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VIP Animal Tour & Seaquarium Park

VIP Animal Tour & Seaquarium Park

Out of water experience with each animal.

Important advice to seal lovers:
book early… there are a lot of you out there! 1-305-556-5085

2024 RATES – $199.99 Adult / $189.99 Child

2 Pricing and Availability

Seal Encounter Adult 10 years + $199.99
Seal Encounter Child 3 – 9 years old $189.99

Baby Observer (0-2 years old) FREE
*Plus 7% sales tax

All Tickets are Prepaid with a Major Credit Card or Paypal



A 2 1/2 hour out of water experience with each animal, which includes touching and playing with different animals within the park. Each day is unique and depends on the trainers and animals, which may be an interaction with a dolphin, a sea lion or seal, rays, birds & reptiles. Perfect for non-swimmers and young guests 3 years old and up!
More details below


The VIP Animal Tour in Miami is available most days of the week. 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.



  • A 2 1/2 hour out of water experience.
  • Your tour includes touching and feeding different animals within the park.
  • Each day is unique and depends on the trainers and animals.
  • You will have interaction with a dolphin or a sea lion or both.
  • You will definitely interact with rays, birds & reptiles.
  • There is no in water participation, so this tour is perfect for non-swimmers and young guests.
  • Complimentary admission to all the shows and exhibits for the day
  • All Paid Participants are 3 years old and up.
  • Children from 2 and under are Free. (it is up to the trainers if anyone from 2 and younger can participate)
  • Must be able to understand directions given in English or have a paid family member or friend to translate.
  • If you have any physical or mental limitation, please contact us before booking.
  • In this program you will not be going into the water with any of the animals.
  • Minimum of 2 guests to book a program.
  • Maximum of 8 guests.
  • If you book 8 guests, your tour will be private.
  • MUST book this reservation 48 hours in advance. No reservation will taken within 48 hours.
  • The VIP ANIMAL Tour is only for paid participants, this is why an observer can not sign up for this program.
  • In addition, you will get an opportunity to see shows with Dolphins, Sea Lions, and Animal Exhibits. You could spend 3-4 hours in the facility.
  • Free Dolphin painting
  • 10% discount in our gift shop
  • 10% off on food and purchases at manatee bay café
  • Annual pass upgrade at $20 per person
  • 20 Free Digital Photos


    10am – Morning Session


    The 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.
    • Picnic Area – You can bring your own food, No Large Coolers.
    • Gift Shop with Large Selections of Items to purchase on Site.


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    The Facility is on Key Biscayne, which is a set of Islands that extend from Downtown Miami. You will get complete written directions and mapquest links with your ticket.

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


    2024 RATES are $139 per Adult Participant & $99 per Child Participant + 7% sales tax.

    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 seal encounter. 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 seal program confirmation number or your electronic or printed 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

    Seal Encounter Restrictions:

    • All participants must be 38 inches/96.5cm tall.
    • Children from 38 inches/96.5cm/3.6′ to 9 years old must have 18 year old+ participant in water with them. 1 Adult for every 6 children participant under 10 years old.
    • 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, 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.

    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

    Does your program go on Rain or Shine?
    Yes, this program goes on Rain or Shine. The Seal Encounter 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 handicapped individuals participate?
    While this seal 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. The following questions will need to be addressed and may require prior management approval:

    • 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?
    No Observer allowed, only Participants.

    What should I bring?
    Cool clothes because Miami is usually very warm.

    What about taking photographs?
    20 Digital photos are included with your VIP Animal Tour.

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

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

    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.

    • VIP TOUR – A chance to spend 2 hours on a private VIP tour of the many animals within the park. 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 ]