Swimming with Dolphins in the Florida Keys

Where you can swim with dolphins in the Florida Keys. Also includes other opportunities for in-water and out-of-water encounters with Florida Keys sealife, including sea lions and sting rays.

Mile Marker 99 (Key Largo)
Dolphins Plus
Offers a structured dolphin swim, a natural dolphin swim, sea lion swims, dolphin therapy swims for special needs or at-risk kids, and a special swim for those battling breast cancer. The structured dolphin swim begins with a 45-minute educational briefing followed by in-water swimming where all interaction is guided by a trainer. The natural dolphins swim begins with a one hour briefing followed by 30 minutes in the water with the dolphins while wearing snorkeling gear. Dolphin swim prices range from $150 for the natural swim to $280 for a combo package that includes both the structured and natural swim. Dolphins Plus facility is located at 31 Corrine Place on Key Largo. For more information call 305-451-1993.

Mile Marker 84.7 (Windley Key)
Theater of the Sea Sealife Swims
Sealife park offering live shows and opportunities for in-water and out-of-water experiences with dolphins and sea lions. also offers in-water experiences with sting rays. Last time I checked, prices ranged from $65 for a 10 minute in-water encounter with sting rays to $185 for a 20 to 30 minute in-water encounter with dolphins. Less expensive out-of-water encounters are also available. Located at 84721 Overseas Highway, on Windley Key, in the Village of Islamorada in the Upper Florida Keys. For more information call 305-664-2431.

Mile Marker 58.9 (Grassy Key)
Dolphin Research Center Sealife Swims
Offers opportunities to interact with dolphins and sea lions, including group and private in-water encounters. Last time I checked, prices ranged from $25 + admission fee for a “meet the dolphin” experience to about $200 for a 20 to 25 minute in-water dolphin encounter. More extensive programs such as “researcher for a day” and “trainer for a day” cost between $500 and $600. Located at 58901 Overseas Highway on Grassy Key in the City of Marathon in the Middle Florida Keys. For more information call 305-289-0002.

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