Ausflüge in Puerto Plata: Boasting the largest man-made dolphin habitat in the world, Ocean World is a must-see attraction for everyone visiting the Dominican Republic. In the Dolphin Swim programme you will have the opportunity to swim and play with beautiful Atlantic bottlenose dolphins as well as learning about dolphin behaviour and discovering how Ocean World Adventure Park trainers use hand signals and positive reinforcement to communicate with them. The Royal Swim programme offers a unique opportunity to participate in a 60-minute swimming session with two graceful bottlenose dolphins.
Taking the experience one step further, visitors encounter, kiss, hug, pet and feed dolphins in deep water for half an hour and afterwards the session continues in the beach area for an additional half an hour; this means that you get to interact with dolphins one-on-one in their own environment.
Participants also have the opportunity to combine the interactive swim programmes with the Sea Lion Encounter or with the Shark Sharks Show & Encounter. The first is a fun programme designed to let you meet, touch, feed, pet and play with the clown of the sea: the Patagonian sea lion. And in the second you’ll meet the sharks.
The Trainer for a Day program will let you have a true dolphin trainer's experience, from playing animal chef to interacting with dolphins during a regular programme with regular visitors! This program will give our budding trainer a unique insight into the extraordinarily caring relationships that our staff members build up with the animals at Ocean World.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel.
Duration: Approximately 8 hours (including transfer time).
Start/opening time: At 8:30am.
Min. Age: 6 years. For the “trainer for a day” activity: 13 years.
Min. Height: 115cm (45 Inches) to participate in the program, 122cm (48 Inches) to use the waterslides.
Medical restrictions: Not suitable for pregnant women or people with severe physical or motor problems. Participants must have the physical ability and skills which may be required to participate in the program.
Others: Children rate from 6 to 12 years old. Children from 6 to 10 must be accompanied by an adult all the time.
Remember to bring bathing suit, towel, sun block and additional money for pictures, videos and souvenirs.
No camera or glasses allowed in the water.
Maximum 10 people per group at the same time.
Participants must release jewels from hands, neck and ears to avoid harming the animal, must be able to swim and must use lifejackets (provided by Ocean World).
Electric mobility equipment are not allowed inside the Ocean World.