This is Curaçao Dolphin Academy

Dolphin Academy opened its doors on the 26th of May 2002. On that day, our most important ‘colleagues’, the dolphins, were flown to their new home in Curaçao from Roàtan, Honduras. After the initial five dolphins, the family has expanded and we now house over 20 Coastal Bottlenose dolphins.
Dolphins receiving training on the open waters of Curaçao.
We encourage a sense of wonder
It is our mission to present the truth about dolphins despite their popular and sometimes mythological public image. We do this by providing an educational venue with our experiences. Through this venue, visitors may observe and interact with trained Bottlenose dolphins in both spacious enclosures and the open sea. By offering information and interaction, we hope to encourage a sense of wonder and fascination based on fact, not fiction.
We protect what we love!
In addition, we hope to motivate our guests to make a personal contribution to a better living environment for dolphins. It is our sincere hope that these experiences foster care and concern for the welfare and protection of dolphins and their environment. We protect what we love!

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 tourists swimming with a trained dolphin.
A mother and her son in the sea, receiving a kiss from a dolphin.
Three dolphins jumping out of the water.
A tourist experiencing a dolphin encounter.