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“Amazing”
Review of Dolphin Encounter

Dolphin Encounter
Ranked #17 of 77 things to do in Roatan
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

We signed up for swimming with dolphins as well as the encounter but the waves and weather didn't cooperate so had to stick with encounter only. Amazing experience. Well organized and educational. I'm generally not a big fan of caging animals just so that we humans can exploit them, but these dolphins were as well treated as they could have been. They had far more room than I've seen at other dolphin encounter places and seemed engaged and "happy." A once in a lifetime experience.

Thank Paulagrr
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

This was well organized and a great way to interact with dolphins in their environment. The trainers were very knowledgeable. You got to spend a lot of time in the beautiful water with the dolphins.

Thank CHH4
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

This review applies to the Dolphin Swim - the fee is for the Dolphin Encounter + a 30 min snorkel with the dolphins.

Simply put - Amazing, amazing, amazing.

The dolphin encounter is nice, but nothing to write home about. You do get up close and personal, however the interaction was limited to a few petting sessions and that was all. Very informative, fun to see the dolphins perform their tricks up close... but for the money not worth it.

The next 30 minutes of snorkelling with the dolphins was nothing short of amazing. There were 3 of us plus a trainer, and lots and lots of interaction. We had up to 7 dolphins with us at any one time, each one or pair interacting with each individual participant. Lots of opportunity to touch, play and really have some fun with the dolphins. Follow the instructors recommendation on the seaweed front - dive down and grab some, the dolphins will play catch with you for the full encounter.

It was better than expected - an activity we would do again in a heartbeat.

3  Thank Collin M
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

This was fantastic. My wife and I enjoyed interacting with the trainers and dolphins. One of the only encounters that are not held in a concrete pin. This was in a lagoon and they had a great school of dolphins. After touching and rubbing and watching them do tricks, we got to snorkel with them. Play with the dolphins with sea grass and touch them while they swim around.

1  Thank MotorcycleCCTraveler
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

we booked this excursion through carnival (2 couples)l. we had a bus of about 15 people (there were 2 buses). once we got there we took a short boat ride to the dolphins. we were divided into groups of 10 and we went into the water and had to line up in a line shoulder to shoulder. our first dolphin was Cortez. he swam away and didn't come back. then we got Polly. she was another young dolphin who loved the belly rubs. she didn't do as many tricks as her trainer wanted but Polly was a little nervous because another dolphin (Mr French) kept chasing her. one time she came back with bad scratches. poor girl! then we put on our snorkel gear and got to swim with the dolphins for about 30 minutes. after the excursion you are able to buy the pictures when you pose with the dolphins. I knew the resort did this so I was prepared. It was $50 for a couple. I was actually expecting to pay more. since we did the swim and snorkel, we got to use our camera for the first part. Loved the dolphins!!!

Thank Michelle1836
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