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Anyone go to swim with the Dolphins in Varadero on your own?

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Anyone go to swim with the Dolphins in Varadero on your own?

Would like to do it on our own...get there early..spend some time without tour guides and a little less expensive? Anyone done it?

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1. Re: Anyone go to swim with the Dolphins in Varadero on your own?

You'll be very lucky if you can, it may be possible, but I doubt it. Bear in mind that it's a VERY commercial enterprise and designed to maximise tourist cash flowing in. If you want more time then it can only get more expensive. Varadero has two pools, others have more. I worked out the turnover of cash flowing into the Cayo Naranjo dolphinarium in Holguin, it runs into millions of CUC per year. The whole thing is run like a production line.

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3. Re: Anyone go to swim with the Dolphins in Varadero on your own?

Patcroz,

I assume you're asking about going on your own (not on a hotel excursion) and trying to beat the tourist crowds, right?

Obviously trying to sneak into the facility and swimming with them with no one else there is completely nuts. (Not to mention dangerous, illegal, etc.)

Cheers,

Terry

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4. Re: Anyone go to swim with the Dolphins in Varadero on your own?

Before considering this, I would urge you to look into the ethical concerns regarding the confinement of the dolphins. There is enough information available to have given other travelers reason to change their minds. Enjoy the holiday, whatever you do.

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5. Re: Anyone go to swim with the Dolphins in Varadero on your own?

patcroz.

We did not swim with the dolphins but we went there by ourselfs and the price at the door is what you will pay at the resort so no saving any money there .

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