If you want 50% more time in the water with the dolphins than what the cruise lines tours offer, this amazing and unforgettable Dolphin Encounter is the choice for you! This is a personalized experience you will never forget. You will love this chance to meet dolphins through touch, play and feeding in an ocean tidal lagoon on this King's Wharf shore excursion.
Your experience begins with a close-up look and hands-on greeting as you sit on an underwater platform. Then, you will swim alongside the dolphins and enjoy underwater and above-water views. Each encounter is unique, based upon the level of comfort of the guests, trainers and dolphins. At the end of the encounter, personalized photos with dolphins will be available for purchase.
The tour duration reflects your time with the dolphins only. Orientation takes approximately 15 minutes and your time in the water is approximately 30 minutes.
Your tour also includes complimentary admission to the National Museum of Bermuda. Previously a British naval fort, the museum explores 500 years of local history and culture. In addition to the exhibits, you can view the bastions, cannons, shipwreck artifacts, art, and spectacular sea views from this incredible historical landmark. Museum visitors also have the opportunity to view and admire the dolphins in their ocean sanctuary. The museum portion is self-guided and you may stay as long as you wish during the museum's hours of operation. Guests wishing to visit the museum only or observe the dolphins can pay the admission to the museum, which is approximately $15 US per adult, $12 US for seniors, and free for children 15 and under.
Reviewer: LANa R. Craig
This experience was SUPERLATIVE!!!. The proximity to the ship (5 minutes) and the experience itself (an hour in the pool with the dolphins) made it absolutely worth the price. I will definitely do it again. Two concerns, however, about the booking: (1) it cost more than if I had booked it on the ship, and (2) because it wasn't booked by the cruise line itself, I would not have been eligible for a refund for a missed appointment. We arrived at 2:00; disembarked at 2:45. My appointment was at 3:00. Fortunately, as I mentioned earlier, the venue was very close to the ship's docking area. My recommendation? If you book ahead:(1) Book for the second day in port, and (2) if you purchase insurance-be sure it covers your specific needs. Late arrival wasn't covered. However, this was the best experience I have ever had and I have traveled to Bermuda at least 20 times.
The staff and trainers were great. What can you say aout the hosts,The Dolphins are just amazing. I will do this again.
Reviewer: marion (meme) Duarte
this was the best orgiized and well carryed out experience of a lifetime swimming with the Dophins was a dream come true and getting to meet and see a three month old dolphin was the icing on the cake made the experience more awesome and i will never for get it and hope to do it again thank you for making the lady's dream come true and making it out of this world more than i could of ever imagined
Reviewer: Chickens mom
FANTASTIC experience!!!! Yes a little pricey but well worth it! Staff was VERY friendly and knowledgeable. A once in a lifetime thing!!
Reviewer: Lisa joy
My 13 year old daughter and I did the dolphin encounter in Bermuda. It was truly a thrilling, once in a lifetime experience! The guides were great, and what can you say about the dolphins? You will never meet a friendlier, sweeter or more playful creature. My daughter had the time of her life. Only slight con is that the pictures they offer you are pricey, but you don't have to buy them. All in all a wonderful event for both of us!