Welcome to our English Website at Dolphin Base in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture!
Every year we have been fortunate to have many guests from all over the world visit our Dolphin Base in Taiji, Wakayama and participate in the 'Swimming with the Dolphins' programs. Thanks to everyone’s great interest and love for the beautiful dolphins, we have opened our English page and we hope to answer your questions and assist you with any information for your interest.
Here in Taiji, Dolphin Base, your dream of swimming with ever loving dolphins can come true! This base is also the very first in Japan to open the 'Swimming with the Dolphins' programs in 1994. From non-swimmers to very young children, our program is suitable for all ages! Not only you will swim and interact with dolphins, you will also learn about dolphin habitat and we ensure you that you will have an unforgettable experience.
General information & Key features of the Program:
■40 – 50 minutes of swimming with dolphins
■Swim with the dolphins in the open-pool (connected to the Pacific Ocean)
■You can join and experience "Dolphin Performance" by using sign languages with instructors
■You will learn about dolphins and the instructors will explain all the details about the life style of dolphins
■You can connect to your dolphin through kisses and hugs and even take pictures with dolphins (e.g. kissing, hugging, holding ‘hands’ dolphins, etc.)
■You can enjoy being on the back of a dolphin and swim in the pool (one rap only)
■You can enjoy some free time with dolphins (about 20 minutes)
General information on the Prices:
JPY 8,500 (incl. tax) / Adult
JPY 5,500 (incl. tax) / Child (Age 12 and under)
Optional rental items:
- Wetsuit / JYP 1,000 (incl. tax)
- Snorkel attached to the goggle / JYP 500 (incl. tax)
- Fin / JYP 500 (incl. tax)
To ensure your spot, be sure to make your reservation early. Availability is limited as our summer season is very busy. Since the reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, we may not be able to accept any changes to the time and the date. We thank you in advance or your understanding.
Make a Reservation: Please complete the form below to reserve your Program with the Dolphins at Dolphin Base.
Address and Location:
686-17 Taiji Town, Higashimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture, Postal 649-5172
By Public Transportation: By Car: Contact Information:
Telephone & Fax:0735-59-3514 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Hours: 9:00 - 17:00