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

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What our guests say

Josette Kolker
Josette Kolker
2020-05-08
Wonderful experience! I absolutely enjoyed my dolphin swim today. The staff was amazing, the trainer/host was truly wonderful and my two lady-dolphins were the best! I was so lucky to have seen the Facebook post for the reopening of the facility on the first day that the local government allowed it and I was happy to contribute a bit to the amazing Dolphin Academy. Keep up the great work, guys and gals! I highly recommend a Dolphin Swim as you get to swim with and touch the dolphins. ♥
jgensler37
jgensler37
2020-04-28
Cancelled and was not refunded Unfortunately my cruise and Dolphin experience were cancelled due to the pandemic. When I reached out to cancel and get a refund, the person seemed to be very helpful... That was until I reached out a 2nd and 3rd time to see where my refund was, and the responses stopped. I am yet to hear anything about a refund, let alone a response all together.
Ben
Ben
2020-04-05
Geeft niet thuis..... Probeer sinds 18 maart de reeds betaaalde afspraak van 04-04 om te boeken of een voucher te bemachtigen. Geen reacties op diverse mails gehad.
Mario
Mario
2020-03-20
Schwimmen mit Delphin Schade das sie nur alles in englisch durchführen. Wir verstehen auch holländisch. Für den Preis nicht mal ein Foto umsonst drin 🙁 Ansonsten die spielchen im Wasser mit den Delphinen sind lustig und überflüssig, sind halt trainierte Hunde. Nochmal nein danke? 30 Minuten sind zu lange da es immer das gleiche ist. Anfassen streicheln versuchen mit dem Delphin zu schwimmen und vom Trainer angepapt zu werden. Fazit es sind schwimmende Hunde die man auch im Zwinger halten kann
Alexandra M
Alexandra M
2020-03-14
Amazing! Must-do! I have wanted to swim with the dolphins for quite some time - and now that my kids are old enough, we could all participate. I found the Dolphin Academy at the Aquarium, and booked the dolphin swim for the 4 of us. We selected the 8:30am time slot, as we didn't want to get caught in the heat. The aquarium was quiet, and the staff were all very nice. The dolphin trainers were helpful and made sure that we had an amazing time - even when my son was a bit hesitant about being the in the water using flippers. The photographer captured great shots - which I was happy about, since I am normally the photographer and we could not take photos while we were swimming. The dolphins are so beautiful - we all had a great time and can't wait to do it again. After the swim, we purchased our photos and visited the rest of the aquarium. We saw the dolphins again, and my son is very sad that he couldn't swim with his favorite again (Luna - she's so sweet!). A great end to our vacation!
Henry A
Henry A
2020-03-13
Amazing experience We absolutely loved our dolphin swim. Stephanie the trainer was a wonderful, patient kind woman who clearly was an expert who loved her job. A dream come true for my wife and it lived up to her expectations. And I should add every member of the staff was friendly
Trond J
Trond J
2020-03-10
Dolphin Encounter and Dolphin swim One of our most spectaculare experience, ever. The feeling of beeing close to and be able to touch them, is more than I can explain. If we get back to Curacao, we'll do it again❤
Dennis
Dennis
2020-03-09
Droom die uit kwam Dolfijnen zwemmen, al ons hele leven keken wij hier naar uit. Echt een bucketlist-dingetje, bij de Dolphin Academy op Curacao merk je gewoon dat de dieren het goed hebben en veel vrijheid krijgen. Dat was voor ons belangrijk, anders hadden wij dit nooit gedaan. Iets wat prijzig, maar is het zó waard! Een droom die uit kwam en nog mooier, leuker, grappiger, romantischer en specialer dan gedacht.
Loreto B
Loreto B
2020-03-05
Imperdible show de los delfines Hermoso lugar para ir con niños, hay fauna marina. Peces. Logré ir en un minibús..es una opción más barata que el taxi. En informaciones turísticas frente al Puente te dan los detalles, incluso una persona de la misma oficina nos acompañó a tomar el bus. El show de los delfines es hermoso.
angiekowalewski
angiekowalewski
2020-03-05
Awesome experience My husband and I booked the dolphin experience and it was all that. We truly enjoyed and were so glad we did it.
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