Dolphin Royal Swim
Dolphins are known to be highly intelligent and social animals, and they are playful ambassadors to the waters off of the island of St. Kitts. This St. Kitts tour lets the entire family get up-close and personal with these fascinating creatures, swimming and playing with the dolphins in their natural habitat. This St. Kitts excursion takes things up a notch, adding a more dynamic and thrilling ride to your activities with these amazing ocean creatures.
After a 30-minute orientation from your knowledgeable guide, take a swim in the pristine Caribbean waters and frolic with the dolphins. Pet them and enjoy specially designed activities with these good natured marine creatures. They will give you a kiss and snuggle with you, perform aerial acrobatics, and finish up with their famous foot push, where two dolphins will lift you out of the water in a thrilling flourish. Experience the exhilarating dorsal tow as well, as two dolphins pull you across the crystal waters as you hold on to their dorsal fins.
Watch as the dolphins perform skillful tricks and playful games. Learn interesting facts about the ocean and its most friendly inhabitants from professional trainers who will regale you fascinating information about these incredible marine mammals.
Pregnant women may not participate in this tour for safety reasons. Life jackets are required for all who participate. Sunblock, jewelry, watches, rings, bracelets, or any object which might scratch the dolphin is not permitted in the water with the dolphins. The instructors have the final say on what can and 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.
I'll admit that I was somewhat unexcited about swimming with dolphins, but boy! was I surprised. It was a thrill. I came away amazed at the strength of the dolphins. I'm over 250 lbs., and they lifted me almost completely out of the water just by pushing on my feet. I put the pics on Facebook, and I received more comments about the dolphin pics, than anything else we shared from our cruise. Highly recommended.
Reviewer: Luane Chancellor
This experience exceeded all my expectations. To actually interact with dolphins and realize how smart they are was something I'll never forget. You don't have to be able to execute your part of the stunts perfectly because the dolphins allow for our human ineptitude and compensate in timing, speed and balancing to make your water experience successful. The photo sales didn't bother me at all. If you don't want pictures, don't go back in the store--there is no reason to go back in except to purchase pictures.
Reviewer: Mary-Frances Mullins
I must admit the facility was a bit run down looking when we pulled in. However, when we were walked into the Dolphin area it was well maintained and clean. The instructors were fabulous. Marco had our family and he was so impressive; a total professional and clearly loved his job! My favorite part of the Royal Swim was that it was just our family and we got so much time interacting with the dolphins! I would 100% do it again. The other reviews were correct, the pictures were WAY too expensive. There is just no way around it, we had this amazing experience with the dolphins and then we felt really ripped off when picture time came. It was a disappointment because the dolphin Royal Swim itself was so fun.
Reviewer: Beth McCadden
The best excursion ever! I would highly recommend this for everyone. Our trainer was excellent and spent a lot of time with us. Watson was our dolphin and he was great! The photographer was amazing as well.
I thoroughly had a great experience swimming with the Dolphins. Prior to swimming with the Dolphins I had some free time to set up pictures working with Abba was a wonderful experience. Abba was thorough, patient, and fantastic to work with. After explaining the picture packages he answered any questions I had about the dolphins, he was a great part of the team and so sweet! He really helped make me feel at ease with my interaction with the dolphins. I definitely plan to return if I am ever in St. Kitts again.