Play with the dolphins: Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in the Florida Keys.
Guests at Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys have the unique opportunity to encounter bottlenose dolphins in this marine mammal's natural environment. The Dolphin Connection program, located in an ocean-fed saltwater lagoon, is home to a pod of friendly dolphins that Florida Keys visitors can interact with while learning the importance of protecting Florida's marine ecosystem.
Have you ever wanted to swim with the dolphins in Florida?
1st highlighted area: Hawks Cay Resort is the only hotel or resort in the mainland United States that offers their guests the opportunity and luxury of dolphin viewing on site, in their natural habitat. There are a variety of interactive programs offered here, perfect for adults, children, and family/groups to enjoy. Our priority is making sure our guests have the experience of a lifetime, while also learning all about these amazing creatures and conservation. Our guests will complete their program in the beautiful, breath taking lagoon, while our trained photographers capture every moment for you! Come join us at Dolphin Connection for a one-of-a-kind Florida Keys vacation experience.
Reservations are required for all of our Dolphin Experiences. Short-style wetsuits are provided free of charge. For liability reasons, personal cameras are not permitted on the docks or in the water, but are approved at our beach and overlook areas. For your convenience, staff photographers are present at each program. Programs are offered daily, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Guests with medical restrictions or special needs are required to email [email protected] or call 305-289-9975 or 305-289-0136 to make a reservation. There is a ramp to access the dockside experience. Please note that there are no lifts for the in-water experience.
Cancellation policy: Programs cancelled up to 48 hours prior to program time will be charged a fee of 10%. No refunds will be given for cancellations that take place within 48 hours, nor will refunds be given for participants who do not show up for their scheduled program. Customers will receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to extreme weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Programs are not cancelled due to rain or cold. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation at 305-289-9975 or 305-289-0136 between the hours of 9:30am and 4:30pm.