The best way to fully understand our mission and vision is to meet us in person. Your time with us supports a number of life-changing therapy programs as well as the care of the IDC dolphin family.
Due to COVID, IDC is unavailable for in-person visitors. Our staff is working daily to care for the dolphins and provide them with enrichment and activities.
IDC Virtual Dolphin Programs
A REASON TO SMILE!
We have had over 2,500 virtual participants and the response has been outstanding! Each experience is individualized based on your interests. You can even invite family and friends to join in on the fun!
Programs are held through ZOOM and include but are not limited to:
- Therapeutic Visits
- Storytime with Dolphins
- Greetings and Videograms
- Customize your own!
Virtual Educational / Marine Science Programs
- Virtual Field Trips
- Animal Behavior
- Marine Mammals Careers
- If you have an idea for a class that suits your curriculum, let us know!
Reach out for more information about booking or gifting a virtual dolphin visit through Zoom today.
Our facilities are currently closed to the public
Upon re-opening, public interactions and tours will be by reservation only.
ALL PROGRAMS ARE BASED ON AVAILABILITY & SOCIAL DISTANCING RECOMMENDATIONS
To ensure the safety of all staff, dolphins, and visitors:IDC is following all guidelines set forth by the CDC in response to COVID-19.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE VISITING
We are an organization that cares for people with underlying conditions. In order to keep everyone as safe as possible:
- Temperature screenings are required
- Face coverings are required in all areas
- Some experiences may be modified to allow for a physical distancing and limit contacts between individuals and staff
- To enter you must have a reservation
- You will be required to complete a questionnaire
- You must follow our posted instructions
- You are voluntarily assuming all risk related to exposure to COVID-19
Island Dolphin Care is a not-for-profit organization seeking solutions for children and families with special needs as well as veterans living with PTSD. Funded entirely by grants, donors, and visitors, our programs set the foundation for a reciprocal dolphin-to-human relationship and support the best quality of life for all involved.
We ethically and thoughtfully care for eight bottlenose dolphins living in ocean water at our facility. We are taking the first steps to finding a solution for the future of marine mammals that cannot survive in the wild.
While valuing and respecting our marine mammals and their environment, our goal is to provide unique, animal-assisted programs for people with differing abilities and needs and their families, allowing them to maximize their strengths and achieve their goals.
Ways You Can Experience Island Dolphin Care
An experience like no other. Interact with our dolphins under the direction of our professional therapists and animal care specialists.
Virtual Dolphin Visits! Bringing the joy of spending time with the IDC dolphin pod to you.
Support our dolphin family and our programs by making a donation.
You can make a real positive impact just by leaving us a review.