Best Port for Swimming with Dolphins on Fantasy Western Itinerary

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  1. megashry

    megashry Earning My Ears

    Jun 28, 2013
    We are going on the August 3rd cruise to the Western Caribbean and was wondering which port is the the best for the Swimming with the Dolphins excursion (Grand Cayman, Costa Maya or Cozumel). We are taking our 3 children ages 13, 11 & 8. Thanks!
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  3. Majordis

    Majordis Mouseketeer

    Apr 1, 2010
    We did the dolphin swim at Dolphin Cove (GC) in May. We booked directly with Dolphin Cove. DD11 and DS10 really enjoyed the swim. I would recommend them.
  4. Lobofan5

    Lobofan5 Mouseketeer

    Sep 3, 2011
    We did the Dophin trainer for a day at Cozumel at Dolphinaris. It was pricey but amazing.. all day, lots of close up interation and a beautiful location. (Budget extra money for photos because you will want some)

    They had us prepare food for the dolphins which included 'fish taco's'...(shoving one dead fish into ANOTHER dead fish and then feeding them to the dolphin)

    I haven't had a fish taco since.
  5. scrapbookmomma74

    scrapbookmomma74 We love DCL!!!

    Jan 23, 2011
    LOVED Dolphinaris in Cozumel! Our dds were 7 & 10, and had a BLAST! We did the "push, pull, & swim" excursion through DCL.
  6. canadiandisneyfamof4

    canadiandisneyfamof4 Mouseketeer

    Aug 5, 2012
    We have booked with Dolphin Cove in GC for this August. Since you can book directly with them the price is significantly lower than booking with Disney. We got a group together on our FB group and got a group rate of $45 pp for the Dolphin Swim (including transportation) We had friends use this company last year and they loved it.
  7. Tara619

    Tara619 Mouseketeer

    Feb 24, 2009
    Just off the Fantasy Saturday. We did the extreme dolphin in Grand Cayman through Disney. It was a great experience, just like described on the DCL excursion website n

    There were 3 of us and they wanted $120 for just the photo CD or $170 for the CD plus prints. I was able to talk them down to $90 for the CD only.
  8. nikkistevej

    nikkistevej DIS Veteran

    May 30, 2004
    A few years ago we did Chankanaab in Cozumel, it was beautiful there, the grounds and the pools. We loved swimming with the dolphins, it was awesome!!
  9. lolainkent

    lolainkent Mouseketeer

    Jun 22, 2013
    I haven't done a cruise yet so don't know about the other locations, but we had a fantastic time at Dolphin Discovery in Grand Cayman 2 years ago. Seriously some of the best memories of my life (and I'm terrified of sea life!), plus we got free entry into the Turtle Farm with our purchase (though we had to upgrade to be able to swim with the sea turtles, but it wasn't much and we felt it was worth it). It's not that far from the cruise ports, I think closer than Cove but then I think Cove may come with Sting-ray City, which is also well worth doing (if time permits).
  10. time4dis

    time4dis Mouseketeer

    May 6, 2012
    We did Cozumel Dolphinarius, partly because we had other things we wanted to do at the other ports (GC Turtle Farm, etc), my wife was on the fence about it but her and daughter (12) loved it. those two went and got just the '3 pack' of photos, I think it was. also heard good things about Chakkanaab.
  11. DCLShel

    DCLShel "Doesn't everyone have a 3-foot Mickey topiary in

    Jan 28, 2010
    We were on the Fantasy June 8th, Western itinerary. We did the Dolphin Swim at Costa Maya. We had three girls who were 14, 13 & 13. We all loved it! You walk to the dolphin area from the ship.

    I liked that my husband & sister who wanted to observe didn't have to pay to watch. In addition, they were able to take pictures & videos of our swim.

    We would definitely do it again!
  12. TLPL

    TLPL DIS Veteran

    Dec 24, 2005
    Can you share with us how you book with Dolphin Cove directly? There are two many results when I Google it.
    And also how many do we need to become a "group"?
  13. Mason3

    Mason3 Mouseketeer

    Jun 22, 2008
    We loved Dolphinaris in Cozumel. Our daughter was 11, and she had a great time. We did Stingray City in Grand Cayman, and that was also an amazing experience.

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