Try a Delightful Dolphin Encounter Program Today!

dolphin encounter programs around the world

The Dolphin encounter programs are the perfect way to meet a Dolphin face to face in safe and shallow water. If you would rather befriend a dolphin without swimming with a dolphin, the Dolphin Encounter Programs is for you. During the dolphin encounters, you will learn about dolphin behaviors, hug, pet, rub and kiss the dolphins, and learn how to work with them as a trainer would do it. Your shallow water dolphin encounter experience will allow you to fulfill your dream of meeting a dolphin nose to nose without venturing into deep water. Dolphin encounters are perfect for children, and are just as fun for observers as participants. Parents who want to make their child’s dream come true can watch and photograph their smiling child along with his or her new cetacean friend while remaining on dry land!

Don’t Delay—the Dolphins are Waiting for You!

The dolphin encounters programs are equally as popular, if not more popular than our dolphin swimming programs. If you are looking forward to swimming with the cetacea, or mingling with the marine mammals, make sure you book your dolphin encounter reservation with plenty of time to spare before your trip! Dolphin encounters in busy locations fill up one to two months in advance. If your time is running out, be certain to email or call us today! Dolphin World’s fifteen years of experience ensures that we have great relationships with dolphin encounter programs around the world, so we just might be able to help save your trip! The earlier you contact us, the better.

Dolphin Encounters around the World

Dolphin World partners with superior dolphin encounter providers around the world. If you are vacationing in Florida, Hawaii, the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Dominican Republic, Mexico or Jamaica, we can schedule a life-changing dolphin encounter program for you. By reserving your dolphin encounter online with Dolphin World, we guarantee your space, or you receive your money back! Each location Dolphin World offers has different age requirements and opportunities with the dolphins. Most locations give you approximately 30 minutes shallow water experience including touching, feeding and training with a dolphin. Perfect for non-swimmers! For a dolphin encounter in your next vacation location, check out our top notch offerings below.

Miami Dolphin Encounter

The Miami Dolphin Encounter is on beautiful Key Biscayne Bay and this program is easily accessible from Naples / Ft. Myers and Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach. This program in Miami is a Package deal, which includes the Dolphin Encounter and marine mammal, shows

  • All Participants must be 5 years old and up, and no pregnant participants are allowed.
  • Anyone within 5 - 9 years old, must have a paid 10 year old or older participant

Our Miami Dolphin Encounter Locations offer a special rate for observer adults and observer children who would like to see, but not participate in the action.

Dolphin Encounter Workshop in the Florida Keys

The Dolphin Encounter Key West program will be a magical experience. You will have an opportunity to observe the wild bottlenose dolphins fishing, loving, playing, resting, traveling and teaching each other in waters of Key West. Each journey to the Dolphin's playground can be so different and can touch your hearts as these magnificent creatures perform on their own terms. You will be rewarded with the opportunity to observe them in their home. During your wild dolphin trip you may have an opportunity to see Spotted Eagle Rays, Turtles, Tarpon, and an array of schools of bait fish can capture your attention. A fun afternoon for the whole family.

  • Each boat trip and tour is 4 hours long.
  • No age restrictions.

St Augustine Dolphin Encounter

The St. Augustine Dolphin Encounter is on the beautiful beach and theAtlantic Ocean and this program is easily accessible from Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, and Orlando. This program in Miami is a Package deal, which includes the Dolphin Encounter and marine mammal, shows

  • All Participants must be 5 years old and up, and no pregnant participants are allowed.
  • Anyone within 5 - 7 years old, must have a paid adult participant

The St. Augustine location offers a rate for observer adults and observer children who would like to see, but not participate in the action.

Dolphin Encounter in Panama City Beach

The Dolphin Encounter Panama City Beach program will be a fun and exciting experience. You will have an opportunity to play, hug, pet and even kiss the dolphins! A fun half day of activities for the whole family because the dolphin program also includes shows and animal exhibits.

  • All Participants must be 5 years old and up, and no pregnant participants are allowed.
  • Anyone within 5 - 9 years old, must have a paid adult participant

Hawaii Dolphin Encounter

A visit to Oahu is not complete without a dolphin encounter program! The Oahu Hawaii dolphin encounter experience includes a Dolphin "Encounter" Program, Briefing Time with Trainer, Dolphin Show, Sea Lion Show, Marine Exhibits and more!

  • Minimum age for this family activity: 1 year old and must fit the life vest
  • It is mandatory for children 3 to 7 years old be accompanied in the water by a paying adult
  • Children 8 and older may participate by themselves
  • Accompanying paying adult must be 18 years or older
  • Pregnant women are not allowed to participate in this program

Observers are welcome to watch participants for a small fee, paid upon arrival at the dolphin encounter location.

Bahamas Dolphin Encounter

The Dolphin Encounter Nassau / Paradise Island has something most of the other Dolphin Encounter do not have, its own private island. You will be traveling on a short ferry ride from Paradise Island to Blue Lagoon for a experience you will never forget. Since the cruise ship port, this program is really popular.

  • Guests age 3 or younger participate for free if accompanied in the program by a responsible, paying adult with a ticket for the encounter. Parent or guardian must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Guests ages 4 to 12 may participate at full price & must be accompanied (in the water) by a responsible, paying adult with a ticket for the encounter.
  • Guests wishing to upgrade from the Encounter to available Swim spaces may apply the value of the encounter ticket toward the purchase of the upgrade.
  • Pregnant women are allowed in this program

Dominican Republic Dolphin Encounter

The sparkling waters of Puerto Plata are a perfect setting for this dolphin encounter experience. Along with cozying up to dolphins, your Puerto Plata Dominican Republic Dolphin Encounter Experience also includes Snorkeling in an Aquarium, a Sea Lion Show, Visit to a Bird Exhibit, Observing the Tiger Grotto, and time at one of Puerto Plata’s pristine beaches.

  • Anyone within 4 - 12 years old, must have a paid adult participant. Maximum of 2 children per adult participant
  • Infant 0-3 Years Old are Free, must have a paid adult participant. One Infant per adult participant.
  • Pregnant Women are allowed to participate in this program

Dolphin Encounter in Mexico

Make your family vacation to Cancun, Cozumel, Mayan Riveria, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico memorable one with a dolphin encounter program. Your Mexico dolphin encounter includes wading time with friendly dolphins, as well as plenty of hugs, kisses and spectacular dolphin behavioral displays. The dolphin encounter is perfect for any person, from babies to adults. If you plan to take a cruise ship and enjoy a dolphin encounter in Cozumel, this is our busiest program and you need to make your reservations very early to bet the rush.

Minimum age for this family activity: 1 year old and must fit the life vest
It is mandatory for children 3 to 7 years old be accompanied in the water by a paying adult
Children 8 and older may participate by themselves
Accompanying paying adult must be 18 years or older
Pregnant women are not allowed to participate in this program

The price of this dolphin encounter in Cozumel includes admission to Chankanaab Park, a shorefront wonderland of lagoons, beaches, reproduction ruins, animal shows and more.

Dolphin Encounter in Tortola, The British Virgin Islands

The dolphin encounter Tortola is a fun and exciting dolphin encounter for any person, from babies to adults. Participants get to meet dolphins face to face, and make friends with these fascinating creatures. For cruising participants, this mini-adventure is a great way to enjoy a dolphin encounter within the time constraints of a typical cruise ship stop.

  • Minimum age for this family activity: 1 year old and must fit the life vest
  • It is mandatory for children 3 to 7 years old be accompanied in the water by a paying adult
  • Children 8 and older may participate by themselves
  • Accompanying paying adult must be 18 years or older
  • Pregnant women are not allowed to participate in this program

Dolphin Encounter in Anguilla, take the safe plunge on this beautiful Caribbean Island!

The dolphin encounter Anguilla is a fun and exciting dolphin encounter for any person, from babies to adults that is visiting this island or near by St. Martin/St Maarten. Either a quick drive on the island or a fast ferry ride from St. Martin/St. Maarten, the participants can get to meet the dolphins face to face, and make a new aquaintance with these fascinating creatures.

  • Minimum age for this family activity: 1 year old and must fit the life vest
  • It is mandatory for children 3 to 7 years old be accompanied in the water by a paying adult
  • Children 8 and older may participate by themselves
  • Accompanying paying adult must be 18 years or older
  • Pregnant women are not allowed to participate in this program

Jamaican Dolphin Encounter

A Jamaican dolphin encounter with Dolphin World is just as adventurous as the rest of your vacation in Jamaica. Our dolphin encounter in Jamaica includes a shallow water dolphin experience, as well as these exciting activities: Dolphin Encounter Program, Briefing Time with Trainer, Interacting with Stingrays, Glass-Bottom Kayaking on the Caribbean Ocean, Snorkeling in the Ocean, Viewing the Shark Show and more!

  • Minimum age for this family activity: 1 year old and must fit the life vest
  • It is mandatory for children 1 to 5 years old be accompanied in the water by a paying adult
  • Children 6 and older may participate by themselves
  • Accompanying paying adult must be 18 years or older
  • Pregnant women are not allowed to participate in this program

Observers are welcome for a separate, reduced fee.

Wild Dolphin Encounter

You can experience the magic of wild bottlenose or spotted dolphins and enjoy an opportunity to learn about the social behavior, physiology, and social aspects of these dolphins. Your boat will take you to witness the behaviors of these incredible mammals in their own habitat. Please keep in mind that these encounters take place with wild dolphins-- in their home, on their terms, no physical contact in the Florida or Hawaii Wild Dolphin Encounter programs. Available in Key West-Florida, Oahu-Hawaii, and Bimini-Bahamas.

 


Dolphin World Store