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Dolphin Connection

61 Hawk's Cay Boulevard, Duck Key, FL 33050
1-888-814-9154
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Ranked #3 of 8 attractions in Duck Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Educational Sites
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Vero Beach, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Fun but limited dolphin interaction. My girls really enjoyed it and learned a lot. To purchase pictures of the activity is pricey considering they are either emailing them or putting them on a disc for you.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

absolute must do! great staff, kids loved it as did everyone watching. lasts about 30 mins. very informative and great interaction

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Winchester, UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Rather costly but it was a special treat for our 18 year old daughter. She loved it. You spend about 25 mins in the water, with a short talk beforehand. They provide a photographer so you can pay extra for photos if you like but no pressure to buy. Observers can watch from a good view point nearby.

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Staff was wonderful, very nice, helpful, however, the dolphin trainer we were with was insistant on having the dolphins switch every 1-2 minutes, seemed like more time spent exchanging dolphins than interacting with them.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My teenagers ages 17,15, and 14 had "the best time of our lives swimming and playing with the dolphins" but kept saying no to the dolphin connection because of the expense-175.00 plus tax. I talked them into it because it was a once in a lifetime experience.

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York, Pennsylvania
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Our daughters did the dolphin connection & thoroughly enjoyed it. We have pictures galore of them in the water with the dolphins. The trainers do a fabulous job with the visitors & the dolphins. Well worth the money to make that happen.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I've long said I missed my calling to be a marine biologist. I feel a strong connection with marine life, but especially with dolphins. Growing up, we had Sea World nearby (long since closed) that fostered my love. I've spent countless hours sitting near dolphins, watching them, observing them. Long before I knew what a bucket list was, I wanted... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My husband and I are avid divers that love dolphins. We spent a few hours at the Dolphin Connection and learned more about these beautiful marine mammals. This organization works to advance our insight into dolphin biology and behavior while sharing the beauty and charm of the dolphins with guests. This is a MUST SEE if you are in the... More

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Princeton, West Virginia, United States
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14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Was expecting a tourist type gimmicky experience. This was the best part about our trip. Wonderful experience for children.

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Yonkers, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Memorable experience for kids and adults. Expensive and short, but worth it. And if you stay at Hawks Cay Resort it is right there, just walk to it.

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