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The Dolphin Experience

The Dolphin Experience Review

Encounter Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in Sanctuary Bay at one of the world's first and largest dolphin facilities, about 2 mi east of Port Lucaya. A ferry takes you from Port Lucaya to the bay to observe and photograph the animals. If you don't mind getting wet, you can sit on a partially submerged dock or stand waist deep in the water and one of these friendly creatures will swim up to you. You can also engage in one of two swim-with-the-dolphins programs, but participants must be 55 inches or taller. The Dolphin Experience began in 1987, when it trained five dolphins to interact with people. Later, the animals learned to head out to sea and swim with scuba divers on the open reef. A two-hour dive program is available. You can buy tickets for the Dolphin Experience at UNEXSO in Port Lucaya, but be sure to make reservations as early as possible.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Port Lucaya, next to Pelican Bay Hotel Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island
  • Phone: 242/373–1244; 800/992–3483
  • Cost: Close Encounter $85, Swim with the Dolphins $179, Open-Ocean Swim $219
  • Hours: Daily 8–6
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  • Location: Lucaya
Updated: 07-12-2013

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