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“Women of the Sands Island. Cayo Largo, Cuba” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Delfinario de Cayo Largo

Delfinario de Cayo Largo
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Women of the Sands Island. Cayo Largo, Cuba”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

It s beautiful island not to far away from the main island Cayo Largo. Beautiful water. Fun to go on a boat with about 8 to 10 persons. The captain will cook. It s really nice.

Visited June 2014
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Vernon, Canada
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“Beautiful beach but rest of catamaran trip bad”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

The catamaran all day tour that is available at every hotel was very different from last November when I took the very same trip. This time, the snorkeling location only had a minimal amount of colorless fish and dead coral. The lobster meal served on Cayo Largo this time was well over cooked and they didn't offer the fantastic lobster-kabobs for sale. Next was the dolphin experience. If you have to keep animals in a cage, this is one of the better ways. Most of the dolphins being used have been breed in captivity so they only know what they are missing plus they get as much fish to eat that they want. It is open the the sea and small fish can enter through the bars but nothing big like sharks ect. Way better than a aquarium. This year the interaction with the dolphin was less than half the time. Lastly, the crew of the cataraman start begging for very large tips from the people onboard on the return sail. It really left a bad taste in my mouth.

Visited May 2014
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Peterborough, Canada
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Swimming with the dolphins here was amazing! We spent a lot of time in the water with them and were amazed at their abilities. They lifted us in the air and rushed toward the docks and just when you thought you were going to hit the dock, they lowered you into the water...they are very fast and beautiful creatures! Took many pictures but lost my camera...good thing we bought pictures from them. Great deal and well worth the money.

Visited November 2012
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Burlington, ON
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“Sad.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

This is just plain sad. Uninformed, apathetic tourists swimming with animals that are caged right next to their home in the open ocean. Don't support this kind of abuse.

Visited April 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Can't avoid if going to Sirena”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

Normally I would not have checked this out, because I would expect it to be pathetic and/or inhumane. Unfortunately, my expectations were met and then some.

Arriving at Playa Sirena by water shuttle, you can't avoid seeing this so-called attraction, and you especially can't avoid it while waiting for the boat to leave.

It consists of one sad dolphin living alone in a small, shallow pen. He does some tricks at feeding time, and spends most of the rest of his time lolling quietly in the shallows, looking at the tourists.

For 70 CUC, you can swim with him.

It's a very sad life for a wild animal that should be part of a pod, swimming in the open sea. And before someone tells me he was rescued from certain death... well, which would you prefer? Solitary confinement in a broom closet, or certain death?

Visited March 2013
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