Dolphin Interaction - Funtastic Experience
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- Dolphin 101: The same trainers have worked with dolphins in the Explorer Program for years, learning all their quirks, physiology and astounding capabilities. Talk with zoological experts and watch a tutorial on dolphins.
- Dolphin kiss: This is the part of Funtastic that is utterly FANtastic! Get as close to a dolphin as possible, in an encounter that lets you look into his sweet, bright eyes.
- Pec Shake: The dolphin looks so majestic in this pose, shaking his pectoral fins in a show that he genuinely hopes delights both you and trainer.
About this Punta Cana tour
Talk about living a life with porpoise - this program has it all, featuring 40 minutes of hands-on water time with the dolphins. You'll feel like a mermaid holding court, when you and an intimate group greet your very own dolphin. This experience is a remarkable sensory experience for any age, and a favorite among the youngest visitors to this park, including parents with babies in tow.
The truly amazing part of your dolphin encounter is this: The animals are as curious and eager to meet you, as you are them. You'll absorb fun facts, like a sponge stuck to a coral reef. Interacting with these bottlenose dolphins is a totally immersive experience. You have never been so present and happily locked in a moment as you are now - especially during the kiss, and later gliding through water holding onto a dorsal fin.
To wear a snorkeling mask and swim alongside the dolphins, is to observe just how graceful these underwater mammals really are. You'll fall in love and wish you could be pen pals - after all, your dolphin friends are smart enough.
The rest of a funtastic day is spent ogling the birds, fur seals and fish that make their homes among lush Caribbean fauna and a crystal clear cove. Perhaps you will spot the next "toy" a dolphin tries to snatch, like a fully inflated puffer fish or live crab. These playful dolphins consider surprising and delighting the humans they meet as part of their career. Be sure to expose yourself to their enchanting brand of joy and mischief.
Dolphins should live in a think tank
Because dolphins demonstrate displays of intelligence, like mirror self-recognition, cultural learning, comprehension of symbols and abstract concepts, marine biologists place them second only to humans in intelligence. Their brain-to-body ratio is similar to humans and MRIs reveal a comparable brain size.
Staying at a hotel? Be sure to advise the GoBe Crew so our GoBe Representative, with the displayed logo sign, can meet you in your hotel lobby.
Participants are only allowed to wear biodegradable sunscreen.
Walking is done in smooth surfaces, concrete, wood and sand. Some steps are involved. This experience is wheelchair accessible.
Adventure, Theme Park, Family Friendly, Wilderness/Wildlife
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Travelers must be 80 years of age or younger to participate in this tour.
Children less than 3 feet (36 inches or 91 cm) participate free of charge, with one paying adult.
Suitable for travelers weighing up to 300 lbs.
Special Medical Restriction
Due to the nature of this tour, if you are pregnant, you must sign a waiver before participating.
You will receive a safety briefing on how to treat and interact with the dolphins. This encounter takes place on a platform submerged in a couple feet of water so it's ideal for small children and beginner swimmers.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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