Experience a Dolphin Encounter & Transportation Options
  • February 17, 2019
  • By John McNamara

No matter whether you head to someplace warm and tropical or hit the ski slopes, vacations all have one thing in common: they are meant to be stress-free and rejuvenating. Vacations are about getting away from every day cares and woes and just having fun.

But it’s often hard to have fun when you’re in a strange place, having to figure out how to get from point A to point B and back to point A. Whether it’s a cosmopolitan city or a tropical paradise, dealing with local traffic and crazy drivers when you don’t know the landscape can add unnecessary stress to your vacation.

A Van Service Pick Up Makes Your Vacation More Enjoyable

Van Service South Florida

One of the biggest questions people ask themselves when they go on vacation is, should they rent a car or not. They wonder if it will make their lives easier just to use public transport or take taxis everywhere, instead of having to drive around unfamiliar terrain.

When people visit Florida to swim with the dolphins they often find there is limited public transportation, making getting around very difficult. Even with a car, you’ll find yourself driving 40 minutes or more just to get from Ft. Lauderdale to Miami. If you make that trip via public transportation it could take you 2 hours or more.

Of course, you can hire the services of an Uber or Lyft driver, but you’re apt to pay through the nose and not have personalized services. You certainly won’t have refreshments like chips and drinks on the ride to the dolphin park or personalized explanations of the park itself.

The Bright line Train Service from Palm Beach to Ft Lauderdale to Miami is an option.

Wouldn’t you rather enjoy your vacation and leave all of your stress at home? Wouldn’t you rather not have to run with your small children to try and catch a bus, or deal with horrendous traffic yourself? If you’re headed to Florida to swim with the dolphins, do yourself a favor and take full advantage of the van pickup and drop-off service, you’ll be glad you did.

Popular Pickup Locations

South Florida Locations

Dolphin Word’s van service picks up from many popular vacation destinations around Florida including hotels in West Palm beach, Miami, and Ft Lauderdale. If you’re headed to these areas, consider booking accommodations at the following hotels. (Note: we an affiliate for these hotels but we just know firsthand they happen to be fine hotels that everyone seems to love).

The Breakers in West Palm

The Breakers West Palm Beach Dolphins

If you’ve ever dreamed of staying in an Italian Renaissance-style resort on a private beach setting, you’ll love staying at the Breakers in West Palm Beach. Not only is the resort stunning and tranquil, it’s just a short distance from restaurants, shops and galleries.

Rooms are decorated in rich earth tones, mimicking the sand and water just outside. Each offers flat-screen televisions, free WiFi and DVD players. Some rooms also have private balconies, wet bars, and pull-out sofas, great for when bigger families are traveling together.

Other amenities include tennis courts, 2 golf courses, 4 pools, a fitness center, spa, and multiple on-site shopping destinations. There are also 7 restaurants on-site offering sumptuous global cuisine.

Marriott Harbor Beach in Ft Lauderdale

Marriott Harbor Beach Ft Lauderdale

Another exceptional resort, this one located in Ft. Lauderdale, is the Marriott Harbor Beach. The immaculate oceanfront property is just 2 miles from lovely shops and happening nightclubs and just a few miles from the wonderful Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Rooms and suites boast flat-screen televisions, minibars, free WiFi, and 24-hour room service. Upgraded suites feature additional TVs and separate living areas with pull-out sofas.

The resort offers an on-site seafood restaurant/raw bar, a casual eatery offering a delicious breakfast buffet, and an Oceanside lounge, perfect for catching that lovely Florida sunset. Other amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and private beach access.

Which Dolphin Tours Should You Pick?

Dolphin World offers multiple thrilling dolphin encounter programs. Here are just a couple of our most popular packages.

Dolphin Swim Tour

Dolphin Swim Miami

If you’ve always dreamed of swimming with the dolphins, this is the tour for you! For 30 minutes, you’ll get up-close-and-personal with these amazing creatures. You’ll be able to touch, kiss and hug them, and help feed them. This deep-water interaction also includes a thrilling dorsal fin ride or foot push from one end of the pool to the other.

In additional to your time with the dolphins, you’ll also have the opportunity to see the Sea Lion show and animal exhibits featuring exotic fish, birds, manatees, and sharks. And remember, each of our tours includes round-trip transportation, which includes a professional driver, van
service, and snacks and beverages.

Dolphin Encounter Tour

This is a shallow, non-swim program perfect for little ones or those not entirely confident with their swimming abilities. You’ll still get to spend 30 full minutes interacting with dolphins, touch and feed them, but there is no deep-water swimming involved. You’ll also enjoy access to the
sea lion show and exhibits with fish, birds, manatees and sharks, as well as enjoy the convenience of the van service, which will pick you up in front of your hotel and drop you off at the end of your fun-filled day.

If you’re planning on heading to Florida anytime soon to enjoy interacting with dolphins, do yourself and your family a favor and take advantage of Dolphin World’s incredible van service.
After all, don’t you like the idea of leaving your stress at home? As of 2020 and due to COVID-19, we have discontinued the VAN service. Thank you for reading this story of our van service which we had for 20 years+.

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