Dolphin Swim Adventure
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 small St. Kitts group tour is a fun opportunity for the entire family to enjoy up-close and personal interactions with these fascinating creatures, swimming and playing with them in their natural habitat.
After a 30-minute orientation with 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 that are both safe and fun. During this St. Kitts tour you will have an opportunity to get a kiss and snuggle, see the acrobatic dolphins perform aerial tricks, and finish up with a ride on a boogie board as you experience the delight of being pushed through the water at a dolphin's pace. You can also slide up onto a dolphin's belly and hold onto his fins as he quickly glides backwards across the crystal blue water of St. Kitt's. This is a tour that really showcases the skillful tricks and playful games of the dolphins. Learn interesting facts about the ocean and its most friendly inhabitants from professional trainers who will regale you with fascinating information about these incredible marine mammals of St. Kitts.
Please Note: Your time with the dolphins will last approximately 60 minutes. You will have up to 2 hours of free time at the end of the tour to shower, review photos, and relax before taking a taxi back to your ship.
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.
Reviewer: Raymond Duffield
The island and this facility were hit hard by last years hurricane. The facility is being rebuilt and will be nice when completed. The people were great and did their best to insure a fun experience and for our family they succeeded. We have also done the dolphin swim in Cozumel where the facilities were beautiful but the actual experience was not as good as this one. Here they split you into smaller groups so our family of 5 were all by ourselves. The trainer made sure we all did all the interactions with the dolphins and was very friendly and patient with us. Our son has autism and was very timid but with the patience of the trainer and dolphins he was able to do everything. Of course they take pictures of everything but we bought the disk after haggling down the price. We would definitely do it again. The kids loved it.
Reviewer: Robin Stearns
Great chance to truly interact with the dolphins and learn more about them. We were able to learn some of their training cues and have them touch their nose to our hand, dance for us, pull us with their flippers and propel us through the water by pushing against the sole of our feet. It was an excursion to remember. It was a shame that the photos were so expensive.
Reviewer: steven white
We arrived for our dolphin swim a half an hour before as it told us to on our tickets, I guess to get ready just before you swim, only to find out that we were then going to be waiting another half hour after what our printed time said to start was. total of an hour to sit and do nothing....one of the girls suggested we could go out and swim with the group before us even tough they started 15 min earlier, so we'd miss 15 min of swim time but it would get us back to the ship and not make us late for ship departure, so we jumped at the offer... They took us out to the swim area where there were two different groups already swimming and taking turns with the dolphins. We were taken to a girl in the water with no guests and her dolphin, so basically we were alone with just her and got tons more time with the dolphin and the swim, it was a blast, loved loved loved it!
Reviewer: Donald L. Vasconcelles
This was the best Dolphin Encounter we have ever participated in. The trainer was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He made sure everyone participated in all of the activities even if they couldn't swim. We have paid much more for Dolphin Experiences in other places and didn't experience half of the activities. A wonderful family experience.
Reviewer: Sharon Albietz
We signed a release, donned life jackets and the adventure began We were able to swim with two dolphins at first and then treated to a third! Lucky us! Each of us got to pet, cradle, kiss and be transported through the water holding their fins and, finally, pushed through the water holding onto a kick board with the noses of two dolphins against the instep of your foot. It was definitely a bucket list thing for each of us and exhilarating! The only criticism that we had is that you are not allowed to take photographs. Im certain that that would have taken time and attention away from the experience. A souvenir photo would have been nice. They had a photographer who took 228 pics of the four of us and we could have purchased a single photo or the entire disc [$180] which I thought was pricey. We chose to hold our memories instead.