Dolphins Plus – the experience of a lifetime

Lucky you! Our villas happen to be located next door to some pretty fun and friendly neighbors – the dolphins of Dolphins Plus Bayside. This is the premier marine mammal facility in the Florida Keys, where you can swim with Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins in an enclosed lagoon that’s naturally fed by the tidal waters of the Atlantic Ocean. There are a variety of programs to choose from that can accommodate all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers, and desired interaction levels. Simply select the one that works best for you and your family and get ready for the experience of a lifetime.

Structured Swim With Dolphins

This is your chance to share the water with Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins and experience the speed, grace, and beauty of these amazing mammals. Feel the exhilarating sensation of being pushed through the water by your newfound friend. Hold on tight for a fun-filled dorsal pull and pose for an unforgettable smooch. You’ll also learn about dolphin behavior and biology, including their remarkable echolocation capability that allows them to be both powerful and gently precise in their interactions. If you’re looking for a experience and connection that will stay with you forever, this is it.

Shallow Water Dolphin Encounter

No swimming required! Stand in water that’s waist deep and your new friend will come right up to you. A shallow water encounter is perfect for young kids or anyone who’s not quite comfortable in deeper water. The experience is still remarkably interactive with handshakes, kisses, belly rubs and other behaviors that provide lifelong memories.

Kiss A Dolphin

You don’t even have to get wet. Simply lean over and an adorable dolphin will swim up and plant one right on the old kisser!

Paint With A Dolphin

Dolphin’s are among the most intelligent, curious and creative of all ocean mammals. See for yourself as you help them paint a masterpiece. No swimming required (nor is any particular artistic talent). All you need is the desire to have fun and connect with one of the ocean’s most amazing mammals.

Exclusive Dolphin Encounter

Enjoy a private encounter built around the specific desires and age levels of your family or small group. Private programs are only offered once each day, so please book in advance.

Trainer for a Day – Full Day Program

Spend a full day shadowing a Dolphins Plus Trainer. Learn the ins and outs of teaching behaviors; see how the Dolphin are fed and cared for; and enjoy a rare behind-the-scenes look at how much hard work and love the team and Dolphins Plus puts into every day.

Click here to learn more about these and other exciting programs at Dolphins Plus.