​Dolphin Research Center

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​Visit with the dolphins at Dolphin Research Center! Following a brief orientation tour, participate in an additional optional interactive dolphin program or spend your free time to roam around to enjoy the local marine life, watch a feeding, and observe learned dolphin behaviors. The dolphins are friendly and eager to please.

For an additional fee, you can choose an optional Dolphin Program. If you would like to add an encounter, please choose the program you may be interested in when you reserve your Up The Keys Dolphin Days Tour. All optional Dolphin Programs are subject to availability upon our arrival at the DRC.

We cannot book nor accommodate advance reservations with Dolphin Research Center for interactive programs. We can check availability upon our arrival and if the program can be completed during our visit, you may participate for the additional fee, payable directly to DRC.

Interactive Programs

Dolphin Encounter - Swimming with dolphins! 
Price: $199 per person
Ages: 5 Yrs and Up. A paying participating adult (18+Yrs) must accompany a child 5-7 Yrs
For safety and liability reasons, pregnant ladies are unable to participate in this program
Duration: Approximately 20-25 minutes in-water. Your program will take place within 2 hours of check-in
Our most popular dolphin program! Includes a dorsal pull
Click here for more information. SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY UPON OUR ARRIVAL AT DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER.
Family Dolphin Splash
Price: $159 per person 
Ages: 4 Yrs and Up.  A paying participating adult (18+ Yrs) can hold one child 3 Yrs and under on hip during program for no additional cost. 
A paying participating adult (18+ Yrs) must accompany children 4-7 Yrs.
For safety and liability reasons, pregnant ladies are unable to participate in this program
Duration: Approximately 20-25 mins in-water on a submerged platform
The ideal program for families with young children!
Click here for more information. SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY UPON OUR ARRIVAL AT DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER.
Play with the Dolphin (only available as an option for private charters)
Price: $85
Ages: 4 Yrs and Up.  A paying participating adult (18+ Yrs) must accompany children under 8 Yrs
Duration:  Approximately 20-25 mins on the dock
Who will have the most fun - you or the dolphin?
Click here for more information. SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY UPON OUR ARRIVAL AT DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER.
Dolphin Explorer
Price: $75. No advance reservations. First come first served basis on the day until sold out. 
Ages: 12 Yrs and Up
Duration: Approximately 20-25 mins 
Discover the excitement of research while having fun with the dolphins!
Click here for more information. SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY UPON OUR ARRIVAL AT DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER.
Paint with a Dolphin
Price: $65. No advance reservations. First come first served basis on the day until sold out. Does not include General Admission cost
Ages: 3 Yrs and Up. A paying participating adult (18+ Yrs) must accompany children 3-7 years or assist their child during the program for a minimal fee of $10
Duration: Approximately 10 mins on the dock 
Work with our grey artists and create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece!
Click here for more information. ​SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY UPON OUR ARRIVAL AT DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER.
Meet the Dolphin
Price: $25 per program participant. No advance reservations. First come first served basis on the day until sold out. 
Ages: 1 Yr and Up. A paying participating adult (18+ Yrs) must accompany children 1-7 Yrs.
Duration: Approximately 5 mins 
If you've craved the chance to touch a dolphin, this is for you!
Click here for more information. SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY UPON OUR ARRIVAL AT DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER.
​Guests with Disabilities: Do you or one of your group have a physical or cognitive limitation? Please contact the DRC Coordinator and Up The Keys prior to booking
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