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

At Dolphin Academy, we are proud to be one of the only facilities in the world that works with trained dolphins in the open sea. The dolphins reside on the premises of the Curaçao Sea Aquarium in four primary lagoons interconnected by secondary basins and canals. The lagoons are in contact with the ocean, allowing a constant flow of fresh seawater and numerous fish and invertebrate species.

Happy Dolphins

Natural Habitat

Open Sea Training

Dolphin Training Philosophy

Two happy dolphins jumping out of the sea at the Dolphin Academy Curaçao.
Two tourists enjoying their dolphin encounter at the Dolphin Academy Curaçao.
A happy dolphin in the sea at the Dolphin Academy Curaçao.
A young girl receives a kiss from the dolphin at the Dolphin Academy Curaçao.

What our guests say

  • star rating  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

    Lax X
    September 25, 2022

    star rating  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

    Maramw22
    September 20, 2022

    star rating  Not cheap but kind and professional people and and good explanation and overall an amazing experience!

    GerB233
    September 11, 2022
  • star rating  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

    449olenac
    September 11, 2022

    star rating  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

    International-Andre
    August 28, 2022

    star rating  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

    andreamE5044LL
    August 22, 2022
  • star rating  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

    Aruba1988
    July 31, 2022

    star rating  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

    Excelsiorcg
    July 18, 2022

    star rating  The workers are so friendly and super helpful. The dolphins were just amazing I would go over and over again. We loved this experience so much! Thankyou dolphin academy!

    jesscZ2048EX
    July 10, 2022
  • star rating  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

    zacharysR1068TC
    June 25, 2022

    star rating  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

    heathersE1473HO
    June 14, 2022

    star rating  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

    easytr92
    May 21, 2022
  • star rating  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

    V522RDtracyc
    May 11, 2022

    star rating  The dolphin experience was unbelivable, worth every dollar! The staff is professional and kind, the kids had a wonderful time.

    mikelowrey11
    April 30, 2022

    star rating  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

    DeJongste
    April 25, 2022
  • star rating  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

    shinell t
    April 22, 2022

    star rating  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

    Naathuis
    April 16, 2022

    star rating  Snorkeling with dolphins was an outstanding and amazing experience. Great instructors, clear guidance and support. Clean facilities, well maintained. This is a Curaçao must-do when visiting the island.

    michelbx
    April 15, 2022
  • star rating  We had an amazing time in the water swimming with dolphins. The trainers are fantastic and we’re great with my son with special needs. I have mobility issues and was... read more

    Allison S
    April 12, 2022

    star rating  Amazing experience! The trainers were all super friendly and knowledgable and everything was well run. The experience itself was unbelievable! We did the snorkel and you could watch the dolphins... read more

    megr703
    March 24, 2022

    star rating  Honestly, I just wanted it to be longer. The staff went out of their way to make sure we got the most of our time, but I wished for... read more

    amandabA9219HM
    February 25, 2022
  • star rating  I did the Snorkel Tour. It was phenomenal. You get into the water with a couple dolphins. They give you a kiss and you get to hold... read more

    mbmoser
    February 19, 2022

    star rating  We did the dolphin encounter. Good service. Great interaction with the dolphin. But the price. It is pricy and if you want to buy pictures it is an extra $15-20.... read more

    Dolphinencounter2022
    February 18, 2022

    star rating  This was one of our favorite parts of our trip! Everyone at the aquarium was super great, and the dolphins were incredible.

    maddydibble
    December 27, 2021
  • star rating  We loved it. Our girls were over the moon to swim with the dolphins. The staff were friendly, attentive, and very professional.

    RalphRMA
    December 26, 2021

    star rating  The Dolphin Swim is what we booked for. And it was worth every minute. We found it so hard to have to leave them at the end of our time.... read more

    Rumabaap
    December 20, 2021

    star rating  This place is really neat! We really enjoyed swimming freely with the dolphins in the lagoon. Having them perform commands for their snacks was super fun and you could tell... read more

    JessCat17
    December 12, 2021
  • star rating  We did the Dolphin Snorkel. What a great adventure! I can’t say enough about Zack and the fun we had.

    Sherry B
    December 12, 2021
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