Trainer for a Day

Ever think about becoming a dolphin trainer? This 3-hour program is a dolphin lover’s dream come true! This gratifying, memorable experience allows you to join the Dolphin Connection team and become an actual trainer for a day. You’ll take home a t-shirt, reusable water bottle, certificate and personal photo with a dolphin to commemorate this rare and exciting opportunity.

The Trainer For A Day program is an in-depth three hour behind the scenes look into the daily activities of the Dolphin Connection training team. The program is designed to give participants an up close and personal experience by providing hands on opportunities. Limited to a maximum of two participants per day, this program offers a unique opportunity to experience what it's like to be a dolphin trainer. The program includes ample opportunities to interact with our dolphin family: the Dolphin Discovery and the Dockside Dolphins programs are included as well as a private 5 to 10 minute training session with the dolphins from the docks. Participants have one on one time with the trainer and are involved in various hands on activities regarding the care and training of our dolphins.

Program Length: 3 hours

Cost: $325 per person  tax

Ages: 10 and up.

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.

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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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