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Island Dolphin Care

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150 Lorelane Pl, Key Largo, FL 33037-4235
+1 305-451-5884
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Best Place For Kids

I loved this place so much kids would have so much fun to watch it was so much fun we stayed for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Josh R
via mobile
ISLAND DOLPHIN CARE - GREAT STOP

This is a great place to learn about dolphins and watch them swimming in the pools. They also have... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
bearluver53
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Please call in advance to make a reservation for your tour! Island Dolphin Care, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization is a magical place where therapy and dolphins bring children, adults, veterans with special needs and their families joy and the discovery of new abilities. Parents and participants reclaim hope, shed stress and find inspiration through activities centered around dolphin human therapy and marine science education.
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“special needs” (26 reviews)
“dolphin therapy” (13 reviews)
“touch tank” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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150 Lorelane Pl, Key Largo, FL 33037-4235
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+1 305-451-5884
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved this place so much kids would have so much fun to watch it was so much fun we stayed for about 3 hours just watching the dolphins best place ever should be #1 on TripAdvisor

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place to learn about dolphins and watch them swimming in the pools. They also have a touch tank with various critters including star fish, sea urchins and horse shoe crabs. They are a charity based organization that works with children and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing tour. Unbelievable what this family has done and continues to do to help others in need. Highly recommend!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. What wonderful vibe!! We were truly blessed to have met all the wonderful staff in this little piece of paradise in the Florida Keys!! It was incredible how happy my kids were during the whole program. Their smiles were ear to ear and still...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an incredible visit at Island Dolphin Care, Taylor was so patient and so kind working with our daughter, she was so positive and very supportive while they were in the water with the dolphins, it was amazing for our daughter to be able...More

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fonzie362, Manager at Island Dolphin Care, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your Island Dolphin Care experience! We are happy to hear that everyone in your family found a fabulous time with us during your stay. We look forward to having you back with us again and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour of Island Dolphin Care with the owner Pete was great! Pete and Dina have thrown their hearts and souls into developing an awesome therapy center, centered around their clients. We observed a water class with the dolphins, and noted the great care taken...More

Thank Cheryl A
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fonzie362, Manager at Island Dolphin Care, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to tell others about Island Dolphin Care and your tour experience! We hope that you will visit again the next time you are in Key Largo.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dina Pete and the staff. Are 5 STAR PLUS! What they’re offering locally nationally and internationally should NOT be missed. On of the most affordable tours in the Keys to see 1 of FLORIDA Keys I’m incredible Institutions! A must see must EXPERIENCE! Special love...More

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fonzie362, Manager at Island Dolphin Care, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much fr the wonderful review. WE are grateful that you took the time to tell others about our programs. We are happy you had a great time! Can't wait to have you back again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw a group of autistic children in the water with the dolphins. You could tell that they were having a wonderful time. Danielle gave us a tour. And she was a very friendly helpful informative GuideMore

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fonzie362, General Manager at Island Dolphin Care, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to visit our programs and facility . We are glad you had a chance to see our therapists in action! I hope you will continue to tell others to visit whenever they get to Key Largo. We are number one...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited IDC last month and we were blown away by this amazing place. The facility was very clean and had so much to offer for special needs children including specialized equipment and technology. The employees were all very nice and helpful...More

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fonzie362, Manager at Island Dolphin Care, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting our programs and facility ! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit so much that you chose to share it with others! Hope you will join us again sometime in the future too!

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Reviewed May 17, 2018

What an incredible place! The facility is filled with knowledge, great staff, wonderful gift shop and the sweetest Dolphins! Got to kiss "Lotus" & "Figi". Got a special tour from Joseph Hoagland, and I am looking forward to reading a book about him, Breaths That...More

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fonzie362, Manager at Island Dolphin Care, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting our facility and taking the time to tell others about us! Please keep coming back and visiting! There is always something new happening here and we love sharing it with others !

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12Natalie25
May 26, 2018|
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Response from fonzie362 | Property representative |
thanks so much for your interest in our facility and programs. We provide tours to the general public as well as classes in Marine Mammal Veterinary Medicine. Please call ahead of time to schedule your tour.
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Staci S
May 6, 2018|
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Response from fonzie362 | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in our facility and programs. We provide therapeutic programs, marine science education, internships for therapy programs & animal care for college level and above students and tours to the... More
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Susie D
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Thanks for your inquiry ! Please call our office or use the "contact" button on our website page to send a direct and private email. Every program we provide is individualized for each participant. Once we have more... More
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