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Old August 19th, 2010, 12:34 PM
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Default Anyone done a dolphin swim in Nassau?

If so, did you do it through Carnival or through an independent company? Did you like it?
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My wife and I did this two years ago through Carnival. You can check the website out and see if you can book it direct, but because they have an agreement with Carnival, I do not believe they offer it on port days. I believe the site is bluelagoon dolphin encounter. If you do not have any luck finding it, let me know and I will hunt it down.

You need to know there are two different excursions. One is a dolphin encounter and the other a dolphin swim. We did the swim, and it was awesome. I did not want to swim with dolphins, but my wife insisted. I am glad I am in the habit of listening to her.
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I suppose it depends if the dolphins are free to choose......
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This means?
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 06:56 PM
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This means?
It means it depends on whether you wish to go along with keeping wild animals captive in order to do tricks for your amusement, or whether you prefer them to play with you willingly then return to the wild free.
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My wife and I did this two years ago through Carnival. You can check the website out and see if you can book it direct, but because they have an agreement with Carnival, I do not believe they offer it on port days. I believe the site is bluelagoon dolphin encounter. If you do not have any luck finding it, let me know and I will hunt it down.

You need to know there are two different excursions. One is a dolphin encounter and the other a dolphin swim. We did the swim, and it was awesome. I did not want to swim with dolphins, but my wife insisted. I am glad I am in the habit of listening to her.
Thanks ReverendJeff! I found their website. Looks awesome! It also looks like Carnival uses Atlantis now for their dolphin swim so I'm hoping Blue Lagoon will book independently.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 03:55 PM
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Wonderful! Glad I was able to help, be careful about horseback excursions however, as I had a horse named Ed who stated he would prefer not to be ridden. Seems he wanted to be back in the wild.
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Up to the individual & their conscience, I bet you play "Free Willy" backwards so you get a happy ending.
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I did just that, and it ended with his inaguaration. Opps, wrong willy!

Hey I get your point of view. It is always good to hear opposing sides.
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Up to the individual & their conscience, I bet you play "Free Willy" backwards so you get a happy ending.
Perhaps you shouldn't cruise at all. Think of all the fish that are possibly being killed by the ship. Not to mention how much it's polluting the environment.

Just to be clear, my question wasn't "What is your ethical standpoint on swimming with the dolphins?"
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ok people,time to get back on topic here. Different points of view are always welcome here at CruiseMates, as long as they are discussed in a respectable fashion to all parties
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No harm, no foul. I think I was able to help the O.P. and the other poster made their point.
Thank God we all are different.
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I will be in Nassau in Jan. Is the Dolphin swim better at atlantis verses Blue lagoon? Royal Caribbean offers both.
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Theres is two different excursions the swim with the dolphins and the dolphin encounter,the swim is more $ . the encounter you stand in the water, the out and then you stand on a platform, dont make any hand signs( that is what respond to) they came up and kissed us. Was gerat but the money is , well what you want to do.
In freeport we know the dolphins are freed for MAJOR Hurricanes and then they return,by themselves. SO ENJOY
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