P.O. Box SS-6257
Dolphin Encounters Description
This one's a memory-maker. After a 20-minute boat ride to Blue Lagoon Island and viewing a short educational program about bottlenose dolphins, it's time to suit up. Kids can decide to enter the dolphin habitat in one of two ways, either by petting and feeding them from a waist-deep platform or by actually getting into the water and swimming with them. Either way, the souvenir photo will have a place of honor on your refrigerator or mantel for a long time to come.
Toddlers & Pre-K: Only kids over the age of 5 can swim with the dolphins, but toddlers and preschoolers can participate in the dolphin encounters. Children 3 and under are free if accompanied by an adult.
School-Age Kids: Non-swimmers and timid swimmers can join the dolphin encounters, but can't swim with the dolphins since it takes place in a 10- to 15-foot pool. Kids age 4 to 12 must be accompanied in the water by an adult for the dolphin swim.
- Plan for sun exposure. You'll be spending the better part of a morning on a boat or dockside, so bring plenty of sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and drinking water.
- Watch from the sidelines. If you want to come but not participate, there is a $20 "observer" charge.
- Might break the bank, but worth it. If you can manage the splurge, the dolphin swim is an unforgettable experience and will convince you these creatures are only a small step from human.
Just the Facts
Hours: Morning and afternoon tours available.
Fees: Over $40
Recommended Time: Half day