we were able to first pet the dolphin, take photos while she was doing a trick and then we swam out and did two tricks with her. It was such a beautiful experience and we would absolutely do that again. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The dolphin swim was great.
The dolphin swim was great. We tried to get buy some pictures and for 6 pictures it was $130.00. They charge per person, per picture. The dolphin staff was great. Carlos the trainer, Jimmy the photographer and Alma the Dolphin were all ... Read More
The dolphin swim was great. We tried to get buy some pictures and for 6 pictures it was $130.00. They charge per person, per picture. The dolphin staff was great. Carlos the trainer, Jimmy the photographer and Alma the Dolphin were all great! Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Deluxe Stingray City Sandbar - this is a MUST DO!!!
Deluxe Stingray City Sandbar - this is a MUST DO!!!
Deluxe Stingray City Sandbar - this is a MUST DO!!! Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
overall great experience- photos way too pricy though
overall great experience- photos way too pricy though
overall great experience- photos way too pricy though Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line