We were pretty much just dropped off here and told to take a shuttle back when we were ready to return to the ship. We wandered to the shark encounter area and watched a pleasant show with several young men interacting with and feeding ... Read More
We were pretty much just dropped off here and told to take a shuttle back when we were ready to return to the ship. We wandered to the shark encounter area and watched a pleasant show with several young men interacting with and feeding some large (probably nurse) sharks. There was an area to the right that had a swim with the stingray encounter going on and an area behind it that had a swim with the dolphin encounter going on. When the shark encounter was over, we wandered back up the hill toward the main dolphin area. We visited with some very friendly parrots and their handler who placed them on our heads and shoulders and had us hold them for photos. (No charge for this and he was thankful, but reluctant to take our tip.)
We met several of the local cats - primarily Boots and Toby but many others were hanging around. We took up seats near the swim with the dolphin encounter. Be aware that if you are actually swimming with any of the critters, you cannot take a camera. They will be happy to sell you photos and DVDs! If you have someone along who is willing to sit outside the area, they can get get photos and video depending on the area you are in. There are three shows going on at the same time.
The shows were entertaining and I got some great photos and video. (If you were the young couple who got married on the cruise, if you get in contact, I have a picture the groom swimming with the dolphin that I'd be happy to send you.)
We found out that the cats sometimes get some of the fish fed to the dolphins. I'm sure that's why thet were hanging out.
There is also a small covered area that sells food and drinks and some souvenir shops. A musician was performing island music on site.
The shuttle bus will bring you to Dunn River Falls, to a shopping area or back to the ship if you are wearing your wrist band.
There is a small shopping mall called the Taj Mahal that is about a 5 minute walk from the ship. It had an assortment of stores, bars and eateries with all price ranges. Read Less