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.

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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Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM

Sat-Sun 10AM-4PM