Welcome to the Dolphinarium. Utrish is waiting for you!

Do you know what a natural dolphinarium is? Utrish is the only village in Russia where the dolphinarium is located in a natural environment for marine life.

Utopia Dolphinarium

A few words from the story

The behavior of dolphins began to study long ago.Today it is precisely established that the intelligence of these marine animals is almost inferior to the human. Dolphins are able to communicate with each other, they help to treat sick children, love to play with people. During the war, these inhabitants of the depths of the sea tried to use them as demolitionists.

How many dolphinariums exist in the world, not exactlyNobody knows. Today, such institutions are not uncommon for our country. But the trouble is: they are all located in cities where it is difficult for dolphins to create suitable conditions. To study the behavior of animals in an environment close to natural, in 1992, the first and so far the only natural dolphinarium was discovered in the Black Sea. The place of his deployment was Anapa. Utrish (the dolphinarium is right there, 18 km from the city) is a unique village. Here begins the Caucasian range. Here is a reserve, in which you can meet unique representatives of flora and fauna. Tourists are very fond of this stunningly beautiful and quiet corner of the coast.

Dolphinarium today

The institution was established for a specific purpose.This is a research base where animals do not just perform. The main goal of the dolphinarium is to study the behavior of animals, popularize knowledge about them. Concert performances are only insignificant, though very spectacular, part of the activities that the dolphinarium is engaged in. Utrish has become the abode of unique marine animals by the decision of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The office of this enterprise is located in Moscow, and branches - in all cities of Russia.

Anapa Utrish Dolphinarium

Today in Utrisha are the most diverse dolphins: bottlenose dolphins, beluga whales, and Iravadian and Pacific hunchbacked individuals. And here there are the Serene and Patagonian sea lions and even the killer whale.

All animals perform in turn.

During the program, the show's organizers tellabout the life of their wards, acquaint viewers with unique facts. Books, pamphlets, colorful publications calling for the protection of nature are another part of the activities that the dolphinarium conducts.

Utrish today is recognized as one of the leading European centers for the study of pinnipeds.

What you can see in Utrish

First of all, of course, the dolphinarium. In Greater Utrish, ticket prices are relatively democratic. A bright, colorful, very cheerful performance lasts about an hour, and tickets cost only 500-700 rubles.


During the presentation, the sea actors will play with the audience in the ball, jump into the rings, show many other tricks and even ... sing. Yes, yes, these unique dolphins can sing.

During the presentation, guests will learn a lot of interesting facts about pinnipeds.

After the compulsory program, everyone will be able toswim with dolphins, purchase brochures and postcards. They depict a dolphinarium, Utrish, a panorama of the Salt Lake, near which the institution is located, unique marine species.

Both local residents and venerable researchers know:Utrish is a place with uniquely clean sea water. Here, without special adaptations, one can consider the life of benthic animals and plants, which boils at a depth of many meters. After bathing in the purest water, tourists can visit any cafe: there are a lot of them in the village, for every taste and prosperity. Lovers of unusual leisure can visit the nudist beach.

How to get to Utrish

Resting in Anapa or Novorossiysk, it is necessary to go fishing on the high seas, wander through the wildlife park, visit the Great Utrish, the Dolphinarium.

Great Utrish Dolphinarium How to get there

How to get to Utrish? There are several ways to do this.

  1. Buy an excursion. This can be done in any locality. There are excursions designed only to visit the dolphinarium. There are comprehensive trips that introduce tourists to several attractions at once. On the road from Anapa to Bolshoy Utrish, tourists can enjoy stunning mountain and sea views, drive past the observatory, with a sinking heart, admire the panorama from a great height.
  2. Go by bus number 109. The road from Anapa to Utrish in this case will cost rubles to 30-40 and will take about one and a half hours.
  3. Call a taxi. This, perhaps, is the most convenient, albeit the most expensive way to travel. Tourists do not have to cram into the bus, to Utrisha by taxi only half an hour drive. The cost of the trip is about 600-1000 rubles.

Some owners of private hotels themselves take guests to the dolphinarium. In this case, the cost of the trip is negotiated with them.

Work schedule

The Dolphinarium works only in the warm season,from May to October. Sometimes in the winter, there are performances on Sundays. Tickets are recommended to buy an hour before the show: there are a lot of people who want to see dolphins.

On Monday in the dolphinarium the day off.

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