DOLPHIN EXPERIENCES

An experience like no other. Interact with our dolphins under the direction of our professional therapists and animal care specialists.

THERAPY

Customized programs for families with a child or adult who has special needs, facilitated by our professional therapists and trainers.

VETERANS

Group programs with our dolphins, trainers, and therapists specifically designed for the men and women who have bravely served our country.

DOLPHINS

Our facility ethically cares for 8 bottlenose dolphins who participate in our animal therapy programs but are never exploited through public dolphin swims, shows, or entertainment.

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.

Visit Us

The best way to fully understand our mission and vision is to meet us in person.

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.

Field Trips

A customized experience for groups of all ages. Subjects include Ocean & Animal Conservation, Protecting Our Planet from Plastics, and Marine Mammal Care.

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

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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