Located in the turquoise waters of the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa Hotel, the Moorea Dolphin Center is a natural habitat home to three bottlenose dolphins. Two male dolphins, Lokahi and Kuokoa, were born at Hawaii’s Dolphin Quest Facility, while the female, Hina, is retired from San Diego’s US Naval facility.
A team of animal behaviorists and veterinarians looks after the dolphins at the 3,500-square-meter facility. They are protected from outside dangers by floating pontoons; these dolphins were born in captivity and therefore are not used to predators or having to find their own food.
Visitors to the dolphin center can choose from several interactive experiences, including a shallow water encounter, a dolphin swim, a program specifically for children, and another for couples.
Pregnant women are not allowed to participate in most of the interactive dolphin experiences that require you to get in the water. Be sure to bring a towel to dry off afterward.