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Address: 61 Hawk's Cay Boulevard, Duck Key, FL 33050
Phone Number: 1-888-814-9154
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just watched from side but it looked like lots of fun

There was real interaction. Even the dolphins looked like they were having fun. Very close up and personal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Franj51
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miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There was real interaction. Even the dolphins looked like they were having fun. Very close up and personal.

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Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We just recently visited theDolphin Connection as a start of my wife's bucket list trips. She is terminally ill due to a recurance of her breast cancer and this was first on her list. I just want to thank the staff there for making this a most memorable experience for us! We did the trainer program and Sylvia And Natalie... More 

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Lehigh, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The dolphin connection was the only reason I stayed at Hawks cay for three days. The staff are beyond great! The fish swimming around you at all times was a nice treat, The dolphins are so fast it will surprise you!!! One minute they are ten feet in the air and two sends later they are popping up in your... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great staff and they're very educated. There's a 20 minute discussion before you meet and play with the dolphins, which I appreciated. We got to feed them fish and give hand signals for them to show us tricks.

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Beatrice, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Our family of 4 went this afternoon and each and everyone involved with the program, trainers and other staff included were just fabulous! Super nice, enthusiastic and helpful with every aspect. They are knowledgeable and caring not only with their animals but the participants also. I know its not inexpensive but the experience is unique and the funds are very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We just went this morning and did the dolphin discovery! Hanging with the Dolphins was something on my bucket list. Thank you for making my dream come true.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We did the onshore kids experience because our 5 year old didn't hit the height or age requirement to do it. It was fabulous and so much fun. Our son loved interacting with the dolphins and learned so much in a short session. you can see really well from the upper deck as well if you are traveling with little... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Do not spend money here. These creatures belong in the open ocean. It's not the right encounter for children to see. Go on a day cruise and see them in the open ocean where they belong.

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DolphinConnection1, Manager at Dolphin Connection, responded to this review

We appreciate your concern for our dolphin family and we’re sure you’ll be happy to know that the our dolphin habitat contains over two million gallons of natural sea water with natural tidal and temperature fluctuations and abundant tropical marine life, making it a stimulating environment for our dolphins. Rest assured that we abide by a multitude of U.S. laws... More 

Alexandria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It's great, if a bit small. 4 or 5 dolphins. Friends did one in Islemorada that sounded more involved where they actually swam with them. Here the kids just float with them briefly to snap a photo that you have to buy.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

my wife and I did the Dolphin Trainer For The Day....expensive. If you've swam with dolphins before, this is nothing more than counting fish to feed the dolphins, more opportunities to rub the dolphins, and hearing the same information that the regular dolphin encounter participants do. Don't get me wrong, anytime with dolphins is fantastic. Beautiful setting. We enjoyed our... More 

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