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 Dolphin Academy was a clean, safe, fun experience. You enjoy the aquarium for free with purchase of any dolphin swim program. Shaded areas are available for observers... read more

    Jennifer F
    March 17, 2023

    star rating  I always wanted n encounter with dolphins.this was just incredible. We were up close with them, and instructed on how to act with them. Questions were encouraged and answered!

    March 9, 2023

    star rating  Excellent time. Trainer was great and wonderful experience being that close to the dolphins. Would definitely recommend.

    March 9, 2023
  • star rating  Parking is easy and everyone at the facility is awesome. The photographer took some great pics where we could purchase the files after or have photos printed in-site. The dolphins... read more

    March 1, 2023

    star rating  Swimming with dolphins was an experience. such sensitive animals. The trainers know what they are doing and pay attention to every little detail of the guests. Very good and clear... read more

    February 1, 2023

    star rating  We are so thankful we made it our sincere wish to swim with dolphins got fulfilled. It was such an incredible experience to interact with this phenomenal animals.

    January 25, 2023
  • star rating  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

    star rating  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

    Alfons v
    January 10, 2023

    star rating  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

    January 9, 2023
  • star rating  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

    January 5, 2023

    star rating  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

    January 5, 2023

    star rating  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

    January 1, 2023
  • star rating  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

    December 3, 2022

    star rating  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

    November 28, 2022

    star rating  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

    November 16, 2022
  • star rating  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

    Lindsey S
    October 20, 2022

    star rating  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

    October 11, 2022

    star rating  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

    October 6, 2022
  • 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

    September 20, 2022

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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!

    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

    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

    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

    May 21, 2022