Dolphins Pacific
Dolphins Pacific
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The $4 million dollar center provides several different ways to learn about dolphins.
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Rachel A
Barcelona, Spain3 contributions
I was really disappointed to learn that these dolphins came from Taiji's infamous drive fishery as I thought it was a wildlife sanctuary. If you aren't familiar with the drive fishery, it's where wild dolphins are herded into a cove, the "prettiest" ones are sold to aquariums all over the world and the rest are slaughtered. Their meat isn't very popular and it's quite toxic so the aquarium industry is the only thing keeping these hunts profitable. Please don't go here!
Written 22 July 2020
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lewis552
San Francisco, CA19 contributions
lovely boat ride to lovely facility with a lot of dolphins. how can you not have fun with dolphins??? well done Dolphins Pacific!
Written 7 February 2020
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Elenatalk
New York City, NY4 contributions
I was very excited to go at first, but after I started asking stuff questions, my opinion changed (which is really hard for me to say, because genuinely liked people who worked there).

It is not a research facility, it is not a dolphin rescue. They say it is an educational facility, but lots of information they said was wrong, and could be verified with a basic google search. Most of the dolphins who live there were born there. They do not rehabilitate and release them. They keep dolphins in tiny pans teach them tricks, and think that changing the schedule of tricks would somehow make up for the stimulation of an open ocean and family bonds.

Considering how smart and sensitive dolphins are, how much they rely on family bonds and how much space and physical and sensory stimulation they require, this really is a dolphin prison.
Written 12 January 2020
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Yen-Wen Vivian C
Taipei, Taiwan19 contributions
Family
We didn't swim with the dolphins but we got to see quite a few dolphins in a close proximity. We were told that this is a research site for conservation as opposed to training dolphins for touristic purposes.
Written 1 September 2018
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khoedebecke
Irving, TX306 contributions
Family
My family with two children (seven and three) loved the introduction to the dolphins. This only takes half a day and the pricing was very reasonable - especially compared to the other activities in Palau. Enjoy!
Written 19 August 2018
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Betty T
Saipan, Mariana Islands6 contributions
Family
It was nice! We've seen dolphins before so it wasn't that fascinating. But it's always great to visit sea friends such as the dolphins there. Kids swam with the dolphins but it was limited and personal pictures weren't allowed during touching and swimming (you had to pay for pictures). The best part was meeting two baby dolphins. The boat ride was to and from was great!
Written 15 July 2018
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martyrhuang
Kaohsiung, Taiwan48 contributions
Friends
The dolphins were trained in a very shallow and limited space. Their offsprings were also raised up there in a small seawater pool and will later be trained when they get older. Felt a little bit sad for the dolphins
Written 10 February 2018
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LFCKOPITE4EVER
Rancho Mirage, CA240 contributions
Solo
I enjoyed the good people who take care of the sanctuary and dolphins and admire their commitment to this small but noble cause. It's a non profit venture that needs our support and I only see as positive. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience which included interaction with and diving with the dolphins and learned much... I would do it again and take my kids... thanks Hiroyuki-san and team!
Written 27 May 2017
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fotodive
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland88 contributions
Couples
Palau is a Marine Sanctuary for Sharks and then they have a Dolphine Prison ??? !!!! This shouldn't happen in Palau. I urge everybody not to support this Dolphin Prison. Dolphins belong to the open ocean !
Written 2 May 2017
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BobWinston
Washington DC, DC6 contributions
Friends
The dolphins are kept in very small pens and are made to perform the usual tricks for tourists. Horrible.
Written 11 April 2017
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