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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 #2 of 9 Attractions in Duck Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours

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International Falls, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My daughter and I really enjoyed the interaction with the dolphins. The staff was very friendly! I would recommend the dolphin connection to any family. Priceless memories and pictures to take home to treasure.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Ten of our family members participated in this wonderful and educational experience. The age range was from 8 to 76 years old. The experience began with an orientation class on dry land above the dolphin enclosures, but the dolphins knew we were there and began to perform tricks on their own to get our attention. The children could barely wait!... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

it's got to be great for kids. we were told that we could swim with the dolphins. who doesn't love them? i was so disapointed that we had to stand on the platform. got to kiss one. had to purchase photo from them...really?!

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EducationSupervisor, Manager at Dolphin Connection, responded to this review

Tyler J., While we’re so glad that you had the opportunity to meet our amazing dolphin family, and couldn't agree more that, “it’s got to be great for kids”, we’re sad to hear that you were dissatisfied. Our programs involve hands-on interaction with the dolphins in both shallow and deep water, where you can observe and interact with them in... More 

Newton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was by far one of the most breathtaking experiences of our lives. I had the joy of visiting with my family and two of my children (older teens) swam with the dolphins and said they had one of the best times of their lives. My other son is in a wheelchair and we participated in Dockside Dolphins and the... More 

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Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Watching these beautiful creatures close up was exciting. The training staff were experienced. Great job!

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Portsmouth, NH
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The dolphin experience was educational and lots of fun. Trainers demonstrated excellent knowledge and respect for the 5 dolphins that were the stars of the show.

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Orlando, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One reason we wanted to stay at hawks cay was for this dolphin encounter alone. We ended up being the only ones out there. We got to feed, touch, kiss, swim and hold the dolphins. the handlers are very knowledgeable and love their flippered friends like family. the dolphins seemed to enjoy interacting with us humans as well. I have... More 

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Chicago
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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