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Dolphinaris Arizona

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9500 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256-2734
+1 480-407-5154
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Fun experience in a beautiful setting

My 14 year old loved her time with the dolphins. She loved her photos they took. Very expensive but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
dianehN1974WF
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San Tan Valley, Arizona
A Dream Come True!

Our daughter has always dreamed of swimming with dolphins and for her 20th birthday she did... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Moemily
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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A REAL DOLPHIN EXPERIENCE, RIGHT HERE IN ARIZONA. It's a "next generation" dolphin experience that AMAZES, INSPIRES, & EDUCATES guests about protecting the oceans and its inhabitants. Here's your chance to INTERACT with bottlenose dolphins while discovering more about these playful creatures!
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  • Very good9%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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9500 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256-2734
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Reviewed yesterday

My 14 year old loved her time with the dolphins. She loved her photos they took. Very expensive but worth it, however the photo price us very high at $35.00 a photo. The photos were awesome.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our daughter has always dreamed of swimming with dolphins and for her 20th birthday she did. Without having Dolphinaris just ten minutes from home, this would not have been possible for us anytime soon. Touching and interacting with the extraordinary dolphins and feeling them swim...More

Thank Moemily
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Ann-Marie J, Manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for choosing Dolphinaris for your daughter's special birthday experience. It's wonderful to hear she was able to fulfill her dolphin encounter dream and left with inspiration to help protect our oceans, too! We appreciate you taking the time to provide this review and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In early March, 2018, my 5 year old daughter and I spent a morning at Dolphinaris. It was magical. My daughter interacted with a dolphin and their trainer. She was able to participate in directions to the dolphin for play, brushing, splashing and the most...More

2  Thank junkforprice
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Ann-Marie J, Manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing this feedback. While we are happy to hear the dolphin encounter was amazing, we apologize for any inconvenience on behalf of our photo partner, Magic Memories. Your review has been shared directly with the Manager, Kristin, and you should receive a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter took a water class, where she and the trainer were 3ft in the pool with one, sometimes two dolphins at a time. It would have been great to know that we could have been in the pool area with her from the start,...More

Thank mward22
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Ann-Marie J, Manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing this important feedback. We are glad the dolphin experience left your daughter smiling for days! With regards to photo pricing, please know that we share each and every comment with the Magic Memories team. They will be adding more package pricing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Dolphinaris as part of our honeymoon and it was absolutely incredible! It has always been a dream of mine and it was totally worth it. We swam with Chloe and her trainer Sarah. Sarah was so knowledgeable and kind!...More

Thank Rando27971
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Ann-Marie J, Manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Congratulations on your Marriage! We are glad we can be part of your honeymoon memories and will make sure to share your comments with our fabulous trainer, Sarah. Thank you again for sharing your feedback!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was the first time me and my family had met dolphins and we were all super excited. They started out by educating us on conservation which I though was awesome! Then they took us to meet our dolphin amd trainer. We had Ping she...More

Thank aldair130
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Ann-Marie J, Manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing Dolphinaris Arizona for your first-ever Dolphin encounter. We are glad you were able to have this experience with majestic, Ping! We hope you to see you back again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, so I was very dubious about booking. Despite all the good reviews, we really weren't sure we wanted to spend this kind of money. For us, due to very young kids, the Land Experience was our only option. But after some other plans for...More

Thank James K
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Ann-Marie J, Manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, James for the incredible review! Nothing makes us happier as a team, than knowing we provided a wonderful lifelong memory for our guests. Sharing your personal account not only helps others, but also ensures are experiences exceed expectations. We hope you will return...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Dolphinaris in Scottsdale AZ today, and they were amazing. The care and love the trainers have for the dolphins is wonderful. The staff was so helpful, my daughter is a teacher, and needed some help with something for school, and they all...More

Thank micheleteacher
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Ann-Marie J, Manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Michele, We love hearing this feedback and glad it was wonderful experience from start to finish! We are proud of our great team and glad you felt welcome. Thank you so much for the review and for spending time with us!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had my daughter's 11th birthday party here with her friends. It was a blast from start to finish! My daughter and her friends did the water experience where they got to interact and play with Chloe, the dolphin. She is a lot of fun,...More

Thank heatherarrasmith
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Ann-Marie J, Manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Heather, for the wonderful review! We are glad to hear that your daughter and her friends not only had a blast, but also learned. We appreciate you choosing Dolphinaris Arizona for her celebration!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always wanted to swim w/dolphins so this was a good first step. We did the water experience and were able to interact w/Noalani a 7yr old dolphin. We were in the water but on a ledge that was about mid waist high. We...More

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Ann-Marie J, Manager at Dolphinaris Arizona, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kenda, Thank you for sharing your feedback about photo pricing. Please know that we provide Magic Memories, photo provider, with these comments. With regard to your Dolphin program, we are so glad you had an amazing time with Noelani and fulfilled a lifelong dream!...More

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jostenta
8 May 2018|
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Response from Brenda A | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure we bought ours online. It was discounted some because of that. We went in January so they weren't very busy. Actually we were the only ones there. We bought our tickets about 4 days before our trip. You can buy... More
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Schannon S
4 March 2018|
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Response from Brenda A | Reviewed this property |
Yes very pricey but also priceless. We bought the whole package including the video because we figured we would never do it again.
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Angela M
23 January 2018|
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Response from Erni M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Plenty of room and the food prices are so reasonable.
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