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 gratifying, 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, 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 5 to 10 minute 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: $325 per person
Ages 10 and up. Must be 4'6" or taller to participate. The swimming portion of the program is optional and not required. For safety reasons, pregnant ladies are not permitted. Participants must be able to read, speak and understand the English language. Space is limited and can be cancelled at any time for the safety and welfare of the dolphins.
Advance bookings are highly recommended. 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 Christmas Day.
Guests with Special Needs should contact the Dolphin Connection Special Needs Coordinator when booking. Participants should check-in at the Dolphin Connection facility 15-20 minutes prior to program time.
Cancellation policy: Programs can be cancelled up to 72 hours of program time. Full price for the program will be charged for cancellations within 72 hours. Participants who do not show up for their scheduled program will be charged.