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Dolphin Encounter


Price: $210 per person. Includes all-day admission.  (Price does not include On-line Reservation Fee).  

Gift Certificates:  For details visit: http://www.dolphins.org/giftcertificates

Ages: 5 Yrs and Up. A paying participating adult (18+Yrs) must accompany a child 5-7 Yrs

For safety and liability reasons, pregnant ladies are unable to participate in this program

Guests with Disabilities: Do you or one of your group have a physical or cognitive limitation? Please contact our Coordinator prior to booking

Duration: Your in-water experience will last 20-25 minutes.

Enjoy watching the dolphins, a theater presentation, our Sprayground, or a snack at the food cart until your program begins.

Our most popular dolphin program! Includes a dorsal pull.

Individuals and families/groups up to 10 people can reserve online for Dolphin Encounter. For groups larger than 10, please call 305.289.0002, M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. eastern time or email exception.request@dolphins.org for assistance. Thank you.

 

  • Experience a unique thrill of a lifetime when you get an up-close look at the beauty and intelligence of our dolphins in this deep and shallow in-water experience. A memory that will last forever!
  • Meet your new dolphin friend and see their personality shine through during a series of individual yet structured interactions including a dolphin kiss and handshake
  • Leave the platform and join a dolphin for a dorsal pull
  • Guided by your trainer, ask your dolphin for an interactive behavior through a hand signal
  • No two Dolphin Encounters are alike. Each dolphin is unique in personality and enjoys to play in different ways
  • Smile! A photographer will capture the big moments of you and your dolphin friend's experience, available for purchase. Please note: If you book within 24 hours of your program, you may not be guaranteed a photographer.

     

Individuals and families/groups up to 10 people can reserve online for Dolphin Encounter. For groups larger than 10, please call 305.289.0002, M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. eastern time or email exception.request@dolphins.org for assistance. Thank you.

Private Encounters are available at Dolphin Research Center starting at $850 for 1-3 people. Your swim will occur at one of our docks, designated specifically for you and your party. Call 305 289-0002 for more details.

Program Observers: Anyone coming to observe family and friends in a program must pay General Admission


Payment:

  • Full payment required at the time of booking in US Dollars and will appear on your statement as Dolphin Research Center
    ** CANCELLATION POLICY**
  • Reservations are non-refundable
  • Dolphin Research Center will charge an additional re-booking fee of $20.00 per participant should you request any changes to a reservation. You will NOT be charged if the change has been requested by Dolphin Research Center for any reason (such as hazardous weather). For reservation changes, please call 305 289-0002
  • In the event of bad weather, DRC will make every effort to complete the program on the day it is scheduled
  • If a program is canceled by Dolphin Research Center due to hazardous weather, rescheduling, refunds or rain checks will be arranged at that time

  • No Shows:
    • Full charge applies with no refunds


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    Dolphin Research Center reserves the right to cancel or amend program content and price without notice

Our Mission - Through education, research and rescue, Dolphin Research Center promotes peaceful coexistence, cooperation and communication between marine mammals, humans and the environment we share with the well being of DRC's animals taking precedence.
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