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Researcher Experience

Price: $475 - includes all-day admission. (Price does not include On-line Reservation Fee)

Ages: 10 Yrs and Up

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: Half Day (approximately 4 hrs)

Spend half a day with our Research Team!  Observe dolphins and sea lions and help with research related activities


  • Join the research team on the docks and boardwalks
  • Explore dolphin intelligence and collect data about these amazing animals
  • This program includes a Dolphin Encounter session
  • Take home fond memories with a complimentary digital photo package of your day taken by our professional photographers 

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

    To provide the fullest experience possible for each participant, DRC prefers to limit each day's adventure to no more than four people.  However, larger groups can be accommodated by special arrangements  Please contact us directly at




  • Full payment required at the time of booking in US Dollars and will appear on your statement as Dolphin Research Center
  • 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 due to hazardous weather, rescheduling, refunds or rain checks will be arranged at that time

  • No Shows:
  • Full charge applies with no refunds

  • 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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