Dolphin Encounter | Dolphin Academy

$114 p.p.
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A dolphin experience for all ages! The dolphins at Dolphin Academy will steal your heart with this fun, intimate, and interactive meeting.

What can you expect?

This magical encounter at Dolphin Academy begins at either 8:30, 11:00, and 14:00. While standing in waist-deep water you will be able to gently pet a dolphin who will then give you a kiss and a handshake. The trainer will teach you all about dolphins, their body parts, and their behaviors. After the information about dolphins you will continue with interactive program in the water that takes about 20 minutes. Prior to the program, you will receive instructions from the dolphin trainers. After the encounter, we advise that you stay and walk around in the Sea Aquarium. You can learn more about Curacao fascinating sea life, feed the nurse sharks, feed the flamingos and watch the sea lions steal the show! A great day out for the family.

Book your spot today for an immersive and educational Dolphin Encounter at Dolphin Academy!

General information

Days Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday and Saturday
Duration 1.5 hours ( 20 minutes in the water )
Start Time 8:30, 11:00, 14:00
Min.Age Required all ages
Children $65

What’s Included:

  • Interactive meeting with dolphins
  • Extensive knowledge about dolphins
  • Experienced trainers
  • Get a kiss and a handshake from a dolphin!
  • Entrance to the Sea Aquarium
  • Free Wifi
  • Lockers

Meeting & Pick up:

  • This tour does not offer pick up service
  • Start time: 8:30, 11:00, 14:00
  • The duration of this activity is 1.5 hours, with a total of 20 minutes in the water

What to bring:

  • Towel
  • Dry clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing suit

Know before you go:

  • Entrance to the Sea Aquarium is included for participants
  • Babies up to and including 11 months of age are free of charge
  • Children ages 1 – 4 get a special price of $65
  • Toddlers and babies must be held by their parents
  • Children below a height of 1.30 m (4.27 ft) must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • For each child under 1.30 m (4.27 ft), there must be one paying adult present
  • Please arrive fifteen minutes before the program begins
  • This activity is safe for pregnant women
  • Family and friends are more than welcome to take photographs from the observer areas
  • All observers, including parents/guardians signing waivers for minors, are required to pay the entrance fee at Curacao Sea Aquarium
  • After your encounter, you can visit the gift store for pictures or a nice souvenir
  • There is a limit of max of 6 people, per 1 dolphin

Additional information:

  • Dolphin Academy is 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 Curacao 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.

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

  • A cancellation up to 24 hours prior to departure of the tour entitles the guest to a 100% refund.
  • Less than 24 hours prior to departure, the guest receives no refund unless due to illness accompanied by a valid doctor's statement.
  • In case of illness, only the person who is ill will receive a 100% refund. Other participants within the same booking that cancel the tour will not receive a refund unless otherwise decided by the supplier depending on the circumstances.
  • No-shows, or if you miss the tour because you are too late, and cancellations made less than 24 hours before the scheduled activity will be charged the full price.
  • In case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances the tour will be rescheduled, if rescheduling is not possible or the new time is inconvenient for you, a full refund will be issued.

Learn more about cancellations.



June 2024

A Must Do!

Unforgettable experience...highly recommended if you're visiting the island specially when traveling with kids..
May 2024


My baby had so much fun. Noel our instructor was very friendly and answered all of my questions. He made sure my baby and I interacted with the dolphins while respecting our boundaries.
May 2024

They ignore you when you try to contact them.

They totally ignored me!!! I booked for 2PM, bit couldn’t make it because my taxi’s tire went flat on the way. I tried to call them and text them for a chance to reschedule or try to find a solution together. The chances of getting a flat tire are very high on the island because of the many holes in the road. They didnt’t answer my calls and left me on read on whatsapp. I was super excited to meet the dolphin but unfortunately they chose to ignore me.
April 2024

A dream come true for our daughters

I can’t say enough about the Dolphin Academy in Curacao! My girls, 14 and 18, have dreamed of swimming with dolphins for a long time. It was heartwarming to watch their joy and excitement during the entire dolphin experience! The trainer told us he had only been working at the Dolphin Academy for 10 months, but you could see and feel his love and passion for Gigi and Djoli. He has a special relationship with each of them. He enjoyed sharing them with us and showed great appreciation to them when they did their tricks, swims, dives, and jumps. Thank you to everyone at Curacao Dolphin Academy for giving us a very special and unforgettable experience!
April 2024

Great Day!

The Dolphin swimming was really great, nice atmosphere and trainers. This is a cool location and it's worth to spent 4-5 hours there.