Dolphin Discovery

If you’ve ever dreamed of entering the water and playing with dolphins, this is your chance! Stand on submerged platforms and hold, feed and touch our dolphins. You can even take the plunge and swim with them in Hawks Cay’s tropical lagoon in the Florida Keys.

Dolphin Discovery provides a high quality up close and personal experience for each guest and is limited to 4 to 6 participants per dolphin. Following instruction in our outdoor classroom overlooking our beautiful dolphin lagoon, guests enter the water to hug, kiss, splash and play with our dolphins for 20 - 25 minutes. For our guests' comfort, dolphin interaction occurs from submerged, deep water platforms but also includes opportunities to swim into the lagoon for some special interaction with our dolphins.

Program Length: 45 minutes (25 minutes in the water with the dolphins)

Cost: $175 per person  tax

Restrictions: Must be 4’6” or taller to participate. For safety reasons, pregnant women are not permitted. Participants must be able to read, speak and understand the English language. For safety reasons, we do not allow our guests to be towed or pushed by the dolphins.


Special Needs: Guests with Special Needs should contact the Dolphin Connection Special Needs Coordinator at (305) 289-9975 for booking.

Group Programs: Large groups may reserve multiple programs up to five times daily—10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, and 4pm.
Maximum 50 participants per day, 10 guests per program.

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Call 1-888-251-3674 to make a reservation.
Advance Bookings Highly Recommended!


Additonal Information: Short-style wetsuits are provided free of charge. The swimming portion of the program is optional and not required. For liability reasons, personal cameras are not permitted on the docks or in the water, but are approved at our beach and overlook areas. For your convenience, staff photographers are present at each program. Participants should check-in at the Dolphin Connection facility 15-20 minutes prior to program time.

Cancellation Policy: Programs can be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to program time. Full price for the program will be charged for cancellations within 72 hours. Participants who do not show up for their scheduled program will be charged.

Space is limited and programs can be cancelled at any time for the safety and welfare of the dolphins.

* No programs offered on Christmas Day.

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