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Dolphin Cay

#2 of 22 things to do in Paradise Island Features Animals
1 Casino Drive | Atlantis Resort, New Providence Island
+1 242-363-6950
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This is a very special place

Even if you are not going to swim with the dolphins, take a walk down to see what goes on here... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Potomac, Maryland
We enjoyed the shallow water interaction with the dolphins

We enjoyed the shallow water interaction with the dolphins. We brought 3 kids with us and they... read more

Reviewed yesterday
James S
Denton, Texas, United States
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Sometimes the best way to describe something is by saying what it isn't. Dolphin Cay isn't an aquarium, it's not an entertainment facility, and it doesn't stage marine shows. Opened in 2007 in response to a need to provide a safe haven for 16 stranded dolphins whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, Dolphin Cay is one of the world's largest open-air, man-made marine mammal habitats. Located on the west side of the Atlantis, Paradise Island property, the 14-acre environment includes an 11-acre lagoon complete with coves and sandy beaches, 7 connected "residential" pools, a state-of-the-art education center, an animal rescue-rehabilitation hospital, an animal pharmacy, a quarantine, and a separate sea lion center. Dolphin Cay is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), and the International Marine Animal Trainers' Association (IMATA). Through its partnerships with the University of Florida's School of Veterinary Medicine and University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Dolphin Cay plays an active role in the development of the advanced research and knowledge about marine mammals. Every visit to Dolphin Cay supports the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation, creating and promoting solutions for a wide range of marine conservation challenges from coral reef degradation to marine species in decline.
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1 Casino Drive | Atlantis Resort, New Providence Island
+1 242-363-6950
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Reviewed yesterday

Even if you are not going to swim with the dolphins, take a walk down to see what goes on here. They have delicious complimentary lemon or orange water- so you can re hydrate and watch the groups interacting with the adorable dolphins. They started...More

Thank Gin2busy
Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed the shallow water interaction with the dolphins. We brought 3 kids with us and they thought it was fun. It is expensive for a family to attend but it seemed the best for the money. Expect to spend as much money on the...More

Thank James S
Reviewed yesterday

amazing how families can afford this experience as they charge quite a lot and they take their own pictures which is another crazy fee, dolphins were adorable as expected so go for it if you don't mind shelling the big bucks

Thank Ojerseyg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I can not say enough positive things about this activity. My 10 year old daughter and 18 year old stepdaughter and I did the deep water adventure. It was absolutely amazing! I actually had tears rolling down my cheeks when we were through. Morgan was...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful experience with our dolphin Jackie! My husband, my two kids (ages 6 & 8) and myself all enjoyed the shallow water experience. Lots of smiles and great family photos!

Thank Pebs8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing negative here! Wonderful experience!!! Best part of the trip. I love dolphins! Yes, you keep your fins & goggles!

Thank FLBreezerGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes do not go all the way to Paradise Island and not swim with the Dolphins. Well worth the money!!!!

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and an amazing time with the shallow water experience. The trainers felt the dolphins didn't perform at a high level (we thought they did awesome) so they took us on a behind the scenes tour which was also really cool. Great time and...More

Thank 306nealk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Participated in the early risers dolphin experience. It was great and reasonably priced! It was up close and personal. Highly recommend for the money! The handler was awesome!

Thank LinaaT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This activity lasted about an hour and cost $55 and was so much fun. I will admit it was a little hard to practice my Pilates and watch dolphin simultaneously, but I couldn't keep my eyes off them. They are so friendly and the dolphin...More

Thank Diane O
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Romer P
6 July 2017|
Response from mikayla142 |
The shallow water interaction takes you about knee deep into the water with the animals. The deep water takes you out to the 10 feet zone, where the dolphins are training. I did the deep water interaction and had a blast... More
10 June 2017|
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Response from Toni E |
Hi 3 options re getting to dolphin cay from the ship, there's a ferry from the port, a quick bus ride 1 dollar 25 cents each that drops you at the bridge and you'd have to walk over, then turn left to dolphin cay walk under... More