Curaçao is known for its dolphins
Meet, swim or dive with a dolphin
Curaçao is the perfect place to spot dolphins, swim with them and even dive with them.
Curaçao is often known for its dolphin house, the Dolphin Academy. The Dolphin Academy Curaçao is located at the Sea Aquarium grounds in Willemstad, Curaçao. Here you will find a lot of exciting things to do while you are here. There are many activities you can participate in during your vacation. Some of these activities include: dolphin watching, snorkeling, diving, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, and more.
One of the many things Dolphin Academy focuses on is the importance of respecting and understanding the relationship between humans and dolphins and providing unforgettable experiences for both youth and adults. Whether you want to meet, swim or dive with our dolphins.
The programs are designed so that each person feels comfortable and safe while enjoying the unique experience of swimming with dolphins.
Visitors are encouraged to come enjoy the benefits of sharing space with wild dolphins in their natural habitat.
The dolphin academy Curacao
During your vacation on the beautiful island of Curaçao, you can explore and enjoy beautiful beaches, while also having the chance to meet amazing marine animals, such as beautiful fish, sea turtles, sharks, stingrays and even whales.
If you want to learn more about Curaçao’s history and marine animals, you’ll love the Sea Aquarium. Here you will find information about the history of Curaçao. There are also many interesting facts about the people and culture of Curaçao.
If you prefer not to swim or dive with the dolphins, you still have the opportunity to admire them from afar. At Dolphin Academy Curacao, you can opt for a “Dolphin Encounter. In this activity, you stand on a kind of platform in the sea while watching the dolphins swim around you. A guide will be present during this activity who will explain all about the dolphins.
During this activity, you will be on the platform for 20 minutes. You will then return to the shore where you can enjoy some refreshments and snacks.
This activity takes about an hour and is suitable for everyone. However, it is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes since you will be walking along the beach.
There are more activities to participate in at the Dolphin Academy. You can take a boat ride and enjoy the view of the ocean while watching the dolphins swim around you. Or you can go ashore and watch the dolphins from the shore. In addition, there are special programs where visitors can interact with the dolphins. There are several courses in the academy, including an assistant trainer course and a dolphin in depth course. Of course, you can also have fun by meeting the dolphins at one of the dolphin shows.
In addition to the activities mentioned above, the Dolphin Academy offers a wide range of special events. From birthday parties to corporate team building days.
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Curacao Dolphin Therapy & Research Center
Another great initiative involving dolphins is the Curaçao Dolphin Therapy & Research Center. The center offers customized dolphin-assisted therapy and rehabilitation programs.
Their focus is on improving physical, verbal and social skills and gaining self-confidence in children and adults with disabilities and their families. Together with therapists and trainers, the dolphins, with their gentle nature and extremely high intelligence and intuition, create a magical bond with patients that can lead to the improvement of their well-being. There are also programs for recovery of trauma patients and for people with burnout.
If you want to see dolphins in the wild, you need to plan ahead. Dolphins do not like to be disturbed and will often avoid humans. However, some places offer dolphin tours. These tours usually take place in small boats and allow you to get closer to the animals. There are many tour operators offering such tours. One of the places most likely to see dolphins in the wild is on the way to Klein Curaçao. If you are lucky that day, you will see dolphins swimming around the boat on the way to the beautiful island of Klein Curaçao. So make sure to meet and get to know the beautiful dolphins for an unforgettable experience on this island.