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Exclusive Private Dolphin Encounter

Immerse yourself in the private Dolphin Encounter experience of your dreams!

Get ready for a fun-filled, exciting time. You and your group of up to six people will be the only guests at your dock. Your trainer greets you prior to your program to discuss your goals and special requests. Enjoy more connection time with the dolphin(s) with individualized attention.

Price: $2189-$2689 (depending on date) for one to six people in a private group. Includes a digital photo package of all members of your group; all-day admission; and a one-year membership to DRC for each guest! 

Ages: All ages, but children younger than 8 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

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

Guests with Special Needs: Do you or one of your group have a physical or cognitive limitation? Please let us know prior to booking so we can connect you with our Coordinator about what assistance might be needed.

Duration: Your in-water experience lasts approximately 20-25 minutes.

Availability & Questions: This exclusive opportunity is offered only once a day and cannot be directly booked online. To check availability or to reserve, please call 305-289-0002, M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. eastern time or email Thank you!

This is a premium program with no minimum age restrictions and no blackout dates during the year!

Your Exclusive Private Dolphin Encounter includes:

  • Private dock for 1 to 6 people - no sharing with people outside of your group.
  • More one-on-one connection time with the dolphin(s). Each dolphin is unique. Watch their personality shine as you share a variety of individual interactive behaviors - dolphin kisses, handshakes, dorsal pulls, and much, much more.
  • Digital photo package of your full experience.
  • One-year membership for each guest. Memberships include:
    • Free admission to DRC for a full year.
    • A free one-time pass for one more person that you can share with friends or other family members.
    • A 10% discount on most items in our Gift Shop
    • Invitations to special "Members Only" events
    • Subscription to our bi-monthly Dolphin Society Newsletter
    • Receive announcements of special DRC news and events before the general public
    • Access to the Members Only area of our website

This experience is only available to one group each day and must be reserved in advance.

Please note: Wetsuits are recommended when the water temperature falls below 68 degrees. Dolphin Research Center does not have wetsuits available but they can be rented from local dive shops.

For questions, to check availability, or to reserve your Exclusive Encounter, please call 305-289-0002, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. or email us at (Program cannot be directly booked online.)


  • 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
  • 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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