Have you ever wanted to swim with the dolphins in the Florida Keys? Hawks Cay’s ocean-fed Tiki Beach is home to a friendly pod of bottlenose dolphins and the Dolphin Connection program. Unique experiences allow guests the opportunity to view, interact and learn about the dolphins and Florida’s marine ecosystem. If you’ve ever wanted to swim with the dolphins, Hawks Cay is the only resort in the mainland United States that offers dolphin viewing on site and a variety of interactive programs for every age.

Reservations are required for all of our Dolphin Experiences.
Dates and times vary. Check the specific programs below for details.

Guests with medical restrictions or special needs are required to email [email protected] or call (305) 289-9975 to make a reservation. There is a ramp to access the Dockside Dolphins experience. Please note that there are no lifts for the in-water experiences.

Play with the dolphins: Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in the Florida Keys.


 

Every Hawks Cay Resort vacation is made of magical moments, but Dolphin Connection may be our crowning jewel. Choose from the following programs and have your own Florida Keys dolphin adventure at Hawks Cay Resort. Photos are now included in the price of all programs below.

 

Dolphin Discovery

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Program Times: 9:15 pm, 10:45 pm , 12:45 pm , 2:15 pm , 3:45 pm 
Prices:
12 years old and older $249.99
7 to 11 years old $249.99 (with paying adult per child)
Description: 45 minute in water interactive program with one deep water swim.
Interactions: Melon rub, dolphin kiss, hug, deep water dance/handshake, belly tow and mimicries with a dolphin.


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Dolphin Dockside

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Program Times: 9:15 pm, 10:45 pm, 2:15 pm
Prices:
7 years old and older $99.99
6 years old and younger $99.99 (with a paying adult)
Description: 30 min dry program Interactions - Melon rub, handshake, and mimicries with a dolphin.
Interactions: Melon rub, dolphin kiss, hug, platform dance/handshake, hand target and mimicries with a dolphin.


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Dolphin Trainer for a Day

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Program Times: 9:00 am
Price: 12 years old and older $399.99
Description: 3 hour educational program that includes a Discovery, Royal, and Paint Add On.
Participants receive a water bottle, t-shirt and original dolphin painting.
 


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Dolphin Encounter

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Prices:
7 years old and older $179.99
6 years old and younger $99.99 (with paying adult per child)
Description: 45 minute in water interactive program with no deep water swims.
Interactions: Melon rub, dolphin kiss, hug, platform dance/handshake, hand target and mimicries with a dolphin.


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Royal Swim Program

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Program Times: 9:15 pm, 10:45 pm, 12:45 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:45 pm
Prices:
12 years old and older $279.99
8 to 11 years old $279.99 (with paying adult per child)
Description: 45 minute in water interactive program with two deep water swims.
Interactions: Melon rub, dolphin kiss, hug, deep water dance/handshake, double dorsal and foot push rides, mimicries with two dolphins. 

[email protected] or call us at (305)-289-9975 to make a reservation.

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Private Platform

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  • PP Dockside - 8 max guests - $1999.99
  • PP Encounter - 12 max guests - $2499.99
  • PP Discovery - 12 max guests - $2999.99
  • PP Royal Swim - 10 max guests - $3499.99
 

Availability and times may vary.


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Paint Add-Ons

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Program Times: 9:15 am, 10:45 am, 2:15 pm
Price: $49.99
Description: 15 minute interactive program added on to any interactive experience. Create a one of a kind masterpiece with one of our dolphins during your program.
 


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Hawks Cay's

dolphins

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR DOLPHINS

Dolphin Connection is proud to be professionally accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums since 2003.

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Dolphin

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PROGRAM AND PRICING

Become a trainer for a day or simply meet our dolphins dockside. Choose from a variety of programs for all ages.

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