Dolphin Encounter Ocean World Puerto Plata tour

Feed and play with this gentle mammals on this Puerto plata tour. Ideal for non swimmers and families with young kids.

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Boasting the largest man-made dolphin habitat in the world, Ocean World is a must-see attraction for everyone visiting the Dominican Republic.

The best family activity at Ocean World is the Dolphin Encounter, which offers close contact with dolphin in waist deep water, touching, kissing, dancing, feeding and playing with this gentle mammal.

An interaction that is fun and educational, ideal for non swimmers and families with young kids.

  • Round-trip transportation from hotels in Puerto Plata: 30 minutes
  • Dolphin encounter: 30 minutes
  • Snorkeling in Tropical Reef Aquarium: 25 minutes
  • Pirates Grotto pool
  • Rainforest, Bird Exhibit and Habitat of Iguanas
  • Dolphin Beach (lounge chairs are included)
  • Lunch
  • Waterslides
  • Aquatics balls
  • Dolphins Show: 25 minutes
  • Sea Lions Show: 25 minutes
  • Birds Show: 25 minutes
  • Sharks Show: 25 minutes
  • At the entrance of the park you will receive the schedule of daily shows and the time where you will have the dolphin encounter. Some activities have no time limit.
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Please bring bathing suit, towel, and sun-block.
An adult must supervise children at all time.
Infants: 0 – 3 years old, free
No camera or glasses allowed in the water
swimming with dolphins Must take off jewels from hands, neck and ears to avoid harming the animals while interacting with them.
swimming with dolphins A prior shower is required.
swimming with dolphins Pregnant women are allowed in this program
swimming with dolphins A short talk about safety is required before the dolphin encounter
This tour is approximately 8 hours 
Availability: Everyday of the week

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Pick-up time
Hotel Time Time Time Pick Up
1st Shift 2nd Shift 3rd Shift Location
HACIENDA TROPICAL 9:10 10:20 11:15 Lobby
HACIENDA COFRESI PALM 9:15 10:25 11:20 Lobby
GRAN VENTANA 8:08 10:10 11:10 Lobby
GRAN PARADISE 8:08 10:15 11:10 Lobby
BARCELO 8:05 10:05 Lobby
CELUISMA TROPICAL 10:10 10:20 Lobby
BLUE BAY 8:00 10:00 Lobby
IBEROSTAR 8:20 10:30 Lobby
BELIVE MARIEN 8:20 10:30 Lobby
RIU BACHATA 9:10 9:55 10:55 Lobby
RIU MERENGUE 9:05 9:50 10:50 Lobby