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
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
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 happy to see that there were ramps everywhere except for getting in the water. We stayed after and walked through the small aquarium. I would definitely recommend the swim or snorkel experience. There were also changing and shower facilities to use after our swim, plus dolphin shows.
April 12, 2022
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 above and below the water while swimming with them. Highly recommend!
March 24, 2022
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 more. Zach was a great host and the dolphins were amazing. Felt good knowing that they live in the ocean water and that they get out and swim free too. Perfect scenario.
February 25, 2022
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 both flippers. Then you get to engage, touch, dive with them for about 30 minutes. Then they put on a mini show just for your group.
My group had about 8 people total so there was plenty of time to engage with these amazing animals.
The unique part of this tour is you can bring a personal waterproof camera (this is the encounter that allows this) I got some great pics as did the professional photographer. The pics were $40 and well worth the price as there are amazing shots.
Def would recommend and would do it again 100%.
February 19, 2022
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 Lifetime experience!
February 18, 2022
We loved it. Our girls were over the moon to swim with the dolphins. The staff were friendly, attentive, and very professional.
December 26, 2021
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 The staff were friendly. Answered any questions we had about the dolphins, the swim etc. We would recommend everyone to come and enjoy everything that the Dolphin Academy Curacao has to offer. Because there is more! Go and see it and enjoy!! 'Til the next time. And thanks to the trainers who guided us during the swim.
December 20, 2021
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 they enjoy showing off their skills! Well taken photos were available for a very reasonable price which we took advantage of. There was other exhibits and shows to attend, but we didn’t have time to see it all. Would definitely recommend and would return!
December 12, 2021