Grand Cayman Dolphin Swim Excursion Reviews

Enjoy a dynamic dolphin swim enclosed in the pristine waters that surround Grand Cayman.
The encounter with the dolphins was a dream come true.
Sail Date: June 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Other than the sticker shock for buying photos at the end of the day, we had a wonderful experience.
Sail Date: January 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
had a pull push and swim with the dolphins
Sail Date: December 2018
had a pull push and swim with the dolphins
had a pull push and swim with the dolphins Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was the highlight of the whole cruise.
Sail Date: December 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The experience was good.
Sail Date: December 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Hell, dolphin place (I wanted to see their environment and sadly very small in my opinion) and rum ...
Sail Date: November 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A lot of fun.
Sail Date: November 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The dolphin swim was nice.
Sail Date: July 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Stingray city and dolphins were amazing- very pricey but a bucket list thing for me
Sail Date: April 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Dolphin push, pull and swim.
Sail Date: March 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Our family split into two groups and did Dolphin Swim as well as Encounter due to ages with ...
Sail Date: March 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Kissed by a dolphin - Wow!
Sail Date: February 2018
Kissed by a dolphin - Wow!
Kissed by a dolphin - Wow! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Dolphin Cove, swam with dolphins and stingray city.
Sail Date: January 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Fun and exciting day!!!!
Sail Date: December 2017
Fun and exciting day!!!! This activity was appropriate for everyone.
Fun and exciting day!!!! This activity was appropriate for everyone. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Due to weather Stingray swim was cancelled- The Dolphin swim was an amazing time and worth every ...
Sail Date: December 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Pros - very cool experience, probably once in a lifetime Cons - Tender experience/embarkation was ...
Sail Date: October 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We had a terrible storm in Grand Cayman and it was our first time swimming with the Dolphins.
Sail Date: September 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Would have been excellent if the pictures were not so expensive!
Sail Date: July 2017
Would have been excellent if the pictures were not so expensive!
Would have been excellent if the pictures were not so expensive! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Kids loved swimming and interacting with the dolphins.
Sail Date: July 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
I would definitely recommend the dolphin swim not the dolphin encounter.
Sail Date: June 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The dolphin swim was great.
Sail Date: June 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Deluxe Stingray City Sandbar - this is a MUST DO!!!
Sail Date: June 2017
Deluxe Stingray City Sandbar - this is a MUST DO!!!
Deluxe Stingray City Sandbar - this is a MUST DO!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
overall great experience- photos way too pricy though
Sail Date: May 2017
overall great experience- photos way too pricy though
overall great experience- photos way too pricy though Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
We got off to a rough start.
Sail Date: March 2017
We got off to a rough start. Getting off the ship was beginning to shows signs of being an Epic fail but once we got off the ship @ 11:45 am things went pretty smooth and we had an amazing day. The Dolphin swim was a once in a lifetime ... Read More
We got off to a rough start. Getting off the ship was beginning to shows signs of being an Epic fail but once we got off the ship @ 11:45 am things went pretty smooth and we had an amazing day. The Dolphin swim was a once in a lifetime experience. We were in a small group and it was well organized. The trainer and Capernico were great hosts. We did not get all of our photos that we paid for. It was a great day however it was just way to short. We felt a little rushed on this day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was ok, very commercialized, felt like we were channeled through the experience the most ...
Sail Date: March 2017
It was ok, very commercialized, felt like we were channeled through the experience the most efficient way possible. I did it because it was my 10 year old's dream to swim with a dolphin and they wouldn't allow her in the water by ... Read More
It was ok, very commercialized, felt like we were channeled through the experience the most efficient way possible. I did it because it was my 10 year old's dream to swim with a dolphin and they wouldn't allow her in the water by herself. No photos allowed, you have to lock all your belongs into a locker and then basically all you do is smile for the camera in various positions with the dolphin. It was over fast and then they rip you of if you want any pictures. They will deal if you hesitate for a package for two persons (last offer $100 instead of $140, I should have insisted on trying to deal for a package of just one as well, but it was still $70 for a cd of mostly bad pictures since we were all squinting against the sun, no sunglasses or hats allowed, only prescription glasses. They watch you like a hawk so you don't take pictures of the computer screen images. The dolphin trainer who worked with our group was nice, he had remembered all of our names by the end of the program. We had booked the dolphin push, pull and swim but it didn't seem very much that we did: hold out our hand and touch the dolphin while it swims by, kiss the dolphin, dance with the dolphin holding its fins, then get pulled by the dolphin and then dolphin pushed your feet out of the water while you hold on to a buggy board. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International