Dolphin Connection FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Christine Boozer asked: age for dolphin connection
Q: My daughter will be 4 in May. Can she feed and play with the dolphins. This is our 5th year back but I can't remember the age requirement.
Hi there! We absolutely welcome your 4 year old daughter to come meet the dolphins along with you or another adult. The Dockside Dolphins program which is an out-of-water dolphin encounter is ideal for her. All participants in this program who are under 6 years of age will need a participating adult with them. You can read more about this program by clicking on the "Programs" tab above. Thanks!
We look forward to have you back.
Ron B asked: dolphin experience
Q: My wife and I are scheduled to stay at your hotel on 17th March and would like to take part in a dophin experience. How can I arrange this, and how much would it cost. Thanks Ron Bryan.
Hi Mr. Bryan, You may speak with any of the reservations agents at Hawks Cay Resort in order to make your dolphin encounter reservation. They can be reached at 1-888-313-5749 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Regarding the pricing, it varies with the type of program you prefer. All of this information can by found by clicking the "Programs" tab above. Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you and your wife.
Sally Barnes asked: dolphins
Q: What is price for swimming with the dolphins?
Good morning Ms. Barnes. Our in-water dolphin encounter, Dolphin Discovery, is $165 per person. You can read more about this program by clicking on the "Programs" tab above. We look forward to seeing you here!
Beth asked: dolphin connection
Q: It looks like my family will be staying @ Hawks Cay over Spring Break this year, so how much does it cost to participate in being a Dolphin Connection trainer for a day? Thanks!
Hi there, The Trainer for a Day program is $315+tax/person. You can read more about this program, as well as the others, by clicking on the "Programs" tab above. We look forward to seeing you this Spring.
Guest asked: dolphin interactive programs
Q: How much does it cost?
Thank you for your interest in our dolphin interactive programs. We offer a variety of different programs, each with different prices. You can read about all the programs, including the pricing information, by clicking on the "Programs" tab above. We look forward to seeing you here!
Mary Lord asked: utilizing your facities
Q: Do you have to be a guest of the hotel to take advantage of your dolphin programs or parasailing?
Hi there! While I do not know the answer to your question about parasailing, I can certainly tell you that you are absolutely welcome to enjoy a dolphin encounter even if you are not a guest of Hawks Cay Resort. You can read all about the programs, including reservation information, by clicking on the "Programs" tab above. We look forward to seeing you here!
Thor Ott asked: dolphin connection
Q: What is the cost for guest to experience the dolphin connection?
Hello, We offer a variety of different dolphin interactive programs and each has its own price. You can learn more about each of our programs, including the pricing information, but clicking on the "Programs" tab above.
Courtney asked: age/height restrictions
Q: Hi there. We are interested in possibly staying at the resort in mid-May. However, we promised our girls we would arrange for them to swim with the dolphins, so our vacation will be centered around it. Our girls are 8 & 10. Are they old enough to participate in a swim w/a dolphin program. They are excellent swimmers. Thank you!
Hi there, What a great vacation to look forward to. Our in-water dolphin encounter does not have an age requirement, instead it has a height requirement. The girls must be at least 4'6" tall (54") in order to participate in the Discovery program. You can read more about the different programs and their requirements by clicking on the "Programs" tab above.
Eldeth Ruh asked: dolphin connection
Q: Do we have to be a guest at Hawks Cay Resort to connect with Dolphin Connection????
Hi there, That's a great question. No, you do not need to be a guest of Hawks Cay Resort to participate in the dolphin programs at Dolphin Connection. Anyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you here.
Mike Perriello asked: dolphin experience
Q: Hi, how old do kids have to be to do the dolphin connection / experience? My daughter will be 8 when we are considering visiting. Please let me know the options. Thanks
Hello! We have height and/or age requirements for each of our three dolphin programs (Trainer for a Day, Dolphin Discovery, Dockside Dolphins). You can find out all about the requirements for each of these programs by clicking on the "Programs" tab above. Thanks, we look forward to seeing you here!
Cindy East asked: dolphin connection
Q: Do you have to be a guest at Hawks Cay to swim with the dolphins? If not, how do I go about signing up for this and what is the cost. I will be staying in Miami but have been recommended to come to Hawks Cay for this experience. Thank you, Cindy East
Hi there, That's a great question. No, you do not need to be a guest of Hawks Cay Resort in order to participate in Dolphin Connection's dolphin programs. Anyone at all is welcome! You can find out all about program descriptions, including pricing and reservations information by clicking on the "Program" tab above. We look forward to seeing you here.
Steve Lacroix asked: swimming with the dolphins
Q: Hello, I have relatives coming to town in June. I would like to know the costs involved in swimming with the dolphins? Is there a Florida resident discount? Thanks
Hi Steve, Thanks so much for your interest in our programs. You can read about all the programs, including pricing information, by clicking on the "Programs" tab above.
Kathy Rendo asked: swim with a dolphin
Q: How old do you ahve to be to swim with the dolphins?
Hi Kathy, At Dolphin Connection, our in-water dolphin encounter has a height requirement rather than an age requirement. All participants must be at least 4'6" tall to enter the water. Feel free to click on the "Programs" tab above for more details about all of our programs. I look forward to seeing you here!
Michele asked: 3yr old having a one on one with dolphins
Q: My husbabd and I were the last year and I swam with the dolphins. I know my 3 rd old son is tog your to swim with the dolphin. Is there a type of age or height requiment for him being on the dock with the dolphins??? Thanks, Michele
Hi Michele, The Dockside program is a great option for your 3 year old son! Since he is under 6 years old, he'll need you or another adult to participate in the program with him and you'll both have a great time touching, feeding and playing with the dolphins. We look forward to seeing you here!
Toby Berkeley asked: requirements for a 7 year old
Q: Does my 6 year old granddaughter need to be accompanied by another adult to play with a dolphin in the water? we are interested in the program that costs $165. Also, how close to Hawks Cay Resort is the Dolphin Connection?
Hi there, Our Dolphin Discovery program (the in-water, $165 program you asked about) has a height requirement of 4'6". If a child is at least that tall, they are permitted to do the program with or without an adult. Anyone under 4'6" tall can participate in the Dockside program which is an out-of-water dolphin interaction which you can read more about by clicking on the "Programs" tab above. At 6 years old, your granddaughter would absolutely be able to participate in the Dockside program on her own. Whichever program ends up being the best fit for your family, we look forward to seeing you here and introducing you to the dolphins!
Amy Bonjour-Cockman asked: reserving time to spend with the dolphins
Q: Should I schedule our reservation prior to our vacation to your resort? We will arrive the evening of May 26th and staying through June 2nd. Thank you, Amy Bonjour-Cockman
Hi Amy, I would absolutely encourage you to make reservations in advance - especially because your planned visit is over a major holiday when we expect to be rather busy. We look forward to seeing you here!
Bridgette asked: dolphin encounter?
Q: How old or how tall must you be in order to do the dolphin encounter? And is there availability this weekend, May 18-20?
Hi Bridgette, If you're interested in our in-water program (Dolphin Discovery), you must be at least 4'6" tall. If you're interested in our out-of-water program (Dockside Dolphins), anyone at all can do the program but participants under 6 years of age must have an adult with them. We do have availability this weekend but I'd encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible as spots are filling up quickly!
Daniela Reinhardt asked: my brother wants to participate but he barely understands English
Q: hi my name ist daniela and im 16 years old. my brother tobias is 12 years old. we're gonna spend our holiday in florida so we we'll be at the hawks key resort from august 9th to august 12th. my brother would love to swim and play with the dolphins. since we are from germany he barley understands english. now my question: how good does his english need to be to participate on your program. is there any way that i might can translate the instructions to him? i lived in florida for 5 months so my english is pretty good tho. how much would the programm be? i'm looking forward to get an answer from you. regards daniela reinhardt
Hello Daniela, This is a great question. Thank you for asking. For safety reasons, your brother will need to understand basic English in order to be able to follow the trainer's directions in the water. If he speaks and understands enough English to be safe, then he is welcome to participate and you could certainly attend the class portion, that takes place prior to entering the water, as his translator. We look forward to seeing you here!
Personal Touch Travel asked: dolphin swimming
Q: Goodmorning, I have booked clients to your hotel from 26 till 30 of July. They would like to swim with dolphins for the half hour. Do you still have a date in their stay available? Their youngest son is 9 years old, has swim certificates, can he swim with dolphins to? Please let me know and I pass this through to my client. Best regards, Suzan Stalman Personal Touch Travel Zeewolde the netherlands
Hello, Thank you for assisting your clients with their dolphin encounter at Dolphin Connection. The 9 year old is welcome to participate in the program as long as he is at least 4'6" tall (138 cm). We look forward to seeing them here!
Swim with dolphin asked: price to stay there
Q: We are in 8 and we would like to know if it´s possible stay one day and one night there. If yes, how much is stay there and swing with dlphin? Thank uou in advaces Patricia
Hi Patricia, By clicking on the "Programs" tab above, you'll find information - including pricing and and reservations assistance - that should help you with your planning. We look forward to seeing you here.