Puerto Plata Province
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Puerto Plata: Ocean World Adventure Park Day Pass

1. Puerto Plata: Ocean World Adventure Park Day Pass

Discover the largest manmade dolphin habitat in the world at Ocean World Puerto Plata, a must-see attraction for any visit to the Dominican Republic. With a full-day pass, you can snorkel in a tropical reef aquarium, learn more about marine mammals from expert handlers, get up-close to feed tropical birds and walk through a tropical rainforest, Bird Exhibit and Habitat of Iguanas. The pass also includes access to some of the animal shows. Have fun with the playful sea lions, watch the skill of the dolphins, and see all the drama of the shark show. Then, relax on Dolphin Beach and soak up some Caribbean rays.  With lunch and lounge chairs included as part of the package, this is your passport to a world of marine adventures.

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Dolphin Encounter at Ocean World, Puerto Plata

2. Dolphin Encounter at Ocean World, Puerto Plata

The Dolphin Encounter offers close contact with a bottlenose dolphin, in waist deep water. During these interactive programs, you will be able to touch and feed these gentle mammals, playing with them in a safe environment. You will even dance with them! This interaction is both fun and educational for all ages, ideal for non swimmers and families with young kids. The Dolphin Encounter program also includes a Day Pass for the Ocean World Adventure Park, with all its attractions, and the round trip bus transfer from nearby hotels. Boasting the largest man-made dolphin habitat in the world, Ocean World is a must-see attraction for everyone visiting the Dominican Republic. Day Pass visitors have the opportunity to snorkel in our Tropical Reef Aquarium, visit the Pirate's Pool, learn about marine mammals, feed exotic tropical birds, walk through a tropical rain forest, and watch the Dolphin Show, Shark Show, Sea Lions Show and Tropical Bird Show. Lunch is included.

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Samana: Whale Watching Tour

3. Samana: Whale Watching Tour

Every year from the middle of January until the end of March you are able to see Humpback Whales in Samana. Samana is considered one of the best places in the world for humpback whale watching. These beautiful and giant marine mammals, come out regularly to the surface to breathe, remain in apnea for about twenty minutes, but can remain underwater for up to forty minutes. Whales come to Samana to give birth due to their whalebone when born, only having a very thin layer of fat so cannot withstand the cold waters. At birth, the calf measures between three and a half and five meters and weighs a ton. After being collected from your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosua or Cabarete, make your way to Samana and enjoy the amazing views of the lovely Dominican landscapes. Departing from the dock in the town of Samana, a fast and secure boat will transport you in comfort, in search of whales. Next, you will head to Bacardi Island, also known as Cayo Levantado. On the island a delicious typical Dominican lunch will be served. After lunch and to complete your wonderful experience you will have the chance to enjoy the turquoise waters and white sand of Cayo Levantado. It is a very long day but really worth to visit.

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Ocean World Dolphin Swim & Sea Lion Combo from Puerto Plata

4. Ocean World Dolphin Swim & Sea Lion Combo from Puerto Plata

Your full-day excursion begins with a hotel pick-up from Puerto Plata for the drive to Cofresi Beach by comfortable coach. Location for the Ocean World Adventure Park, you will have the day to explore, with plenty of free time to spend at leisure Highlights of the day are a 30-minute swim with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and a visit to the sea lion enclosure. Your dolphin swim begins with a brief orientation, before entering the water for your introduction, face to snout. Here you will learn about dolphin behaviour and discover how the trainers use hand signals and positive reinforcement to talk with the animals.  Then it is on to meet the sea lions. Experience those fascinating animals during a 30-minute poolside encounter, and learn about their natural habitat during an instructive talk.  The program also includes a Day Pass to the other attractions of the Ocean World Adventure Park. Explore at your own pace as you listen to exotic tropical birds, visit the Pirate's Pool and walk through a tropical rain forest. Lunch is included.

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Puerto Plata: Royal Dolphin Swim at Ocean World

5. Puerto Plata: Royal Dolphin Swim at Ocean World

Come to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic and experience The Royal Dolphin Swim. It is the newest and most exciting dolphin interactive program at Ocean World! Participants of the new program will have the unique opportunity to participate in a 60 minute swim session with 2 beautiful bottlenose dolphins. The Royal Swim experience begins with a brief orientation then guests enter the water to learn about dolphin behaviour. Taking the experience one step further, guests are able to not just encounter, but kiss, hug, pet, and feed dolphins in deep water for half an hour. Afterwards the session continues on the beach area for an additional half hour more. Here guests can interact with dolphins one on one in their own environment. Playing ball with the dolphins, taking a pectoral ride and a foot-push with a boogey board are all fun features of this fantastic experience. The Royal Swim program also includes the Day Pass at Ocean World Adventure Park, including all of its attractions, as well as convenient round trip bus transfer from nearby hotels. Boasting the largest man-made dolphin habitat in the world, Ocean World is a must-see attraction for everyone visiting the Dominican Republic. Ocean World visitors have the opportunity to snorkel in the Tropical Reef Aquarium, learn about marine mammals, feed exotic tropical birds, walk through a tropical rain forest, visit the pirate pool, slide down the waterslides, and observe the Dolphin Show, Shark Show, Sea Lions Show and Tropical Bird Show. Guests also have free access to the dolphin beach and much more! Lunch is included.

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Puerto Plata Ocean World Tickets

6. Puerto Plata Ocean World Tickets

On this tour you will get to spend the day at the delightful Ocean World Adventure Park on Cofresi Beach, just outside Puerto Plata. Round-trip transportation is provided from nearby hotels and there will be plenty of time to relax, but a highlight of the excursion is the opportunity to play with the Patagonian Sea Lions. Known as the clowns of the sea, these lovable creatures can be seen up close and personal during a 30-minute encounter. You will learn about their habits and habitat during a pre-swim lecture. Then you will be able to touch, feed, pet and play with them as you sit on the side of the interaction pool. Watch in amazement as they perform their hilarious stunts. Ocean World is the most complete entertainment complex of its kind in the Dominican Republic, and boasts the largest man-made dolphin lagoon in the world. As you stroll through the complex you will discover a rich world of marine and animal life, and enjoy the focus on human-animal interaction. Snorkel in the Tropical Reef Aquarium, teeming with colorful fish. Marvel at puffers, angel, and butterfly fish, while grunts and lookdowns swim past you. Next you can head to the Tropical Rainforest, an exotic oasis complete with waterfalls, lagoons and sandy beaches.  Your entrance to the Ocean World complex includes access to the Dolphin Show, Shark Show, and Tropical Bird Show. When you are ready for some time out, you will have access to Dolphin Beach where you are provided with comfortable lounge chairs. Lunch is included. The tour is fun for all the family, and after a day of laughing and playing with some of the most delightful creatures on earth, you are certain to leave a smile on your face.

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What people are saying about Puerto Plata Province

It was really very good. It only bothered me that the description says something of 7.5 hours, but unfortunately only 5.5 hours can be used. Lyre far too short if you want to see all the shows and attractions. The only bad thing was that I had to pay extra for the transfer from and to the hotel. With over 100 EU for these attractions a cheek! Otherwise great.

Great experience and nice shows. We were picked up with a delay, but it was worth the wait. All shows were unique, including sharks, sea lions, parrots and not to forget the dolphins. You can look at everything multiple times and have enough time for it. It wasn't crowded either. Lunch was delicious too. All in all it was a very nice day.

A sensational park, a dizzying encounter with dolphins (hugs, kisses). A day at the top. Breathtaking shows ... sea lion, sharks, swimming in a coral reef, parrots that eat you in your hand, toucans, aviaries. Wow, beautiful memories in your head. Possibility to acquire photos and video of the dolphin encounter. To redo

wonderful day with the dolphins super nice staff smiling and always there to help you very nice day

The process was efficient, they staff on Get YourGuide and at the locations were very helpful.