Puerto Plata: Royal Dolphin Swim at Ocean World

4.6 / 5

24 reviews

Puerto Plata: Royal Dolphin Swim at Ocean World

From US$ 199 per person

Incredible Royal Dolphin Swim experience in Puerto Plata, The Dominican Republic. Guests interact, swim and play with two dolphins one on one in their own marine environment for a full hour!

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7.5 hours
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Instant confirmation
French, German, Spanish
Pickup included
Scheduled pickup service is offered from Puerto Plata's hotel lobby.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Take an amazing one hour Dolphin Swim, including interaction in deep water as well as in the beach area
  • Have a fun foot push with a boogey board
  • Hear an educational lecture on dolphins
  • Experience the largest man-made dolphin lagoon in the world
  • Enjoy free snorkeling in the Tropical Reef surrounded by hundreds of tropical fish
  • See the Dolphin Show, Shark Show, Sea Lions Show and Tropical Bird Show
  • Lunch is included
Full description
Come to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic and experience The Royal Dolphin Swim. It is the newest and most exciting dolphin interactive program at Ocean World! Participants of the new program will have the unique opportunity to participate in a 60 minute swim session with 2 beautiful bottlenose dolphins. The Royal Swim experience begins with a brief orientation then guests enter the water to learn about dolphin behaviour. Taking the experience one step further, guests are able to not just encounter, but kiss, hug, pet, and feed dolphins in deep water for half an hour. Afterwards the session continues on the beach area for an additional half hour more. Here guests can interact with dolphins one on one in their own environment. Playing ball with the dolphins, taking a pectoral ride and a foot-push with a boogey board are all fun features of this fantastic experience. The Royal Swim program also includes the Day Pass at Ocean World Adventure Park, including all of its attractions, as well as convenient 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 everyone visiting the Dominican Republic. Ocean World 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, visit the pirate pool, slide down the waterslides, and observe the Dolphin Show, Shark Show, Sea Lions Show and Tropical Bird Show. Guests also have free access to the dolphin beach and much more! Lunch is included.
  • 1-hour dolphin encounter program, preceded by a lecture on dolphins
  • Round trip bus transfer from nearby hotels
  • Lunch
  • 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
  • Observation of all interactive programs
  • Pirates pool
  • Rainforest, bird exhibit and habitat of iguanas
  • Waterslides
  • Drinks
  • Transportation from hotels outside Puerto Plata (US $10 p/p surcharge for clients in hotels in Sosua and Cabarete - only Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash
  • Breathable clothing
  • Towel
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Make sure to bring bathing suit, towel, sun block, and additional money for buying pictures and souvenirs
  • A prior shower is required before interacting with the dolphins
  • No camera or glasses allowed in the water
  • Pregnant women not allowed on this program
  • Children under 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18 years +)
  • Participants must not wear jewellery on their hands, neck and ears to avoid harming the animal
  • Participants must be able to swim and must use lifejackets, these are provided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 24 reviews

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It was really very good. It only bothered me that the description says something of 7.5 hours, but unfortunately only 5.5 hours can be used. Lyre far too short if you want to see all the shows and attractions. The only bad thing was that I had to pay extra for the transfer from and to the hotel. With over 100 EU for these attractions a cheek! Otherwise great.

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August 14, 2021

A wonderful experience, recommended!

You can tell the familiarity between trainer and animals, compared to other dolphinariums this is really an exception. We moved times because the animals needed their rest periods (the trainer said it is like children, if they don't want to, they don't want to and are not forced to do so), everything is not simply pulled through, that was at least mine Feeling! The staff there are all super friendly, it was also allowed to be photographed (no rip off with photos). Small groups, very pleasant ... I was completely enthusiastic, and would recommend this experience 100%, other dolphinariums that I have seen are unfortunately only for mass tourism ... It is not a huge amusement park, but those who swim with dolphins would be right here. In addition there are sea lions, sharks, birds, an artificial snorkel pool, a small pool and the restaurant is also recommended. An all-round successful day!

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January 15, 2019

Overall it was great.

Pick-up time was unclear .. had to take the next transfer (1std later). The shows are really nice, except for the show with the sharks. There is only something explained and Joa that's it. We had the royal package. That means we could swim with the dolphins for another 30 minutes and have photos taken.

June 19, 2017

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