We visited AGAIN for the 10+ time because it is always educational and relaxing. Love the walking area and the lagoons!
We live in Marathon and are members of the Dolphin Center. It's not just a dolphin show, but a research facility where they are studied and trained. Visitors can move from pod to pod watching the training sessions, also take in a movie about dolphins. Bring a sack lunch and stay for a while among the beautiful landscaping. There's also... More
We had seven folks in our group; two adults and five teenagers. We did the swim with the dolphins experience and everyone had a great time getting to know our two dolphins and getting pulled around the water for a few minutes. It was not a cheap visit but everyone felt it was worth the expense. In addition to swimming... More
Thanks so much for coming to Dolphin Research Center. We know there are different places where people can interact with dolphins and we appreciate you choosing us. The money paid for admission or interactive programs supports the care and home of the marine mammal family as well as the other aspects of our nonprofit mission. We're glad that you had... More
We visit the DRC every time we're in the Keys. They are a genuine research facility, not just a captive animal entertainment show. They conduct actual research, rescue and rehabilitation. They educate visitors on marine life, climate and ecology. It is a wonderful experience.
Welcome back! Hopefully you get to visit the Florida Keys, and Dolphin Research Center, often. Are you a DRC member? Thanks so much for sharing about your experience of us with others here in your review. We appreciate all of your support and hope you visit again soon. More
We had the BEST time at the dolphin research center! We chose to do the "Dolphin dip" it was approximately $500 for a family of four but well worth it! We stood on a submerged dock about waist deep, we then got to interact with the dolphin! We pet him, gave him high fives, we even had a splash fight... More
Splash fights with a dolphin are the best! (You might have noticed that those flippers seem to give the dolphin the advantage!) We're happy to hear that your family enjoyed the Dolphin Dip program. We appreciate you spending some of your vacation with all of us at Dolphin Research Center. Thanks for sharing about your experience with others, too! More
This is a large establishment with multiple pens for dolphins; mother & baby, different ages, those being trained & those being treated for injury or sickness. There is also an area where visitors can swim with the animals. Many students work here as well.
Glad you had a chance to see all of our dolphin family during the educational, narrated sessions while you were visiting. Thanks so much for coming in to Dolphin Research Center and for telling others about us in your review. More
Great place to meet a dolphins. Opportunities to swim, but pay extra. Great show and information about our friends. A must see if in the Florida keys.
We're glad that we made a good first impression on your first visit to Dolphin Research Center. Hopefully, it won't be your last! Thanks for including us in your vacation plans and for telling others about us with your review. More
My children (12 & 15) did the dolphin swim and loved it. It's very expensive though. $199 each for about 30 min in water. All shows were excellent and staff was very informative. We talked with several students who answered many questions as well. Our entire family loved it! Make a reservation a day in advance so you do not... More
We're happy to know that you all enjoyed your visit and your Dolphin Encounter. We know that budgets are always an important consideration and deeply appreciate your support. The money for general admissions and interactive programs helps us provide the finest care and home for the dolphins and sea lions and also supports the rest of our education and research... More
My girlfriend, her daughter, her daughter's friend and myself enjoyed meeting the dolphins and watching what they can do. They try to keep you entertained and educate you at the same time. I do eco tours 25 miles to the west of this facility and people are always asking if they might see dolphins. Sometimes you see them a few... More
Mike, thanks so much for both the review and the referrals. Local support is always appreciated! More
AMAZING describes our 1/2 day spent here. Everyone, including the owner, was beyond nice, patient and informative. There were plenty of dolphins to see, each show was narrated by a well informed and well spoken employee. The grounds were very clean and easy to navigate. There are a few seal, parrots but a lot of dolphins. They offer a wide... More
Thanks so much. We think you're nice, too! We're glad to hear that you and your family had such a great time at Dolphin Research Center. We appreciate you including us in your vacation plans! Whichever dolphin painted your daughter's shirt, we're sure she'll enjoy her wearable art. Thanks again for visiting and also for telling people about your experience. More
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