This measure is to keep us safe and to assist in stopping the spread of COVID-19 to the best of our ability. Please check back for updates or reach out about virtual programs. 

Learn about our fully accessible educational experiences that are available to a small number of visitors each day.

Make your time with dolphins matter.

When you participate in our experience at IDC, you are supporting a better life for our dolphins.

We are not a theme park, and our dolphins don’t do shows. We are a different kind of facility, and our programs are educational and intimate. 

Our experience programs are not designed to generate profit. All proceeds support the care and quality of life of our dolphins.

Experience how our animals are cared for, the complexities of their diet and health care, and how the program created by our founders has changed the lives of thousands of children with special needs and differing abilities and veterans facing challenges.

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A reason to smile! 

We are bringing the joy of spending time with the IDC dolphin pod to you. 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 are 10-12 minute Zoom sessions
  • Educational, up-close look into a dolphin training session
  • Questions welcomed
  • 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
  • Invite your friends and loved ones! 

Email us for costs and information about booking or gifting a virtual dolphin visit through Zoom.


Reservations required to tour Island Dolphin Care

Tours are fully accessible, educational, and informative. This is a guided walking tour of our wheelchair accessible facilities.

Tours includes

Guests will 

  • See the dolphins up close
  • Experience the invertebrate touch tank
  • View the aquariums
  • Hang out in the garden 

Guests learn about

  • Dolphins and other marine animals
  • Island Dolphin Care’s history
  • The therapy programs IDC offers
  • How we care for the dolphins 


Mon. – Thurs.: 11:30am & 2:30pm

Fri. – Sun.: Call for times

Schedules vary depending on what activities are scheduled for our participants. To reserve a tour, please call 305-451-5884.

Tours begin at the scheduled time. Please arrive promptly so you don’t miss anything. 

Cost $18 per person*

Tours are fully accessible, educational, and informative. This is a guided walking tour of our wheelchair accessible facilities.

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*Interactions with dolphins are not included with this educational tour. Kids 3 & under are FREE .

Educational Dolphin Interactions

Each interaction includes a fully accessible tour

Offered Daily

(once in the morning and afternoon)

All programs are based on availability 

From The Lift

$120 per person

(Guests will be lowered to knee-deep water.)

From The Dock

$70 per person

All of our interactions are educational and fun and consist of: 

  • Learning how we care for our dolphin family
  • Understanding how they help others and are incorporated into therapy programs
  • Learning about their anatomy and the different personalities of each of our dolphins
  • Watch and learn about training methodology

The interactions may include:

  • Getting a kiss
  • Feeding the dolphins
  • Learning about behavior management
  • Participating in medical assessments
  • Asking animal care staff questions while on the dock/platform 

Each program will provide different interactions.  

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Dolphin Float

Float in the lagoon on your very own raft while the dolphins swim around. They can be very curious and want to learn about you. Whatever they choose to do is up to them!

Cost $150 per person

(Minimum 2 people. Private sessions available.)

Dolphins are not told what to do—the interaction is on their terms!

It’s always different and fun to see what they do.

Maybe they will push the raft or come up to you for rubs—whatever it is, it is always fun and interesting!

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Private Events

Plan your party or holiday celebrations with us!

Dolphin Yoga

Join us on the dock for an all-level flow class led by Laurel Weiss. Mats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes available weather permitting.

Community Class

Thursday mornings at 8AM

Cost Donation Based

(Suggested donation minimum of $10 per person.)

Shavasana Float

Add $100 to your yoga donation to

float through shavasana in the lagoon!

Candlelight Class

Advanced reservations required

Cost $75 per person

(Minimum of 6 people in attendance required.)

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Dolphin Ambassador Intensive Program

Learn Directly from the IDC Staff! Get a behind-the-scenes look at our facilities and spend a half day (7AM – NOON) having one-on-one time with animal care professionals.

(Morning sessions only based on availability.)

Cost $250 per person

  • Shadow IDC staff
  • Help prepare meals for the dolphins
  • Assist in daily animal care activities
  • Learn about IDC programs
  • Interact with our dolphins up-close and personal
  • Help make a difference in their lives and all those who attend IDC programs
  • Remember your new friends with a professional photo
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Paint with a Dolphin

Pick your colors and paint from the dock. 

Supplies are provided.

Cost $75 per person

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Create Your Own Experience

Have a dolphin dream of your own?

Call us to build and plan your customized experience today! 

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Gift Cards

Purchase a gift card for any amount and recipients can redeem for any of our offerings. There is no expiration date!

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Dolphin Experience Gift Certificates

Purchase a gift certificate to be redeemed on a specific offering! Purchasing a gift certificate does not constitute a confirmed booking. Please contact us to make a reservation.

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Come visit us and experience the impact your contribution is having on the families who deserve it most. 

See how your efforts help to sustain a high quality of life for our dolphins as well as ongoing conservation efforts for the future. If you are interested in having a customized experience but aren’t yet a donor, learn more about becoming one here.

There are many different ways you can support IDC that don’t cost anything!

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Virtual & Covid Frontline Workers Program in partnership with The Miami Foundation
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Hours of Operation

Mon. – Thurs.: 11:30am & 2:30pm

Fri. – Sun.: Call for times

Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM

Sat-Sun 10AM-4PM