• On Mar 8, 2018
    Sonia from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Moms. I'm looking into the Tortola Dolphin Swim Adventure. Just wondering if it's required for those participating to be swimmers. Not sure whether the life jackets are enough. Or should be do the encounter instead? Thanks!

    Hi there, Sonia!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I am excited for you and your upcoming Disney Cruise Line vacation and you happen to be visiting a port that I found to be absolutely beautiful!  I hope you enjoy your time in Tortola as much as we did!  

    I’ve been promising my two boys that we can participate in a Dolphin-swim type excursion once they are both old enough, but we still have a number of years for that type of adventure!  But, I am sure they won’t let me out of that promise down the road!  When reviewing the requirements for the Dolphin Swim Adventure excursion, it does not state that the participants must be strong swimmers and does state that the use of life jackets is required for all participants.  I recommend considering each of the participant(s) and determine how their comfort level would be throughout the experience.  If you feel a little uncertain, then I would suggest looking at the Dolphin Encounter where the participants remain on the platform as opposed to swimming on the back of a dolphin. You most definitely want everyone to enjoy this unique experience, and you will know best when determining which experience is a best fit for all members in your group!  If you have specific questions regarding the actual specifics, you can also give Disney Cruise Line a call at (800) 951 – 3532 to get answers to those!

    Sonia, I wish you and your family a wonderful adventure at sea and lots of fun splashing with some friendly dolphins in Tortola!

    Happy Sailing!
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Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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