Dolphin Encounter

Dolphin Encounter

First, you’ll enjoy an informative classroom session where you'll gain insight into these intelligent and fun-loving mammals. During an Encounter, the dolphin swims to you while you stand in just a few feet of water. You’ll have approximately 30 minutes to do things like shake hands, share a friendly kiss and even try out some of our training signals. However, there is no swimming involved (except by our dolphins and they’re pretty good), so you enjoy a relaxing and comfortable experience.

Encounter Participant (Ages 10 & over) $160.00*
Encounter Child Participant (9 & under, meet 38") $120.00*
General Observer** (10 yrs. & over) $57.99
Child Observer* (3-9 yrs.) $47.99*
Group rates are available for 14 participants or more.
*All prices are listed as US dollars. Plus 7% FL Sales Tax



Dolphin Encounter Requirements:

  • Participants must be at least 38".
  • Participants ages 9 and under who meet 38" must have an adult participant.
  • Participants 10-17 yrs must be accompanied by a paying adult as an observer or participant.
  • Group Ratio: 1 adult for every 6 kids under the age of 10 must be participating in the program.
  • This program is not available to expectant mothers.
  • Participants are not permitted to wear jewelry.
  • Observing children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Program Restrictions & Refund Policy

Things you should know before your visit:

  • Advanced reservations are strongly suggested.
  • Please allow about 1 ½ hour for program.
  • Participants are not permitted to wear jewelry.
  • Guests should bring their own bathing suits.
  • A wetsuit & towel are provided for use during your experience.
  • Program is conducted in English. You may provide a translator who will also be participating in the water.
  • **Observers will be able to watch their family or friends from an observing area.
  • As a Dolphin Encounter participant or an Observer you’ll receive complimentary admission to all Miami Seaquarium shows and exhibits for that day.

Reserve your experience today! Have questions? Please call (305) 365-2501