Trainer for a Day

Program Length: 3 hours

Cost: $349 plus tax per person


Included: Dolphin Discovery Program, Dockside Dolphins Program, Dolphin Painting, Training Session, Assisting in various training dutie such as but not limited to: food prep, bucket cleaning, water quality and conservation/education classroom. 

Cost: $329 per person plus tax. Ages 10 and up. Must be 4’6” or taller to participate. Program includes a one of a kind "Trainer For A Day" Tshirt, Dolphin Connection Reusable Water Bottle, Participation in experiencing AND assisting our Dockside Dolphin program as well as our, (action packed) Dolphin Discovery program! A Photo cd included with a print of your choice.

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Ever think about becoming a dolphin trainer? This 3-hour program is a dolphin lover’s dream come true! A memorable experience that 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 and a printed photo of your choice to commemorate this 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 a up-close and personal, behind the scenes experience by providing hands on opportunities and assisting the training sraff in sessions and daily duties. 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 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. Our talented photographers will be capturing your experience throughout the program.

You'll shadow our Marine Mammal Specialist and go behind the scenes to work with our ocean ambassadors.

Ages: 10 and up.

Restrictions: Must be 4’6” (137 cm) or taller to participate. For safety reasons, pregnant women are not permitted. Participants must be able to read, speak and understand the English language. Guests with medical restrictions or special needs are required to email or call 1-305-289-0136 to make a reservation.

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Additonal Information: For the dolphin’s health and safety, all items of jewelry must be removed prior to the beginning of the program and should be secured prior to arrival.  It is also recommended that guests shower both prior to, and after, the experience. 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 cancelled up to 48 hours prior to program time will be charged a fee of 10%. No refunds will be given for cancellations that take place within 48 hours, nor will refunds be given for participants who do not show up for their scheduled program. Customers will receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to extreme weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Programs are not cancelled due to rain or cold. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation at 1-305-289-0136 between the hours of 9:30am and 4:30pm.

* No programs offered on Christmas Day.

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