Anyone been to Dolphine Discovery??

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#1
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Joined Apr 2008
Hi, have anyone been to dolphine discovery located in Tortola??? i heard its about 40minute away from port ST. Thomas?????????? please let me know if u been there.

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#2
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I just was at Dolphin Discovery on Tortola. It's more like a 10 minute ride from the pier. I noticed you put the time from St. Thomas to Tortola. That two different islands - maybe that's the ferry timing from one to the other....

I had a great time - I did the "swim" vs. the "encounter". My DH (who won't go in the water) went as an "observer".
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#3
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I believe the ferry from St. Thomas to Tortola is around 20 minutes. Then you will have to taxi to DD. You will have plenty of time to go, just leave yourself plenty of time on return in case there is some glitch with the ferry getting back to St. Thomas...You would not want to watch your ship sail off into the sunset...and enjoy Tortola. I stayed there for a week in December...and will be returning in October~ A friend of mine did the Dolphin Discovery when we were there in Dec and enjoyed it.
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#5
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I just did Dolphin Discovery in Tortola a couple of weeks ago - it was fantastic! I highly recommend doing the one where you get to do the Foot Push - amazing experience! Also - book it directly with them, rather than with the ship - much cheaper!

Yes - you can bring your own camera - you can bring waterproof cameras into the water with you, you just have to be careful not to impede the dolphins with it. I tucked mine into the front of my life vest at times, and put it on the walkways at other times and I still got great pics. They will also take pictures and a video that you can buy - they are not cheap, but well worth the extra cost for memories of a lifetime.
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This was such a fun excursion! And Yes, you can bring a camera. I took great pictures of the dolphin underwater as it swims by you. I took pictures of those in my group as well and vice versa. I definitly recommend this. Once in a lifetime event!
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#7
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Joined Apr 2008
Originally posted by c14m86b
This was such a fun excursion! And Yes, you can bring a camera. I took great pictures of the dolphin underwater as it swims by you. I took pictures of those in my group as well and vice versa. I definitly recommend this. Once in a lifetime event!
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oh for real, we can bring our own camera??? i just called them and they said NO, we cant bring any object on hand while we in the water....... did u took the ferry from ST. thomas to tortola??????
#8
Chicago, Illinois USA
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Joined Jan 2003
I am a bit confused. DH and I have booked this excursion in Tortola...am I understanding correctly that the excursion is not in Tortola ? I am a bit confused. Carnival says it is a 2 hours excursion and am wondering about the timing.
#9
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Originally posted by CyndiT
I am a bit confused. DH and I have booked this excursion in Tortola...am I understanding correctly that the excursion is not in Tortola ? I am a bit confused. Carnival says it is a 2 hours excursion and am wondering about the timing.
it is in tortola if you are doing it through the ship dont worry about the time
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#10
upstate ny
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Joined Mar 2008
Originally posted by 4kidsplusty
it is in tortola if you are doing it through the ship dont worry about the time
it is in tortola and we didn't do it through the cruise. I called dolphin discovery and did it with them
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#11
Michigan
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Joined Jun 2007
We booked directly though Dolphin Discovery rather than the cruise ship and saved alot of money. We also brought our own underwater camera and it wasnt a problem at all.