Dolphins Plus – Key Largo
Dolphins Plus, Key Largo – Florida will give you the chance to swim with sea lions and dolphins. You will never forget the experience.
Dolphins Plus was created to protect marine mammals, provide education to the public, do research, provide experimental learning, and environmental awareness. Sea bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions live in seawater homes that were naturally created in a canal adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, an hour’s drive south of Miami.
What to Expect
Unlike in some other facilities, you can actually swim in a dolphin’s natural home, not in shallow water. You can expect to participate in a variety of swims, some with no direct contact with the dolphins, with you wearing a mask, fins, and snorkel. With our structured swims, however, you can expect to actually to participate in belly rubs, kisses, and dorsal tows with the dolphins. You can expect to get close to the sea lions too.
Hours of Operation
The official opening and closing times of Dolphins Plus is not listed on the official website of the park. The non-peak season is from January 5th to February 13th, from May 1st to May 31st, and from September 1st to December 14th. The peak season is from February 14th to February 29th, from March 1st to April 30th, from June 1st to August 31st, and from December 15th to January 4th. For more information, call Dolphins Plus at 1-866-860-7946.
Program prices are under seven, free, 7-17, $5, and $10 for adults. Natural Dolphin Swim Prices, will let you be in the water with the dolphins, are $125 per swimmer for 30 minutes, and $210 for 60 minutes in the water. Seasonal swim prices are $165 per swimmer during non-peak season and $185 during peak season. Combo prices, which allow one swimmer to participate during the natural and structured swim, are $240 per swimmer during the non-peak season and $250 during the peak season.
How to Get There
Take the Florida Turnpike to US-1, south to Key Largo. Turn right on Homestead and left on Ocean Drive.