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Address: Dolphin Bay, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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+507 6915-1155
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The Dolphin Bay Preserve EcoTour is unlike any other tour in Bocas del...

The Dolphin Bay Preserve EcoTour is unlike any other tour in Bocas del Toro!Go beyond dolphin viewing, jungle hiking, and snorkeling and experience nature like never before!This is your chance to taste the fruit of cacao fresh from the pod, get close enough to touch poison dart frogs, caimans and sea urchins, and learn about the rich socioeconomic and cultural history of Bocas del Toro. Itinerary:• 10:00 (flexible): Our guide picks you up at your hotel• 10:30: Arrive at Dolphin Bay for dolphin watching• 11:00: Arrive at Dolphin Bay Preserve and begin hike• 1:30: Locally prepared lunch • 2:00: Snorkeling• 3:00: Return to your hotel

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We saw several dolphins but every time a dolphin jumped 10 boats started chasing after it. I realize that's the nature of it and the guides wanting to get their tips

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 November 2016
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dolpins in their natural habitat, so beautiful! Choose a company that CARE about the dolphins and do not run them over with the boats!

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Seattle,WA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The boats in Dolphin Bay far outnumbered the dolphins. During our stay we saw 19 boats, fewer than half a dozen dolphin fins and one fluke. Not much.

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Montréal, Qc
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not sure à 100% you gonna see some wild dolphins but if you are lucky... it's a great time ! Not the best, but not to bad :)

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Vacaville, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This location was part of a package tour. I would not have signed up for otherwise. What it turned out to be was 8-12 boat taxis racing toward a dolphin that would surface only to have the dolphin disappear before the first boat even got there. I felt bad for the poor dolphins. Not a destination that we would recommend.

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Frisco, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Dolphin Bay on a private boat for hire, so we could stay here as long as we wanted. Even though there were at least 8 other boats there when we first stopped (one that chased the dolphins--bad!), we were able to hang around after they all left to just enjoy the dolphins breaching all around us--so beautiful!

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have no idea why the tour operators don't agree to visit dolphin bay each at different times. It would be much better for the visitors and for the dolphins. Now all boats keep chasing the dolphins and if you are lucky you can see 1 or two fins. We even so more dolphins while on the water taxi.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stopped by here on a boat tour of the islands. Unfortunately we didn't see any dolphins - the behavior mentioned in the previous reviews evidently has scared them off. Our tour guide said he hadn't seen any in his last 3-4 trips.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We were lucky that a few dolphins came out to play when we got there. But honestly, this Bay is so remote and far out that I'm not sure it was worth the $ nor the effort. This stop was part of a tour of different islands.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We made this stop as a part of a full day tour. We saw dolphins but saw more boats jockeying for position. Poor dolphins.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We saw several dolphins but every time a dolphin jumped 10 boats started chasing after it. I realize that's the nature of it and the guides wanting to get their tips

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