Program Program Behaviors
  • Hand Shake
  • Melon Rub
  • Emoji Game
  • Water Splashes/Playtime (various)
Program Times Every day. (Times can and may vary.)
  • 2023 TIMES
  • 08:45 A.M.--please arrive by 8:30 A.M.
  • 10:30 A.M.--please arrive by 10:15 A.M.
  • 12:30 P.M.--please arrive by 12:15 P.M.
  • 02:00 P.M.--please arrive by 1:45 P.M.
  • 03:15 P.M.--please arrive by 3:00 P.M.
  • Program Times may vary by season, some time slots may be unavailable. Call 305.289.9975 for more information.
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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. This is a 15 minute from the docks dolphin meet and greet.

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.

Our facility is in a natural lagoon. Observation areas are located in multiple locations around the lagoon. Not all swimming areas and interactive platforms are able to be seen unobstructed. Platform selection is done based on guest count and program type. Due to the variability of our dolphins and natural habitat we can not ensure clear views for non participants. The best view of all is in one of our programs as a guest.  We recommend parents to participate with minors if concerned about views from outside on the observation deck.  We do not guarantee all participants will be in full line of sight at all times during our programs due to the habitat set up.


Children 4 years and under must be accompanied by a paid adult participant 18 years or older. One paid adult participant per group of children. 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 please call us at 1-305-289-9975 to notify staff. All Jewelry of any kind must be removed prior to participation.

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 observation deck 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 minutes prior to their program time. We recommend coming program ready and with a towel, shoes, and excitement. 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.)

Photo codes sent are valid for 30 days for digital download from Dolphin Memories.  Please make sure photos are downloaded in that time frame.

Cancellation Policy

No Refunds. All dolphin interactive experiences are Non Refundable.

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