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Dolphin Connection

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Address: 61 Hawk's Cay Boulevard, Duck Key, FL 33050
Phone Number: 1-888-814-9154
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My 12 year old daughter and I decided to experience the Dolphin Connection as we were staying at the Hawks Cay resort and had read several reviews that extolled it as a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Brian M
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My 12 year old daughter and I decided to experience the Dolphin Connection as we were staying at the Hawks Cay resort and had read several reviews that extolled it as a very worthwhile experience. I'd echo those sentiments. The morning that we participated there was only one other person participating which made the entire experience very personal. We spent... More 

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Thank Brian M
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My two daughters swim with the dolphins at this location. It was their first time and an amazing experience for them. They got to be in the water hands-on giving the Dolphins commands, feeding them fish and interacting with them up close and personal. They provide a gazebo area where families can wait and it is the perfect vantage point... More 

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Thank Becky A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited April of 2015 and loved every minute of it. While we had plenty of up close and personal time interacting with the dolphins, they truly care about their dolphins and they come first. They are knowledgeable and caring. We had an amazing time. We will be bringing out boys back this summer :)

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Thank Rhiannon T
Vine Grove, Kentucky
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and two young children participated in the dolphin connection dock show. The experience started with a short class where an instructor educated us on dolphins, dolphin connections dolphins, and ways to protect sea animals. We were then taken to the dock where we were able to touch, feed, and train dolphins. We felt like real trainers!

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Thank Angie W
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Dolphin Connection at Hawks Cay Resort provides three types of interactions: deck only, in the water with the dolphins and trainer for a day. Currently there are 5 male dolphins: Lucky (the oldest at 44 years), Chinook, Hastings, Bala (the youngest at 11) & his cousin Tatum. We opted for in-the-water interaction which is expensive but amazing; the biggest... More 

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Jamestown, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our vacation we allowed our children to choose 2 special activities. Our daughter, who has some challenges, chose only one. Swimming with the dolphins. The experience was everything that she had hoped for. The trainer that worked with her was named Jess and she was patient, kind and went out of her way to make sure the experience was... More 

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Thank Channin F
Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My kids were 2 of 4 that were dockside, along with a guide, to play with the dolphins. They were too small to go into the water with them. They loved every moment of it, and the photographer got great shots, better than mine. This is their best memory from our trip to Hawks Cay resort.

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Thank Kelly P
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Our entire family thought it was super cool to be in the water playing with dolphins! The staff was good at preparing us for the experience and friendly/helpful in general. So, being able to touch the Dolphins, feed and give them instructions was amazing and for that reason I recommend this activity for children and teens (must be 54 inches... More 

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Thank Estee1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

What an amazing experience for me and my family the trainers are fantastic! The Dolphins are so friendly and beautiful. It is located at the main club house you will need to make reservations for the three different kinds of experiences they offer

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Thank Matthew K
Mobile, Alabama
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Loved the experience. Could have been a tad longer. It was more of a "dolphin education" than dolphin encounter. Though my kids did touch and feed the dolphins what they were allowed to do with the animals was very restricted. And I, the father, was not allowed on the dock while the kids were in with the dolphins. Also, in... More 

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