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Dolphin Reef

Seeing animals in their habitat can leave a strong impression for all age groups. Interact with dolphins in a unique way at this marine attraction.

Dolphin Reef in Eilat provides a unique perspective for seeing these marine mammals because the dolphins here make the initial encounter with humans instead of the usual opposite approach. The organization believes this method instills a higher level of respect for animals. Interact with dolphins that choose to visit the reef to have social encounters with humans. Here any physical contact has to be initiated by the marine mammals.

Unlike other attractions that have dolphins perform trained circus acts to be rewarded with treats, Dolphin Reef uses social interaction as the reward for both species. Experience an unconditional encounter between dolphins and humans at this extraordinary attraction. A pen keeps the dolphins in the reef area, but a gate is opened regularly to the open sea, allowing the mammals to decide whether to go or stay.

Try having interactions from floating piers and observation points or in the water through guided swims or dives. Younger family members who are accompanied by an adult can participate in this unique human-animal interaction. Dolphin Reef also offers an innovative long-term program for children with special needs, in which the dolphins and their trainers provide therapeutic and rehabilitative measures. 

Spend an entire day at Dolphin Reef and include some time on the sandy beach. Reserve a deep relaxation session in Dolphin Reef’s botanical garden pools while listening to gentle waterfalls and underwater music. Specialized staff members provide individual attention to create a stress-free experience. The same unhurried feel also applies to the organization’s eating and drinking areas, with complimentary menu items offered at the popular Beach Bar Restaurant. 

Discover this unique attraction and its fascinating list of activities while visiting Eilat. Appreciate the experience of dolphins inviting humans to socialize. Dolphin Reef has an entrance fee and is open most days. An adult must accompany children under 15 years of age. 


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Lodging Near Dolphin Reef

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Eilat Red Sea Luxury Apartments
Eilat Red Sea Luxury Apartments

Eilat Red Sea Luxury Apartments

limonit, Eilat
     
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    Situated in Eilat, this apartment building is close to Dekel Beach, Dolphin Reef, and Mall Hayam. Also nearby are Papaya Beach and Eilat Museum and Art Gallery.

    Prima Music Eilat $122
    Prima Music Eilat

    Prima Music Eilat

    Almog Beach, Eilat
       
      3.8
      of 5, from 225 reviews
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      This family-friendly Eilat hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Coral Beach Nature Reserve, Underwater Observatory, and Dolphin Reef. Princess Beach and Dekel Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Club In Eilat $64
      Club In Eilat

      Club In Eilat

      Ha'arava Road, Eilat
         
        3.7
        of 5, from 63 reviews
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        This family-friendly Eilat hotel is located near the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Coral Beach Nature Reserve and Underwater Observatory. Dolphin Reef and Princess Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        U Coral Beach Club Eilat Ultra All Inclusive $314
        U Coral Beach Club Eilat Ultra All Inclusive

        U Coral Beach Club Eilat Ultra All Inclusive

        Coral Beach, Eilat
           
          4.3
          of 5, from 53 reviews
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          Nestled on the beach, this Eilat resort is within a 15-minute walk of Coral Beach Nature Reserve and Underwater Observatory. Princess Beach and Dolphin Reef are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Neptun Dive Resort $53
          Neptun Dive Resort

          Neptun Dive Resort

          St. Mish'ol HaShaked 13, Eilat
             
            5.0
            of 5, from 2 reviews
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            Situated by the sea, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Eilat Museum and Art Gallery and Mall Hayam. Papaya Beach and Dekel Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Ella Sun Eilat
            Ella Sun Eilat

            Ella Sun Eilat

            7 Parag Street, Eilat
               
              5.0
              of 5, from 2 reviews
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              Situated in Eilat, this villa is close to Dekel Beach, Dolphin Reef, and Mall Hayam. Also nearby are Eilat Museum and Art Gallery and Papaya Beach.

              Isrotel Yam Suf $126
              Isrotel Yam Suf

              Isrotel Yam Suf

              Coral Beach, Eilat
                 
                4.0
                of 5, from 58 reviews
                4.5 out of 5.0

                Offering direct access to the beach, this Eilat hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Coral Beach Nature Reserve and Underwater Observatory. Princess Beach and Dolphin Reef are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Orchid Reef Hotel, Eilat $140
                Orchid Reef Hotel, Eilat

                Orchid Reef Hotel, Eilat

                Almog Beach, Eilat
                   
                  4.1
                  of 5, from 124 reviews
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                  Nestled on the beach, this Eilat hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Coral Beach Nature Reserve and Underwater Observatory. Princess Beach and Dolphin Reef are also within 2 mi (3 km).