MOOREA DOLPHIN CENTER
The InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa is home to the Moorea Dolphin Center. The facility was created for three bottlenose dolphins: two males – Lokahi and Kuokoa – and one female, Hina, a San Diego US Navy retiree. A team of veterinarians and animal behaviourists look after our stars, who help educate visitors and increase awareness about local ecology and environmental responsibility.
For more than 20 years we have been offering high-quality educational and interactive programmes, giving guests the opportunity to share an unforgettable experience while learning about marine mammals and their ecosystem. Different interactive programmes are available for all our guests, even visitors as young as two years of age can take part, without the need for any water skills.
A professional photo and video service is available so you can bring home great memories of your experience. Visit the centre to learn about these remarkable marine mammals or be involved in our interactive programmes, to play and swim with the dolphins in our stunning lagoon.
*AMMPA: The Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums is an international association representing marine life parks, aquariums, zoos, research facilities, and professional organisations dedicated to the highest standards of care for marine mammals and to their conservation in the wild through public education, scientific study and wildlife presentations. Members are passionate about marine mammals and, because they are experts in marine mammal husbandry, provide their animals the very best animal care.
*IMATA: The International Marine Animal Trainers Association is dedicated to advancing the humane care and handling of marine animals by fostering communication between professionals that serve marine animal science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation, and education.