Welcome Dolphin Cove Cayman to our family

Welcome Dolphin Cove Cayman to our family

We are thrilled to announce that Dolphin Discovery Cayman completed the acquisition of Dolphin Cove Cayman, a  beautiful marine park that began operations in 2008 which is visited by locals and tourist, wishing to have a unique experience of swimming with dolphins.

In addition to the dolphin interactive program Dolphin Cove also offers a “Nature Trail”, which is a tour where you can see and learn about exotic tropical birds including mecaws, caclatoos and parakeets, as well as visit the world famous ” “, in boats that conveniently depart from their private dock at Dolphin Cove.

“We are really proud to add Dolphin Cove Cayman, as a part of offing which will allow us consolidate our service in one of the most beautiful and visited places in the Caribbean: The Cayman Islands”, said Eduardo Albor, Dolphin Discovery President and CEO.

Meanwhile Stafford Burrowes, Dolphin Cove Cayman Founder commented:

“Dolphin Cove started operations in Ocho Rios Jamaica in 2001, and we started in Cayman in 2008 because we knew that this destination had great potential in the tourism sector and that the dolphinarium would be a key attraction for their visitors. Last month, we sold a majority stake of Dolphin Cove Jamaica to Dolphin Discovery and we then took the decision to sell, Dolphin Cove Cayman, to Dolphin Discovery Cayman.  This acquisition will allow consolidation of this dolphinarium as part of the leading company in swimming with dolphins programs worldwide.”

About Dolphin Cove Cayman

With more than 40 employees, most of them locals, Dolphin Cove Cayman is located in Grand Cayman Island in a natural environment facing the ocean and is home of 6 dolphins. From 2008 to day, the dolphinarium have received more than   300,000 visitors.

Let’s Party at Punta Cana!

Let’s Party at Punta Cana!

We are extremely happy to celebrate with all our Dolphin Discovery family our first year in Punta Cana at the Dominican Republic.

Yes, as you read it! We are celebrating our first 12 months at Punta Cana. One year has passed since this beautiful location welcomed us and gave a home to our beloved dolphins.

At Dolphin Discovery Punta Cana you will enjoy great adventures and share amazing moments with our friendly mammals. Throughout this great year we have accomplished to have three different activities for all our guests.

The first program is Dolphin Encounter. Your kids will enjoy great and safety activities as there is a platform where everyone stands-on while dolphins approach. There, our playful mammals give you a handshake, a kiss, and a hug. You will also have a chance to pet them… It will be a memorable experience!

The second one is called Dolphin Swim Adventure. If swimming with dolphins has been one of your greatest desires, come and make your dream come true! Our dolphins will welcome you with a tender kiss. Then they will snuggle with you, do aerial acrobatics for you, and finish off with an exhilarating Boogie Push, where the dolphin will push you across the water surface while you ride a boogie board. Awesome, isn’t it?

Moreover, if you have an adventurer spirit and you are seeking for adrenaline, you should take the Dolphin Royal Swim. You will get a kiss, a hug and a “handshake” by our adorable dolphins, also you will have the opportunity to make the dorsal tow and… The the famous foot push! Sounds like fun, don’t you think so?

It is noteworthy that Dolphin Discovery Punta Cana was designed to take care of our adorable mammals; so all our guests can enjoy unforgettable moments over the years.

We promise you, we’ll keep growing to provide you even more great experiences and we hope to have more “happy birthdays” in this beautiful town.

 

‪#‎CreatureFeatureThursday‬ in #‎OurWorldOceans from AMMPA

Today is ‪#‎CreatureFeatureThursday‬ in ‎#OurWorldOceans‬ and we’d like to tell you a bit about the sea stars that share the same ecosystem with the dolphins, in the wild as well as in the Dolphin Discovery facilites, just like this one in Cayman Island.

Did you know that the sea stars has an eye at the tip of each arm? Also it turns its stomach inside out and brings it out through its mouth.  This wraps its stomach around the food and pulls it back inside after the food is digested.
Another interesting fact is that a sea stars can grow a whole new body from just one arm.

Unfortunatelly the population of the sea stars are devastated by wasting disease (SSWD-Sea Star Wasting Syndrome) on the west coast from Alaska to Southern California over the past year.

There is evidence that there is an infectious cause that may be either primary or secondary. SSWD appears to be transmissible between individuals and between susceptible sea star species. Given the current situation, it is recommended that acquisition of sea stars from known areas impacted by SSWD be avoided.

 

Haiti children receive donated toys

Haiti children receive donated toys

On April 28, we celebrated Children’s Day at Dolphin Discovery through the #DiezMilSonrisas campaign, in which hundreds of children participated by donating a toy in all our locations; in return, they would receive a dolphin swim.

The time to bring a smile to hundreds of children in vulnerable situations has come, so it was turn to donate Dolphin Discovery Tortola’s toys to orphanage “Harmony House”, located in Haiti.

All Dolphin Discovery Tortola‘s team was in charge of doing this work, especially the training staff, who tirelessly supported this campaign from the begining till the end.

Well done, Dolphin Discovery Tortola!

Dolphin Discovery 2010 Year in Review

Dolphin Discovery 2010 Year in Review

Happy Holidays from Dolphin Discovery!

It’s that time of year again, the season to join with family and friends and celebrate the holidays, reflect on the year past and look forward to what the new year will bring.  2010 was a busy year for Dolphin Discovery, new ventures, new friends and a whole lot of smiling faces.  Let’s have a look at some of the highlights of 2010…

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Cozumel Welcomes Sea Lions!

Dolphin Discovery Cozumel was thrilled to welcome sea lions into the family this  year, with their feisty characters and silly antics, the sea lion program is a delightful addition to Chankanaab Park.  Pingo and Karla make us laugh every day, and little baby Taco has a huge personality!

Taco the Baby Sea Lion

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Miss Caribbean World Pageant Tortola

Dolphin Discovery Tortola is a truly beautiful place, but the participants in the Miss Caribbean World Pageant made it gorgeous!  These lovely ladies from all over the Caribbean took time out of their busy schedule to join us for a swim with dolphins in Tortola, we thank them for their visit and offer congratulations once again to winner Marcia Baptiste of Dominica!

Miss Caribbean World 2010 in Tortola
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“Por la Libre” Open Water Race

Dolphin Discovery was pleased to be a sponsor of the 10 km open water swim race from Cancun to Isla Mujeres.  More than 500 international athletes hit the water in Cancun and made the ocean crossing to the finish line at Garrafon Park.  Seventeen year old Fernando Betanzos finished first, with an incredible time of 1 hour and 33 minutes!  Televisa Verde made this event extra special by donating 6000 mangrove plants to revitalize the Nichupte Lagoon.

Por la Libre 2010 Winner Fernando Betanzas
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Manatee Madness in Riviera Maya

Our little family of manatees in Puerto Aventuras had a fantastic 2010.  In June we had a big first birthday celebration for our rescued manatee “Robert”, with a fruit and vegetable birthday cake and a visit from local school children.  In September we welcomed the newest member of the manatee family as Julieta gave birth to a bouncing baby boy,  another success for our reproduction program!

New Mom Julieta and baby manatee
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Merlin the iPad Dolphin

One of the biggest news stories of the year was the release of the iPad and our smart-as-a-whip dolphin Merlin was one of the first to give the tablet a whirl and make his own headlines.  Researchers from “Speak Dolphin” introduced the touch-screen device to Merlin in an effort to bridge communications with our dolphin friends and learn more about these incredible creatures.  The fame has not gone to Merlin’s head, he is as down to earth (down to sea?) as he has always been, a vital part of our Riviera Maya crew.

Merlin the iPad Dolphin
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Dive with Dolphins Cozumel

Dolphin Discovery Cozumel introduced a unique new program this year, “Dive with Dolphins” invites our guests to join dolphins under the sea and discover a whole new way to play.  Chankanaab Park and Cozumel are paradise to scuba divers all over the world, what better way to explore the underwater home of the dolphins?  This was one of my personal highlights of the year, donning the mask and tank and playing with Titan near the ocean floor was a truly phenomenal experience.

Dive with Dolphins Cozumel
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Cruisers Delight, Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya

November 2010 we celebrated the grand opening of our newest dolphinarium in the cruise ship port of Costa Maya near the town of Mahahual.   Located about 400 kms south of Cancun, Costa Maya is a HOT destination for cruise ships!  Dolphin Discovery is excited about our new venture and we look forward to welcoming new friends from the cruising community in 2011 and the years to come.

Dolphin Discovery Costa Maya
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This is just a taste of some of the great experiences we’ve had at Dolphin Discovery this year, I could write all day about new births and visiting celebrities and the numerous charity and community events that we were honored to be a part of.  I would like to thank every member of the Dolphin Discovery team for all their hard work and smiles, let’s do it again next year!

To all of you, our guests, we thank you for making 2010 a special year and we wish you a happy and safe holiday season and a new year full of love, life, happiness and success.  Dolphin hugs and kisses to everyone, see you in 2011!

Dolphin Discovery- Mother’s Day Specials

Dolphin Discovery- Mother’s Day Specials

Swim with Dolphins for Mother's Day

Mexico is a country known for its devotion to the family, and no family member is more revered than “Mama”.  Every year on May 10th the entire country pays homage to matriarchs with the annual “Dia de las Madres” or “Mother’s Day” celebrations.  Young children create cards and gifts and adult children bring flowers and treat their mothers to very special dinners and parties.  The traditional song “Las Mananitas” is sung, often as a serenade outside of mother’s house with mariachis for accompaniment.   “Mama” is the center of attention and the whole family shows her their appreciation on this very special day.  Mothers have been honoured throughout the ages around the world, but the first official “Dia de las Madres” in Mexico wasn’t celebrated until May 10th, 1922 as a result of the petitions by  Rafael Alducin Bedolla, founder of the newspaper “Excelsior”.  We thank him for bringing us such a special day and we thank moms everywhere for all that they do!

Dolphin Discovery would like to show moms just how special they are by offering a 20% discount to mothers on all our swim with dolphins programs in all our locations for the entire month of May!  Guests swimming with their mom get an additional 10% off their own swims too!  Treat your mom to an experience she’ll never forget, book now!  Lots of love to moms everywhere from all our dolphins!



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