• A Family is Playing with the Dolphins during the Dockside Dolphin Program
  • A Dolphin Jumping High in the Air
  • A Little Girl is Playing With the Dolphin From the Dock During the Dockside Dolphin Experience

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Trainer For A Day

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Dolphin Trainer for a Day

Ever think about becoming a dolphin trainer? This 3-hour program is a dolphin lover’s dream come true! This memorable experience allows you to join the Dolphin Connection team and become an actual trainer for a day. You’ll take home a t-shirt, reusable water bottle, certificate and personal photo with a dolphin to commemorate this rare and exciting opportunity.

The Trainer For A Day program is an in-depth three hour behind the scenes look into the daily activities of the Dolphin Connection training team. The program is designed to give participants an up-close and personal experience by providing hands on opportunities. Limited to a maximum of two participants per day, this program offers a unique opportunity to experience what it's like to be a dolphin trainer. The program includes ample opportunities to interact with our dolphin family: the Dolphin Discovery and the Dockside Dolphins programs are included as well as a private training session with the dolphins from the docks. Participants have one-on-one time with the trainer and are involved in various hands on activities regarding the care and training of our dolphins.

Program Length: 3 hours

Cost:    $329 per person

Ages 10 and up. Must be 4’6” or taller to participate. For safety reasons, pregnant women are not permitted. Participants must be able to read, speak and understand the English language. We do not allow our guests to be towed or pushed by the dolphins. Guests with medical restrictions or special needs are required to email [email protected] or call 1-305-289-0136 to make a reservation.

Additional Information: Short-style wetsuits are provided free of charge. The swimming portion of the program is optional and not required. 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. Participants should check-in at the Dolphin Connection facility 15-20 minutes prior to program time.

Guests with medical restrictions or special needs are required to email [email protected] or call 1-305-289-0136 to make a reservation.

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 1-305-289-0136 between the hours of 9:30am and 4:30pm.