EXPERIENCES

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

Make your time with dolphins matter

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.


By contributing to IDC, you become part of an organization that has an ethical purpose and are a participant responsible for actively changing lives.

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Tours

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 

Times SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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.

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.  

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 $100 per person

(Minimum 3 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!

Private Events

Plan your party or holiday celebrations with us!

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.)

Candlelight Class

Advanced reservations required

Cost $75 per person

(Minimum of 6 people in attendance required.)

Dolphin Ambassador Intensive Program

Spend a half day (7:00 AM – NOON) with animal care professionals

(Morning sessions only based on availability.)

Cost $250 per person

  • Help prepare meals for the dolphins
  • Assist in daily animal care activities
  • Learn about IDC programs 
  • Interact with our dolphins
  • Help make a difference in their lives and all those who attend IDC programs 

Create Your Own Experience

Have a dolphin dream of your own?

Call us to build and plan your customized experience today! 

Call us at 

305-451-5884

Paint with a Dolphin

Pick your colors and paint from the dock. 

Supplies are provided.

Cost $75 per person

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.

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Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM

Sat-Sun 10AM-4PM