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Dolphin Connection

Address: 61 Hawk's Cay Boulevard, Duck Key, FL 33050
Phone Number: 1-888-814-9154
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Duck Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Tours, Cultural
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Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Outstanding. What a great group of loving and caring people. The animals are all treated with love and affection. It's about customer and animal safety. I can't say enough good things about the people and facility. Don't miss this opportunity.

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Fun for all ages and languages...atleast one on the staff was able to fluently speak 5 languages...I speak English only but I thought that was worth the mention. also, you're free to take as many photos of the dolphin encounter you want from the public viewing areas, photo distance is about 40 to 60 feet. one of a kind resort

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Naples, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Overpriced to swim with the dolphins, but for free you can watch them, best time is feeding time but anytime is fine

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North Haledon, New Jersey, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I reviewed the hotel and forgot about the Dolphin Connection. I personally did not participate, it was my granddaughters 11th birthday so she was the one with the "dolphin connection". She was a bit nervous at first, but they instructed her on how to act when she is around the dolphins and she understood that you need to heed the... More

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Santiago de los Caballeros
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Learned a lot about these precious animals, had lots of interaction with them and the trainers are wonderful!

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Chatton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We did not participate, but you can watch others as they do. I want to bring my family back for this thrilling activity.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My seven-year-old daughter's first encounter with dolphins was VERY positive!! The staff were pleasant and knowledgeable, the dolphins were delightful.

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Gainesville
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

She was ear to ear smiles although it was difficult to see her well as you are not close enough to take good pics so you then have to buy their expensive ones. She was just tall enough to do the discovery program so was very excited and I am happy she did it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The trainers seem to genuinely care about the dolphins and about you having an opportunity to learn about the dolphins and appreciate them for the amazing animal that they are, not the tricks they can do. You will not be riding a dolphin. Instead you will feed, touch, hug, kiss, rub them, and hold their fins. This is a lifelong... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We visited from NC and researched numerous places to swim with the dolphins and I have to say that we chose the right place! Both of my children swam with the dolphins and the trainers were very knowledgeable and interacted with the kids quite a bit. If I had to give a negative, I would say that for the price... More

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EducationSupervisor, Manager at Dolphin Connection, responded to this review

We’re so glad to hear that your children had such a wonderful time with our dolphins and their dedicated trainers. We’re so sorry that we let an opportunity to wish your daughter a Happy Birthday slip by, but we certainly send her our belated best and we can’t wait to have her – and your whole family – back here... More

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