During an Encounter, the dolphin swims to you while you stand in shallow water. You’ll have approximately 30 minutes to get up close with a dolphin to do things like shake hands, share a friendly kiss and even try out some of our training signals. However, there is no swimming involved (except by our dolphins and they’re pretty good), so you enjoy a relaxing and comfortable experience.
Dolphin Encounter + Park Admission (10 & over) $159.00 Dolphin Encounter Child + Park Admission (9 & under, meet 38″) $119.00 General Observer* + Park Admission (10 yrs. & over) $59.99 Child Observer* + Park Admission (3 – 9 yrs.) $49.99
Dolphin Encounter Requirements:
Participants must be at least 38″.
Participants ages 9 and under who meet 38″ must have an adult participant.
Participants 10-17 yrs must be accompanied by a paying adult as an observer or participant.
Group Ratio: 1 adult for every 3 kids under the age of 9 must be participating in the program.
This program is only available to expectant mothers who are under 6 months or 2nd trimester.
For the health and safety of our animals, all loose items and jewelry should be removed prior to the start of all animal interactions.
Things you should know before your visit:
Please be advised sessions are shared with other guests.
Masks are required for any guests that are not fully vaccinated. Additional details on our health and safety policies are here.
Advanced reservations are strongly suggested.
Please allow about 30 minutes for your experience.
Guests should bring their own bathing suits.
All participants must wear a life jacket supplied by Miami Seaquarium.
Program is conducted in English. You may provide a translator who will also be participating in the water.
Accompanying observers will be able to watch their family or friends from an observer area only.
No cameras or cell phones are allowed.
General admission to Miami Seaquarium is included with your experience.
Book your experience online today! Have questions? Email Us or Call (305) 365-2501
This fun-filled, 30-minute program is a great way for young and old alike to have an unforgettable experience with a dolphin. During an Encounter, the dolphin swims to you while you stand in just a few feet of water. Do things like shake hands,and even try out some training signals. Each session is unique.
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