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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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Charlestown, Nevis
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Kids loved it…. It's pricy but worth doing for the kids. Absolutely recommended. The trainers really know what they are doing.

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Westampton, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Program was well done, informative and so much fun! A bit pricey but comparable to other dolphin encounters. Worth the spend to make my 19 year old daughters childhood dream come true! Her 16 year old brother enjoyed it just as much :)

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Dublin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If staying in or around Duck Key you have to do this. It was a great experience. The trainers were very knowledgeable and friendly and the dolphins are clearly well looked after and cared for which makes the experience even more enjoyable. We expected the photos to be an extortionate price as they usually are with these kinds of things... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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