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Island Dolphin Care

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Most thoughtful non-profit

An amazing facility! We went as a couple for an hour or so and learned so much about the company’s... read more

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bmiller2781
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Saint Clairsville, Ohio
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Amazing experience

I scheduled a visit to Island Dolphin Care for my boyfriend, to participate in their Veteran's... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
705ashtonk
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Miami, Florida
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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...more
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150 Lorelane Pl, Key Largo, FL 33037-4235
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An amazing facility! We went as a couple for an hour or so and learned so much about the company’s mission and the dolphins! Get to see dolphins up close and watch how they are trained

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bmiller2781
fonzie362, Manager at Island Dolphin Care, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for the lovely review, for stopping by and appreciating our mission! Enjoy the rest of your vacation & come back again soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago

I scheduled a visit to Island Dolphin Care for my boyfriend, to participate in their Veteran's Program. He absolutely loved the experience and had such an amazing time! The staff were great and very knowledgable. You can see the pride and care they take with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend visiting this non-profit if you’re ever in Key Largo. You’ll see some neat dolphin behavior, but it’s all about the therapy they do - mostly with special needs children. Very knowledgeable staff that spent a lot of one-on-one time with us. Sharon was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Thursday morning yoga with dolphins was wonderful. Such a joyful experience. I would mar it in my calendar for my next visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paradise621360
fonzie362, Manager at Island Dolphin Care, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

thanks! it was amazing and wonderful! The dolphins were frisky & had fun breathing with us too! See you next Thursday ! Bring along some friends too - we appreciate your donation too!

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great place to visit. Very knowledgeable staff. They answered all questions and explained what was being done by the dolphin trainers. They do great work with children and veterans.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank patcallis
fonzie362, Manager at Island Dolphin Care, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so pleased that your experience was worthwhile, "great" and that you left having learned about our dolphins, program & facility!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a memorable time here! A definite must do if you're in the area... we drove 2.5 hours and were not disappointed! We were lucky to have one of the founders give us the tour - so informative and he didn't rush us...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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fonzie362, Manager at Island Dolphin Care, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Awwww - thank you for the kind review! We love to hear when people appreciate what we do at Island Dolphin Care & all that it has taken and continues to take to keep it all going! So please come back again and again !...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice what do here and up close vuew of dolphin training and interaction was fun with a knowledgeable volunteer guide.

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Date of experience: November 2018
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fonzie362, Manager at Island Dolphin Care, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for visiting and caring enough to come by and write a review for others to appreciate IDC too! Come back & visit again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Island Dolphin Care was so much fun to visit. It’s s great concept and their therapy is very effective.

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Truett S
fonzie362, Manager at Island Dolphin Care, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks! We appreciate that you came by and took the time to write a review to tell others about our facility & programs! Glad you enjoyed the experience too!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great - We enjoyed our visit, learned something, and felt good that we donated! And the T-shirt we bought was really cute.More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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fonzie362, Manager at Island Dolphin Care, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a bunch for coming by & writing a review to share with others! We love our t-shirts too - they are so soft and launder well - Come back again as we are changing and upgrading programs and exhibits all of the time -...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our first time ever come to this Dolphin Care facility. This is non-profit agency that training dolphin, it is not like other commercial place. Staffs are nice, knowledgeable.More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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fonzie362, Manager at Island Dolphin Care, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! And thank you for sharing that our facility is not like other places - we do our best to get the word out and we are grateful you stopped by and for the help sharing our...More

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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
June 27, 2017|
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Response from fonzie362 | Property representative |
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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Travel Forum Posts
Kahns555
Dublin, Ireland
Island Dolphin Care "Observe from the balconey" (0 Replies)
I'm not on for guided tours so I was wondering has anyone ever gone to the Island Dolphin Care centre and not gotten a guided tour? It says on the balconey you can observe from the balconey. Is there only one view? Do you get to see much, or is it worth booking the tour? (I'm planning on giving a donation)
March 19, 2016|
ElayneC
West Yorkshire
accomodation near Island Dolphin Care (1 Replies)
We are planning to participate in the dolphin therapy run by Island Dolphin Care. Can anyone recommend a nice, clean one bed-room suite nearby? Our budget is about £100 per night . We willbe travelling from 9th April 2007. If affordable, we would like one with a pool..... Thanks
July 31, 2006|
Response frompattib22|
Holiday Inn is at Mile Marker 99 - rates per night for that time are in the range of $165 US per night Ocean Pointe Suites is at Mile Marker 92 - rates per night are $150-160 US per night both have a pool...