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Dolphin Swim Odyssey

Dolphin Swim Odyssey


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BOOK NOW LOW SEASON – $219

January 3 – December 24 & January 2, 2023 onward


 

BOOK NOW HIGH SEASON – $229

December 25 – January 1, 2023


Pricing and Availability


Dolphin Swim Odyssey Low Season Rate $219*
Dolphin Swim Odyssey High Season Rate$229*
Adult Observer (10 years +)$58*
Child Observer (3 – 9 years old)$48*
Baby Observer (0-2 years old) FREE
*Plus 7% sales tax
LOW SEASON RATE is from January 2 to December 24. HIGH SEASON RATE is from  December 25 to January 1.

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Miami


Journey to the Dolphin’s Harbor 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 shallow water marine adventure.

Availability


The Dolphin 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.

Details

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 pool 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.

Included:

  • A 15-30 minute educational classroom presentation prior to entering the water.
  • A 30 minute deep water experience including touching, playing and training with a dolphin in shallow water first. Then you will slide into deep water where the dolphin will come up to you and you will grab the dorsal fin for 1 ride with 1 dolphin.
  • Personal photo opportunities with a dolphin.
  • Towel & Life Vest are provided for use during the session. Guests should bring their own bathing suits.
  • Free Lockers, Showers, and Changing rooms available.
  • Each Dolphin Swim/Odyssey 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.
  • 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.
  • 14 participants maximum per session. (broken into two smaller groups of 4 – 7 people per platform)
  • Open 365 Days a Year
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Available:

The time slots available includes a guaranteed 30 minute dolphin program, educational briefing, dolphin shows, sea lion show, & marine park tours.

  • 2 pm Afternoon Session
    • 11 am – 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. If you don’t w
    • 1:30pm – Check In for Dolphin Program, Changing Time, Educational Briefing, Dolphin Program, Looking at Professional Photos.
    • 5pm – Leave Park
  • Due to seasonal demands, Morning & Afternoon sessions may changed or added.

Location:

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 ($10)
  • Free Drop Off and Pick Up Area
  • Food – Air Conditioned Cafeteria and Outdoor Pizzeria Available.
  • Picnic Area – You can bring your own food, No Large Coolers.
  • Gift Shop with Large Selections of Items to purchase on Site.

Video:

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Note:

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 2 – December 24.

HIGH SEASON RATE is from December 25 to January 1.

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 Swim / Odyssey 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.
  • Traveling to the Facility – 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?
You should be comfortable in deep water for any of the dolphin swim program. You will get a life vest to help you float. If you are not comfortable in deep water, you should participate in a dolphin encounter or seal encounter. Both encounter programs are in 2 to 4 feet of water only.

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.

Do you have a restaurant on the property?
A snack bar/grill is available and serves a variety of delicious foods at the dolphin facility.

Can handicapped individuals participate?
While this dolphin program does accept handicapped individuals, this program is not a Dolphin Therapy session. This program is primarily recreational. Those interested in a therapy program should consider other locations in the Florida Keys. Although accommodations for handicapped individuals can be arranged, they will not receive special treatments such as extended time or more interactions. If a handicapped individual is to participate, this circumstance will be handled on a case-by-case basis and must contact us by email before they make a reservation, dolphinworldresponse@gmail.com. The following questions will need to be addressed and may require prior management approval:

  • Does the individual meet the height requirement?
  • To what degree is the individual disabled?
  • Does the individual have full control of his/her body without required assistance?
  • Can the individual follow directions and understand English?

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?
A bathing suit is most convenient. You can rely on us to provide the following: Showers, towels, keyed lockers, and life vest will be provided at no charge. All jewelry 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, private car, uber, lyft or taxi. We will provide you with complete ticket with directions by email and text. You can not get lost. <map>

Other Animal Interaction in Miami


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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