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Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya

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Address: Plaza Caracol local 20-B | Puerto Costa Maya Mahahual, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
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+52 1 866 393 5158
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Dolphin Discovery is the world's number one swim with dolphins company. We...

Dolphin Discovery is the world's number one swim with dolphins company. We welcome cruise lovers to our facility in Costa Maya to live the experience of a lifetime swimming with dolphins in paradise.

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live doplhin experience

this was easily the best of 3 previous dolphin experiences at other locations. the trainers was friendly and clear with the instructions and what the dolphins would do and helping... read more

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rugero43
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

this was easily the best of 3 previous dolphin experiences at other locations. the trainers was friendly and clear with the instructions and what the dolphins would do and helping is when in direct contact. the in the water experience was fabulous. the entire staff was friendly and helpful from the dressing and life vests, to the changing area and... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya wanting to see the great dolphin experience I heard so much about - but we were bitterly disappointed when we saw the pools that the dolphins perform the tricks in. The pool is roughly 30 x 10 meters and the water was murky. Just meters away from the pool is the wonderful turqoise... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear traveler, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Discovery Akumal and especially for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We regret that you felt our location was not on the levels of quality required to host the dolphins, be assured your comments will be shared with the correspondent area. We want you to know that we love... More 

Palm Bay, Florida
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143 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must do at the Tourism Village, if you have time. Its quite an experience. Ensure you book ahead. I just enjoy watching others swimming with them

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DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, it has been great to read that you passed a nice time. We really appreciate your comments , listening to our visitors helps us to improve and maintain our well known quality. On behalf of our team we hope to have the opportunity to see you... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My granddaughters and I recently went on a Royal Caribbean cruise through the western Caribbean. We did this excursion on our Costa Maya stop. We swam with the dolphins years ago when OUR kids were little on an island off the coast of Mexico (NOT Costa Maya) and I must say, it was pretty disappointing so I had my reservations... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for your preference and for taking the time to share how was your experience at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience. Our team is always ready to help you and make it a lifetime experience, we... More 

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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally I stay away from things that involves animals being used for a 'tourist attraction' however, my partner wanted to do it and wanted me to join her, so I ended up joining her. We paid around 50USD each to be in the water for around 10minutes and had 6 pictures to print. The Dolphins were beautiful and appeared well... More 

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Thank ENPEDWARDS
DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear traveler, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience for you and your girlfriend. We hope to have the pleasure to assist you again in the near future.... More 

Carmel, Indiana, United States
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful experience for our family of 6. We got up close and personal with a dolphin which is a once in a lifetime experience. Our trainer was Kevin and he did a great job working with us to make sure we had a lot of interaction with our dolphin. Carla did a great job taking pictures so... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for your preference and for taking the time to share how was your experience at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience. Our team is always ready to help you and make it a lifetime experience, we... More 

Mahahual, Mexico
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did this on a whim. Our kids were so thrilled -- couldn't stop talking about it. The photographer, Javier "el Tigre," took care to get wonderful shots with each kid and with both together. Malinche, the dolphin, was very photogenic and easy for the kids to work with. $140 for both kids, two large prints, digital files and a... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear traveler, We would like to thank you for your preference and for taking the time to share how was your experience at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience. Our team is always ready to help you and make it a lifetime experience, we... More 

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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great up close interaction with the dolphins!!! Kiss, hug, swim, foot push. Great value. Small personalized groups. Photos are very pricey, difficult to get your own pics due to vantage points. The ones taken by the staff are lovely. You also get copyrights for reprints with disk.

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Thank Lisa M
DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear traveler, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience for you and your family. We hope to have the pleasure to assist you again in the near future.... More 

Johns Island
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best experience I've ever had on a cruise excursion. This was not the excursion that we chose, we passed it as we were heading back to the ship. There was no one in the pool and it's something I always wanted to do, so I chose to do it. It was absolutely amazing. Trainers were very informative, they... More 

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DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear traveler, We appreciate your visit to Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya and especially for having the time to tell us about your experience. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience. Our staff is always ready to help you and make every moment a lifetime experience. We hope to have... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Absolute must, great staff, very well organized. We did the dolphin swim which was amazing. Highly recommend

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DolphinDiscovery, Comunity Manager at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya, responded to this review

Dear traveler, Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us at Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya. We are pleased to know that swimming with dolphins and interact with them has been an amazing experience. Our staff is always ready to help you and make every moment a lifetime experience. We hope to have the pleasure to assist... More 

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