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Discovery Cove part 3
Finally, the actual dolphin swim.
Firstly a small group of you meet up at the designated cabana. Here you are given a short talk and a brief video on dolphins in their natural habitat.
Then you are all split up into groups of 8, this group is the one you will stay with for the duration of your dolphin swim.
You get to spend approximately 30 minutes in the water petting the dolphin, being told about them and watching all the different “tricks” they can do.
Ever wished you could kiss a dolphin? (no, nor me! ); well you will get the chance now as well as feeding them.
The best bit is when you swim out to the centre of the pool grab hold of the dolphin and have it pull you in back to shore. Now that’s the kind of water taxi I like!
The entire event is recorded by a crew and also still pictures are taken. Afterwards you can purchase which ever pictures/footage suits you. As we have swam with dolphins before we didn’t feel the need to go crazy, so only bought 1 photo; though I am sure many people buy plenty!
After such excitement we decided to hit the man made beach, enjoy some Florida rays and also of course make sure we got plenty of that food and drink down us ?
The whole day was very mellow and relaxing. Plenty of sun beds to lie on and enjoy the beach. So essentially it’s a day of eating, chilling out and having a swim with some mammals, overall very enjoyable but not cheap.
Definitely one of those experiences you must try at least once. Also worthy of note is that you do not have to swim with the dolphins and if you choose not to then the admission price is suitably reduced. Perhaps when I say “not cheap” I am being a little bit unfair. After all you get all your meals and drinks, there are no hire charges for towels/lockers etc and of course you get admission to Sea world. So the cost may not be that outrageous when you consider the other benefits and savings. I should imagine we would go again (keeps the misses happy! ) and undoubtedly we would swim with the dolphins also. Personally I find it all a bit of a “been there done that” experience – but that’s just my own personal view.
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