There are plenty of things to do while visiting Punta Cana to help make the most of your holiday. However, with easy access from every hotel, Punta Cana’s Dolphin Island Park is a great choice for people that want to get close to amazing sea animals. But, what can you expect from the excursion?
Getting to the Dolphin Island Park
While you will be able to get transportation to the excursion from any hotel, the availability dates and times vary. Fortunately, you can see a full list of the details by visiting the Dolphin Island Park’s website. You will also be able to view the current rates to see what works best for you. Although the rates tend to be higher, many people feel that the cost is well worth it for the experience as a whole.
On the day of your excursion, you will be picked up and brought to the beach area. Once you reach the beach area, you will need to watch a short introduction video to learn more about the excursion and the rules that must be followed. Upon completing the video, you will then be whisked away by boat and dropped off on a floating island. From there, you will begin to meet the resident sea animals.
The Dolphin Encounter
If you love dolphins and you happen to be in Punta Cana, the dolphin experience is a must. During the dolphin experience, you will be able to spend between 15 to 25 minutes swimming with the dolphins. The dolphins that you will swim with are named Sacha, Sam, Mary, Martha, Vicky, and Tony. During the experience, you will be able to interact with the dolphins to your heart’s content and also learn more about them from trained professionals.
Although you cannot take your own pictures during the experience, photographers are on site to capture the moment. After the entire experience has been completed, you will be able to purchase DVDs with photographs and videos of the event.
Swimming With Reef Sharks and Manta Rays
After you have completed the dolphin experience, you will be returned to the beach to visit an aquarium to swim with reef sharks and manta rays. To best enjoy the experience, you will be provided with goggles to ensure that you do not miss a second. If you are looking for a leisurely swim to become one with these gentle, misunderstood creatures, this is your chance.
The Sea Lion Encounter
For people that want even more out of Dolphin Island, you can swim with three sea lions named Maya, Sara, and Kovi. Many people not only love to swim with the sea lions, but enjoy receiving “kisses” from them as well. For people that love active and playful sea creatures, sea lions can deliver.
If you have room in your budget, Dolphin Island Park is an attraction that will surely create fantastic memories for you and your family.