Dolphin Meet & Greet Program

Pricing and Availability

Participant (5 year old +) Any Participant Person within 5 – 17 years old, must have a paid Adult observer or participant
$95**
Adult Observer (11 years +)
$33.95*
Child Observer (3 – 10 years old)
$23.95*
Baby Observer (0-2 years old)
Free
*Plus 7.5% sales tax & $2 Facility Fee per participant.

High Season Rate

$20** Added per Person

Florida Keys / Islamorada Your Florida Keys Dolphin Meet & Greet program is an educational and entertaining Out of the Water dolphin program which takes place on a safe platform. The dolphins in the natural salt water lagoon will have a chance to get up close and personal with you while you get to watch, touch, and play with the dolphins in this marine adventure.
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Promotion Code Discounts Available (Look Below)
High Season Dates December 24, 2017 – January 7, 2018 and March 17, 2018 – April 7, 2018

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Online Discounts

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FAQ

Immerse yourself in the Florida Keys Dolphin Meet & Greet program. With this exclusive activities, you’ll have a chance to enjoy this out of water experience with the dolphins and see marine animal shows that will put a smile on anyone’s face. Don your shorts and tee shirt and get ready to frolic on a safe dock and be with the bottlenose dolphins and all their aquatic friends. Relax and take time to enjoy all the wonders that the Florida Keys has to offer you.

Inclusions:

  • A 15-20 minute educational presentation prior to entering the water with the dolphins.
  • A 20 minute out of water dolphin experience including touching, petting, and training with a dolphin.
  • Out of Water Dolphin Interaction – All the interaction is done from a dock. You WILL NOT go into the water with the dolphins at all during this program.
  • Personal photo opportunities with a dolphin.
  • Each Dolphin session is unique, based upon the guests and dolphins.
  • This is a 1/2 Day of Activities, with Dolphin Meet & Greet, and Shows, one session per day, 1pm.
  • Observer gets to watch the dolphin interaction & shows
  • All Participants must be 5 years old and up.
  • Any Participant Person within 5 – 17 years old, must have a paid Adult observer or participant.
  • Must be able to understand directions given in English or have a paid family member or friend in the water to translate.
  • 6 participants maximum per dolphin session.
  • Open 365 Days a Year

Available:

The time slots available includes a guaranteed 20 minute dolphin program, educational briefing, dolphin shows, sea lion show, & marine park tours. This can be 1/2 day of activities.

  • 1pm – PM session Only

Location:

The Dolphin Facility is in the Florida Keys and on Islamorada, which is one of the major island in the Upper Keys, next to Key Largo. You will get complete written directions with your online ticket.

Note:

Driving Times: These times are approximate from the location listed below to Key Largo area, depending on traffic and weather conditions.

  • Key West – 2 hours
  • Marathon – 40 minutes / 1 hour
  • Miami Beach & South Beach – 1 1/2 hours
  • Miami Cruise Ship Port – 1 1/2 hours
  • Miami Airport – 1 hour
  • Fort Lauderdale Area – 2 hours
  • Naples/Marco Island – 3 1/2 hours

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Save Money and make your reservation online. In order to get any of these discounts, you must type the Online Discount Promotional Code in the discount box of the reservation form (Page4/4). After picking the amount of participants/observers, date of travel, and time of program, you will be taken to the reservation form to start your dolphin adventure. When you get to page 4/4, this is where the promotional code needs to be written in the comment box. Without this written code, you will not get the promotional discount. The discount provided is only for the participants, NOT observers (Except the Group Discount). These online promotions can not be combined with any previous orders or discounts. These discounts are for online orders only and the discounts will NOT be offered or honored over the phone with a Dolphin World representative or during the High Season or with any additional Transportation service.

Dolphin World Online Promotions:

  • NO DISCOUNTS DURING HIGH SEASON!! December 24, 2017 – January 7, 2018 and March 17, 2018 – April 7, 2018
  • Make your reservation more than 8 days or more in advance get 2.5% off each person. CODE: flakeysbookingspecial
  • Group of 10 or more that make their reservation 8 days or more in advance get 5% OFF per participant and per observer. CODE: BIG10KEYSDISCOUNT

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Redemption Instructions

Upon arrival, please proceed to check-in window, present your dolphin program confirmation number or your last name, which you will receive after making your reservation.

  • Confirmation number is a must for entrance.
  • You do not need to have a printed voucher.
  • All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.

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Florida Keys Dolphin Encounter/WADE Program:

  • All Participants must be 5 years old and up
  • Any Participant Person within 5 – 17 years old, must have a paid Adult observer or participant.
  • Must be able to understand directions given in English or have a paid family member or friend in the water to translate.
  • This program is not available to expectant mothers.
  • If the participating adult is not the parent or legal guardian of the child, then a Child Care Authorization form needs to be filled out.
  • Food is not included

Refunds / Cancellations and Changes:

All cancellations must be received by Dolphin World / Keys Adventure Tours, Inc. in writing by email or regular mail.

  • A 10% service charge will apply per person for any cancellations prior 31 days of activity date.
  • A 50% service charge will apply per person for any cancellations within 30 – 15 day period prior activity date.
  • A 75% service charge will apply per person for any cancellations within 14 – 8 day period prior activity date.
  • Prior 8 days of your reservation date, you may change your reservation to a gift certificate, where you would not incur any penalties except the change fee. This gift certificate will be good for 1 year from the date of the certificate.
  • NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN TO ANY ACTIVITY PARTICIPANTS who cancel within the 7 day period, does not show up, are late for scheduled program(s). Once a reservation has a confirmation number and confirmed, a refund or change can only be made more than 7 days of the activity date and any change to the program date is subject to availability. Changes made to existing reservations are subject to a $25.00 per person change fee.
  • The Dolphin Swim goes on Rain or Shine.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THE PURCHASE OF TRIP INSURANCE, which will cover your purchase 100% for any interruptions to your Dolphin World activities! We recommend TravelEx Insurance. Ask a Dolphin World Travel professional for advice on Travel Insurance.

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Does your program go on Rain or Shine? Yes, this program goes on Rain or Shine. The dolphin swim and shows, will go on most of the time. If there is thunder, there might be a delay before the program resumes again. The snorkel portion of the day could get postponed or canceled due to weather. If your snorkel trip does get canceled, you can reschedule or get a partial refund for that part of your day.

What does it mean to be an Observer? An Observer is a Participant’s friend or family member. Observers participate in all aspects of the program minus the in-water interaction. During the interaction you can cheer on the Participants and take photos. The Observers stay in the stands and have no contact with the dolphins. The fee includes complimentary admission to the dolphin park, so you can see the rest of the shows and exhibits. Observers under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

What should I bring? A bathing suit or swimming attire is required. You can rely on us to provide the following: Showers, lockers(refundable deposit), and wetsuits. Wetsuits can be rented. All jewelry must be removed prior to entering the water.

What about taking photographs with the Dolphins during my session? Yes, there are professional staff photographers taking photographs or video of you and your dolphin session. You can purchase these photographs after your session. Prices ranges from $40 and up, depending on how many photographs you purchase. You can not take a regular camera into the water with you during your dolphin session. If you do have a family or a friend come with you as an observer, they can take photographs of you during your session. Hint: If you don’t have an observer in your group, you might ask another observer from another group to take a few photographs with your camera.

What kind of pools do the animals live in at the Dolphin facility? The animals live in natural salt-water lagoons. The water is pumped in from the Atlantic Ocean.

How big is the lagoon? The lagoon is three acres in size with an average depth of 15 to 20 feet. The rest of the property is about 17 acres in size and rich with tropical foliage and orchids.

Do you have a restaurant on the property? A snack bar/grill is available and serves a variety of delicious foods at the dolphin facility.

Can I bring my own masks fins and snorkels? Yes you can to use during your dolphin program and private facility beach. Water shoes may be worn instead of fins for parts of the ray and sea lion swim, but we do not provide these so bring your own.

Do we have to pay extra entrance and parking fees ? No. There are no extra entrance or parking fees when snorkeling or the dolphin program.

Can handicapped individuals participate? While this dolphin program does accept handicapped individuals, this program is not a Dolphin Therapy session. This program is primarily recreational. Those interested in a therapy program should consider other locations in the Florida Keys. Although accommodations for handicapped individuals can be arranged, they will not receive special treatments such as extended time or more interactions. If a handicapped individual is to participate, this circumstance will be handled on a case-by-case basis. The following questions will need to be addressed and may require prior management approval:

  • Does the individual meet the age requirement?
  • To what degree is the individual disabled?
  • Does the individual have full control of his/her body without required assistance?
  • Can the individual follow directions and understand English?
  • Can the individual stand on the in-water platform without the use of canes or braces?
  • Can the individual tread water/swim? If the individual cannot freely stand on the platform and must tread water to stay in place, an assistant will need to be in the water to help the individual stay on the platform. The assistant, he/she must pay the full regular price.
  • Is the individual capable of lifting his/her full weight out of the water? The facility does not have a ramp or crane available for assistance. In addition, no staff member will be permitted to or is capable of lifting anyone out of the water.

Can someone who is blind participate? Yes, this individual must be accompanied in the water by a paid assistant. The assistant, he/she must pay the full regular price.

Are glasses/contacts permitted in the water? Contact lenses can be worn. Prescription glasses with clear lenses will be permitted only if they are needed but they cannot be removed at anytime (including for pictures) during the session. Glasses with dark lenses are not permitted unless the individual is sensitive to sunlight, in which case a doctor’s letter will need to be necessary.

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Other Programs in the Florida Keys Area

At Dolphin World / Keys Adventure Tours we do offer other activities options while in South Florida. Please contact your Dolphin World specialist to see if any are good for you.

  • DOLPHIN SWIM – 30 minute deep water program where you play, kiss, hug, and pet the dolphin and get to swim with the dolphin. Age 5+  [ Learn More ]
  • DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER / NON-SWIM/WADE – 30 minute shallow water program where you play, kiss, hug, and pet the dolphin. Age 1+  [ Learn More ]
  • DOLPHIN SWIM & SNORKEL TRIP – Key Largo and Islamorada – 30 minute Dolphin Swim and 1 1/2 hour boat trip to the coral reef and snorkeling, Age 5+ [ Learn More ]
  • WILD DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER WORKSHOP – Key West Area – 4 Hour Wild Bottlenose Dolphins viewing and snorkel trip. [ Learn More ]

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1-800-667-5524

Reservation Office Hours

  • M – F, 8am – 5pm EST
  • Saturday, 8am – 2pm EST
  • Sunday, Closed

Online Reservations

  • 24 hours
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