The Utrish Dolphinarium is located in the Great Utrish village. It is located directly in the sea, in a closed bay with sea water. Other dolphinariums are located in the pools. The Utrish Dolphinarium is so popular that tourists from other resorts come to its performances.
The Utrish Dolphinarium was established in 1984. It is the first dolphinarium that opened in the Soviet Union for the entertainment of tourists. In the 1960s, dolphinariums appeared in Russia in Sevastopol, the Karadag dolphinarium, as well as at Cape Tarkhankut. There, the military was engaged in working with dolphins. They planned to implement the idea of using dolphins in the interests of the Navy for patrolling, as well as mine clearance.
Only the Karadag Dolphinarium, which was established in 1977, has survived to this day. Until the early 1990s, it worked as a scientific station, and after the collapse of the Soviet Union, it also began to work for the entertainment of tourists. By that time, the Utrish Dolphinarium had been gathering full halls at its performances for more than 5 years.
The Utrish Dolphinarium quickly gained popularity among tourists from all the surrounding resorts. Ships from Anapa with tourists began to sail here. They continue to do this today, although now Anapa has its own dolphinarium. In the Utrish Dolphinarium, you can watch performances with dolphins, seals and fur seals.