Dolphin Academy Curacao

Part of the Curacao Sea Aquarium, the Dolphin Academy opened in 2002 and has been encouraging visitors to learn about and interact with dolphins ever since.

There are several different ways guests can sign up to swim with the dolphins. The first is the Dolphin Encounter, which is great for all ages and allows guests to stand in the water and pet the dolphins while learning a bit about them for 15 to 20 minutes. Children under eight can participate, but must be accompanied by a paying adult. You can also take it a step further with the 30 minute dolphin swim in the natural lagoon. Next, the Dolphin Free Dive allows you to spend time underwater with the dolphins by using a snorkel and fins. Finally the Scuba Encounter lets you get as up close and personal with the dolphins as is possible by scuba diving with them in the natural lagoon. For this experience you have to be over the age of 12, experienced in scuba diving, and you cannot be pregnant. Scuba Encounter


Situated in the vicinity of Willemstad, Dolphin Academy Curacao is part of Curacao Sea Aquarium, and invites local residents and visitors rooming in this area of Curacao. However, even if you aren't staying particularly close, you should consider stopping by to check it out. If you're wondering, Willemstad is to the northwest.

Nearby Restaurants

There are several picks of dining options to select from in the community nearby Dolphin Academy Curacao. The most convenient eatery to Dolphin Academy Curacao is Hemingway Beach Bar & Restaurant, which plates up Cuban meals. The eatery is a brief distance off, but out of the way enough that you will probably want to make plans for employing a viable type of transportation to get there. Mambo Beach and Cabana Beach are some more food and drink options near Dolphin Academy Curacao. At Cabana Beach you should try a bit of International cuisine and enjoy the local foods and culture of Curaçao.

Nearby Attractions

Additional nearby activities include Curacao Sea Aquarium, which is less than a hundred yards away the vicinity of Willemstad. You might also want to consider visiting Saliña Fiesta Park, which is another nearby attraction.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of attractions nearby.

Attractions Near Dolphin Academy Curacao
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Curacao Sea Aquarium Other Attraction 0.0 mi. (4.4 km) SSE 2.7 mi. Southeast of Willemstad
Saliña Fiesta Park -- 1.6 mi. (4.8 km) NE 3.0 mi. East of Willemstad
Curacao Liqueur Factory at Landhuis Chobolobo Other Attraction 1.8 mi. (2.7 km) N Willemstad
Landhuis Zeelandia Historic Site 2.2 mi. (2.8 km) N Willemstad
Fort Beekenburg Historic Site 2.5 mi. (8.2 km) ESE 5.1 mi. East-Southeast of Willemstad
The Money Museum Yotin Kortá Museum 2.7 mi. (0.0 km) NW Scharloo
Postal Museum Museum -- -- Punda
Tele Museum Museum -- -- Punda

More Information


Operating hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.


The Dolphin Encounter is $99 per person, the Dolphin Swim is $174, the Dolphin Free Dive is $184(USD), and you can contact Dolphin Academy to find out pricing or the Scuba Encounter.

Location: the vicinity of Willemstad, Curacao


(599-9) 465-8900



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