Dolphin Explorer Hands On Riding Adventure
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- One on one water play: Everyone in your small group gets a turn to ride the dolphin. Jet through the water on his belly and back - both ways help you really get to know one another.
- Aerial feats: You'll never forget the front flips, back dives and side breaches that the dolphin delights in showing you.
- Intimate knowledge of dolphins: Much TLC and professionalism is devoted to the dolphins' training. They couldn't perform the amazing tricks that they do without their trainer's knowledge. Hear what makes dolphins tick.
About this Punta Cana tour
Sometimes you have to take life by the fins. The Dolphin Explorer Adventure lets you do just that. You'll notice that when trainers talk about their dolphins and everything they can do, it's like listening to a story about a human being. Just like us, dolphins crave attention and love to please others. They have their moods, strengths and weaknesses. Some dolphins are more vocal than others. Visitors to Dolphin Explorer are likely to be treated to one of the more "talkative" animals.
Your 50 minutes of intense hands on play with a dolphin will likely make it into the top 5 things you couldn't live with yourself if you hadn't tried. It's thrilling to be in the water with these slippery guys. They love the lime light. It won't be long before you're enjoying a solo ride on the dolphin's belly and back, plus a myriad of tricks they perform several feet above your head. The kisses are nice too.
You'll learn how big dolphins grow, how long they live and how trainers tell them apart. The dolphin you meet in today's adventure more than likely has a birthmark, freckling around the eyes, unique shade of rostrum, or scars from the life they lived before starting their careers here.
You may laugh at the idea of a "career dolphin," but this is quite the case. These solid animals rarely discriminate one guest from another. Whether a visitor is disabled, young, old, tall or short, the dolphin is consistently able to maintain his behaviors with a high degree of enthusiasm - and that's what makes Dolphin Explorer so compelling. These guys are true pros. Only they get paid in fish.
The human touch
One of the most fundamental parts of training dolphins is conditioning them to accept different types of human touch. The animal is rewarded for resisting the impulse to move away from this touch. Dolphins are trained as well, to present different parts of their bodies to the trainer without resistance.
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.
Travelers are only allowed to wear biodegradable sunscreen.
This program is designed for swimmers from intermediate level and up. Travelers should be comfortable in the water and have a sense of adventure. This tour is not suitable for travelers who utilize a wheelchair or those who cannot swim.
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.
Suitable for travelers 5 years of age and older.
You must weigh between 45 and 300 pounds to participate in this tour.
Special Medical Restriction
Before you get in the water, you'll receive a safety briefing on how to treat and interact with the dolphins. Due to the nature of this tour, it is not suitable for pregnant women.
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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