Registration is FREE!

You must be registered to attend and participate.

You’re Invited!

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 • 7:00 PM EST

Be a part of the IDC family. We need to raise $250,000 by December 31st, and we need your support.

We hope you will join us for this livestream event to inspire hope and celebrate our uniquely special IDC pod of dolphins and humans alike.

  • Participate in our LIVE AUCTION: Epic Travel Packages
  • Meet families that have been impacted by Island Dolphin Care
  • Meet some IDC staff members and the founders
  • Purchase virtual experiences with the dolphins
  • Donate to provide food and care for your favorite dolphin
  • And more!

If you are within the US, you can easily register below.

Register Today!

If you are outside the US, please contact us at event@idckeylargo.org so that we can register you and send you an invite to join the event.

Visit Us

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.

COVID-19 Update

IDC Covid-19 Updates

PLEASE DONATE -

IDC NEEDS YOUR HELP

Since 1997, our staff and dolphins have been providing therapy programs and marine science education to school groups, individuals, families, and all people needing our help.

WE ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED

This measure is to keep us safe and to assist in stopping the spread of COVID-19 to the best of our ability.

KEEPING OUR DOLPHINS

& STAFF SAFE

Our staff is working daily providing our dolphin family with the best of care. Your help now will provide necessary funds to get through this difficult time.

PLEASE DONATE WHAT YOU CAN

It would mean so much to us!


IDC Dolphins - Grace & Tashi

WE APPRECIATE YOUR GENEROSITY

Thank you for understanding. We are all grateful for your support and can’t wait to see you again! Please stay safe, wear masks, and keep washing your hands.  We continue to provide virtual therapy programs and happy video greetings. Check back with us again soon to learn about other virtual educational interactions and classes in development.

Sending Love,

The IDC Team

COVID-19 Update:

Our facilities are currently closed to the public

Upon re-opening, public interactions and tours will be by reservation only.

CALL: 305-451-5884

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.

Through our inspirational therapy programs and our family-friendly tours and experiences, IDC has found a way to support the financial demands that come with caring for a family of dolphins without the exploitation, while working to make their lives even better.

Stick around and learn more!

The Dolphins

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.

Our Mission 

While valuing and respecting our marine mammals and their environment, our goal is to provide unique, animal-assisted therapy programs for people with differing abilities and needs and their families, allowing them to maximize their strengths and achieve their goals.

IDC Virtual Dolphin Visits

Introducing

VIRTUAL DOLPHIN VISITS

A REASON TO SMILE!

Reach out for more information about booking or gifting a virtual dolphin visit through Facebook or Zoom

Each experience is individualized based on the interests of the participants. You can even invite family and friends to join in on the fun!

  • Interactions last 10-12 minutes
  • Educational, up-close look into a dolphin training session
  • Questions welcome
  • Observe multiple dolphin behaviors (waves, jumps, vocalizations)
  • Assist with training session by learning hand signals that are used to communicate with the dolphins
  • Learn about dolphin anatomy and healthcare

Check out IDC’s Sensory Activity Library! 

Subscribe to our Youtube channel and keep up-to-date on fun things to do at home.

Donate and support IDC's not-for-profit programs.

By making a donation, you are:

  • Helping people facing difficult times
  • Ethically providing for 8 bottlenose dolphins
  • Promoting conservation awareness
  • Supporting marine science education

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.   

Therapy Programs

Animal assisted therapy where trained therapists individualize each session for the participant’s needs—both in the water and in the center

Practicums & Internships

Gain experience working in areas including husbandry, medical management, assisted technology, creative educational intervention, and behavior management.

Tours

Make your time with dolphins matter. Tours are fully accessible, educational, and fun!

Questions?

Contact us with your questions about our programs, dolphins, and conservation efforts.

One of the most incredible family bonding experiences you will ever experience"

-Jeremy Mathis

Our Donors

Virtual & Covid Frontline Workers Program in partnership with The Miami Foundation
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Gifts

Give the gift of a Dolphin Experience Gift Certificate, or purchase a gift card for any amount!

Support our dolphin family and our programs by making a donation. 

You can make a real positive impact just by leaving us a review.


Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM

Sat-Sun 10AM-4PM