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VIP Experience

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

Ages: 5 Yrs and Up.  A paying participating adult (18+ Yrs) must accompany children 5-9 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: Half Day (approximately 4 hrs)

Spend a fun-filled half-day close-up with our dolphin and sea lion family!


  • Help one of your dolphin friends paint you a unique Dolphin Art shirt!
  • Accompany trainers out to the docks to observe dolphins in actual training sessions
  • Go behind the scenes at our Sea Lion habitat and observe a sea lion session close up
  • Slip into the water and, guided by your trainer, experience meeting one of our dolphin family close up
  • Experience the lagoon tour of a lifetime when you join a dolphin for a dorsal pull!  
  • Take home fond memories of your experience with a complimentary digital photo package plus your dolphin painted T-shirt 

NOTE:  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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