The Dolphin Encounter – Must be 38″/96.5cm tall – 11am/2pm everyday The Dolphin Encounter in the Miami has two rates, Low Season Rate, $159 Adult 10+ /$119 Child 38″ to 9 year old per participant plus tax, and High Season Rate, $169 Adult 10+/$129 Child 38″ to 9 year old per participant plus tax. The dates for rates are – Low Season – January 1, 2023 to December 19, 2023 & High Season – December 20, 2023 – January 15, 2024.
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Dolphin Encounter (non-swim) is a 30 minute shallow water experience including touching, playing and training with a dolphin. Perfect for non-swimmers! In this program there is NO Swimming with the Dolphins. Plus, General Admission to Park, Dolphin Show, Marine Tour, and other Marine Animal Shows. Must be 38″ and up to participate.
The time slots available includes a guaranteed 30 minute shallow water dolphin program, educational briefing, dolphin shows, sea lion show, & marine park tours. Total time of activities can be about 3 – 4 hours.
The Dolphin Facility is on Key Biscayne, which is a set of Islands that extend from Downtown Miami. You will get complete written directions with your ticket. < Map >
Driving Times: These times are approximate from the location listed below to Key Biscayne, depending on traffic and weather conditions
The Miami Dolphin Encounter is a fun-filled shallow water program and is a great way for young and old alike to have an unforgettable experience with a dolphin. Since there is no swimming involved, all you have to do is concentrate on the dolphins. Then you’ll wade into the water for an unforgettable shallow water experience with a dolphin. You’ll have a chance to touch, play and interact with a dolphin. You’ll even learn what its like to train a dolphin, getting up-close and personal like never before.
Save Money and make your reservation online. In order to get any of these discounts, you must type the Online Discount Promotional Code in the discount box of the reservation form (Payment Page). After picking the amount of participants/observers, date of travel, and time of program, you will be taken to the reservation form to start your online booking. When you get to payment page, this is where the promotional code needs to be written in the comment box. Without this written code, you will not get the promotional discount. These online promotions can not be combined with any previous orders or discounts. These discounts are for online orders only and the discounts will NOT be offered or honored over the phone with a Dolphin World representative or during the High Season or with any additional Transportation service.
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Upon arrival, please proceed to check-in window, present your dolphin program confirmation number or your last name, which you will receive after making your reservation via email or text.
Dolphin Encounter (non-swim) Restrictions:
Refunds / Cancellations and Changes:
All cancellations must be received by Dolphin World / Keys Adventure Tours, Inc. in writing by email or regular mail.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THE PURCHASE OF TRIP INSURANCE, which will cover your purchase 100% for any interruptions to your Dolphin World activities! We recommend TravelEx Insurance. Ask a Dolphin World Travel professional for advice on Travel Insurance.
Do you have a Frequently Asked Questions Page with more information? Yes, click this link to see more on the facility, location, map, and hotel information < FAQ PAGE CLICK HERE >
Does your program go on Rain or Shine? Yes, this program goes on Rain or Shine. The dolphin swim and shows, will go on most of the time. If there is thunder, there might be a delay before the program resumes again.
Do you have any wheelchairs or strollers available for the public? Yes, there are wheelchairs and strollers available for rent from the Guest Services area at the entrance of the park on a first come, first serve basis.
Can someone whom is wheelchair-bound participate?
This circumstance will be handled on a case-by-case basis. The following questions will need to be addressed and may require prior management approval:
Can handicapped individuals participate?
While this dolphin program does accept handicapped individuals, this program is not a Dolphin Therapy session. This program is primarily recreational. Those interested in a therapy program should consider other locations in the Florida Keys. Although accommodations for handicapped individuals can be arranged, they will not receive special treatments such as extended time or more interactions. If a handicapped individual is to participate, this circumstance will be handled on a case-by-case basis. The following questions will need to be addressed and may require prior management approval:
Can someone who is blind participate?
Yes, this individual must be accompanied in the water by a paid assistant. The assistant, he/she must pay the full regular price.
Are glasses/contacts permitted in the water?
Contact lenses can be worn. Prescription glasses with clear lenses will be permitted only if they are needed but they cannot be removed at anytime (including for pictures) during the session. We will provide a strap for glasses, which must be worn in order to keep them on securely. Glasses with dark lenses are not permitted unless the individual is sensitive to sunlight, in which case a doctor’s letter will need to be necessary.
Must I know how to swim to participate?
No. Swimming is not required. You will be standing on a platform during the session and no deep water time.
What does it mean to be an Observer?
An Observer is a Participant’s friend or family member. Observers participate in all aspects of the program minus the in-water interaction. During the interaction you can cheer on the Participants and take photos. The Observers stay in the stands and have no contact with the dolphins. The fee includes complimentary admission to the park, so you can see the rest of the shows and exhibits, as well. Observers under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
What should I bring?
You’ll need something to wear under the wetsuit. A bathing suit is most convenient. You can rely on us to provide the following: Showers, keyed lockers, wetsuits and booties. All jewelry must be removed prior to entering the water. No cameras or loose items will be permitted in the water (no exceptions).
What about taking photographs with the Dolphins during my session?
Yes, there are professional staff photographers taking photographs (no video, only stills) of you and your dolphin session. You can purchase these photographs after your session. Prices ranges from $45 and up, depending on how many photographs you purchase. You can not take a camera into the water with you during your dolphin session. If you do have a family or a friend come with you as an observer, they can take photographs of you during your session. Hint: If you don’t have an observer in your group, you might ask another observer from another group to take a few photographs with your camera.
What kind of pools do the animals live in at the Dolphin facility? The animals live in natural salt-water pools. The water is pumped in from Key Biscayne Bay.
Do we have to pay extra entrance and parking fees ? Yes, $10 per car for all day parking. Cars are monitored by a security patrol.
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Book Dolphin Encounter Adult (10 years old +) Gift Certificate Here. $150 plus tax.
Book Dolphin Encounter Child (5 – 9 years old) Gift Certificate Here. $150 plus tax.
Remember, you can only buy 1 encounter at a time. If you want to buy multiple encounters, you can either call us or buy one at a time with our online booking form.
Includes: Dolphin Encounter Program – A 30 minute shallow water experience including touching, playing and training with a dolphin. Perfect for non-swimmers! In this program there is NO Swimming with the Dolphins. Plus, General Admission to Park, Dolphin Show, Marine Tour, and other Marine Animal Shows. Must be 38″ and up to participate. Low $159/$119 / High $169/$129 Book Now!
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beautiful dolphin encounter!
I visited the Miami Seaquarium a couple of time and one of them I made the Dolphin Encounter, beautiful experience, all the staff very nice, I touched, kissed and hugged the Dolphins, and the photographer took super good pictures to me so I bought the book with all the printed and digital pictures. Also you can see penguins, parrots, marine lions and much more.. Special thanks to the sales representative, for arranged my beautiful day. Highly suggested !
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