Island Dolphin Care
Island Dolphin Care
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Island Dolphin Care is a not-for-profit organization seeking life-changing solutions for children and families with special needs as well as veterans living with PTSD. Funded entirely by grants, donors, and visitors, IDC is a place where people facing challenges come to experience joy and thrive!
Duration: 1-2 hours
Does not meet animal welfare guidelines
Tripadvisor does not provide bookings for this experience because it does not meet our animal welfare guidelines.
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  • Laurie S
    Merrimac, Massachusetts3 contributions
    Loved the experience :)
    IDC is an awesome nonprofit caring for dolphins and people… my daughter (11) wants to be a vet when she grows up so we took part in a half-day ambassador program for her birthday. We got to prepare the dolphins food, pick toys and play with them, had a painting interaction, tossed them ice chips to catch in their mouths & got some petting, kisses and training in… they even brought the birthday girl back to vet area. Thank you so much Alyssa, we all had the best time :-)
    Visited April 2023
    Written 20 April 2023
  • Martha C
    1 contribution
    Lifetime Memories with IDC
    This was our 2nd time going to Island Dolphin Care. Once again, it was such a remarkable experience!! Our special needs son and our entire family enjoyed the class and swim each and every day. It was very educational, hands on and just so much fun! The team at IDC is truly the dream team! Highly recommend this experience and you will cherish memories for a lifetime.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 16 June 2023
  • Emily N
    1 contribution
    Loved it!
    Loved our tour at IDC. The staff was so welcoming, and we adored seeing all of the dolphins. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered any question we had. This is a great way to support an amazing local nonprofit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 October 2023
  • Merav d
    2 contributions
    Affordable and fun experience, must do!
    What a wonderful experience. We paid $20 per person. They were flexible with the time of the tour. They told us how they use the space for training the dolphins. Learned a lot about these beautiful animals. Plus saw them being trained. Highly recommend doing this when in the area. Great for all ages!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 November 2023
  • Gigliola M
    Hollywood, Florida1 contribution
    Amazing experience
    Amazing experience, such a lovely and caring place. We did the tour. My wife's dream was to be with dolphins and we were abel to spend some time meeting Bella, shaking hands, giving hi fives and she even sang Happy Birthday to my wife. The trainers were amazing, you can fell the love they have for this animals that help so many people in therapy instances. We enjoyed our time so much that we are going to be communicating with management to see if we can become volunteers. We definitely built longlife memories and can't wait to bring my kids.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 December 2023
  • Shamr0ckG
    Naples, Florida416 contributions
    Make reservations for the full tour
    We didn't realize we needed reservations for the tour, but Danielle was kind enough to let us go outside to observe the dolphins from the balcony. Our experience confirmed to us that this is a valuable organization and we'll definitely make plans to come back again for the full tour. This time we'll make reservations!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 December 2023
  • Sheila S
    1 contribution
    Best experience of our lives!
    My daughter participated in the 5 day program and she absolutely loved it. It was truly the best experience of her life. Everyone is extremely kind and wonderful. Missy made our experience so fun and really took the time to make everything perfect for us. I look forward to taking my son in the future.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 December 2023
  • Anil K
    3 contributions
    An amazing time at IDC!
    This review is penned by my ten year old daughter. “My time spent at Island Dolphin Care was an awesome, enriching experience. I have always had a passion for marine life, especially dolphins. All I had to do was spend half an hour with the beautiful creatures and knew at once that I had come to the right place. It is a wonderful non-profit organization with an amazing purpose, and I will always cherish the time spent interacting with the dolphins at IDC. Thank you Danielle, Jessica and especially Dalai for an incredible afternoon at Island Dolphin Care.”
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 January 2024
  • sarahbconway
    Grand Rapids, Michigan1 contribution
    Amazing!!!
    This was an amazing experience! We stumbled upon this special place and the team was kind enough to fit in a tour for us with no reservation. We were blown away by the dolphins, the loving atmosphere, how close we could get to them, their tricks, seeing each one’s personality…and of course our wonderful tour guide Alyssa. Good luck with your training journey with the puffer fish, Alyssa! Thank you so much for spending so much time with us today!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 January 2024
  • Ali G
    1 contribution
    Jan 2024 visit
    Island Dolphin Care is an amazing Key Largo experience - a must do! The staff is awesome, the tour is informative, and the experience of interacting with the joyful dolphins is exceptional. The entire team is patient, and it is evident that each animal is an equal member of the family. A 10/10, must see in Key Largo!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 January 2024
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Tim M
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Couples
What an amazing experience! So Friendly and passionate!

I am currently fighting cancer for the second time and this was just completely awesome experience to let my guard down and focus on healing.

Thanks team!
Written 24 February 2024
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Kathleen P
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
I had never been close to dolphins before and it was definitely a bucket list wish. I have MS and knew that actually swimming with dolphins was something I was not physically strong enough to handle. The trainers at Island Dolphin Care created a perfect session that enabled me to get close and personal without fear.

I felt a special connection to the momma dolphin too and could have spent the whole day with her too! I came away with more confidence in my abilities.

What an amazing organization. I admire their mission and expertise. I highly recommend this to anyone but especially those with physical limitations.
Written 24 February 2024
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DSDMK
Merrick, NY23 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
We took the tour of the facility and it was the highlight of our keys trip. What they do is phenomenal and it made us leave with so much gratitude. Their story is so touching. Our tour guide Missy was so informative, we learned so much about the dolphins and what they do. You are up close with the dolphins, even without an interactive tour. It was just us 2 and another family of 3, so very personal. They treat their dolphins like family. I highly recommend taking this tour and supporting their cause.
Written 22 February 2024
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Liv W
Versailles, IN12 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
10/10 recommend, we had an awesome 1:1 experience and the staff was so knowledgeable and kind. We had a great time and will be back
Written 9 February 2024
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Matthew G
3 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
I highly recommend! We had a fantastic experience. The entire team at IDC was friendly, professional, and they are very passionate about their important mission. We could not have enjoyed it more.
Written 7 February 2024
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Heather P
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Family
Despite challenging weather conditions, we had a very positive experience learning about the dolphins and interacting with them up close.
Written 5 February 2024
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Departure34912008085
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
My mother, grandmother and I were referred to Dolphin Island Care by our AirBNB host and it did not disappoint. From the moment we walked in we were greeted by friendly staff and volunteers, who were knowledge, polite and positive. We booked a tour and were blown away by not only the information we learned but the staff's willingness to interact with us and allow us to interact with the dolphins. I was able to donate a little more for an up close tour with the dolphins where they showed off their many tricks! Not only did we have a great time but we donated to a great cause! Thank you Dolphin Island Care!
Written 30 January 2024
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Dale F
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Couples
Great place to tour. Our tour guide Madison was terrific. She explained to us all the great things they do there. Highly recommended
Written 20 January 2024
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Ali G
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Friends
Island Dolphin Care is an amazing Key Largo experience - a must do! The staff is awesome, the tour is informative, and the experience of interacting with the joyful dolphins is exceptional. The entire team is patient, and it is evident that each animal is an equal member of the family. A 10/10, must see in Key Largo!
Written 17 January 2024
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sarahbconway
Grand Rapids, MI1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
This was an amazing experience! We stumbled upon this special place and the team was kind enough to fit in a tour for us with no reservation. We were blown away by the dolphins, the loving atmosphere, how close we could get to them, their tricks, seeing each one’s personality…and of course our wonderful tour guide Alyssa. Good luck with your training journey with the puffer fish, Alyssa! Thank you so much for spending so much time with us today!
Written 6 January 2024
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Island Dolphin Care is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM