The Sea Doo Dolphin Sea Scooter is the perfect gift for your kids. Although the age recommendations are for children over the age of 7, you will find that under strict supervision, even four year olds can operate it with ease. On the flip side, the Dolphin slows down quite a bit when having to pull a heavier adult, so it would be best to invest in a more powerful model should you be buying it for your own use.
The Sea Doo Dolphin is great for swimming pools and lakes, and isn’t intended for sea use. Sea Doo really had safety in mind when they designed the dolphin. It has a floating chassis so you won’t have to worry about it ever sinking, and it’s a comforting thought to know that it will help to keep your kids afloat. In addition to the chassis, it has an auto shut-off function as well as protective grilles to ensure that it’s completely safe to use regardless of your age or experience level.
One of the first things you will notice when your Dolphin arrives is its weight. It’s an extremely light aqua scooter and can be easily carried with one hand.
It comes standard with a rechargeable battery which should allow for about 1.5 hours of fun time per charge. However, it’s important to mention that some customers have complained that the battery doesn’t last much longer than a year, while others have had no problem with the original battery after 4 years of use. So it might be a good idea to buy an additional battery just in case of the former.
You are protected with a 180 day warranty should there be a problem.
The Dolphin can reach speeds of up to 2 miles per hour, but as mentioned earlier, a 200 pound adult won’t get anywhere near this speed.
Its max depth is 15.5 feet, reinforcing the fact that it’s for pools and lakes only.
The Dolphin can safely be used in salt water pools as well.
It comes standard with a battery as well as the charger.
A great additional feature is that it comes with a GoPro mount.
Important tips to ensure the longevity of your Dolphin:
- PLEASE make sure that you close the top properly so that it doesn’t start taking on water.
- Charge the scooter EXACTLY as instructed.
Following these tips consistently will eliminate most of the potential problems.
This is an excellent toy for your kids, aside from the hours of fun and enjoyment they will have with it, it’s also great for teaching them to hold their breath underwater and most of all, it will get them playing and loving the outdoors. For some extra fun, you can buy these Swim Thru Rings with the dolphin.
If you are looking for a more powerful scooter than check out our review of the Sea Doo GTI Sea Scooter.