Dolphin Bay, one of several attractions at the Atlantis Palm Hotel, is the largest coastal dolphin habitat in the world. The 11-acre (4.5 hectare) marine environment includes seven interconnected pools and three interaction lagoons -- a sophisticated habitat that houses a family of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphins.
Dolphin Bay is less about watching shows and feedings and more about interactive experiences. The Marine Mammal Specialists at Dolphin Bay offer five different interactive options, each catered to different ages and swimming abilities. Each experience includes entrance into the resort’s Aquaventure Waterpark as well.
At the most basic level, guests can have their photo taken petting or kissing a dolphin without entering the water. The Atlantis Dolphin Encounter, a shallow water interaction, takes guests into a waist-deep interaction lagoon to get up close to one of the dolphins while learning more about their playful behaviors. Capable swimmer can swim with dolphins in a deep water lagoon, and certified scuba divers have the chance to interact with the animals under the surface.