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Dolphin Encounter at Ocean World, Puerto Plata

4.5 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: Ocean World Puerto Plata

Dolphin Encounter at Ocean World, Puerto Plata

Activity provider: Ocean World Puerto Plata

From US$ 120 per person

You will be in close contact with a bottlenose dolphins, playing with them in waist deep water. It's both fun and educational for all ages, ideal for non swimmers and families with young children.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Pickup included
Scheduled pick-up service from hotel lobby.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy a 15-minute dolphin encounter program, preceded by lecture on dolphins
  • Hug, pet, and feed a playful bottlenose dolphin in a safe environment-
  • Visit the largest man-made dolphin lagoon in the world!
  • Go snorkeling in Tropical Reef, with hundreds of tropical fish
  • Observe Dolphin Show, Shark Show, Sea Lions Show and Tropical Bird Show
Full description
The Dolphin Encounter offers close contact with a bottlenose dolphin, in waist deep water. During these interactive programs, you will be able to touch and feed these gentle mammals, playing with them in a safe environment. You will even dance with them! This interaction is both fun and educational for all ages, ideal for non swimmers and families with young kids. The Dolphin Encounter program also includes a Day Pass for the Ocean World Adventure Park, with all its attractions, and the round trip bus transfer from nearby hotels. Boasting the largest man-made dolphin habitat in the world, Ocean World is a must-see attraction for everyone visiting the Dominican Republic. Day Pass visitors have the opportunity to snorkel in our Tropical Reef Aquarium, visit the Pirate's Pool, learn about marine mammals, feed exotic tropical birds, walk through a tropical rain forest, and watch the Dolphin Show, Shark Show, Sea Lions Show and Tropical Bird Show. Lunch is included.
  • 15 minutes dolphin encounter program, preceded by lecture on dolphins
  • Lunch
  • Round trip bus transfer from nearby hotels
  • Snorkeling in Tropical Reef Aquarium
  • Rainforest and Bird Exhibit and Habitat of Iguanas
  • Usage of Dolphin Beach (lounge chairs are included)
  • Observation of Sea Lion Show, Dolphin Show, Shark Show, Tropical Bird Show
  • Pirate’s Pool
  • Waterslides and aquatic games.
  • Drinks
  • Transporation from hotels outside Puerto Plata
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • A prior shower is required
  • No camera or glasses allowed in the water
  • Pregnant women are allowed in this program
  • Participants must not wear jewelry to avoid harming the animal
  • Paying adults are allowed to take one child or one infant in the water
  • Children must be supervised by an adult at all time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

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A sensational park, a dizzying encounter with dolphins (hugs, kisses). A day at the top. Breathtaking shows ... sea lion, sharks, swimming in a coral reef, parrots that eat you in your hand, toucans, aviaries. Wow, beautiful memories in your head. Possibility to acquire photos and video of the dolphin encounter. To redo

August 16, 2019

It was a very nice experience. We also booked the Sea Lion Encounter on site for $ 49 per person, which is definitely worth it as the sea lions were a big highlight. The trainers from the animals on site are very friendly, explain everything exactly and take enough time even in a larger group. The transport from the hotel and back worked great. For a total of 125 photos as well as a video on the USB stick, a printed photo of our choice and a keychain, a magnet, we found the price of $ 100 okay. Park is generally very pretty, the shows are appealing, and lunch is okay.

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May 20, 2019

Was really a great experience !!

My wife and I really enjoyed the trip to Ocean World. The park was not overcrowded (we were there in late August). So we could see all shows. The highlight for us was of course the Encounter with Delphin Pancho. A great experience. We touched the dolphin and he played with us. Was really worth the money. For $ 80 there were all photos and a video on a USB stick. Can only recommend! Tip .... Be sure to print out tickets. With the tickets on the smartphone they have problems at the checkout!

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September 10, 2017

Product ID: 4901