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Old December 20th, 2002, 11:23 AM
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Default RE: Dolphin Encounter in Nassau

I know the cost, but can anyone tell me if it was worth it. Are there a lot of people
and do you get more than 5 minutes with a dolphin?
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Old December 28th, 2002, 07:36 AM
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Default Re: RE: Dolphin Encounter in Nassau

This is from www.fodors.com. After reading the attached websites, it will probably change your mind about dolphin swims.

From www.fodors.com
I would ask you to please reconsider the dolphin swim. They are incredibly cruel. I did it once and was sorry ever since. No matter how clean or nice it looks, more than half of the dolphins die within 60 to 90 days of capture.
In order to make an informed decision, please visit:

http://dolphinproject.org/

http://www.hsus.org/ace/11727

(The second site is the Humane Society of the United States' position on SWTD programs.)
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Old January 2nd, 2003, 12:03 PM
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Default Re: Re: RE: Dolphin Encounter in Nassau

Thanks, will check out the sites.

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Old January 2nd, 2003, 12:36 PM
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Default Re: Re: Re: RE: Dolphin Encounter in Nassau

Mark, we didn't do the Dolphin Encounter but have heard from others that it isn't all that great. They line you up in the water 20+ people, and the trainers will swim the dolphin by you, you can pet the dolphin , that's about it.
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Old January 3rd, 2003, 11:24 AM
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Default Re: Re: Re: Re: RE: Dolphin Encounter in Nassau

Have checked out the websites and am seriously (90%) considering
spending our $180- on a different "once in a lifetime experience".
thanks Browzilla & Lisa

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Old January 9th, 2003, 08:18 PM
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i did the dolphin swim, and happened to love it! you were in the water with 10 people for the whole 30 minutes, you were able to pet the dolphin,feed the dolphin, dance, the dolphins swim and jump over you and then you get the dorsal push, where the dolphin pushes you across the water. it was alot of fun and definately a once in a life time experience. the island itself, blue lagoon has alot of other things to do to! sting ray city is there- i did not do that. i'm not fond of them!!!!!!!
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Old January 11th, 2003, 09:23 AM
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I went to the dolphin encounter 2 years ago in Nassau. I feel it was well worth the money. As for the dophins they did nothing that they didn't want to do. When the dolphins had enough they simply left the enclosure. These dolphins at this particular encounter were raised there and would never survive the wild. I learned alot and got to interact with an animal I dearly loved.
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