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

While we will continue to monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, we have made the difficult decision to postpone all of our therapy, education, and experience programs. This decision was extremely tough, but it will allow us to protect and ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our clients, staff, and dolphins.

If you had a program that was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, call us at 305.451.5884 or email us at to reschedule your reservation.

If you would like to support us during this time, Amazon will donate a portion of your Amazon purchases to us at no additional charge to you. All you have to do is visit, sign in using your existing Amazon account, and choose Island Dolphin Care.

Now more than ever, your support is very appreciated.

Amazon Smile You shop. Amazon gives.

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.

The Dolphins

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 Mission 

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.

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

Check out IDC’s Sensory Activity Library! 

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

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.


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


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

previous arrowprevious arrow
next arrownext arrow

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