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Old 08-07-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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Dolphin swim in St Thomas

Has anyone done the dolphin encounter in St. Thomas. It's much less expensive than Discovery Cove (still pricey!) so I was wondering how it compares and what people have thought of it???
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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Are you talking about the Tortola Dolphin Encounter? You do know that while you leave from St. Thomas, the excursion is actually in Tortola. As such, all adults need a passport to do it.

After that... It isn't 'swim' with the dolphin. Yes, you are in the water with them (about knee/waist deep) but they won't have you hold onto their fins and be dragged through the water, pushed by the soles of your feet etc. That level of 'encounter' is definitely more expensive (but really cool. We loved it.) This one you learn more about the dolphins, you can pet them, get kissed by them, get your photo taken with them etc.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:34 PM   #3
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PP is correct about the encounter thru DCL. If you look at Discovery Cove's website for the Tortola location you need to price out the "Discovery Swim" to compare it to DCL's prices. You will also need to get there on your own too. I believe it is a ferry ride, go through customs/immigration then either walk or take a cab to Discovery Cove.

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