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Best Places In South Florida To Swim With The Dolphins

November 5, 2012 2:19 PM

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Don’t just get your feet wet, dive into the action and swim with dolphins in the beautiful blue waters of the Florida Keys.  With dolphin swim programs, you’ll plunge into the remarkable world of these powerful marine mammals and come face to face with bottlenose dolphins, porpoises and other majestic cetaceans.

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Dolphins Plus

31 Corrine Pl.
Key Largo, FL 33037
(866) 860-7946
www.dolphinsplus.com

Dolphins Plus is committed to the conservation and protection of marine mammals worldwide through education, research, experiential learning, and environmental awareness. The facility is located on a canal, adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, thus creating natural seawater homes for the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions. Dolphins Plus provides the option to swim with the dolphins or sea lions.

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Dolphin Cove

Key Largo, FL 33037
MM 101.9 Bay Side
(877) 365-2683
www.dolphinscove.com

Dolphin Cove is a marine education and dolphin swim facility located in Key Largo where visitors swim with dolphins in a natural lagoon open to the Florida Bay. Dolphins Cove has a private lagoon where young children can enjoy swimming with the dolphins. The company provides snorkels, fins and goggles for the experience.

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Theater of the Sea

Mile marker 84.5
Islamorada, Fl.
(305) 664-2431
www.theaterofthesea.com

Theater of the Sea is an educational and entertaining marine animal park that  provides swimming with dolphins, sea lions and stingrays. You can swim with the dolphins and even snorkel below the surface to interact with them. The lagoons, and lush, tropical gardens at are home to Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, sea turtles, tropical and game fish, sharks, stingrays, alligators, marine invertebrates, colorful parrots, and birds-of-prey.

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Dolphin Research Center

58901 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL 33050-6019
(305) 289-1121
www.dolphins.org

Dolphin Research Center is a non-profit educational and research facility that provides visitors with a place to learn about its family of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions.  The center offers a variety of programs including Trainer for a Day, Researcher for a Day, Dolphin Encounter (deep water or shallow water), Dolphin Dip, and Play with the Dolphins.

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Miami Seaquarium

4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-5705
www.miamiseaquarium.com

Dolphin Harbor at the Miami Seaquarium is home to the theme park’s dolphin interaction program. The “Dolphin Odyssey” provides an interactive and educational classroom presentation before visitors don a wetsuit for the fun-filled, deep water interaction with a dolphin.  The “Dolphin Encounter” is a shallow water program for young and old alike who have a chance to touch, feed and play with a dolphin.  There’s also a “Trainer for a Day” program available which provides a totally hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience.

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