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Puerto Plata: Ocean World Adventure Park Day Pass

1. Puerto Plata: Ocean World Adventure Park Day Pass

Discover the largest manmade dolphin habitat in the world at Ocean World Puerto Plata, a must-see attraction for any visit to the Dominican Republic. With a full-day pass, you can snorkel in a tropical reef aquarium, learn more about marine mammals from expert handlers, get up-close to feed tropical birds and walk through a tropical rainforest, Bird Exhibit and Habitat of Iguanas. The pass also includes access to some of the animal shows. Have fun with the playful sea lions, watch the skill of the dolphins, and see all the drama of the shark show. Then, relax on Dolphin Beach and soak up some Caribbean rays.  With lunch and lounge chairs included as part of the package, this is your passport to a world of marine adventures.

Dolphin Encounter at Ocean World, Puerto Plata

2. Dolphin Encounter at Ocean World, Puerto Plata

The Dolphin Encounter offers close contact with a bottlenose dolphin, in waist deep water. During these interactive programs, you will be able to touch and feed these gentle mammals, playing with them in a safe environment. You will even dance with them! This interaction is both fun and educational for all ages, ideal for non swimmers and families with young kids. The Dolphin Encounter program also includes a Day Pass for the Ocean World Adventure Park, with all its attractions, and the round trip bus transfer from nearby hotels. Boasting the largest man-made dolphin habitat in the world, Ocean World is a must-see attraction for everyone visiting the Dominican Republic. Day Pass visitors have the opportunity to snorkel in our Tropical Reef Aquarium, visit the Pirate's Pool, learn about marine mammals, feed exotic tropical birds, walk through a tropical rain forest, and watch the Dolphin Show, Shark Show, Sea Lions Show and Tropical Bird Show. Lunch is included.

Puerto Plata Ocean World Dolphin Swim

3. Puerto Plata Ocean World Dolphin Swim

The highlight of any visit to Ocean World Adventure Park is the rare opportunity to swim and play with beautiful Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. The Dolphin Swim experience begins with a brief orientation. Guests learn about dolphin behavior and discover how Ocean World Adventure Park trainers use hand signals and positive reinforcement to communicate with them. Then it's time to get into the water and start interacting with these amazing creatures. Guests will be able to interact with a dolphin in its own environment. The Dolphin Swim also includes a Day Pass at Ocean World Adventure Park and a round trip bus transfer from nearby hotels. Boasting the largest man-made dolphin habitat in the world, Ocean World is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the Dominican Republic. Day Pass visitors have the opportunity to snorkel in the Tropical Reef Aquarium, learn about marine mammals, feed exotic tropical birds, walk through a tropical rain forest, and observe dolphin shows, shark shows, sea lion shows and a tropical bird show.

Puerto Plata Ocean World Tickets

4. Puerto Plata Ocean World Tickets

Spend the day at the delightful Ocean World Adventure Park on Cofresi Beach, just outside Puerto Plata. Round-trip transportation is provided from nearby hotels and there will be plenty of time to relax, but a highlight of the excursion is the opportunity to play with the Patagonian Sea Lions. Known as the clowns of the sea, these lovable creatures can be seen up close and personal during a 30-minute encounter. You will learn about their habits and habitat during a pre-swim lecture. Then you will be able to touch, feed, pet and play with them as you sit on the side of the interaction pool. Watch in amazement as they perform their hilarious stunts. Ocean World is the most complete entertainment complex of its kind in the Dominican Republic, and boasts the largest man-made dolphin lagoon in the world. As you stroll through the complex you will discover a rich world of marine and animal life, and enjoy the focus on human-animal interaction. Snorkel in the Tropical Reef Aquarium, teeming with colorful fish. Marvel at puffers, angel, and butterfly fish, while grunts and lookdowns swim past you. Next you can head to the Tropical Rainforest, an exotic oasis complete with waterfalls, lagoons and sandy beaches. Your entrance to the Ocean World complex includes access to the Dolphin Show, Shark Show, and Tropical Bird Show. When you are ready for some time out, you will have access to Dolphin Beach where you are provided with comfortable lounge chairs. Lunch is included. The tour is fun for all the family, and after a day of laughing and playing with some of the most delightful creatures on earth, you are certain to leave a smile on your face.

Puerto Plata: Ocean World Adventure Park Swim with Dolphins

5. Puerto Plata: Ocean World Adventure Park Swim with Dolphins

Swim up close and personal with 2 playful dolphins in this VIP adventure. Your experience begins with a brief lecture to learn about these wonderful sea creatures. Then hop on to receive a kiss, a hug and enjoy an amazing ride through the lagoon on top of a boogie board, amazing memories to last forever. During your visit snorkel in a coral reef aquarium, feed lovebirds and enjoy a handful of activities at no additional cost.

Puerto Plata: City Highlights Tour with Cable Car and Lunch

6. Puerto Plata: City Highlights Tour with Cable Car and Lunch

Explore Puerto Plata on this full version of the city tour! You'll spend with us about 7 hours, discovering the real Dominican Republic. Our guide speaks Polish, English, German, French and Spanish. We will move around in our car, but also climb the Mount Isabel with the cable car ad walk around the colonial city centre and the seaside boulevard Malecon. Experience the ride with cable car, and then enjoy the bird eye view of the coast and the Puerto Plata city. Go for a pleasant walk through the exotic National Park of Isabela Peak. Enjoy the vibrant nature in botanical garden. Then discover the colonial city: Independence Parque with the Saint Philip Cathedral and colourful old wooden houses around it, famous Umbrella Street and Dona Blanca Passage. Try fresh coconut from a street vendor! Have some free time for a cup of dominican coffee or a cold beer. You can find some souvenirs here if you wish. Explore the Saint Philip Fortress along the harbor bay and have a look at the fishing boats on the Malecon seaside boulevard. In the afternoon you'll have a typical dominican lunch: fish or meat with rice and beans. It's called "bandera dominicana" - "dominican flag". If you're vegetarian or vegan we will arrange something different for you. Soft drinks during the meal are included. After the meal you'll visit the factory Macorix House of Rum where you can taste many kinds of rum and sugar cane liquors. It'll make you feel the Caribbean vibes :) Dominican Republic is known as the world's biggest producer of organic cocoa. You'll visit the organic chocolate factory in Puerto Plata where you can taste it. Finally, we can drop by the supermarket for a while, so you can do some dominican shopping: rum, coffee, cacao, etc all in affordable local prices. At the end of the tour you'll be surprised how much can be done on Puerto Plata City Tour :) It'll be a day that will leave you with great memories from Dominican Republic! No time to waste, take it all.

From Puerto Plata: Dominican Cocoa, Coffee, & Culture Tour

7. From Puerto Plata: Dominican Cocoa, Coffee, & Culture Tour

Enjoy a tour through the interior of the Dominican Republic and see local chocolate manufacturing, cocoa groves, and a cigar factory. Enjoy a tasting of coffee in a local host's country house and visit a fruit and vegetable market on a full-day tour of the interior. Discover places off the beaten path on this tour, and start with hotel pickup in Puerto Plata. Travel through the interior toward cocoa plantations, and visit a local manufacturer where chocolate is produced, a government project to support rural women. Stop for a Dominican-style coffee at a friendly local host's typical country house, before moving on to a fruit and vegetable market. Visit the market, the largest in the region, and discover the stalls of traditional healers and shamans selling herbs, potions, devotionals, and some voodoo artifacts. Attend a presentation of the finest Dominican cigars at an iconic factory, over 100 years old, learn about the cigar production process, and smoke a real handmade cigar while at the factory. Leave the factory and take a panoramic drive through the mountains and enjoy a coffee at a fabulous viewpoint while taking in the scenery or snapping some pictures. Finish the tour with a sunset walk and a Cuba libre on the beach before returning to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Puerto Plata

Overall rating

2.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

What a great experience! The staff was spectacular!! They were energetic, friendly, quick to offer assistance, and very knowledgeable. The animals were treated well, and with respect. The lunch was tasty. The facilities were clean and well cared for. My daughters loved the time spent with the dolphins, and holding the lovebirds. All of the animal shows were informational and entertaining. We enjoyed time swimming in the reef, and at dolphin beach. The waterslides were fun as well. Kudos to the staff at Ocean World for creating a very positive, memorable experience. Time and money well spent!!! Thank you!!!

Our guide, Antonio, was absolutely amazing. He was knowledgeable, attentive, and just overall a pleasure to be around. I would highly recommend him to anyone visiting Puerto Plata, wanting to get a real feel of the city. Jose, our driver, was such a joy to be around and made us feel safe driving around the city. They both made us feel so welcome and gave us a true experience for the city. Thank you both so much!!

The dolphin swim exceeded our expectations! The guides were amazing with Niagara! We loved the dancing, hugging, kissing & boogyboard. Everything was well organized. A place for shoes & keys; lockers available.

Place is lovely. Shows are good. Very family friendly. Shuttle location and time was not clear so we did not get there when it first opened.

Very good trip. Enjoyed every minute of the boat trip. Good friendly service by all staff. Happy customer.