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Delfinario (Dolphinarium)

Address: Laguna los Tainos, Autopista Sur Km 12½, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Phone: (53 45) 66 8031
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, every day
Dolphin show: at 11:00am and 3:30pm
Swiming with dolphins: between 9:30am-11:30am and 2:30pm-4:00pm

The Delfinario is located in a natural mangrove lagoon near the Chapelin Marina. There are usually 2 dolphin shows (about 35-40 minutes each) daily, at 11:00 am and 3:30 pm. After the show you can get your pictures taken with a dolphin (on a plateform, not in the water) for an extra 5 CUC. Visitors can also swim and interact with the dolphins (approximately 20 minutes) and get to perform different tricks with these graceful animals.

You can go by yourself and pay at the entrance (prices below), or you can book the Swim with Dolphins Excursion (including transportation) from a tour operator representative at your hotel or downtown.


Admission fees:

  • Show only: 20 CUC
  • Swim with dolphins: 60 CUC
  • Photo with a dolphin: 5 CUC
  • Parking fee: 2 CUC

An optional photo service is offered at extra cost during the "swim with dolphins" interaction.

Camera fee: 5 CUC if you want to use your own camera or camcorder.

When swimming with dolphins :

  • Wear as little jewellery as possible as it may hurt the dolphins' skin.
  • Do not have sun tan lotion recently applied as it may affect the dolphins' sight.