If you are looking for a vacation experience that you won’t forget, we’ve got just the thing! A visit to Dolphin Cove. Richie, Nemo, Reggae, Lucea, Luna and Sally are waiting for you and your family (or friends) to come and play. These Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins live at Grand Cayman’s Dolphin Cove, and happily greet their visitors every day.
On a trip to Dolphin Cove, you can expect to learn some facts about dolphins that you may not have known before, see the smart and majestic creatures do some tricks, and have the opportunity to get close enough for a big dolphin smooch! If you haven’t been up close with dolphins before, let us tell you—these are seriously cool animals. You probably know that dolphins are mammals that use clicks and whistles to communicate, but did you know that they can also use echolocation to locate and identify objects and animals around them? Dolphins are believed to be at least as smart as humans, if not smarter, and they have the ability to learn many words and abstract concepts. All of these skills help them perform so well at Dolphin Cove!
Of the various packages you can explore at Dolphin Cove, perhaps the most exhilarating ones are those that include swimming with the dolphins. We’ve tried to explain why dolphins are such interesting creatures, but our words simply can’t compare to the experience of being in the water with them. They’ll flip for you (literally), let you feel their silky skin, respond to your commands and hand signals, and take you along for a ride with them if you’re lucky. But be warned: these guys are fast!
For the land lovers who would prefer to keep dry, there are plenty of ways to spend the day at the cove without having getting wet. There is a program that invites one of Dolphin Cove’s happy dolphins onto a platform so that you and three others can shower him or her with hugs from a dry spot. In addition to its marine mammals, Dolphin Cove is also home to a host of parrots and exotic birds and other critters that you can visit during your excursion.