Visit Island Dolphin Care

The best way to experience our mission is to visit our facility in Key Largo, FL. We would love to see you.


Open 7 Days a Week

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day 

Island Dolphin Care’s facilities consist of a 5,000 square foot therapy and education center, a 9,000 square foot natural lagoon where our family of dolphins reside, aquariums, and outdoor gardens and exhibits. Here are some of things you might experience when you visit outside of a scheduled therapy program:

  • Join a facility tour
  • Participate in a dolphin interaction
  • Observe a dolphin training session 
  • Interact one-on-one with our dedicated staff
  • View aquariums and exhibits, including experiencing our “Touch Tank” 
  • Relax in the sensory garden 
  • Join us for yoga next to the lagoon

Our facility is small, and our experiences are educational and intimate. Visiting Island Dolphin Care is not like visiting a theme park or tourist attraction, and our goal with your visit is to connect you to the mission you’re helping support with your visit.

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Meet the Pod

Everyday Except Friday

10:00AM Arrival

An up-close encounter with IDC’s bottlenose dolphins from the comfort of our floating platforms.

Reservations are required.

If you have ever dreamed of meeting a dolphin, this once-in-a-lifetime encounter is for you. After a tour of our facility, you will be able to interact one-on-one with a dolphin and participate in an exclusive Q&A session with one of our IDC animal specialists.

Interaction time 10-12 minutes.

All proceeds go directly to supporting the Island Dolphin Care mission. Educational Tour is included.


Tour + Dock Encounter to Meet the Pod

$100 per person for all ages

No Minimum Age Requirement:

Must be at least 5 years old to participate without an adult. 

For children 4 y/o or under, an accompanying/supporting adult is required to participate in Dock Encounter to Meet the Pod.

Call 305-451-5884 for details and to reserve your space!

IDC’s Splash & Giggle

Assisted Swim for Ages 3-6

For many, the fascination with dolphins begins at an early age, but few places afford young children the opportunity to immerse in a dolphin’s world. Our new Splash & Giggle program offers parents the opportunity to provide their young ones a special in-water encounter, guided by one of our trained facilitators. This program is perfect for young children – encouraging social interactions, working on foundational skills like sharing, and relationship and memory building with family through play.

Reservations are required.

The Splash & Giggle program is a specialized and timed swim with our dolphin family.

For the entire 20-minutes: 

A facilitator supports and assists your child through a myriad of exciting dolphin behaviors including kisses and rubs.

Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to Splash & Giggle too!

All proceeds go directly to supporting the Island Dolphin Care mission.


$250 Per Participant

Call 305-451-5884 for details and to reserve your space!


Reservations required to tour Island Dolphin Care


$25 per person

2 y/o and under are free

Please call 305-451-5884 for more information.

To protect the privacy of our clients and families, as well as to offer them the best experience, visitation is limited to our guided tours. Our walking tours are fully accessible, educational, and informative. 

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

IDC's Ambassador Program

Limited availability – early booking is advised.

Participate in IDC's Ambassador Program and learn directly from IDC staff! You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at our facilities and one-on-one time with our animal care professionals.

  • Shadow IDC staff 
  • Help prepare diets for the dolphins 
  • Assist in daily animal care activities 
  • Learn about IDC programs and talk one on one with our therapy team
  • Interact with our dolphins up close and personal 
  • Remember your new friends with a professional photograph and IDC gear

For more information and booking opportunities, email or call 305-451-5884.

Therapeutic Field Trips & Camps

Pre-K through high school students will learn about ocean science, conservation, and marine biology.

Areas of focus

  • Ocean and animal conservation
  • Protecting our planet from plastics
  • Marine mammal care
  • Marine biology 

What you can experience

  • Dolphin anatomy
  • Behavioral management and science
  • Learn about enrichment and our dolphins' quality of life
  • Husbandry (animal care) 
  • Invertebrate touch tank
  • Sensory garden
  • Aquariums
  • Resources for teachers 

Dolphin Yoga is Back!

Every Tuesday & Thursday


Join us next to the lagoon for yoga instruction in the great company of our dolphins!


General $20 

Key Largo Residents & Veterans $15

Private sessions are available.

Call 305-451-5884 for details and to reserve your space!

Our group had a wonderful experience. It was especially fun to see the dolphins' joyful antics. Please support it in any way you can!”

- Carol A. Lynch