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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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Winchester, UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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Denmark
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We really looked forward to this experience. We booked the most expensive tour and unfortunately found it to be disappointing in educational content and experience. The dolphins are enchanting, but that is not enough to justify having these creatures in captivity to earn their keep. We see many gypsies in europe cuddling puppies, babies and dogs to get people to... More

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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Brigg, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Great opportunity to get hands on with dolphins. Well organized activity, a must do activity. Be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment as it is a popular activity.

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