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“Dolphin excursion rocked!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Unexso

Unexso
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US$106.43*
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2-Tank Dive in Freeport
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: WHAT WE DO : SCUBA diving and certification, INTERACTIVE Dolphin Programs for all ages, SNORKEL Tours, and 500 sq. ft. retail store. WHO WE ARE: UNEXSO was founded in 1965 as a scuba diving club. Through the years UNEXSO has become world famous and known for pioneering the shark dive and dolphin dive in the Bahamas. UNEXSO offers introduction to diving, certification and advanced diving courses for individuals and superb group packages including hotel for dive groups. Courses are conducted in our 17' deep training pool with observation windows.UNEXSO also offers a variety of dolphin interaction programs, including the Dolphin Close Encounter, Dolphin Swim and Dolphin Dive. Additionally, we are the only facility in the Bahamas to offer an Open Ocean Swim with the Dolphins Program.UNEXSO is also home to Sun & Sea Outfitters, a 4,500 square foot retail store for all your clothing, gift, souvenir and dive equipment needs. Our store has long been the #1 shopping place for tourists and locals alike. Great selection of the newest styles at affordable prices.Don't forget to stop for a cool drink or great meal at the Dive In Bar & Grill, located poolside at UNEXSO, best Pina Colada in town !!!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children
Woodbury, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Dolphin excursion rocked!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

Crazy captain carl was fun, Tristan the trainer was great, but Cocoon and Coral (the dolphins) stole the show!!! They were awesome and gentle, our kids just loved the experience!!

Visited March 2012
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Waterdown, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great adventure for the kids. Adults will have fun too”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

We went to UNEXO in March 2012 as an excursion from the cruise ship. I would recommend not purchasing it from the cruise ship directly and instead booking it directly from UNEXO. It's cheaper to do it yourself and local transportation is abundant and you can do other things easier.

We did book it from the cruise ship however so we didn't take advantage of the opportunity. The event started at 2 p.m. and we wanted to get out and enjoy our day so we went to Taino beach first.

There dolphin experience starts with a boat ride to their dolphin sanctuary. The ride gives you a nice view of the beaches and the staff is very friendly.

The dolphin experience involves a presentation, the dolphins do some tricks and everyone gets a turn to get in the water with the Dolphins. Overall this was the highlight of the trip for my 6 and 4 year old. My 17 year old nephew thought it was very cool as well. The staff was very friendly and the show was a lot of fun.

After the presentation there was a guy with parrots taking pictures which was a nice touch at the end.

If you're going to go to the Bahamas with kids, you're probably going to want to do a dolphin experience and I would recommend this one as it's a bit cheaper than some of the others and the staff is really wonderful. Seriously this is a 5 star event.

Visited March 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“This is a bucket list adventure!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

Our family went to the dolphin swim at UNEXSO on March 21st 2012. We booked on line through our cruise ship. Our transportations was waiting for us when we got off the ship, and they were very friendly, and gave us a great tour of the city on the way to the UNEXSO facility. We had an awesome time, and it was well worth the money. Our trainers were wonderful and very knowledgeable. There were four of us and two dolphins, and we went into the water two at a time. Each person had their own dolphin to swim with; we stayed in the water for a long time, and we each had a chance to swim with both dolphins. We have older teens 16-18 so this was an awesome excursion for them as well as us. If you have older kids I would highly recommend this excursion over the dolphin encounter. You are literally swimming with them, my son dove down in the water, and his dolphin stayed right with him swimming everywhere he went. After swimming with them we also got to give them hand signs so they would do tricks. At the very end of our time a photographer took individual pictures of each of us, hugging, kissing, and swimming with our dolphin. The pictures were ready right away, and were reasonably priced. You can also buy them on line when you return home, but we bought them that day. It was definitely money well spent. Thanks UNEXSO for some great memories!!! We will be back again soon.

Visited March 2012
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Gormley
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“Wonderful Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

Great place for kids and adults, swim with the dolphins what a great experience

Visited March 2012
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Frankfort, IL
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“Experience of a Life time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

Can't say anything negative about this experience. From the cruise port and back we had an experience that we will remember forever. The bus driver was courteous, informative, and willing to share his country's history. We booked a dolphin encounter. I read previous reviews and I have to admit, I was a bit nervous with how much time we would spend with the dolphins. The trainers were wonderful and highly skilled and made our encounter and playful time with the dolphins a wonderful memory. Enjoyed the free tee shirt, clean area, wonderful staff, but especially loved our dolphin. They did have hot dogs and chips your could purchase if you were hungry. We had a protein filled breakfast on ship and were satisfied until we returned.

Visited March 2012
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