Let yourself be enchanted
As part of the ‘In the water with dolphins V.I.P.’ programme, you’ll first get into a pair of wading trousers – and that’s a good thing too as you don’t want to upstage the dolphins as a V.I.P. – and then make your way into the water with the dolphins. You will observe the caretakers during the dolphins’ feeding and playtime. They know all there is to know about dolphins, so don’t hesitate to ask them about everything under the sun (and underwater)! They will also teach you hand gestures to communicate with the dolphins. Did you know that dolphins can sing, swing their tails and splash? They’d love to show off for you!
You also get to touch a dolphin and have your picture* taken with these enchanting animals. What’s more, we’ll give you an exclusive guided tour. You’ll get to go to places you’re not otherwise allowed to go and take a look behind the scenes of the DolfijndoMijn. You will attend a training session from the stage where usually only the caretakers are allowed to go. They will show you all the ins and outs of a dolphin show. You’ll also be allowed to go to the area below the stage, where you can see the dolphins underwater – and maybe they will swim straight towards you…
If you think meeting a dolphin and catching a glimpse behind the scenes is the end of perhaps the best day of your life, think again! You’ll get a V.I.P. treatment all day long. You’ll also have a Fast Pass, which means you no longer have to wait in line for the three main shows:
You can enter these shows via the special Fast Pass entrance. There are even special places reserved for you at the DolfijndoMijn, so you’ll always be front and centre! But, er, beware of the splash zone…
*A Dolfinarium photographer will take the picture. You’ll receive one printed copy of the best picture after the show.
The ‘In the water with dolphins V.I.P.’ programme
The programme is run for groups of up to eight people so that both the animals and the participants get all the time and attention. You’ll put on a pair of wading trousers to keep your own clothes dry and get into the water with the dolphins, after which they’ll soon come over to greet you. After several extensive moments of interaction with the dolphins, you’ll attend an exclusive training session on stage at DolfijndoMijn. You’re also allowed to go to the area below the stage where you can see the dolphins swimming underwater. Swimming with the dolphins is not possible, but you’re allowed to touch the animals and take a picture with them. The full programme takes about 1.5 hours; participation costs €125 per person. If you have a subscription, you will get a discount of €12.50 – that’s only €112.50 per person! This price does not include admission to the park, so you also need a valid ticket.
As a participant, you need to understand Dutch or English.