I will be traveling in late April and have booked The Dolphin Swim Experence in Tortola and scuba diving in St. Thomas. I was wondering if anyone has done either of these and your opinions, likes/dislikes with either.
I have done a dolphin swim in Cozumel but will give you a word anyway. Just know what you are getting for your money--"encounter" could mean as little as standing on a platform while they swim by, possibly touching one. "swim" can mean you are in the water at the same time they are, or it can me that you actually swim with the dolphin and they do tricks with you. Ask questions--the cruise line should be able to give you a more detailed description if you talk to someone in the excursions department. I do not hear good things about "encounters" with words like "rip off" being applied by people who have done it. I did a "royal swim" booked through an on-line source (shoretrips.com) and we got to be in a much much smaller group than the ship's people, and have much more contact with the animals. Done right this is the experience of a lifetime. Hope you have an option to choose similar to our experience, these are amazing animals.
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