In the heart of Batumi lies the 6 May Park and the Dolphinarium, home to both bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions who have entertained visitors and citizens alike for decades. Prepare to have your breath taken away by these amazing creatures in an educational and spectacular show.
Smiling swimmersOne of the most defining traits of the bottlenose dolphin is its curved mouth. This gives them a permanent, friendly “smile.” They are popular stars of many aquarium shows across the globe. But they are also agile and athletic creatures, observed to breach 16 feet (4.9 meters) out of the sea before landing with a splash on their back or side.
The dolphins are well known for their intelligence and charismatic nature. These characteristics manifest at this attraction in a grand total of 30 acts, including 3 dances, rings and balls, the tail balance, and an unforgettable “Foot Push.” All shows are performed by 8 dolphins and presented in English, Georgian and Russian, under any weather conditions several times a day.
Up close and personalIf you, like many others, have a dream of swimming with these majestic mammals, this can also be experienced at Batumi’s Dolphinarium. Get up close and personal with the dolphins in the water, and experience first-hand their intelligence and charming personalities.
The doors to the dolphinarium opened in 1975 and was the first of its kind in the former Soviet Union. It became a popular attraction and drew many visitors into the city. Unfortunately it had to close in 1991 due to a difficult political-economic situation, but on May 6, 2011 the park once again opened and has since then brought a sensation of awe to visitors of all ages and nationalities.
Whether you want to get into the water with the dolphins or just let yourself be impressed by the show, the attraction is only a 20-minute walk from Radisson Blu Hotel, Batumi. With its central location in the city, it is a natural starting point for any Batumi experience.