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Program Program Behaviors
  • Single Hug
  • Hand Shake (Deep Water)
  • Belly Ride
  • Deep Water Behaviors (varies)
  • Melon Rub
  • Swim By's and "Playtime"
    (various behaviors)
Program Times Every day. (Times can and may vary.)
  • 09:45 am
  • 11:15 am
  • 01:00 pm
  • 02:30 pm
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If you are an action and adventurous type of person or think you are up for the thrill and excitement, then look no further! Our Dolphin Discovery program is for you! Feel the Florida breeze through your hair as our dolphin friends bring you back to the submerged platform from the deep water.

Following a brief educational session into the world of our dolphins, conservation and a mini demonstration on proper hand placements for each behavior to better prepare our guests. Our Dolphin Discovery provides a high quality up-close and personal experience for each guest. Guests will be welcomed into the water and greeted by one of our friendly and knowledgeable trainers and dolphin companion. During this program, guests will experience a number of various behaviors, including things like an unforgettable heartfelt deep water handshake. Of course, Our talented photographers will be capturing your experience throughout the program.


Participants must be 54inches (4ft 6in/137 cm) or taller to participate. No exceptions. For safety reasons, pregnant women are not permitted to participate in this program. Guests with any medical restrictions, special needs or fish allergies are required to email frontofficedc or call us at 1-(305)-289-9975 to make a reservation. (Photos are included with the price.)

Additional information

For the dolphin’s health and safety, all jewelry must be removed prior to the beginning of the program. For liability reasons, NO personal cameras, GoPros, cell phones or any any electronic items/devices are permitted on the docks or in the water at anytime, on/during/or after program. These items are approved to have at our beach and overlook areas for any observers. For your convenience, staff photographers are present at each program. Participants our highly encouraged to check-in at the Dolphin Connection facility 15-20 minutes prior to their program time. We recommend coming program ready and with a towel, shoes and Face Mask. Life Vest are provided and mandatory. (Wetsuits are only provided in winter months on a first come, first serve basis. Guest can bring their own if preferred.)

Cancellation Policy

Programs cancelled up to 48 hours prior to program time will be charged a fee of 10%, receiving 90% of booking cost back. No refunds will be given for cancellations that take place after the 48 hours mark, nor will refunds be given for participants who do not show up for their scheduled program. Customers will receive a full refund if Dolphin Connection has to cancel due to extreme weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Programs are not cancelled due to rain or cold. To rebook, cancel or for any other inquiries, please call us at 1-305-289-9975 between the hours of 9:30am and 4:30pm. If after hours, be sure to leave us a message or send us an email at

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*No Programs offered on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day, due to facility being closed