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 Encounter. If you would like to add an encounter, please choose the program when you reserve your Up The Keys Dolphin Days Tour. All optional Dolphin Programs non-refundable and are subject to availability.

Advance reservations with Dolphin Research Center for interactive programs are not refundable. We can check availability and if the program can be completed during our visit, you may participate for the additional fee.

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. 
Our most popular dolphin program! Includes a dorsal pull
SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY DURING OUR VISIT 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!
SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY DURING OUR VISIT 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!
SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY UPON OUR ARRIVAL AT DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER.
*** MOST POPULAR ***
Meet the Dolphin
Price: $40 per program participant.
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!
Digital professional photo included!
SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY DURING OUR VISIT AT DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER.
Guests with Disabilities: Do you or one of your group have a physical or cognitive limitation? Please let us know so we can coordinate assistance.
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