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Program Program Behaviors
  • Hand Shake
  • Melon Rub
  • Emoji Game
  • Water Splashes/Playtime (various)
Program Times Every day. (Times can and may vary.)
  • 09:45 am
  • 11:15 am
  • 01:00 pm
  • 03:40 pm
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Dockside Dolphins This program is perfect for families with young children, that don’t mind getting splashed, but aren’t ready to be in water with these friendly faces, and with the desire to meet and interact dockside with our dolphins.

Following a brief educational session into the world of dolphins, conservation and a mini demonstration on proper hand placements for each dolphin behavior, to better prepare our guests. The Dockside Dolphins program allows play and interact with our animals from our dry training docks. Guests will also get the opportunity to have some fun play time interaction, which can be semi-customized to better enhance each guest/group. Our talented photographers will be capturing your experience throughout the program.


Children 4 years and under must be accompanied by a paid adult participant 18years or older. One paid adult participant per each child 4years and under. Children 2 and under are no charge but must be accompanied by a paid adult. 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.

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 other 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 area 15-20 minutes prior to their program time. We recommend coming program ready; with shoes and a Face Mask.

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 please call us at 1-305-289-9975 between the hours of 9:30am and 4:30pm. If after hours, please 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