The Dolphin Discovery programme is suitable for non-swimmers and allows you to have up-close interaction with dolphins in waist-deep waters of the dolphin lagoon. Guests will also be taught fascinating facts about the dolphins by the marine mammal trainers.
After having gone for Dolphin Trek <-click to read more, I was curious to see how different the dolphin interactions were for Dolphin Discovery, so I decided to check it out…
Here we can see the trainers (and dolphins) getting ready before the programme.
Each group of up to a maximum of 5 guests, will be assigned to meet 1 dolphin, have opportunities to touch the dolphin and experience how its skin feels like.
Pictures will be taken by an official photographer and these can be purchased later.
As part of the programme, guests can play a game of “fetch” with the dolphin.
Here’s one of the dolphins retrieving the plastic rings:
This is a different group and they are giving their dolphin a belly rub.
Oh… look at its teeth!
This guy looks like he’s having fun! Well, how often do you get the opportunity to dance with a dolphin?
At certain intervals, you can also watch the dolphins perform at the bidding of their trainers.
There is a spectacular finale to this programme where the dolphins will do a series of jumps.
All dolphin interaction programmes at Dolphin Island include a one-day admission ticket to Adventure Cove Waterpark, one set meal at The Bay Restaurant and complimentary use of Dolphin Island lockers, towels, wetsuits and flotation devices during the interaction programme.
Price of Dolphin Discovery:
Adult SGD$ 198, Child/Senior SGD$ 188
RWS Invites members get 20% off (until 31st December 2013).
Adventure Cove Waterpark Annual Pass members can get the cost of the admission ticket deducted from the price of the programme.
Terms and Conditions
▸ Child (4 to 12 years old), Senior (60 years & above).
▸ Suitable for non-swimmers. Guests must be at least 122cm in height to participate.
▸ To ensure an enjoyable experience, the recommended group size is 5 participants. Guests who come in group size of more than 5 will be split into separate groups.
▸ A parent or guardian (21 years old and above) must be present to authorise participation for all programme participants who are below 21 years old. Children below 12 years old must be accompanied in the water by a paying adult participant. Maximum accompanying ratio is 2 children to 1 adult.
Prices of photos:
1 (6 X 8 photo) —- SGD$ 25
1 (8 x 10 photo)—- SGD$ 35
1 DOLPHIN CD (up to 50 images) — SGD$ 125
1 DELUXE CD (up to 75 images), including 1 (8 x 10) photo and 2 (6 x 8) photos — SGD$ 150
1 DELUXE CD (up to 75 images), including 2 (8 x 10) photos and 1 (6 x 8) photo — SGD$ 175
There are no discounts on photos unless you are a staff member of Resorts World Sentosa (RWS).
Adventure Cove Waterpark, Resorts World at Sentosa, Singapore.
(click on the above link for more information about the waterpark)