Below you will find a list of different places you can take a family vacation and be able to have an awesome experience swimming with dolphins. Some of these places you can actually swim with the dolphins in their natural habitat and other locations are at a particular location. For instance:
- Dolphin Expeditions
They offer a 1 week, live aboard and inclusive eco –friendly wild dolphin swims in Bimini, in the Bahamas. Their main focus is to protect and teach respect for the dolphins in their own habitat and do their best to give their guests an experience they will never forget. You need to make sure and bring with you the following things on your expedition. Such as bathing suits several if possible, shorts, t-shirts, 2 towels any type you wish big or little with dolphins on them or not, sun hat to keep sun off face , and a pair of sunglasses, and also if you wish to bring a dressy outfit you may for the night out. While also not necessary you can bring a disposable camera that will allow you to take pictures underwater, light blanket or sleeping bag for sleeping on deck if you wish. For more details on the dates and any other information you may need to know you can contact the Dolphin Expedition by e-mail or phone , but due to their operating in the Bahamas and being out with the dolphins most of the time the best way is to email them. The reason for the existence of Dolphin Expeditions is to help make your dolphin dreams come true. The price for 1 week on a Dolphin expedition is $1457.00 per person and they will match the price of any other Bahamian Wild Dolphin Swim Organization.
You can contact them at:
Bimini 1-242-359-8060 or E-Mail: Dolphinexp@aol.com
- The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Dolphin Quest, Oahu
The Kahala Hotel & Resort is known throughout the islands for its rooms and suites and for the innovation of its restaurants. It’s Hawaii’s reining resort and is set on a secluded beach. The luxurious oceanfront resort also has a fabulous tropical garden and their own private lagoon with their own residential dolphins. The Kahala Hotel and Resort has a 26,000 square foot natural lagoon that is home to many playful Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. The Dolphin Quest offers daily educational programs where you can experience up close and understand the beauty they hold. The encounter gives you the chance to have an unforgettable view of the lives of dolphins in an environment that takes fun and inspiration along with education and blends them all together for an exciting adventure.
You can contact them either by phone or email for any information or questions that you may have.
Dolphin Quest, Oahu
Contact: +1 (808) 739 8918 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +1 (808) 739 8918 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or +1 (808) 739 8888 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +1 (808) 739 8888 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
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- Sea Life Park
Sea Life Park is on Oahu‘s windward coast and is about 30 minutes away from Waikki at scenic Makapuu Point. Where you can get up close and personal with a fantastic array of marine life and make discoveries about the inhabitants of our aquatic world. You can watch the performances or wade right in with the wildlife. The Dolphin Swim Adventure is a once in a life time chance where you can get to swim with a dolphin. You must be at least 8 years old to participate and have swimming ability. This interactive program gives you hands-on experience with dolphins. As you get to watch them swim by you underwater while you snorkel, and have your picture taken with a dolphin giving you a kiss. Other interactions include grabbing on and getting a belly ride from a dolphin. You’ll feed them, get splashed, and in general just have a great time interacting with them and learning about their anatomy. Children ages 8-12 must have an adult participating in the interaction with them in order to do the dolphin adventure (one adult per child 8-12). The Dolphin Royal Swim is the most extensive dolphin interaction that Sea Life Park has ever offered. There are some more exhilarating activities including a behavior where two dolphins push the participant’s feet lifting you out of the water and giving you a thrilling ride across the pool. Minimum age of participation is 8 and swimming ability is required it also gives you a hands-on experience with dolphins.
Contact at: Toll-free 1-877-678-7333 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-877-678-7333 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 1-808-876-7777 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-808-876-7777 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
- Panama City Beach, Florida
Water Planet USA
Water Planet is dedicated to support the protection of an area of nature, a species or a region. Their purpose is to prepare their guests to an intense experience and adventure and let them have contact with the wildlife and ancient tradition and culture. The purpose of their educational dolphin swim program is to bring awareness to the delicate balance of the marine life that surrounds us. They also show you how to swim alongside with the dolphins in the wild and then they will take you out in the Gulf of Mexico where your encounter will usually take place.
You can contact them at:
203 Greenwood Drive
Panama City Beach, Florida 32407
Boat Dock address:
5709 N. Lagoon Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Local: (850) 230-6030 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (850) 230-6030 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Toll Free: (866) 449-5591 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (866) 449-5591 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
They have a variety of different programs for you to choose from and they are as follows:
1 Day Dolphin Swim Program – The price is $98 (US)+ tax per person.
3 Day Dolphin Swim Program – The price is $430.00 (US) + tax per person
1 Week Dolphin Swim Program – The price is $750.00 (US) + tax per person prepaid.
Special Need Children Programs – Option # 1 is the Harmony Program
Option # 2 is the Serenity Program
You can get more details on these two options when you call or e-mail them for information.
Bahamas Expedition – $1,495.00 (tax included) per person (tax included). Bahamas departure tax is $15.00 extra.
- Blue Dolphin Tours
During a Blue Dolphin Tour you will get to experience the wild bottle-nosed dolphins in their natural home. Unlike large boats that can carry up to 150 people they carry only 6 passengers including any children. Your captain will let you know the best way for you to interact with the dolphins, for instance swimming parallel with the dolphins rather than swimming toward them or trying to reach out for them. Blue Dolphin Tours do also offer small groups and personal tours for a great and exciting wildlife adventure. You may also while on your tour get to see other wildlife including birds, underwater creatures and herons. Another great place you can enjoy is the Shell Island for a souvenir of a sanddollar and beautiful shells. Snorkel in the grassy flats and explore what the St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf of Mexico have to offer.
The price for a Blue dolphin Tour is as follows:
$49.00 per person or $249.00 to have the boat all to yourself up to 6 people
Long Trip Specials: only 99.99 extra @ 8:00am or 4:30pm
Blue Dolphin & Tours
3605 Thomas Drive
Treasure Island Marina
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Local: (850) 236-FINS or 236-3467
- Gulf World Marine Park
The Golf World Marine Park is a place for the whole family to be able to enjoy and have lots of fun together while also experiencing things such as the daily live shows featuring dolphins, sea lions, reptiles and tropical birds. You can explore fascinating exhibits showcasing penguins, flamingos, sharks, alligators and much more. Let the adventure begin as you get to learn about and see the new addition to the birth of 2 Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. You can swim with a dolphin and experience the amazing playfulness these mammals have inside them as you swim along and play together. Your experience may include a dorsal fin pull around in the dolphin habitat, a dolphin kiss, a dolphin handshake, and if you listen closely you can hear the wonderful underwater sound that these awesome mammals make. This program is a two segment program. You will first learn about dolphin conversation and familiarizes you with the dolphin senses. Then you will be put in the water eye to eye and face to face with the dolphins. When you “Swim With a Dolphin “encounter you also get an all-day pass to the Gulf World Marine Park. You have to be at least 5 years old and 48 inches tall to participate.
The price is as follows:
Age 5 & up is – $150.00 for 60-90 minutes which includes 20-25 in educational class, 10-15 minutes in the locker room, 20-25 minutes in-water session and make sure that you bring your bathing suit and towel.
- Atlantis, Paradise Islands, Bahamas
Dolphin cay offers an intimate and a one of a kind experience. It’s 14 acres and 6.6 million gallons of crystal clear seawater and it’s one of the largest marine habitats and dolphin rescue and rehabilitation facility. In Shallow Water you can wade in waist deep waters and get an up-close and personal and have a playful experience with a new dolphin friend as you hug and get to kiss this amazing creature. Or take a dive in Deep Water and experience the world where you can snorkel and ride right along with the dolphins with a hand-held water scooter as they race you across the lagoon. This experience will begin with an orientation and will include 30 minutes in Paradise Island’s deep water lagoon. You can enjoy all day access to Dolphin Cay private beach. You can experience what it’s like to interact with exotic marine animals during the Ultimate Trainer for a Day Program where you can walk alongside professional animal’s trainers and aquarists as you get to interact with dolphins, sea lions, sharks, and rays. There is much to experience when you become a Trainer for a Day including a customized dolphin and sea training session and a dorsal tow and signature Dolphin foot push.
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Bahamas Call 1-242-363-6068
Bahamas Fax 1-242-363-6008
- Orlando, Florida
Discovery Cove features multiple levels of exploration from shallow waters to deeper swimming adventures. Discover an all-inclusive day resort experience that’s the Dolphin Swim Experience. You get to have a one- on- one dolphin encounter that will live with you forever in your heart. You will learn about how they communicate and their behavior while you wade in the dolphin lagoon. You will get the opportunity to swim 30 minutes interactive adventure. Then, taking the adventure one step further, guests interact with their dolphin in deeper water for an exciting dorsal fin tow ride back to shore. Children must be at least 6 years old to swim with dolphins. Children ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult who also is participating in the dolphin swim experience.
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- Cozumel, Mexico
Swimming with the dolphins is a beautiful adventure especially when you get to do this while they are in their natural habitat. The dolphin Discovery Cozumel facilities are located inside the Chankanaab National Park the swim with dolphin program lets you and your companion free to stay in dolphin discovery where you can enjoy all the activities that they have to offer. The Dolphin Royal Swim program is the most dynamic of all swim with dolphins programs. Dolphin Discovery Cozumel will give you an experience to talk about for the rest of your life. They will conquer your heart before you even get into the water. They will give you a handshake, kisses and will pull you with their dorsal tows to give you a speed ride! After that, the dolphins will push your feet to raise you up the water surface.The Dolphin Swim Adventure in Cozumel will bring you as close to the dolphins as you ever imagined. You will immerse yourself in their world through a snorkeling mask and you will discover the special bond between you and them. They will say hello with their fins, kiss you, sing for you, take you for a ride on their belly and you will be able to swim in the Caribbean waters while they jump or play with you.
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