Ocean World Dolphin Swim

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  • Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3794DOLSWIM

Find out why the dolphin swim is the most popular program at Ocean World! During your 30-minute encounter you'll dance, hug, pet and swim with the dolphins. Finishing with a spectacular dorsal fin tow, your dolphin swim is assured to be the most memorable highlight of your Puerto Plata vacation!


  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Snorkel gear included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Family friendly

Rarely do we get the chance to experience these intriguing mammals up close and personal. Bring the whole family for a fun packed educational day!

Your dolphin swim begins with an educational introduction presented by expert dolphin trainers. You'll learn fascinating facts about these amazing creatures and receive important safety instructions for your dolphin encounter - a must for a truly pleasurable experience.

All participants in the dolphin swim must wear life jackets (provided) to float freely on the surface, allowing the dolphins to come much closer. A maximum of 10 participants and two dolphins take part in each session, ensuring a truly personal encounter!

Are you a true dolphin lover? Want to spend even more time with these fascinating animals? Upgrade to the Royal Dolphin Swim and you'll spend a full hour in the water with the dolphins! First, you'll spend 30 minutes in the deep water area, followed by another 30 minutes in the beach area, allowing you to interact one on one in the dolphin's environment. Playing ball with the dolphins, a pectoral ride and a foot-push on a boogey board is all part of this once in a lifetime experience!

Other activities at Ocean World include:

  • Snorkeling in the Tropical Reef Aquarium
  • Swimming in Tiger Grotto
  • Sea lion show, Dolphin Show, Shark Show and Bird Show
  • Rainforest and bird exhibits
  • Use of Dolphin Beach (beach lounge chairs included)

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Tour departs from most Puerto Plata, Playa Dorada, Cofresi and Maimon hotels. A surcharge is charged for passengers transferring from Sosua, Cabarette, Rio San Juan, Bahia Principe, Playa Grande and Luperon (payable direct and only available on certain days).

Departure Time:
Dolphin Swims operate on the hour, every hour, from 10:00am until 5:00pm (last program of the day)

Pricing information

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Dolphin Swim

Dolphin Swim at Ocean World. Includes 30 minutes of in-water time.

USD $168.99
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Royal Dolphin Swim

Royal Dolphin Swim at Ocean World. Includes 60 minutes of in-water time.

USD $198.99
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Ocean World Dolphin Swim

Ocean World Dolphin Swim

  • Park admission
  • Round trip bus transfers (surcharges apply for some hotels)
  • 30 minute Dolphin Swim Program (if option selected)
  • 60 minute Royal Dolphin Swim Program (if option selected)
  • Snorkeling in Tropical Reef Aquarium
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Swimming in Tiger Grotto
  • Rainforest and Bird Exhibits
  • Observation of all Dolphin and Sea Lion Interactive Programs
  • Use of Dolphin Beach (beach lounge chairs included)
  • Local Taxes
  • Educational program for children (available in English and Spanish)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Beverages
  • Lunch (Buffet available for an additional US$14 booked and paid direct)
  • Transfer Surcharge (if staying in Sosua, Cabarette, Rio San Juan, Bahia Principe, Playa Grande and Luperon)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Dolphin Swim Program includes approximately 30 minutes of in-water time
  • Royal Dolphin Swim Program includes approximately 60 minutes of in-water time
  • A buffet lunch option is available for US$14 per adult and US$8 per child. Please book the lunch buffet when you call to reconfirm your tour
  • Please Note: Pregnant passengers are not allowed to participate in any encounter / interactive programs
  • Children aged 5 years and under are not permitted to swim with the dolphins
  • Children aged 12 years and under must be accompanied by a paying adult in the same session
  • Youths aged 13 - 17 need parental consent to participate in the program

Park Schedule (subject to change)

  • 9:30am - 5:30pm: Caribbean Snorkel Reef, and the Love Bird Encounter Tropical Bird Sanctuary, all run continually throughout the day
  • 9:30am: Stingray Encounter; Sea Lion Encounter
  • 10:00am: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Shark Feeding Show and Encounter
  • 11:00am: Sea Lion Show; Dolphin Swim and Encounter
  • 11:30am: Sea Lion Encounter
  • 12:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Stingray Encounter
  • 12:30pm: Shark Feeding Show and Encounter
  • 1:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter
  • 1:30pm: Sea Lion Encounter
  • 2:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Stingray Encounter
  • 2:30pm: Shark Feeding Show and Encounter
  • 3:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Sea Lion Show
  • 3:30pm: Sea Lion Encounter
  • 4:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Stingray Encounter
  • 4:30pm: Shark Feeding Show and Encounter
  • 5:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: sldurand, December 2014

IT WAS GREAT!!! The staff was great and very friendly... It was everything i hope it could be....

Reviewed by: LYNN S, November 2014

Swimming with the dolphins was AMAZING!!! When I found out it was 22 feet of water, I was a little (well, a lot) nervous because I can't swim, but the life jackets they supply held me up. I think the price was very reasonable considering you get transportation to and from Ocean World, lunch, admission to the park and all the other shows. Everyone was great, making this a wonderful experience. If you ever get the opportunity, I would definitely recommend swimming with the dolphins.

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Tour code: 3794DOLSWIM