Dolphin Encounter at Ocean World, Puerto Plata

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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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  • 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


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.

Important Information

  • •For Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Crosier, Holland America, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian, Regent, Oceania, and MSC guests, please contact your shore excursion team for further assistance. You can book our tours on your cruise line web page or at the shore excursion desk once you are on board.
  • 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

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