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Dolphin Royal Swim

Dolphin Royal Swim

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January 1, 2023 to December 19, 2023



December 20, 2023 – January 15, 2024

Pricing and Availability

Dolphin Royal Swim  Low Season Rate $249*
Dolphin Royal Swim High Season Rate$249*
Adult Observer (10 years +)$50*
Child Observer (3 – 9 years old)$40*
Baby Observer (0-2 years old) FREE
*Plus 7% sales tax
LOW SEASON RATE is from February 1 to December 16. HIGH SEASON RATE is from  December 17 to January 31.

All Tickets are Prepaid with a Major Credit Card or Paypal


Journey to the Flipper’s Lagoon in Miami, Key Biscayne, and have a chance to get up close and personal with a dolphin. Watch, touch, interact and play with the dolphins in this deep water marine adventure.


The Dolphin Royal Swim in Miami is available 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Same day reservation are NOT advised due to space limitation. You will need to make your reservation either online or by phone at least 24 – 48 hours in advance or more.


You can come face-to-face with an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin. You will learn about these underwater mammals in an interactive class that teaches you the basics about dolphins and what is going to happen during your dolphin program. You can submerge yourself in the water as you interact with the Dolphins as you get to Hug, Kiss, Rub, Pet, and get up-close to the dolphins in this heartwarming program. Partake in an opportunity to be whisked away by a dolphin as it carries you across the lagoon and get to swim with the dolphins in deep water. After your dolphin adventure, spend the rest of the day exploring the many exhibits and presentations offered at the Miami dolphin facility.


  • A 15-30 minute educational classroom presentation prior to entering the water.
  • A 20 to 30 minute deep water & platform experience including touching, playing and training with a dolphin. You’ll also swim into deeper water for more interactions and you will get 2 dolphin rides across the lagoon, either a double dorsal fin ride, a belly ride or a toe push ride. It is up to the dolphins and trainer which 2 rides you will get that day.
  • Personal professional photo opportunities with a dolphin to purchase afterwards, prints and digital downloads. No videos.
  • Life Vest are provided for use during the session. Guests should bring their own bathing suits & towels.
  • Free Lockers, Showers, and Changing rooms available.
  • Each Dolphin Royal Swim session is unique, based upon the guests and dolphins.
  • Complimentary admission to all the shows and exhibits for the day
  • All participants must be 52” (4’4 or132cm) tall
  • Anyone within 52 inches/132cm/4’4″ to 9 years old child, must have a paid Adult participant in the water with the child. An Adult is anyone from 18 years or older.
  • None of the Participants for the Dolphin Royal Swim can be over 250 Pounds (114 Kilograms) in Weight.
  • Participants from 10 to 17 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult as an observer or participant.
  • Must be able to understand directions given in English or have a paid family member or friend in the water to translate.
  • 6 participants maximum per session.
  • Open 365 Days a Year
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The time slots available includes a guaranteed 20 to 30 minute dolphin program, educational briefing, dolphin shows, sea lion show, & marine park tours.

  • Dolphin Royal Swim Session Includes
    • Shows & Exhibits,  Get Park Map with Schedule of shows and exhibits, Explore Park, See Park Shows & Exhibits, Dolphins, Sea Lions, Manatees, Rays, Fish, Birds, Reptiles & More.
    • Check In for Dolphin Program, Changing Time, Educational Briefing, Dolphin Program, Looking at Professional Photos.
    • You can spend about 3 to 4 hours in the park.
  • Due to seasonal demands, Morning & Afternoon sessions may changed or added. Go to the Reservation page for times of the dolphin program.


The Dolphin Facility is on Key Biscayne, which is a set of Islands that extend from Downtown Miami. You will get complete written directions and map links with your ticket. < VIEW MAP LOCATION >

  • Parking – All Day Paid Parking ($20)
  • Free Drop Off and Pick Up Area
  • Food – Air Conditioned Cafeteria and Outdoor Pizzeria Available.
  • Gift Shop with Large Selections of Items to purchase on Site.


Click this Video to see all that get with your Dolphin Swim:


Driving Times: These times are approximate from the location listed below to Key Biscayne, depending on traffic and weather conditions

  • Miami Beach & South Beach – 20 / 30 minutes
  • Miami Cruise Ship Port – 20 minutes
  • Miami Airport – 20 minutes
  • Fort Lauderdale Area – 40 minutes / 1 hour
  • Boca Raton – 1 hour
  • West Palm Beach – 1 1/2 / 2 hours
  • Naples/Marco Island – 2 hours
  • Fort Myers Beach – 2 1/2 hours

Seasonal Rates

LOW SEASON RATE is from January 1, 2023 to December 19, 2023.

HIGH SEASON RATE is from December 20, 2023 – January 15, 2024.

Online Discounts

Save Money and make your reservation online. In order to get any of these discounts, you must type the Online Discount Promotional Code in the comment box of the reservation form. After picking the amount of participants/observers, date of travel, and time of program, you will be taken to the reservation form to start your dolphin adventure. These online promotions can not be combined with any previous orders or discounts. These discounts are for online orders only and the discounts will NOT be offered or honored over the phone with a Dolphin World representative.

Dolphin World Online Promotions:

  • Make your reservation online and save 2.5% off each person.  CODE: miamibookingspecial
  • Make your reservation more than 8 days or more in advance get 5% off each person. CODE: online5%off

Redemption Instructions

​Upon arrival, please proceed to check-in window, present your dolphin program confirmation number or your printed or electronic voucher, which you will receive after making your reservation.

  • Confirmation number is a must for entrance.
  • You do not need to have a printed voucher.
  • All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.

Terms and Conditions

Dolphin Royal Swim Restrictions:

  • All participants must be 52” (4’4 or132cm) tall
  • Anyone within 52 inches/132cm/4’4″ to 9 years old child, must have a paid Adult participant in the water with the child. An Adult is anyone from 18 years or older.
  • Participants from 10 to 17 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult as an observer or participant.
  • This program is not available to expectant mothers.
  • All Participants that are going in the water must be able to understand directions given in English or provide a translator who will be in the water with them.
  • You can not enter the water with any jewelry, hair beads, body dermal, sunglasses or body piercing. (nose, tongue, bellybutton or any areas of the body)

Refunds / Cancellations and Changes:

All cancellations must be received by Dolphin World / Keys Adventure Tours, Inc. in writing by email or regular mail.

  • A 10% service charge will apply per person for any cancellations prior 31 days of activity date.
  • A 50% service charge will apply per person for any cancellations within 30 – 15 day period prior activity date.
  • A 75% service charge will apply per person for any cancellations within 14 – 8 day period prior activity date.
  • Prior 8 days of your reservation date, you may change your reservation to a gift certificate, where you would not incur any penalties except the change fee. This gift certificate will be good for 1 year from the date of the certificate.
  • NO REFUND OR CHANGES WILL BE GIVEN TO ANY ACTIVITY PARTICIPANTS who cancel within the 7 day period, does not show up, are late for scheduled program(s). Once a reservation has been made, a change to the scheduled program date is subject to availability. Changes can be made more than 8 days from activity date and your reservation will be subject to a $25.00 per person change fee.
  • Dolphin World will not be responsible for lost or cancelled activity times as a result of air flight delays, travel or transportation delays, war, or acts of God.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THE PURCHASE OF TRIP INSURANCE, which will cover your purchase 100% for any interruptions to your Dolphin World activities! We recommend TravelEx Insurance. Ask a Dolphin World Travel professional for advice on Travel Insurance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is a good place to stay that is nearby?
We always recommend the Hampton Inn in Coconut Grove Miami. It is clean, safe, and only 15 minutes away. < More Info >

Must I know how to swim to participate?
Yes, you need be comfortable in the water. The dolphin swim takes place in a 10 to 15 feet natural salt water lagoon.

Does your program go on Rain or Shine?
Yes, this program goes on Rain or Shine. The dolphin swim and shows, will go on most of the time. If there is thunder, there might be a delay before the program resumes again.

Do you have any wheelchairs or strollers available for the public?
Yes, there are wheelchairs and strollers available for rent from the Guest Services area at the entrance of the park on a first come, first serve basis.

Can someone whom is wheelchair-bound participate?
This circumstance will be handled on a case-by-case basis. The following questions will need to be addressed and may require prior management approval:

Can handicapped individuals participate?
You will need to call.

How big is the lagoon?
The lagoon is three acres in size with an average depth of 10 to 20 feet. The rest of the property is about 17 acres in size and rich with tropical foliage and orchids.

Do you have a restaurant on the property?
A snack bar/grill is available and serves a variety of food items.

Do we have to pay extra entrance and parking fees?
General Admission is included with your dolphin program. Parking is $10 per vehicle.

Can someone who is deaf or blind participate?
You will need to call.

Are glasses/contacts permitted in the water?
Contact lenses can be worn. Prescription glasses with clear lenses will be permitted only if they are needed but they cannot be removed at anytime (including for pictures) during the session. We will provide a strap for glasses, which must be worn in order to keep them on securely. Glasses with dark lenses are not permitted unless the individual is sensitive to sunlight, in which case a doctor’s letter will need to be necessary.

What does it mean to be an Observer?
An Observer is a Participant’s friend or family member. Observers participate in all aspects of the program minus the in-water interaction. During the interaction you can cheer on the Participants and take photos. The Observers stay in the stands and have no contact with the dolphins. The fee includes complimentary admission to the park, so you can see the rest of the shows and exhibits, as well. Observers under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

What should I bring?
You’ll need to bring a bathing suit or any kind of appropriate swim wear. You can rely on the facility to provide the following: Showers, keyed lockers, and life jackets. All jewelry or body piercings or body dermals must be removed prior to entering the water. No cameras or loose items will be permitted in the water (no exceptions).

How can I get to Key Biscayne, Miami?
You can take your own transportation, car, uber, lyft or taxi. We will provide you with complete ticket with directions by email and text. You can not get lost.

Other Programs in the Miami Area

At Dolphin World / Keys Adventure Tours we do offer other activities options while in South Florida. Please contact your Dolphin World specialist to see if any are good for you.

  • SEAL ENCOUNTER – A chance to spend 20 minutes in deep and shallow water with the Seal. Miami is one of the few places you can do this. [ Learn More ]
  • UNDERWATER SEA TREK – A 20 minute deepwater guided walking journey through a 300,000 gallon tropical reef. [ Learn More ]
  • PENGUIN MEET & GREET – A 20 minute out of water experience including touching and training with Penguins. [ Learn More ]
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