Water activity

Puerto Plata Ocean World Dolphin Swim

4.7 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Ocean World Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata Ocean World Dolphin Swim

Activity provider: Ocean World Puerto Plata

From US$ 189 per person

The Dolphin Swim experience will allow you to swim with a dolphin in the largest man-made dolphin habitat in the world. You will interact with an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin in its environment and learn about their behavior. Lunch is included.

About this activity

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Pickup included
Scheduled pick-up service from your hotel lobby.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Swim and play with a beautiful dolphin in a safe environment
  • Enjoy snorkeling in Tropical Reef, with hundreds of tropical fish
  • Explore the largest man-made dolphin lagoon in the world!
Full description
The highlight of any visit to Ocean World Adventure Park is the rare opportunity to swim and play with beautiful Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. The Dolphin Swim experience begins with a brief orientation. Guests learn about dolphin behavior and discover how Ocean World Adventure Park trainers use hand signals and positive reinforcement to communicate with them. Then it's time to get into the water and start interacting with these amazing creatures. Guests will be able to interact with a dolphin in its own environment. The Dolphin Swim also includes a Day Pass at Ocean World Adventure Park and a round trip bus transfer from nearby hotels. Boasting the largest man-made dolphin habitat in the world, Ocean World is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the Dominican Republic. Day Pass visitors have the opportunity to snorkel in the Tropical Reef Aquarium, learn about marine mammals, feed exotic tropical birds, walk through a tropical rain forest, and observe dolphin shows, shark shows, sea lion shows and a tropical bird show.
  • 30 minute dolphin swim, preceded by lecture on dolphins
  • Lunch included
  • Round trip bus transfer from nearby hotels
  • Snorkeling in Tropical Reef Aquarium
  • Usage of Dolphin Beach (lounge chairs are included)
  • Observation of Sea Lion Show, Dolphin Show, Shark Show, Tropical Bird Show
  • Rainforest, Bird Exhibit and Habitat of Iguanas
  • Waterslides
  • Drinks
  • Transportation from hotels outside Puerto Plata (USD 10 p/p surcharge for clients in hotels in Sosua and Cabarete - only Tuesday, Thursday, and Sundays)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • What to bring: a bathing suit, towel, sun block, and additional money for pictures and souvenirs
  • Please note, you will be required to shower before entering the pool
  • No camera or glasses allowed in the water
  • Please note, pregnant women not allowed in this program
  • Children under 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18+)
  • You must remove jewellery from your hands, neck and ears to avoid harming the animal
  • You must be able to swim and must use lifejackets (provided)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

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What a great experience! The staff was spectacular!! They were energetic, friendly, quick to offer assistance, and very knowledgeable. The animals were treated well, and with respect. The lunch was tasty. The facilities were clean and well cared for. My daughters loved the time spent with the dolphins, and holding the lovebirds. All of the animal shows were informational and entertaining. We enjoyed time swimming in the reef, and at dolphin beach. The waterslides were fun as well. Kudos to the staff at Ocean World for creating a very positive, memorable experience. Time and money well spent!!! Thank you!!!

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August 28, 2022

Service top, communication top, park is very small, but has a lot to offer. It is best to only go there in great weather, through the swimming facilities. Then you get the day from 7h around well. The trip from cabarete takes about 1h and the return transfer costs 5US $ pp which you have to pay on the spot. Oh yes the photos (only on CD) for the dolphins cost as follows: 5photos ~ 30US $, 25photos 60US $, all photos 80US $ and all photos + video 100US $. We also had water to eat, it cost € 1.56. So not the world. Just as help :)

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September 11, 2019

Great experience seeing the animals so close. However, the half hour is over very quickly with a group, since everyone wants to have some time and some time is spent on photos.

August 24, 2022

Product ID: 5093