Meet, swim or dive with a dolphin
We emphasize care and genuine interaction between humans and dolphins. Experience dolphins in their natural habitat! Dolphin Academy provides unforgettable experiences for both young and old. Meet, swim or dive with a dolphin in either their natural lagoon or the open sea.
A different philosophy
Open Sea Training
Dolphin Training Philosophy
What our guests say
It was very professional and the trainers were excellent. The dolphins were a joy. It was the highlight of my Bab action.
January 11, 2023
We recently visited the Dolphin Academy at Curacao and could not have been more pleased with our experience! We visited on 3 occasions.
On our first day, we got to... read more take part in an exciting Dolphin Swim experience which gave us ample time in the water interacting with these amazing creatures.
On the two following days my daughter had the unique opportunity to participate in the Dolphin Instructor Assistant course. This was for two half-days and gave her the chance to feed, swim with, and learn more about dolphins from experienced trainers. She even got to take part in a live dolphin show with an audience – it was such an incredible experience! She learned so much about their biology, habitats, and behaviors during that time there and were truly amazed by how friendly and engaging all of the staff members were. The course was kept small as well; only her and one other girl participated which made for a truly special experience.
The pictures taken during each event are an extra cost, in the end we chose to buy them as memories that last forever! If you or your children want something really special while visiting Curacao then consider checking out the Dolphin Academy – you won’t regret it! The staff really make it an enjoyable experience for everyone involved and we would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a unique adventure!
January 10, 2023
This was a great experience! The groups were small which allowed for a very personal experience. The trainer was excellent and took care to ensure we got good pictures. Highly... read more recommend!
January 9, 2023
This was an amazing experience to do with our family. My mother and two children shared the experience with me. I love these mammals so much and to swim... read more with them was an experience of a lifetime. I would recommend.
January 5, 2023
Amazing experience, or so my daughter keeps telling everyone. We arrived by cruise ship and the program my daughter wanted was not available in our time frame. The... read more people at the Dolphin Academy were able to adjust their program to fit our shore time. I would not hesitate to recommend the Dolphin Academy.
January 5, 2023
What a cool way to learn so much about dolphins! There is no better way to learn and appreciate these animals than with a hands on experience like we had... read more at Dolphin Academy. The dolphins seem well cared for and they seem happy and intellectually stimulated with the training. The trainers seemed professional, caring for the animals, and invested in the dolphin program. We were very happy with our experience and highly recommend it!
January 1, 2023
Awesome dolphin encounter experience for our children (and us too)! Although our children were too young to do the full dolphin swim and thus had to settle for the... read more dolphin encounter, we felt that they gave us a good amount of time and exposure with our assigned dolphin ("Caiyo").
The beautiful seaside scenery, the attached seaquarium with all its interesting creatures, and the dolphin show (think Sea World, but carribean style), were great extra perks for sure.
I downgraded from 5 stars only because of cost. The cost of the dolphin swim/encounter is steep enough. Yet, they charge an arm and a leg for pictures afterwards. We dropped an extra $160 USD for photos for our group (4 adults, 4 children). Then again, the photos are professional/ well done. but just felt like being taken advantage of a little given what we had already paid.
That said, bring your wallets/purses and create memories that will last a long time. especially if you have children!
December 3, 2022
This was an incredible experience. The dolphin trainers are very professional - they train the dolphins with positive, not negative reinforcements. Having the playful/social dolphins right in the water with... read more you is so cool.
November 28, 2022
This was very informative cost to enter was reasonable we got here late in the evening but still got to see flamingos different type of fishes around curacao in the... read more aquarium and the dolphin show the dolphins are really awesome to see in action we even opted for a dolphin kiss photo which wasn't expensive at all we made our own videos up until the kiss they didn't want us to film during that which was ok
November 16, 2022
We did the dolphin snorkel and it was amazing. My boyfriend and I did it together and the trainer I believe her name was Ingrid was nice enough... read more to allow us to do the dolphin kiss together in addition to doing it solo. The dolphins were so friendly. They also take pictures for you during the experience which I expected to pay an arm and a leg for but it was reasonably priced. Overall I would definitely recommend this activity.
October 20, 2022
We did the dolphin swim and had a great time. We were in the water with 2 dolphins most of the time. The dolphins are like big puppies. ... read more Book early because they fill up.
October 11, 2022
My group of four had a fantastic time doing the Dolphin Experience. Iris was the trainer who worked with Romeo. She was very knowledgeable and informative. We... read more are all animal lovers and were glad to learn these dolphins have a mind of their own and it's up to them what they feel like doing...or not. My husband wasn't feeling well but I loved it so much, we booked another time for us to go back.
October 6, 2022
The costumer support was excellent from the beginning. Rogelio was extremely helpfull to us and replied on every single question and doubts on E-mail.
He welcomed us on arrival... read more as well and was very attentive and polite to all of us. He had a neat appearance and was very well dressed. His service was just amazing.
Zack was really profesional during the swim session. He was so down to earth and funny to the group. I Definitely recommend to visit Dolphin Academy.
Congrats to your team, specially to Rogelia and Zack. Well done
September 25, 2022
We did a Snorkeling experience with the Dolphins. This was a great experience! I have swam with dolphins twice before, but getting to dive and swim with them underwater is... read more an unforgettable experience.
I highlight recommend doing this!
September 20, 2022
My dream was swim with dolphins and I chose to go there. I had a very good experience. I chose swim with dolphins in lagoon and just one thing that... read more I did not like it was our instructor was very specific. She likes her animals and she takes care of them very well but you cannot enjoy because she always tell you stay quite or away from the dolphins. She will tell you when you can touch them but they are very fast and you can really enjoy for the price you pay. Overall, it was great time and staff are very friendly and also I did not receive my photos in a first day, so you can call them and they always ready to resolve any issue! Thank you for a great experience!
September 11, 2022
I am from Milan, Italy and the main reason I came to Curaçao was to do the Dolphins Course in Depth level 1 and 2. I waited 4 years and... read more I must say it was 100% worth it. In this course you study with George the head trainer all the anatomy and behavior of dolphins from top to bottom with university-level research. It is all explained fantastically, and I swear to you during the lessons there has never been a second of boredom. In both levels there is an immense amount of interaction with dolphins, more and more advanced and immersive. You learn about the behaviors and signals to ask for them. You can have tons of swimming sessions with dolphins and it is always a beautiful, intimate and relaxing experience with dolphins. One other thing you do is get ready for the 4:15 pm shows where each passing day you have more things to do and only at level 2 you can also get in the water during the show and do many different behaviors with the dolphins including the amazing and famous footpush.
An absolutely fantastic experience that makes you truly feel on the team and for a week you are a dolphin trainer like everyone else and you really understand the beauty of being one of them.
EXTREMELY RECOMMENDED !!!
in addition the dolphins live the life of their dreams and are treated very well by all the talented trainer
August 28, 2022
We did the Dolphin encounter with our children and they loved it , to the extent they said they want to become Dolphin Trainers when they grow up . Everything... read more was well organized, from the beginning to the end. I though the encounter would be very short but in fact we had enough time to learn, take pictures and pet our Dolphin Didi. Special thanks to our trainer Zach, he was very nice and knowledgeable.
August 22, 2022
I took my daughter yesterday (July 31) to the Dolphin Academy for the Dolphin Encounter. It was a wonderful experience. Even though the waiting time was a little too long... read more (very hot sun), it was worth the wait! She had an awesome time and interaction with the dolphin. The trainer was very nice and attentive. What made it even more special was the staff, very nice, friendly and attentive people!
July 31, 2022
This was an amazing adventure for our family. Rogelio was terrific. He helped us set up our dolphin snorkel to help celebrate our son's high school graduation. ... read more He answered all of my emails in a timely manner and took care of everything for us.
July 18, 2022
This is a truly an amazing experience to have. We did the snorkel with the dolphins, which was like nothing we have ever done before. Being able to swim side... read more by side and dive with them for nearly an hour in addition to the photo ops and touching them was spectacular. Worth every dollar for it!
June 25, 2022
This was a wonderful experience!! We have swam with Dolphins at other places around to world and we loved our experience here. There were 16 of us and... read more the photos were wonderful. Thank you!!
June 14, 2022
Did the dolphin swim, very nice! Wizh a very good briefing we were very happy with the dolphin and the dolphin with us. Only-1p because its Not a cheap adventure.... read more But worth it! 🙂
May 21, 2022
Fantastic! Loved the snorkel with the dolphins! We came back and did it again this year because we loved it so much. It is clear that the dolphins are... read more so happy and well cared for. What a beautiful experience. We got to dive down with the dolphins who were clearly excited to see my daughter go down so far and follow them.
May 11, 2022
The dolphin experience was unbelivable, worth every dollar! The staff is professional and kind, the kids had a wonderful time.
April 30, 2022
It is a nice sea aquarium with a lot of small things to do like feeding the stingrays and flamingo’s. There is a boot with a glass wall so you... read more can see the fish swimming next to the boat. That is also very nice to see. And also you can swim with the dolphins.
We did the Dolphins Encounter Experience. You go on a platform with the trainer to see and feel the dolphins close to you. The trainer is telling about the dolphins and teaches you small things about them while you are doing tricks with them. You can touch them and the dolphins make it also a nice show.
Although they see you can do this with small kids, we think it is better to have bigger kids so they can stay in the water themselves. Otherwise you need to carry the kids all time.
You can easy spend half a day here.
April 25, 2022
Had a wonderful experience seeing the Dolphins! Spent 20 minutes with Cairo during the Encounter package and also had access to the museum to view other animals. Note though... read more that the photos were a bit costly and they do not allow you to take your own camera/phone into the water. The instructors were very cheerful and helpful. Will definitely recommend! Also read that the dolphins are allowed to leave, but can return to the space if they want.
April 22, 2022
What an amazing experience to swim with the dolphins. The instructors are so enthusiastic and sweet for the dolphins. For us as Dutch people is was nice that instructor Carina... read more was also Dutch. She answered all our questions. She made sure that all of the 6 people in our group had their private moments with a dolphin. If you hesitate, don't!! It is worth doing this!
April 16, 2022