Trip Ideas - Swim with the dolphins
Marineland Dolphin Adventure invites you create a lasting memory at their 1.3 million gallon series of dolphin habitats. Choose from a variety of interactive programs which range from those where land loving guests can enjoy dolphins up-close, to those that offer the opportunity to glide into the dolphins' aquatic world from a sloping beach to swim with these gentle residents.
Reservations for general admission to our facility are not necessary. For just $11.95 for guests aged 13 and up, $6.95 for children (ages 3-12), and $10.95 for seniors (age 60 and up), visit the facility and observe the dolphins as they swim, play, and interact with guests in programs. Open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Please call in advance to verify in case of inclement weather or unexpected circumstances.)
In the most popular experience, participants will enjoy time with the dolphins in the shallow water as well as the unique opportunity of swimming with them in deep water. Aided by masks and life vests, there is no better way than this to truly experience the grace and power of the bottlenose dolphin. This phenomenal 30-minute dolphin encounter is preceded by an educational presentation to prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Become part of the dolphins' watery world by stepping into their habitat with a Marineland trainer. For 20 exhilarating minutes the guest is in the water, experiencing first hand what it's like to be close to these incredible animals. An informative and educational pre-encounter session prepares the participant for your hands-on, shallow water program.
This interactive program combines passion for dolphins with passion for art! Participants will choose up to three colors for the dolphin to paint on a canvas that the participant holds over the water. Once the painting is complete, they have the opportunity to interact with the dolphin artist. Swimwear is advised!
You’ve heard it said that being a dolphin trainer must be the coolest job in the world, and now you have the opportunity to find out first hand while participating in Marineland’s Trainer-For-A-Day program. After your arrival, it’s time to get busy, and busy you will be! While aiding the training crew, you’ll play a role in the activities that fill a marine mammal specialist’s day, such as preparing meals, feeding animals, attending an animal training lecture, observing and tracking program behaviors, creating enrichment devices for dolphins, assisting in record keeping, and most importantly, encountering dolphins! Every day is different in the life of a trainer, so no two programs will ever be alike. You’ll be given a Trainer-For-A-Day tank-top to wear with your bathing suit. After all - it’s the uniform of a dolphin trainer. The crew will provide you with a CD of photos from your day on the job. By the end of your day, you’ll know who has the best job in the world.
Ready to go? Visit http://www.marineland.net/ or call (904) 471-1111, ext. 116 or 877-933-3402, ext. 116, seven days a week, 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST.