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Dolphin Encounter and Turtle Farm

Price: $115.00
NOTE: Children under 13 years old (or under 4' 7'') must be accompanied by an adult. Children who are 13 years+ OR are taller than 4' 7'' MUST pay adult price.
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This up-close-and-personal Dolphin Encounter takes you onto a platform in waist-deep water to meet these incredible creatures...and for them to meet you!

After an approximately 30-minute orientation with the instructors/trainers, you will step onto a special platform that will cover half of your body in water. From this shallow position, you will take turns meeting your new friend who will give you unlimited love, a handshake, and perhaps a little song and dance. You will be able to pet the dolphins and exchange looks.

It doesn't matter if you're 1 or 80 years old, you will enjoy this experience with your new friend. As groups are limited to only 20 members, it is important that you book this Grand Cayman excursion early to avoid disappointment. The dolphin segment is approximately 30 minutes. Professional photographers will be on hand taking pictures.

After your dolphin encounter, continue your Grand Cayman tour with your included admission to the Turtle Farm, one of Grand Cayman's greatest tourist attractions, known around the world for its conservation programs, public awareness and entertainment. The farm includes over 500 turtles separated in tanks that show the progressive stages as they age. You will learn about turtle gender, reproduction, and the programs to keep them from becoming extinct. There is also a touch tank and many opportunities for photos of the turtles. The farm is located adjacent to the Dolphin Encounter.

Your excursion fee also entitles you to a discounted admission ($20 US per person) to the Boatswain's Beach Park. Here, you will find two swimming lagoons, a nature trail with a small cave system, Predator's Reef with sharks, groupers and eels, a lagoon for a snorkeling experience, and an aviary with Cayman and Caribbean birds flying freely in an enclosed setting. Don't miss Cayman Street, with traditional buildings featuring distinctive, locally designed porches, doorways, gardens and local artisans, as well as restaurants and gift shops. There is certainly enough to make this a full day of fun for all ages.

In order to allow you to tour at your own speed at the Turtle Farm and/or the park, fees for the taxi to and from the Dolphin Park are not included in the tour price. Taxi for the 15-minute drive between downtown and the Dolphin Park should cost you approximately $25 US each way for the vehicle. Most taxis can hold up to four guests. This gives you the ability to return at your leisure. Just make sure to return before your ship's last tender time from shore.

There is no cost for observers for the dolphin portion only and no need to pre-reserve; you simply pay for transportation to and from the Dolphin Park. Observers must pay to visit the turtle farm or Boatswains Park. The facility has lockers, changing rooms, freshwater showers and a snack bar.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A 15 minute taxi ride (not included) from the ship pier. Full details will be provided upon booking confirmation.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
We recommend wearing a bathing suit under comfortable clothing and shoes. A beach towel, sun glasses and sun screen (biodegradable) are also suggested.
The MINIMUM AGE to participate is 1 year old and MINIMUM HEIGHT is 2' 11". Guests must meet BOTH requirements.

Children 3'11" and shorter must be accompanied by one participating adult (18 years or older) per child. Children (12 and under) over 4' tall must have an adult present (participating or observing) at the dolphin facility.

Pregnant women are not allowed to participate. You do not need to be a swimmer to participate in this program. All participants are required to wear a life jacket. You cannot wear sunblock, jewelry, watches, rings, bracelets or any object which might scratch the dolphin while in the water with the dolphins. The instructors have the final say on what can / cannot be worn in the water with the dolphins. For security reasons, personal cameras are not allowed in the water, nor in the program area. A professional photographer will be on hand to take pictures, which will be available for purchase.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 9 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsEnjoyment with the dolphins June 03, 2017

Reviewer: Kathy Blackman
This was a great excursion! We were a party of three and they made it worthwhile. Very knowledgeable about the dolphins. It was so much fun.

4 StarsDolphin EncounterMarch 09, 2017

Reviewer: Jamie Estes
We had four adults in our group so we were placed in a group with no children - which was good for us because our activities were geared more to adults. It was a lot of fun and well worth the time. Only recommendation I have would be to work with the vendor to make the pictures more affordable and available.

5 StarsDolphin Encounter and Turtle FarmMarch 09, 2017

Reviewer: Francine Hribar
I was very impressed with the Dolphin Encounter. I appreciated having professional photos of the encounter and the trainer and the dolphin that were in the water with me were wonderful. The turtle farm was educational and interesting. I enjoyed touring this facility.

5 StarsThank you for the memoriesDecember 01, 2016

Reviewer: Donald lienemann
Thank you for the memories. The entire staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They catered to my four-year-old and made it the most perfect excursion there was. Thank you again for everything

5 StarsMy kids were in heaven!March 04, 2014

Reviewer: Dawn
Well worth the money!!!

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