Island Dolphin Care

Island Dolphin Care, Key Largo: Hours, Address, Island Dolphin Care Reviews: 5/5

Island Dolphin Care
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9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
About
Island Dolphin Care is a 501(c).3 committed to bringing purpose to the lives of marine mammals that cannot survive in the wild WITHOUT exploiting them. IDC brings purpose & financial support to our dolphin family by offering non-profit therapy programs to children with special needs & veterans with PTSD, while working to educate guests about ocean conservation & the protection of marine mammals. We offer educational courses on Marine Science, as well as tours of our facility & experiences that teach you how to help marine mammals & the global ocean environment. We implement a 100% No Breeding Policy. We DO NOT offer public “swim with dolphins” programs. We DO NOT do theme park type-shows. Our facility is an ocean lagoon, NOT a pool. Our goal is to find ways to make their lives even better, while changing the lives of those in need along the way. You can support our efforts by coming for a visit! Book a tour or an educational experience & spend the day with us!!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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sheilamk87
Providence, RI49 contributions
Dec 2021
I had so much fun with the dolphin Zoe! To interact with her was amazing! She even painted me a picture :)
Written 19 January 2022
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MCeeTG
Murano, Italy179 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Amazing. These dolphins and the crew are doing some incredible work healing those on need. The staff are friendly and happy to answer any question you have. Everyone wears masks.
Written 10 June 2021
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Thirstygurl
Melbourne, FL5 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
This place is amazing!! My family was so impressed and we cannot wait to go back! They have adapted well to the COVID safety measures and the staff was very accommodating. We were thrilled to see and play with the dolphins and can tell they are well taken care of and happy!
Written 5 July 2020
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Simplepleasures
4 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Eli our tour guide was awesome and the dolphin float was the coolest experience we have ever done! We met so many sweet and playful dolphins and it was incredible to see them interact in such a relaxed atmosphere. My daughter and I both can’t stop talking about it and can’t wait to go back!!

We love the Keys and come yearly and I’m shocked we haven’t heard more about this place. This is by far the best dolphin experience we have attended and we are Florida girls that love dolphins. Learning with this facility does for children with special needs made the experience even more fulfilling. I’m so happy we could be a part of something so magical!
Written 2 July 2020
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LCH
9 contributions
Jun 2020
What an amazing experience we had on the float with the dolphins. Our daughter is terminally ill and we booked a special time for her. It was wonderful! The staff is so knowledgeable and unbelievably compassionate. We were overwhelmed with their kindness and our experience with the dolphins. HIGHLY RECOMMEND AN EXPERIENCE HERE.
Written 26 June 2020
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135hansl
Pembroke Pines, FL14 contributions
Jun 2020
Although we are locals and see lots of dolphins in our waters when boating this was a very educational close look at these wonderful mammals. Having our family from Kansas join us was a special treat for them who rarely get to see any dolphins (or the ocean for that matter). Joe, our guide, was excellent and answered all our questions. Most of all, their mission to provide therapeutic, motivational and educational experience to people with special needs makes this place worth while supporting.
Written 26 June 2020
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625eileenb
Chesapeake, VA6 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
We did the dolphin float which was an unstructured free form float with the dolphins. The dolphins pushed us around the lagoon with our feet, gave us kisses and even sang happy birthday to me. What an amazing experience of a lifetime. We will never forget it. Everyone was so helpful and friendly and made our experience there great.
Written 25 June 2020
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Sightsee783366
1 contribution
Jun 2020 • Family
The float tour was such an amazing experience for our family. We gained a new appreciation for dolphins and how they can be potential therapy to people in need. The staff was extremely accommodating and loved sharing what they do. This was the highlight of our trip the Florida Keys.
Written 23 June 2020
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Jimmy
2 contributions
Jun 2020 • Friends
Special thanks to everyone involved our day at IDC!!! Danielle was great with our orientation and grabbing some amazing pictures. Krystal and Mo were great with the dolphins, and we loved the fact that we got Tashi! Also thank you to Brittany for setting everything up and making the day possible.

My mom is still talking about how amazing of a time she had and how it was one of her best birthdays ever.

We will for sure be back with the rest of the family! Great company
Written 23 June 2020
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Judy S
3 contributions
Jun 2020 • Solo
It was my first time in the keys and with all the beautiful places to see, Island Dolphin Care was by far the most wonderful! My guide Joe Cianciolo was an amazing wealth of information and so personable. It is clear that this place is truly special and the staff genuinely care about the dolphins and the people. I cannot say enough, i highly recommend everyone to stop in and experience the love for yourselves! I already can't wait to visit again 🥰
Written 21 June 2020
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Island Dolphin Care is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM