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  Great experience at the Dolphin snorkel! Plenty of time to spend with the dolphins and the guides/staff were all very friendly and helpful.

    Brett B
    July 2, 2023

    star rating  Absolutely lovedddd my experience at Dolphin academy. The dolphin encounter was such an amazing experience. 10/10

    June 28, 2023

    star rating  We did the Dolphin Snorkel and it was a once in a lifetime experience. Everything was great, I have nothing to complain

    Rodrigo S
    June 19, 2023
  • star rating  A lifelong dream come true. I chose this location to swim with dolphins due to their policies on treatment of them and seeing their beauty up close took my... read more

    June 12, 2023

    star rating  When we first arrived to the entrance the place felt magical. We wanted to swim with the dolphins but there was only the option to encounter with them which btw... read more

    June 7, 2023

    star rating  Absolute amazing experience with dolphin academy and ocean encounters. We booked it last minute the week before our trip, but it was the best money we've ever spent. My wife... read more

    Brandon M
    May 29, 2023
  • star rating  We wanted to do the Dolphin Dive, but because we had two small children, we booked on seperate dates.
    Dolphin Acadamy themselves contacted us to ask why we didn’t... read more

    May 17, 2023

    star rating  Enjoyed our tour guide, Daniel. Very organized. Your dolphin experience includes access to the whole park.

    Janna W
    May 15, 2023

    star rating  Amazing experience with the dolphins! One in a lifetime! Staff very nice. Easy access. Time to snorkel with the dolphins as promise. Thank you to the teamand the dolphins

    May 11, 2023
  • star rating  What a great experience! Very good guidance and explanation from the employees and trainers.
    It was nice to hear that I didn't have to dive, but could just keep snorkeling.... read more

    Marsha R
    May 10, 2023

    star rating  We visited Dolphin Academy yesterday and did the Dolphin Swim. We were grouped with another two couples and got to swim with beautiful Deedee and Suku for about 35-40 minutes.... read more

    Alexandra M
    May 6, 2023

    star rating  We visited Dolphin Academy yesterday and did the Dolphin Swim. We were grouped with another two couples and got to swim with beautiful Deedee and Suku for about 35-40 minutes.... read more

    May 6, 2023
  • star rating  The dolphin encounter was fun. All snorkel equipment was provided. We arrived at the time of the encounter and had to wait for equipment and then waited to get in... read more

    April 17, 2023

    star rating  Thank you for the wonderful experience! We booked "swim with the dolphins" and truly enjoyed our time with them.

    You'll receive a brief coaching beforehand and will be... read more

    Natalie Z
    April 9, 2023

    star rating  My 11-year-old kid had a blast on the dolphin training program. The instructors were amazing, thanks all. highly recommended for kids with interest in dolphin or Sealife in general.... read more

    March 21, 2023
  • star rating  The dolphin experience at Dolphin Academy was simply amazing. There are different choices for the encounter and I chose the swim encounter. I came in on a cruise... read more

    March 20, 2023

    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