- Sightseeing, Swimming/Pools, Zoos and Aquariums Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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For around $100 you'll get a chance to learn about dolphins and even take a 40-minute swim with them. But is it worth it? Some say no. "Swimming" with the dolphins was a stretch – most just got to pet them and take a picture alongside them (which is an additional cost). Some travelers were chagrined by the treatment of the animals and the cost of the pictures.
But other travelers are quick to note that Dolphin Island seems more humane than the Manati Park, and if you're looking for a day excursion away from the resort (the park is situated at Bávaro Beach) this might be a better fit for you.
Rates for the various experience start at $99 and can cost as much as $284, depending on how much interaction you wish to have with the dolphins. A DVD of your experience costs extra. Park hours vary but experiences are offered daily; check Dolphin Discovery's website for more information. The attraction also offers a shuttle service from hotels located in Bavaro, Punta Cana and Uvero Alta, included in your package price.
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