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Dolphin Swim Adventure and Turtle Farm

Price: $149.00
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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The Dolphin Swim Adventure and Turtle Farm program was established especially for you, your family and the dolphins to share a series of sensational and safe activities, while establishing a unique bond of trust.

During the tour of Grand Cayman, you will personally interact with these highly intelligent and friendly sea mammals. In an approximately 30 minute orientation, your professional instructor will teach you about dolphins, their environment, and their behavior. You will also learn actual training techniques on this Grand Cayman excursion.

Once this is complete, you will enter the water (life jackets required) to thoroughly enjoy this incredible experience with the dolphins. You'll be pushed by a dolphin while on a Boogie Board, pulled by their pectoral fins, and go swimming with them!

This excursion in Grand Cayman is one hour, with 30 minutes of swim time. Group size is limited to 12 people to ensure a very personal experience. A professional photographer will be on hand taking pictures.

After your dolphin encounter, continue the fun 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 Caymanian 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 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
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
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
Dress
We recommend wearing a bathing suit under comfortable clothing and shoes. A beach towel, sun glasses and sun screen (biodegradable) are also suggested.
Restrictions
MINIMUM AGE is 8 YEARS OLD and MINIMUM HEIGHT is 4 FEET TALL. Guests must meet BOTH requirements.

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. All participants should be competent swimmers and comfortable with the use of mask, fins and snorkel. Each person is required to wear a life jacket. Do not wear sunblock during this program. 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 11 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsBucket-List check offDecember 02, 2017

Reviewer: Ed de la Cour
My wife has wanted to swim with the dolphins for many years, and this was her opportunity. She had lots of time in the water and personal time interacting with the dolphins. One negative: We were told at the taxi stand the price to the Dolphin Adventure was $8 per person. Halfway there, the driver decided the price was now $35. We took the public bus back to town ($2.50 each) after the swim, and enjoyed this tour of the island.

4 StarsDolphin Excursion July 06, 2017

Reviewer: Leasa
My family of 5 had an amazing time on the excursion while in Grand Cayman. We did the pull and push. Our dolphin was very sweet. The trainer said she was 26 years old. It was a lot of fun. I would give a 5 star except for the pictures. The pictures were very high to me. And you have no choice if you want any because they do not allow any cameras.

5 StarsDolphin adventure May 10, 2017

Reviewer: Frances Alfonso
Most wonderful experience in my life. Very well organized. Of course we went early morning and were like 3rd party in line. Very knowledgeable divers and so kind. Can't believe they do this every day. Pics a little pricey

4 StarsGr Cayman Dolphin Swim & Turtle farmAugust 16, 2016

Reviewer: Kathy Kosmos
The dolphin and turtle farm was great. However you need to give more information regarding how to get to the farm. A cab was $8 per person each way but a bus was only $2.50 per person. There was 7 of us so a cabin cost $56 each way.

4 StarsNeed to know the photos they take of you are priceApril 17, 2016

Reviewer: The cruisers
Swimming with the Dolphins was just wonderful!!! The trainers were friendly , knowledgable and fun! The main idea for the company though was to snap pictures of you and the dolphins and charging an enormous amount for the photos. We were NOT allowed to take our own photos! The photos cost just as much as the excursion itself!

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