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.
Island Dolphin Care is a not-for-profit organization seeking life-changing solutions for children and families with special needs as well as veterans living with PTSD. Funded entirely by grants, donors, and visitors, IDC is a place where people facing challenges come to experience joy and thrive!
By booking an experience with us, you are supporting dolphin-assisted therapeutic programs that impact lives, while bringing purpose to the family of dolphins in our care and creating a foundation for research and advocacy for dolphins and ocean conservation.
We ethically and thoughtfully care for 8 bottlenose dolphins at our facility. Sarah and Squirt, our two oldest dolphins were acquired from a different facility when IDC first began, and the 6 others are their children and were born here.
Our goal is to provide unique animal-assisted therapy programs for people with special needs and their families, allowing them to maximize their strengths and achieve their goals, while valuing and respecting our marine mammals and their environment.
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.
One of the most incredible family bonding experiences you will ever experience”