For Christmas, we gave our grandchildren 8, 9, and 11 an encounter with these amazing Dolphins. Also, we had an Adult with Developmental Disabilities in our group. While, the grandchildren were excited when we told them about their pending Dolphin Swim, they were ecstatic in the water with "Bella and Lotus." Mary Lou was our trainer and she was excellent at assessing the temperament and focus level of our group. When we booked the encounter with the Dolphins, Dolphins Plus asked if we had anyone in our group who was disabled? We answered yes and they emailed us a form to complete. From there, they coordinated our visit to acquire a specialist to help our special needs adult. Enter......Kim who was there to ensure everyone had the encounter of their life. She worked with our special needs person and assessed her level of comfort and adjusted the activity to ensure a positive out come.
Our group got kisses from these amazing beautiful and intelligent mammals. They allowed us to touch them and pulled us while each of us held onto their dorsal fins. They pushed us by placing their mouths into the balls of our feet. We held up hoops and they jumped through them. I have had Dolphin encounters where I was allowed to touch them and kiss them. However this is the real deal......where you are interacting with the Dolphins.
Creating Memories is the name of the game...... And Dolphin Plus certainly did that! We also paid extra to have the staff photographer taking photos It certainly was well worth it. The photographer took over 400 pictures. They do charge for visitors to watch the encounter, $10.00 each. However, visitors are not in the right position to get action shots or even videos. You need to book the photographer ahead of time and I would suggest you do that at the time of booking.
Thank you Dolphin Plus for giving us an awesome experience which our family will always treasure! A special thanks to Bella, Lotus, Mary Lou, and Kim for their assistance! You Guys rock!
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