Dolphin Swim – $189 per Adult/$144 per Child, – Must be 6 years old+ everyday
This fun 30 minute deep water dolphin program begins with a brief orientation, then once in your lifejacket, you will experience the joy of a dolphin kiss and fall in love with their gentleness as you hug a dolphin in your arms. Dance and sing with your stars and then marvel at the dolphin’s strength as you are propelled by one (1) dolphin across the ocean pool/lagoon in the finale behavior called the famous dorsal tow ride or belly ride! Your program also includes FREE BEACH & POOL DAY ACCESS! Before or after your program, relax in a lounge chair under swaying palms, swim in the clear, turquoise water and for no additional fee, enjoy Snorkeling in Aquarium, Sea Lion Show, Bird Exhibit,Tiger Grotto, & Iguanas. Free Buffet Lunch! 6 years old +.
A 15-20 minute educational presentation prior to entering the water with the dolphins.
You will be 30 minutes in deep water with the dolphins where you will be hugging, kissing, dancing, feeding and a dorsal fin or belly ride ride with one (1) dolphin across the water.
Personal photo opportunities with a dolphin.
A life jackets will be provided for use during the dolphin session. Wet Suits are provided seasonally.
Guests should bring their own bathing suits and towels.
Lockers, Showers, and Changing rooms available.
Each Dolphin session is unique, based upon the guests and dolphins.
Observer gets to watch the dolphin interaction.
All Participants must be 6 years old and up.
Anyone within 6 – 12 years old, must have at least one paid Adult participant.
Maximum of 2 children per adult participant.
FREE BEACH ACCESS! Before or after your program, relax in a lounge chairs under swaying palms, swim in the clear, turquoise pools to use.
10 participants maximum per dolphin session. (which can be broken into smaller groups).
Closed on Mondays
The time slots available includes a guaranteed 30 minute Dolphin Swim program, educational briefing, & beach day. This can be 4 – 5 hours of activities.
9am – AM Pick Up time
Location & Transportation:
Round Trip Transportation within Puerto Plata area hotels are FREE. Round Trip.
Transportation outside city limits will be charged, Sosua ($10pp) , Cabarete($10pp), Luperon($15pp).
Cruise Ship Passengers:
Your Cruise Ship must enter the Amber Coast Port by 7am and leave Port by 7:30pm or later.
Transportation may be arranged but you will need to contact us prior to arrival. Cost will be $10pp round trip.
If your Cruise Ship comes into port from 7:30am – 7:00pm, you will need to book your dolphin program with your cruise ship.
You will need to take a taxi from the cruise ship terminal, located in Amber Coast. Taxi cabs are readily available just outside the Welcome Center. This will take about 15 – 30 minutes to Puerto Plata Ocean World and will cost around $10 – $15 per person.
Save Money and make your reservation online. In order to get any of these discounts, you must type the Online Discount Promotional Code in the discount box of the reservation form (Payment Page). After picking the amount of participants/observers, date of travel, and time of program, you will be taken to the reservation form to start your online booking. When you get to payment page, this is where the promotional code needs to be written in the comment box. Without this written code, you will not get the promotional discount. These online promotions can not be combined with any previous orders or discounts. These discounts are for online orders only and the discounts will NOT be offered or honored over the phone with a Dolphin World representative or during the High Season or with any additional Transportation service.
Dolphin World Online Promotions:
Make your reservation more than 8 daysor more in advance get 5% off each person. CODE: online5%off
Make your reservation online and get 2.5% off each person. CODE: onlinebookingspecial
Upon arrival, please proceed to check-in window, present your dolphin program confirmation number or your last name, which you will receive after making your reservation via email or text.
Confirmation number is a must for entrance.
You do not need to have a printed voucher.
All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.
Refunds / Cancellations and Changes:
All cancellations must be received by Dolphin World / Keys Adventure Tours, Inc. in writing by email or regular mail.
A 10% service charge will apply per person for any cancellations prior 31 days of activity date.
A 50% service charge will apply per person for any cancellations within 30 – 15 day period prior activity date.
A 75% service charge will apply per person for any cancellations within 14 – 8 day period prior activity date.
Prior 8 days of your reservation date, you may change your reservation to a gift certificate, where you would not incur any penalties except the change fee. This gift certificate will be good for 1 year from the date of the certificate.
NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN TO ANY ACTIVITY PARTICIPANTS who cancel within the 7 day period, does not show up, are late for scheduled program(s). Once a reservation has a confirmation number and confirmed, a refund or change can only be made more than 7 days of the activity date and any change to the program date is subject to availability. Changes made to existing reservations are subject to a $25.00 per person change fee.
The Dolphin Swim goes on Rain or Shine.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THE PURCHASE OF TRIP INSURANCE, which will cover your purchase 100% for any interruptions to your Dolphin World activities! We recommend TravelEx Insurance. Ask a Dolphin World Travel professional for advice on Travel Insurance.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What should I bring?
Camera, bathing suit, towel, sun-block, additional money for drinks, pictures and souvenirs.
How do we get there?
Ocean World is located in Cofresi Beach, just 3 miles west from the town of Puerto Plata.
If you are coming from Santiago, after the Riu Hotels complex
Do you provide transportation?
Yes, Scheduled pick-up service from hotel (s) must be arranged with our reservation department. We offer roundtrip transportation free of charge for hotels in the area of Puerto Plata. Additional US$5 surcharge for clients in hotels in Sosua and Cabarete. Additional US$10 surcharge for clients in hotels in Luperon, Rio San Juan and Playa Grande.
If the client wants to arrive or leave our premises at different time than scheduled, than the client is free to use private vehicle or Taxi.
Is smoking permitted?
Smoking is allowed in designated areas. This is for the safety and comfort of our guests, staff and animals.
Can I bring my own camera and take my own pictures and videos?
You are free to take your own camera to take pictures and videos of the facilities. Nevertheless the use of cameras will not be allowed during interactive program.
What are your operating days and hours? Are you open during holidays?
Ocean World Adventure Park is Tuesdays to Sundays, from 8.30am to 5.30pm. We are open during holidays as well.
Is the park open when it rains? Yes, we operate rain or shine.
What type of payment do you accept?
Ocean World accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Travelers Checks and cash. Cash payments can be in RD$ pesos, US dollars, CAD dollars, Euro, and £ pounds.
How far in advance should I make my reservation?
Our program can be sold out days or weeks in advance, so we recommend booking as soon as possible.
Are we allowed to bring drinks or food in your facilities? No, but snacks and drinks are available for purchase on site at additional price.
Can I interact with animals if I can’t swim?
Worried that your lack of swimming skills will keep you from meeting our marine mammals? DON’T BE!!! Our Dolphin Encounter and Sea Lion Encounter programs take place in shallow water. The animals will swim up and over the platform where you can meet them one-on-one. We want you to feel comfortable and to enjoy the program as well.
Can i participate in interactive programs if I am pregnant? Pregnant women are not allowed in interactive programs, for their safety, safety of their child and our animals as well.
What is the difference between the Dolphin Encounter, Dolphin Swim and Royal Swim?
The Dolphin Encounter is in shallow wáter, while the Dolphin Swim and Royal Dolphin Swim take place in deep water and you will be wearing a life jacket. The Dolphin Swim lasts 30 minutes, while the Royal Dolphin Swim is a 1 hour interaction with 2 playful dolphins.
What is the minimum age to participate in interactive programs?
The minimum age allowed for Dolphin Swim, Royal Dolphin Swim, Shark Encounter and Sea Lion Encounter is 6 years old. While for the Dolphin Encounter infants can participate as well, with their parents. In any case, kids can participate alone in interactive programs starting at 11 years old.
Will there be other people in our interactive program?
The maximum allowed in each Dolphin Swim, Royal Dolphin Swim, Shark Encounter and Sea Lion Encounter is ten persons and the maximum for the Dolphin Encounter is 30 persons although only ten people at a time are in the water interacting with the dolphins.
Do you provide snorkeling equipment or do we have to bring our own?
We do provide snorkeling equipments nevertheless you are allowed to bring your own.
Are there changing rooms and showers in your facilities?
YES and they are wheelchairs accessible too
Are there lockers in the facilities?
Yes and they are available for rent at additional price
Do you have towels available?
Yes and they are available for rent or purchase at additional price.
Is food included in the tour? What kind of food?
Do you offer vegetarian options? The tour includes buffet lunch and there is always some vegetarian option
Can I see and purchase my photos and videos by internet?
At present it is not possible to see your pictures online, but if you email firstname.lastname@example.org we will be able to assist you with your needs and requests.
Includes: Dolphin Swim Program & Park – A 30 minute shallow and experience including touching, feeding and training with one (1) dolphin and the opportunity for a deep-water interaction with a dorsal fin ride from one end of the natural salt water lagoon to the other, foot push or belly ride, other behaviors like petting and kissing the dolphin. Plus, Snorkeling in Aquarium, Dolphin & Sea Lion Show, Bird Exhibit, Tiger Grotto, Iguanas Exhibit, Buffet Lunch, and Transportation(Puerto Plata Area). Must be 6 years old and up to participate. Book Now!