I have always loved animals (except for these small ants, roaches and other discusting things... ;) ) and in Singapore I got a chance to do what I've dreamt about for many years - swim with dolphins.
When arriving in Singapore I had never heard about any pink dolphins (just pink elephants, but that's another story...), but I was happily surprised to see them at the Dolphin Show. First visit I just saw the show and was amazed just by that. Got back home and realised you could also pay extra and swim with them ahead of the show!
Said and done, before my next trip I made a booking online and on the morning after I arrived I brought Herny with me (I needed her to hold my hand, so nervous...). Quickly changed into bath shorts, and then say hello to the pink dolphins.
My ass dance was widely appreciated (specially by Herny who was about to die of laughter...) but the real fun begin when we stepped into the water and suddently had the pink dolphins all around us. An amazing feeling.
We got to feed them, swim with them, being dragged by them (the bastard dolphin thought it was really fun to take me two rounds around the pool, very fast) and at last also give them a kiss or a hug (one quick look at Herny and I decided that a hug was my only option...) and then the time was way too quickly up and out.
Well worth the money though, think I paid around 75 euro for the whole show, including a visit to the show (and also to the Underwater world I think). Just remember to book from home, as each group consist of just five persons, and there are just two groups each day.
Sentosa is a great place to spend time with your child. My 12 yr old swam with the dolphins something she had saved up for herself. It was the highlight of her trip to Singapore. There were 9 in my daughters session and they split the adults & children into two groups. My daughter was with 3 younger children a group of 4 was perfect maximum time each with the dolphins. You are given life jackets & booties told the rules and some dolphin facts. These are rare pink dolphins so it made it even more special. For the $150 (Sing ) cost you get the swim , a tshirt, a painting and one photo included plus you can purchase other photos and take some of your own from the shore. She also got admission to the underwater world exhibit & I got a reduced entry for $18.50.
This attraction is associated with Underwater world and is included in the Underwaterworld ticket price. The show is Ok, but the seating which are plastic chairs on the beach makes the show hard to see. The show is not very spectacular to begin with.
They are just to fantastic. This was my first glimse of a pink dolphin. Aparantly they get the pinky colour due to something that is in the water that they feed on.
At the Dolphin Lagoon in Sentosa, visitors will get to witness the rare pink Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins perform their natural behaviors such as spyhop, tail -flapping, vocalizations, etc. Lucky visitors might even score a peck on the cheek, or a chance to wade next to these wonderful and highly intelligent marine mammals, fully supervised by the trainers, of course.
Did this 2 years ago and it was a fantastic experience - short but a great memory. After the show they announce that you can have your photo taken. $20 for 3 photos. You walk into the water, knee deep, bend down and touch the dolphin. It was amazing to be able to touch one of these fascinating creatures. It takes about 1/2 hr for the photos to be developed. We had an icecream and sat in the shade while waiting. I definitely recommend doing it.
No wonder Sentosa Island won the theme park award in 2007. One day is not enough to tour Sentosa around. Ours for 1 day, we were just able to visit the Underwater, Dolphin and Merlion. You'll be very very busy taking pictures of almost everything because everything is great and fun
Pink Dolphins are beautiful and they have given birth before in Sentosa. It signalled that the environment they are staying in is conducive. You can get to touch them and get a kiss(If they are in a good mood) There are a few shows but 5:30pm show is my "cooler" choice. The entrance is $5 but you can packaged it with the underwater world entrance fee and get a cheaper rate.
Your Underwater World ticket price includes a visit to the Dolphin Lagoon. You will get to see the highly intelligent pink Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins in their natural environment.
See them do the hula-hoop, touching the hanging balls and dancing on the water surface.
You may observe them through a series of interactive, feeding and training sessions specially designed to demonstrate their natural abilities of tail-walking synchronisation.
Lucky visitors might even get a kiss or a chance to wade next to them, fully supervised by the trainers.
"Meet the Dolphin" sessions take place at 11am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm & 5.30pm daily.
Price S$19.50 Adult Child S$12.50. Opens frm 10.30am to 6pm daily.
The Dolphin Lagoon houses the Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphins, commonly known as pink dolphins for its coat of pink in contrast to the usual gray appearance of dolphins. The Dolphin Lagoon simulate a natural environment similar to their original habitat.
Try to get to the place 30 mintues or earlier in order to get a good view of the performance.
"Meet the Dolphin" Sessions
11.00 am, 1.30 pm, 3.30 pm, and 5.30 pm daily
Ok.......since I really didn't know much about Sentosa Island I was really surprised to see the amount of stuff there is to do here.......I was really disappointed in the Underwaterworld and the Dolphin show......the pink dolphins were cool to see in person but the show was a barely 15 minutes long and in all honestly they didn't do anything special, besides swim around !!! I guess what I was more intrested in was the Shangri-La Hotel and the golf course around the Island....both are very exclusive and would be worth staying at; next time I come to Singapore !!!!! The little beaches around the island were desserted !!!!! well, it was a week day when we went I could just imagine how full they become on a weekeend !!!!! The only bad thing about my trip here was the cable cars are under repair !!!! and we had to take a taxi across the bridge in order to get into the island !!!! but I will come back and spend a day or two is total peace and quiet !!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT !!!!
The theme-park island is a popular weekend spot and one of the most visited attractions in Singapore. A day’s excursion could turn into an overnight stay in any one of the hotels or camping sites. But we just went on a half day trip. The island is enveloped by a high-speed monorail and linked to downtown Singapore by a 1,640ft (500m) causeway and cable car system. Entertainment ranges from soaking up the sun on the imported-sand beaches to visiting a variety of entertainment areas. From a moving walkway one can experience the sea life of The Underwater World and Dolphin Lagoon. The Images of Singapore Exhibition explores Singapore’s history in life-size dioramas. On the furthest western point of the island lies Fort Siloso from which Singapore guarded its territory against invading Japanese forces. Other attractions include Volcano Land, the Asian Village and the water rides of Fantasy Island.
This dolphin show, to me, is somehow boring. Its cute and all but probably nothing is different from a dolphin show you've seen from elsewhere. Anyway, you might as well check it out cos it comes with the Underwater World package.
I'd recommend it to those traveling with family /with kids. Kids luv dolphins...so as some adults.
To get to the Dolphin Lagoon, you take a red line bus from Underwater World's bus stop.
Show times: 11am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5.30pm