Located at the southern tip of Florida, just before crossing the Everglades to the Florida Keys, Miami is a bustling city that offers visitors year round options for entertainment. Because of its location, Miami is a great place to meet and interact with sea life, including dolphins. One of the most coveted local attractions is swimming with dolphins.
The Miami Seaquarium is home to many different types of sea creatures, including dolphins. The Seaquarium allows guests to enter the dolphin tank and experience the acrobatics of the dolphins first hand. Dolphin encounters can be booked in advance of your visit to the Seaquarium to ensure that you and your family will be able to swim with the dolphins during your visit. There are also options available to have dinner next to the dolphin habitat, allowing you to watch the dolphins play while enjoying a private meal
Dolphin World offers guests an option to swim with dolphins in their natural habitat: the ocean. Guests are picked up in Miami and taken out in small groups to meet and play with the dolphins. While the dolphins are not in captivity, they are accustomed to people and all guests are accompanied by a full- trained guide, who will teach you how to interact with the dolphins.
Located just south of Miami on Key Largo, Dolphins Plus offers guests a chance to view and interact with both dolphins and sea lions in their natural habitat. The dolphins are kept in captivity and are trained; however, they are housed in a canal adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, allowing them to maintain a natural habitat. Visitors age seven and older can swim with dolphins in the ocean, allowing a different experience than other dolphin encounters which generally take place only in shallow water. Guests are given a tutorial by a trained guide on how to best interact with the dolphins and may be required to wear a flotation device or a mask and fins.