Island Dolphin Care Additional Tour Info

For those of you who will be going on the Keys Trip on May 11th, our visit will include only the tour of the facility. If you want to do direct  interactions with the dolphins, you must contact Island Dolphin Care to reserve an additional spot for that specific individual interaction. Listed below are the additional offerings and the costs. Please call and ask for Joe Cianciolo and tell him you are with the South Florida Miata Club and he’ll take care of you.

ISLAND DOLPHIN CARE TOURS

Guided tours are available Monday-Friday at 11:30AM and 2:30PM. Tours cost $18 per person. Reservations are required. Please visit http://www.islanddolphincare.org or call to book. Tours are educational and informative. Guests learn about our history, the therapy programs that we offer, how we care for the dolphins, see the dolphins up close and visit the invertebrate touch tank and sensory garden.

Educational dolphin experiences are daily at 10AM and 1:30PM. Reservations are required. The experiences are organized to teach guests how we care for the animals, and how they are incorporated into therapy programs with therapists. Participants learn about their anatomy and witness the various types of training that happen each day to maintain each animal’s health. The experience can include a kiss, feeding the dolphins, learning about behavior management and training as well as learning about each animal’s personality. Participants can ask the animal care staff questions while on the dock/platform and then will also have the opportunity to ask the tour guide questions after their session with the animal care staff.

  • Dolphin experience from the dock – $70 per person includes the tour and an educational interaction with a dolphin from the dock.
  • Dolphin experience from the lift – $120 per person includes the tour and an educational interaction with a dolphin from the lift where the guest will be lowered to knee deep water.
  • Both the dock and shallow water sessions will be the same length of time, however the lift may include different interactions.

Yoga by candlelight – $75 per person

Paint with a dolphin – $75 per person

Dolphin Float – $110 per person (cost $350 for groups under 4 people).

Dolphin Ambassador intensive program – spend a ½ day with animal care professionals. Help prepare meals for the dolphins, assist in daily animal care husbandry, and learn about IDC programs. Interact with our dolphins, help make a difference in their lives and all those that attend IDC programs $250 per person. Day begins at 7AM and ends at 12:30PM. Call for further details.

All programs are based on availability and require reservations. Please visit http://www.islanddolphincare.org or call (305) 451-5884