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 (10 & over) $159.00
Encounter Child Participant (9 & under, meet 38") $119.00
General Observer** (10 yrs. & over) $59.99
Child Observer* (3 - 9 yrs.) $49.99


Dolphin Encounter Requirements:

  • Minimum of two participants must be booked. Max of 7 participants per family.
  • 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
  • The health and safety of our Guests and Team Members is our top priority. In these unprecedented times, we have implemented enhanced health and safety measures to help protect everyone. Review Heatlh & Safety Guidelines

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! Please call (305) 365-2501

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